Kina started playing shows at the age of 4 in front of her stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. 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 Super Bowl and its 97 million viewers (or 194 million eyeballs, depending on how you re 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, including sold out shows at Los Angeles' Troubadour and New York City s Highline Ballroom. Her songs have been heard on television shows such as ABC s General Hospital and MTV s College Life. She has self-released three EPs, and in February
of 2010, Kina independently released her debut full-length album,
Stairwells, which debuted on Billboard's Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Pop Chart. Her music is both sweet and melancholy, but always filled with hope. She'd want you to know that she saves drowning honeybees from
pools whenever she gets the chance.
''There is perhaps no other musician on YouTube quite as polished as the
quirky songbird Kina Grannis'' --Entertainment Weekly
''Kina Grannis plays lovelorn acoustic guitar pop in the wispy, rhythmic,
Jack Johnson style on her latest disc, Stairwells'' --Timeout New York