Kina Grannis Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Tour, Covers, Songs, Album, Jakarta

Kina Grannis Biography

Kina Grannis (Kina Kasuya Grannis) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and YouTuber. She was the winner of the 2008 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. There, she earned a recording contract with Interscope Records and also having her music video played during the commercials of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008.

Kina Grannis

Kina Grannis Age

Kina Kasuya Grannis was born on 4 August, 1985 in Mission Viejo, California, United States. She is 33 years old.

Kina Grannis Parents

Grannis was born to Trish Grannis a graphic designer, and Gordon Grannis a chiropractor. She has two sisters Misa and Emi who have occasionally been featured in her video blogs and also have accompanied her at concerts and on tour.

Kina Grannis Husband | Kina Grannis Jesse Epstein

Grannis met frequent musical collaborator Jesse Epstein while attending Capistrano Valley High School; Jesse was in the grade below Kina. The couple got married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles, California on August 31, 2013.

Kina Grannis Career

Kina recorded and self-released two albums, One More in the Attic and In Memory of the Singing Bridge in 2006. She then recorded “Ours to Keep” written by Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen in early 2007. The song would be featured regularly on General Hospital and was also an episode of the ABC Family’s mini-series Samurai Girl in September 2008.

Kina Grannis Photo

It was also in an episode of the ABC Family’s mini-series Samurai Girl in September 2008. She created her YouTube account on November 14, 2007 and began posting videos of her songs online. Her first video “Message from Your Heart,”was also entered into Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.
She sang the national anthem for the Auto Club 500 NASCAR race in Fontana, California on February 24, 2008. Her songs “Never Never” and “People” were used in episodes of MTV’s reality series College Life in June 2009. She was the headliner at a sold-out show at The Troubadour club in Los Angeles on January 13, 2010.

She released her album Stairwells and the music video for “In Your Arms” in 2010. The album lead to appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Her longtime collaboration with Wong Fu Productions culminated in a starring role in the YouTube Red Original romantic comedy series Single by 30. She released In the Waiting in 2018 shortly after making a cameo appearance in Crazy Rich Asians.

Kina Grannis Tour

Grannis has no upcoming tour.

Kina Grannis Covers | Kina Grannis Youtube

to experience more of Kina’s covers, click here.

Kina Grannis Jakarta | Kina Grannis Indonesia

Grannis and her band left Los Angeles heading to Jakarta, Indonesia on September 14, 2015. that woud have been the first concert in a tour of Southeast Asia. Grannis was detained for 100 days in the country due to complications with her work visa. Grannis was told not to talk about her struggles or create any YouTube videos.

Kina Grannis Net Worth

The American YouTube personality has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Kina Grannis Nationality

Grannis is American by birth.

Kina Grannis Philantropy

Being an avid supporter of cancer research, she has performed at several Southern California Relay For Life functions over the years. Grannis contributed her music to the Band Together: To Fight Measles benefit album in late 2007.

Grannis also participated in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in honor of her mother, raising $6,000 for the organization in October 2008.
the philanthropic organization Sister to Sisters adopted her song “Message from Your Heart” in 2009.

Grannis launched a charity project called Run Team Kina dedicated to the promotion of personal health and wellness and to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in 2012. Run Team Kina raised $71,886 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2012.

Kina Grannis Songs

  • Can’t Help Falling In Love
    Crazy Rich Asians (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) · 2018
  • My Dear
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
    All My Love · 2018
  • In Your Arms
    Stairwells · 2010
  • The One You Say Goodnight To
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Message From Your Heart
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Valentine
    Stairwells · 2010
  • For Now
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • Dear River
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • Cups
  • Stay Just a Little
    Stairwells · 2010
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Stars Falling Down
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Little Worrier
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • Birdsong
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • World in Front of Me
    Stairwells · 2010
  • I Found You
    All My Love · 2018
  • The Goldfish Song
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Oh Father
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • When Will I Learn
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • History
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • Lonesome
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • Forever Blue
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • Write It in the Sky
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • In The Waiting
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • Heart and Mind
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Sweater Weather
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • The Fire
    ELEMENTS · 2014
  • Back To Us
    Stairwells · 2010
  • Down and Gone
    In the Memory of the Singing Bridge · 2006
  • All Along
    In the Waiting · 2018
  • It’s Love
    Stairwells · 2010

Kina Grannis Album


Album details

Sincerely, Me.
  • Released: January 12, 2006
  • Format: CD, digital download
One More in The Attic
  • Released: August 23, 2006
  • Format: CD, digital download
In Memory of the Singing Bridge
  • Released: August 24, 2006
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Released: February 23, 2010
  • Format: CD, digital download
Stairwells (Re-Release)
  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download

Stairwells (Deluxe Version)

  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Released: May 6, 2014
  • Format: CD, digital download

Elements (deluxe version)

  • Released: May 6, 2014
  • Format: CD, digital download
In The Waiting
  • Released: June 29, 2018
  • Format: CD, digital download

Kina Grannis Twitter

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Kina Grannis Wedding

Kina Grannis Valentine | Valentine Kina Grannis

Kina Grannis Valentine Lyrics

Kina Grannis For Now

Kina Grannis For Now Lyrics

Kina Grannis Cheap Thrills

Kina Grannis In Your Arms

Kina Grannis Falling In Love Mp3

Kina Grannis Falling In Love Lyrics

Kina Grannis Interview



Me: So your album came out a few weeks ago. What kind of responses have you been getting from it?

