Layla Kaylif is a Dubai born, British singer. She came to the public’s attention in 1999 when her song Shakespeare in Love became a hit in SE Asia and the Middle East. She was signed to Edel Records in the UK, and Avex Trax in Asia, while still a college student, studying at Oxford university. In 2008, she released an online album, entitled Body of Lies. In 2012, Layla recorded an arabic cover of Hallelujah.