Celena Lena

Celena Lena

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Hip Hop Christian




"Celena Lena Live at Creation Fest!"

Having Celena Lena at Creation Fest this past summer was great. She brought a great performance, but even better she is representing a strong message that walks out her faith that speaks to her generation. "Be Brave. Be Beautiful & Believe!

She is one of the up and coming Hip Hop artists that you will want to add to your event!

Bill Darpino
Executive Director
Creation Festivals - Bill Darpino


2016- Single- "Kool"
2017- EP: "Filipino & Black"
2017- Single: "Boss Life"
2018- Group Album: Sswag Movement "Counter Culture"
2019- Single: "Better Now"
2019- Single: "Hot Sauce"
2019- Debut Album: "I Go by Lena"
2020- Album: "Turn Me Around"
2021- Single: "BAD"



Celena Lena is quickly establishing herself as a favorite among rappers throughout the country. Born into a family of emcee’s she is the daughter of Grammy nominated Christian Hip Hop pioneer XROSS (pronounced cross)

Based in the Twin Cities, Celena Lena is the total package! She is beautiful with a witty personality, has a heart to serve people, loves Christ, and an electrifying performer with a lot of swag! Celena Lena's mission and brand is to encourage her generation to "Be Brave. Be Beautiful & Believe." 

Celena Lena partnered with Nick Hall and Pulse (one of the largest Christian evangelism organization is the world) along with Reggie Dabbs for a High School tour. She has also headlined CRU's New Year's Eve Winter Conference for (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Performing for thousands of students across America, Celena Lena has mastered her craft. Celena Lena has positioned herself as a highly sought after up and coming artist and speaker. She recently hit the national circuit when she opened for Lecrae, Tye Tribett, and Hillsong Young & Free. As the opening act, Celena Lena featuring her team Sswag Movement (Stop Satan's Work Against God) ignited a packed US Bank Stadium of 60,000 people for Pulse Twin Cities the largest outreach in Minnesota since Billy Graham in 1996! 

Celena Lena is humble and down to earth with a smile that is contagious and will light up the room. She is a prodigy, and a true role model for young girls across the world!

She started recording at the fresh age of 16, since then she has released a 6 song EP entitled "Filipino & Black" based on her cultural heritage and dropped her debut album "I Go By Lena" in 2019. After hitting the road and touring which was cut short by COVID she release her sophomore album “ Turn Me Around’.  As iron sharpens iron, she had to contend with her older and younger brothers K-Jay and Tytist who are also prolific emcee’s. If you can’t beat them join them, and that exactly what she did! Celena joined forced with her younger brother Tytist to form the hip hop duo Sis N Lil Bro and released the self titled album “Sis N Lil Bro”. The two on stage together is a sight to behold! Celena is set to release her summer smash hit single “BAD” along with the “BAD” music video summer of 2021, followed by an immediate 3rd solo album entitled “BAD”.

Lena has a strong business acumen, as a senior majoring in Business Administration at North Central University on a full ride Act Six Scholarship. She is a is an exceptionally rare talent in the sphere of hip hop and an electrifying performer.

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