Kina Grannis: It’s been a really good response. I feel like I was a little nervous coming into it because the music has evolved so much since Stairwells. But, for the most part, my fans have been even more on board with it than expected. They say it’s still you but it’s more you and it shows. People have been really excited about it and I’ve been obsessed with reading the comments online and I’ve been like, ‘Yaaaay! They like it!’

Me: So you toured how many cities after that?

Kina Grannis: I think about ten? Not too many yet.

Me: Okay, so how has that been?

Kina Grannis: It’s been good! It’s always a little weird readjusting into tour life.

Me: When’s the last time you toured?

Kina Grannis: Last time I really toured was around two years ago. So I’ve had little shows like college shows but not full-on touring in a while. The first couple shows were like, I don’t remember what I’m doing! And four shows in I’m like, okay, I’m getting the hang of it now.

As the current band on stage started to play louder, we decide to move further off backstage towards the corner. She lays her jacket down and we readjust ourselves on the grass (impromptu picnic-in-the-park?). I tell her, “Alright! Sorry…” in which she laughs and says, “No I’m sorry!” My first rule to self is to not be afraid to point out any discomfort because it makes things less awkward and–hopefully–your awkwardness will rub off on them too!

Me: So what are some of your favorite things about performing live?

Kina Grannis: For me it’s just the energy of being in a room full of actual people and feeding off of that, watching them actually react to the songs and stuff like that.

Me: What’s your favorite part about being on the road? Like, do you have any weird tour stories, or, fan encounters, or?

Kina Grannis: There’s always good fan encounters. Definitely the meet-and-greets are always a pretty special thing. There are really awesome things and also really awkward things and really random things…

Me: I think people–sometimes they get a little starstruck or something!

Kina Grannis: [Laughs] Or sometimes people just want to make an impression, so they do something very odd.

Me: What are some of the things you’ve gotten?

Kina Grannis: Someone has given me an invisible pet rabbit before, at the meet-and-greet.

Me: That’s cuuute!

Kina Grannis: Yeah. I still have it somewhere.

Me: Haha, it follows you around.

Kina Grannis: Yeah. [Laughs] I get a lot of fake proposals, which are always a little awkward.

Me: How do you respond to those?

Kina Grannis: You’re just like… ‘Ahahah. Okay, you can get off the floor now.’ But also it’s just fun getting to see different places, and eat food.

When it comes to meet-and-greets, Kina is one of the few individuals I know who stays until the very last fan until she leaves. After Friday night’s performance, she mentions she could have stayed even longer, but that the staff had shut down the line for the festival’s eight-o’clock closure.

Me: Since it was 4 years since your last album, what kind of sound were you trying to go for in this? And what were you influenced by in making it?

Kina Grannis: Probably some of my favorite artists would be Bon Iver and Imogen Heap and Sigur Ros. And they’re all vastly different from me, but I did listen to a lot of them in the years leading up to this album.

I then go on to readjust my voice-recorder on top of my bag sitting between us, and she helps herself move it closer to her. Speaking into the mic, she continues:

Kina Grannis: Whereas Stairwells was very much a stripped down acoustic album, what I wanted for Elements was to create more of a soundscape, more atmospheric and then also a little more rhythmic and driving too.

Me: What drew you to performing [at UCI]? Did you get a request or–?

Kina Grannis:: I got an e-mail one day, from my manager, asking do you wanna take this show and it was perfectly right between getting back from one tour and leaving for the next. And for me, I grew up in Orange County so, this is like a hometown show for me. I live in L.A., so I think it’s fun for me to do things close to home because it just feels special. So it was a pretty easy ‘Yes!’ for me.

Me: Have you played for a college crowd before? What do you hope to expect or like–get from this performance? Just have fun–?

Kina Grannis: Yeah! I think I just want to have fun, and hopefully say hi to some people afterwards and hang out a little bit. [laughs]

Me: I know–I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz that people are very excited to meet you.

Kina Grannis: Yaaay!

Me: Especially since UCI is such like a big Asian-American community. I know you’re big within that community, so…

Kina Grannis: Yeah, totally.

Me: So–watch out, you might get some more weird fan encounters!

Me: As college students with all these different kinds of dreams that we probably have, how and when did you realize that you wanted to do music?

Kina Grannis: It’s something that I was slowly realizing my whole life starting around 2nd-grade. But, I’ve always loved singing and I was always drawn to music, so, from throughout elementary school I played violin and I played piano and I sang a lot and then… It wasn’t until high school that it really hit me that–I need to sing. But I was really shy, so I would just sing in my room alone [laughs]… But then I started teaching myself guitar as kind of an excuse to sing more. And then within a month of picking up the guitar I wrote my first song and–I wasn’t ever really planning on it, but–it just happened. And it felt really natural, and was the first time in my life I was able to express myself because I was so shy. So I was like, oh!

Mentioning that I play guitar and that it connects with me in a very expressive way as well, she continues:

Kina Grannis: Yeah. That’s exactly what it was. So at first it was kind of a therapeutic thing where–I need this! And then I played my first show right after I graduated high school.

For a 2-hour long coffee shop show, she mentions she had played every song she had written and known and adds:

Kina Grannis: [Laughing] It was so awkward though because I didn’t know what to do between songs! But, despite the awkwardness, it triggered something in me and I was like I need to do more of this. And that was kind of all of college, was me just writing and playing a lot and really experimenting with that stuff.

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