Kina started playing shows at the age of four in front of her stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. It was not the quickest transition for the admittedly shy songstress. While attending college at USC, Kina often retreated to the secluded stairwells around campus, where she could write and sing without being heard. Protected by their quiet, private confines, she found a safe haven for her creative expression and a private outlet for her music. Armed with a guitar and a cup of tea, Kina wrote in every stairwell she came across. And it was within these stairwells that she developed the confidence in her abilities as a songwriter and her poise as a performer.
In 2007, Kina joined YouTube, made a music video and entered herself into a contest. A few months later, her video for Message From Your Heart aired during the Superbowl and its 97 million viewers (or 194 million eyeballs, depending on how youre keeping track) and she walked away with a record deal. Since then, Kina has regularly posted her songs on YouTube, amassing many millions of views, and toured throughout North America. Her songs have been heard on television shows such as ABCs General Hospital and MTVs College Life.
Kina independently released her first full-length album, Stairwells, on February 23, 2010. Her music is both sweet and melancholy, but always filled with hope. Shed want you to know that she saves drowning honeybees from pools whenever she gets the chance.
– what ARE you??? half japanese, half euro mutt (english, irish, scottish, french, dutch, welsh)
– what kind of guitars do you have? taylor 814-ce, taylor k22ce, cordoba 45-R
– how do you record your videos?
i record all my videos on my trusty macbook with an external mic called the blue snowflake.
i edit my videos with imovie and occasionally add harmonies/etc to the audio with garageband.
– how old are you? contrary to what you might think, i’m 24, not 16 🙂
– do you have any cds? yes, 3 and a 4th on the way! they can be purchased from www.kinagrannis.com or itunes (itunes.com/kinagrannis)
– how can i contact you? *not* via youtube messaging, preferably.
email me at email@example.com *OR*join the blog community at http://www.kinagrannis.com/blog
leave me a message: (949) 287-4941
p.o. box 4921
mission viejo, ca 92690
***NOTE:This is from Kina’s Official You Tube Page, Fans of Kina Grannis is not the Official Kina Grannis, but these questions are from Kina***
Source : Official Kina Grannis You Tube