Kina Grannis is a very gifted pop singer who shot to fame through a part of her sixty-second original song in an online musical competition named Doritos Crash the Super Bowl musical competition in 2008. She became a popular name in the music industry after she won the competition.
Later, she went on to release her album called Stairwells in 2010 and even hit the Billboard 200.
But that’s not all; the renowned singer has also branched out into acting with appearances in short TV series called Funemployed (2010), web series Single by 30 (2016), and a romantic short film The Last (2012).
Kina Grannis’ Wiki With Age & Ethnicity
Kina Grannis was born as Kina Kasuya Grannis on 4 August 1985 to parents Gordon Grannis and Trish Grannis. The Mission Viejo, the California native, grew up with two siblings, sisters, namely Misa Grannis and Emi Grannis.
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Talking about her heredity, she has a rich and diverse ethnicity with French, English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German from her father’s side and Japanese from her mother's side.
The pop singer went to Veijo Elementary School and later, to Capistrano Valley High School. After her schooling, Kina went to the University of South California to study Social Science with a specialization in Psychology and graduated in 2007.
Who Is She Married To? Husband!
Kina is married to her longtime beau Jesse Epstein, who is also a singer and a songwriter. The two, who first met in high school, dated for about eleven years and finally got married in September of 2013.
They had a private wedding with their closest friends and family. The details of their special day are not really out in public.
Kina Grannis wishes her husband Jesse Epstein a happy birthday on 7 December 2019 (Photo: Kina Grannis' Instagram)
However, Kina released a song called My Dear in 2014 with her wedding footage as its official music video. It features her husband, herself, close friends and family celebrating the day when the duo tied the knot.
The singer/songwriter Kina first started posting videos on YouTube in 2006. In 2008, she participated in an online competition held by Frito-Lay for their SuperBowl contest. She sang her original song Message From Your Heart, which helped her win the competition prize of $10,000 with max voting.
Kina then joined the recording house Interscope Geffen A&M Records the same year. But she called the deal off in 2009 as she felt it interfered with her freedom. Afterward, she went on to release albums such as Stairwells (2010) and Elements (2014). Her famous singles include In Your Arms (2011), Valentine (2011), and The One You Say Goodnight To (2012).
Kina Grannis has earned a total net worth of $3 million from her career in music.
In addition, she also has a self-titled YouTube channel with an estimated earning of $4.1 thousand - $66.3 thousand per year. Also, she generates earnings from her online merchandise shop.
Interesting Facts About Kina Grannis
The pop singer stands five feet and four inches (1.63 meters) tall.
She started learning guitar by herself when she was fifteen years old.
As a child, Kina loved catching insects and snakes and now has two pet snakes.