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On top of everything else in this blog, I will sometimes do a "spotlight" on a person that I feel should be recognized or someone that I find interesting. This can be anyone: musicians, actors, activists or just an everyday person with a great story.
Today's spotlight is on singer/songwriter Kina Grannis.
This 24 year old singer from Los Angeles, California had released three independent albums by 2006: Sincerely, Me; One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge.
Grannis' popularity began to rise from her YouTube channel, which she began on November 14, 2007. Since then, her channel has recieved over 3.7 million views and her total upload views surpass 43 million.
In 2008, Kina Grannis entered the Doritos® Crash the Super Bowl contest. Grannis was the winner and her video for "Message from Your Heart" aired during that year's Super Bowl game. This launched her career and she was soon signed to Interscope Records.
Kina Grannis left Interscope Records in 2009 and has indepedently released her 4th album "Stairwells" in February 2010, which features "Message from Your Heart" and her single "Valentine".
My favorite videos of hers, besides her music related videos, are the ones in which she recognizes her fans. She records videos showing the things that are sent to her and you can truely see that she is loved by her fans. Her appreciation for her fans is incredible and I hope to see more from her in the future.
Check out her YouTube channel and her website (linked above) for more on Kina Grannis.
Kina Grannis is on Twitter! Send her a tweet!