Naia Kete (born 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose music spans numerous influences ranging from pop, reggae and soul. Born in Shutesbury, Massachusetts to a Senegalese father and a White American mother, Naia currently lives in Southern California where she has built a street following singing at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. In early 2012, she was a contestant on the second season of the NBC television show,The Voice as a member of Team Blake making it into the Top 24. Responding to her performance on the show, Naia earned accolades from the press with Rolling Stone 's review of her as "an earthy soulstress... a dynamic sound, and her smile is magic." In March 2012 Entertainment Weekly picked Naia Kete as one of their Top 10 to win The Voice. Naia has released an independent EP Third Street and her latest single "Crazy Glue" both on iTunes. In April 2012 Naia Kete attended the premier and walked the red carpet at the premiere of the film Marley.