L I N A..., Singer and songwriter who boldly discards all artistic blueprints, achieving an unexpected, brilliantly satisfying musical fusion that makes a musical statement thriving on rich, jazz-era orchestration complemented by R and B and hip- hop. In effect, a one woman Harlem Renaissance, reclaiming decades worth of musical heritage for a new generation.
Growing up in a music filled household, her mother a singer and her father a guitarist, Lina wrote her first songs as early as age eight, and found herself gravitating toward her mother's prized record collection, endlessly spinning classics from the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties."I think Billie Holiday was my first love," says Lina, thinking back to her childhood in Texas. "There was just something about her approach to a song and the blues that she brought to everything she touched". Studying music in high school, Lina was exposed for the first time to a wide variety of musics - classical, choral, opera - and began singing in area talent shows, taking her first steps toward becoming a songwriter.
Lina's post high school years brought frequent travel to the Los Angeles area where, under the guidance of her cousin and uncle, she began to work with a variety of producers and songwriters. Lina would eventually move to L.A., in full-time pursuit of her artistic dreams.
After cutting a series of demos in an effort to turn other artists on to her songs, Lina had her first success in 1998, when L.A.-based Tyrese recorded one of her songs for his self-titled debut. Since, her songs have been recorded and placed on forthcoming albums, as well as in films such as HBO's "Disappearing Acts" (2001) and Fox Picture's blockbuster hit "High Crimes" (2002).
"I really believe in the unity of people, and that music can cross all boundaries, no matter the era- yesterday, today, tomorrow, everything in between."
LINA - THE INNER BEAUTY MOVEMENT
IN STORES NOW
1. My Fix
2. Walking (Interlude)
3. Hope, Wish & Pray
4. Leaving You
6. Music (Interlude)
7. I Am
8. Run To Me
9. All Around The World feat. Anthony Hamilton
10. It Could Be
11. Come to Mama
12. This Time
13. Never Forget
15. Story Goes
16. Let It Go
17. Peace & Love
18. On My Own
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