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Lilly Singh Conquered YouTube -- Now She's Taking On Hollywood

With a new gig as one of NBC's late-night talk show hosts, the comedian and content creator is ready to tackle traditional media.

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Since 2010, Lilly Singh has been lovingly known to fans as Superwoman -- a moniker she has more than earned after amassing 14 million YouTube subscribers, producing and starring in a live world tour, and writing a best-selling book. The actress and comedian catapulted to YouTube fame with her observational videos that tackle everyday life, and as her own celebrity grew, she started attracting top talent as collaborators: Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, and Selena Gomez have all appeared on her channel.

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Now the 30-year-old is making plans for the next phase of her career and kicking it off a major project: Taking over Carson Daly's late-night time slot on NBC and launching her own talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh. Launching in September, the show will be produced by Universal TV and Singh's own production company, Unicorn Island. The Indian-Canadian performer will also make her mark as the only female host on any of the four major networks' late-night lineup. It's all part of Singh's larger plan and vision for her career: she's taking a closer look at her professional path, investing in her team, and shooting squarely for the traditional media world.

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