Her love for music began in California when she was merely a young girl in elementary school. She composed and submitted her work to competitions, picked up playing the violin, and taught herself how to play the guitar. On top of possessing soothing vocals, her talents are a wide scope that also includes playing the piano and the ukulele.

And who can dispute the fact that Japanese American Kina Grannis is also oh-so-beautiful? Phew.

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Kina was further catapulted into the quadrant of the famous YouTube artistes when shewas announced the winner of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest with her first video, “Message From Your Heart”. It landed her a contract with Interscope Records. To date, her YouTube videos have received more than 77 million views!

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In fact, just a few months ago, Kina Grannis released a stop-motion music video for her single, “In Your Arms”. The video took all of 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans and about 2 years to complete. Within the first three days, “In Your Arms” accumulated over 1 million views.

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Yes, that’s 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans. Count them!

If you’re Malaysian and you’ve always wanted to catch 2011 MTV O Music Awards’ “Best Web-Born Artist” live, then you’re in luck! Come 13th March 2012 (Tuesday), Kina Grannis will be performing at Bentley Auditorium in Mutiara Damansara.

We’re definitely in. Hurry, go get your tickets from tickethotline or your nearest Rock Corner Store and we’ll see you there!

For more information, visit their website.

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Lainey
Eats, sleeps, & breathes music, but drinks mostly coffee & okay, some wine - sometimes, a little too much. A little too obsessed with the number seven, is deathly afraid of horror movies, believes that she writes better than she speaks, & currently feeling a little strange writing a profile about herself.