Singer Kina Grannis performs at the 2013 EG Conference.
26-year-old Kina Grannis is half Japanese, and half Euro-mutt. Despite that, her first trip to Europe was in 2011. Since then, she's been four times and sold out two dozen shows including four in London alone, followed by shows in the Pacific Northwest and southeast Asia. She designs most of her artwork, ad materials, and shirts. Her songs and albums have become hits, and her song In Your Arms was developed as a stop-frame animation using 288,000 jelly beans. It took two years to complete, but the video was seen more than a million times within the first three days.
Kina started RUN TEAM KINA not only to encourage and support healthier lifestyles, but to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (which nominated Kina for Woman of the Year). She's running a half marathon for RUN TEAM KINA this June.