Canadian YouTube phenomenon releases feature documentary
Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:37AM EST
Lilly Singh is taking millions of her fans to her "happy place" in a new feature film.
But the documentary is just the latest development in what's been a whirlwind few years for the Canadian YouTube sensation.
Singh has amassed more than 7.6 million subscribers and one billion YouTube views under the pseudonym Superwoman since posting her first video to the website in 2010.
She was recently named by Forbes as one of the world's top-earning YouTube stars, making an estimated $2.5 million in 2015. That same year she embarked on a 27-city “Trip To Unicorn Island” world tour, taking her comedy from the screen to the stage.
The Scarborough, Ont. native says it's her message of positivity and happiness that make her video blogs and YouTube skits so relatable.
"It's a message that goes beyond age, it's a message that goes beyond what you look like, where you're from," Singh told CTV's Canada AM on Tuesday, the same night "A Trip to Unicorn Island" feature-length documentary premieres in Toronto.
The documentary offers an intimate look into Singh’s personal journey to stardom with interviews from family and friends and an encounter with her idol Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The 27-year-old said "Unicorn Island" is her "happy place."
"I'm trying to spread that message that everyone has a Unicorn Island," she said.
Much of Singh's fame stems from the honest videos she post online. One of her most popular posts , "Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say" has nearly six million views on YouTube, while "How Girls Get Ready" has amassed a whopping 17.5 million views.
Meanwhile, she says her latest video covers a very universal topic: "Stupid Things I Do While Peeing."
"It's relatable, I promise," Singh said with a laugh.
“A Trip to Unicorn Island” is available on YouTube’s paid subscription service YouTube Red.