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Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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As an R&B artist, Lina's sound crosses several music genres including Jazz, Soul, Hip-hop, Gospel and Pop. A lyricist, Lina's depth puts you in the mind of Lauren Hill or Mos Def. A musician's musician, who sings in eight languages, Lina writes all of her songs, and her delivery is sometimes reminiscent of the great Billie Holiday. Her artsy, funky style reminds you of Erykah Badu or Jill Scott. Her out-of-the-box-hard-to-label persona is on the level of a Macy Gray. In spite of all of those comparisons, she’s an original. Her sound is fresh and in its own lane.

Lina's Stranger On Earth debut was released on Atlantic records in 2001. The critically acclaimed album was named as one of "2001's Top 10 albums of the year" by Billboard magazine. The album turned out the US hit, “It’s Alright” and the hip-hoperatic UK hit, “Playa No More” plus “I’m Not The Enemy” which was featured in the 20th Century Fox Film, High Crimes. Critics praised the disc's bold theme, a syncopation of music past and present: with its combination of classic and modern sounds.

Lina's sophomore album The Inner Beauty Movement was released on Hidden Beach/Moodstar/Universal in 2005 and produced such hits as "Smooth", the steppers anthem and "Leaving You." With rave reviews from UK’s The Sunday Times and Vibe Magazine, The Inner Beauty Movement showed Lina’s fans that she was committed to creating consistently good music.

Her newest album Morning Star was released in 2008 on Lina’s label, Moodstar Recordings and critics are raving about it! Morning Star delivers an easy-to-listen-to treasure trove of music that satisfies track after track. Personal anthems can be found in this work of art, including "Wake Up" and "Breakthrough." Broken heart therapy is available in the track "Good Day." Plus there are fun dance cuts like "Feel The Love." Morning Star gives the people what they want, good relatable; it's a hit.

"With so much technology, there are a lot of producer-driven artists," says Lina. "The result is that tracks have become the meat versus the lyrics. And it's become more about manufacturing mass-produced recordings. It can be difficult to be original, but I've always put passion into my writing and performing. I just let the music that's inside of me flow out."

For more information about Lina and to stay up to date on her upcoming shows and other events, visit her myspace page at or her more jazz oriented page at or