Formerly known as Daphne Khoo, Haneri burst onto the scene as the 3rd runner up on hit reality show, Singapore Idol. Since then, she has played prominent stages including Singapore Day in Melbourne, a solo ticketed concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Mosaic Music Festival and the National Stadium in Singapore for the opening of the SEA Games 2015 to name a few.
February 2006 saw Haneri fronting Singapore indie-rock outfit, West Grand Boulevard, at Singapore's foremost indie music festival, Baybeats. West Grand Boulevard was nominated for "Best Breakout Band of the Year" at Power 98’s Singapore Music Awards, following the success of their debut album, “Waiting For You”. The album included hit singles "Fight" and "Backwards", both of which were co-written by Haneri.
In late 2007, Haneri released her debut solo album (under the name Daphne Khoo) "Desperate" was released. The album scored her Best Breakout Solo Artist at Power 98’s Singapore Music Awards in 2008. Haneri wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the album, which she also co-produced.
In 2012, she released two singles: "Rooftops" and "Carry On", which charted #4 on the International Charts on Singapore's hit radio station 98.7fm.
Her final EP as Daphne Khoo, "Wonderland", was released in January 2014. Its lead single, "Weak", was featured in YouTube sensation’s Wong Fu Production’s short film ‘After Us’. The EP release saw Haneri embark on a 19-show Starbucks tour all across Singapore.
2017 saw the transition from Daphne Khoo to Haneri with her first single “Burning Up” which was featured on various music blogs and launched on 10 New Music Fridays on Spotify all over the world.
Haneri has worked on a number of collaborations since 2017 with the likes of EDM legend Dash Berlin as well as hit maker Kuizz (Malaysia) and power producing duo DASCO (Relentless records, Sony UK).
Her second single “Feel Alright” has garnered over 5 million streams and counting on Spotify and has garnered Haneri world wide attention. Her latest single “Real Love” just hit the air waves, and touches on innocent love and was inspired by her puppy, Snowball.
December 2018 sees Haneri on her debut solo acoustic tour of North America where she’ll be stripping her music down to her and her guitar, playing some songs she’s never released. Coined as ‘selfish’ songs her tour titled ‘Personal’ hopes to reach people on a more personal level.
Haneri is currently based in Los Angeles.