Kerli Kõiv (born February 7, 1987), known simply as Kerli, is an Estonian singer-songwriter. In 2002, she began competing in numerous singing competitions and winning most of them. She later moved to the United States where she was signed to Island Records by L.A. Reid. There, she worked with David Maurice on numerous songs, three of which were released on her EP Kerli. Her debut studio album Love Is Dead was released in 2008.