Alina Smith

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Alina Smith
Alina Smith Portrait - August 2011.jpg
Alina Smith in 2011
Background information
Born (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 25)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, piano/keyboards
Labels Independent
Associated acts Kesha, Blake Shelton, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Cowboy Troy, Eric Church, Dixie Chicks, Salt-N-Pepa, Jason Aldean, Black Eyed Peas
Website alinasmith.net

Alina Smith (born August 25, 1991) is a pop singer-songwriter and record producer.

Early life[edit]

Alina Smith was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.[1] She began singing and playing piano at three, fully conversing in both languages (English and Russian) at four; and composing music and writing poetry and stories from five years old. At six, she was offered a position with the established international group “Aurora”.[2] Alina began as Aurora's youngest member and became its solo lead vocalist, touring regularly throughout the next several years, headlining at large and mid-sized venues all over Europe.

Music career[edit]

Touring in Europe led to performances in America; given an opportunity to live in Las Vegas, Alina moved to the United States. In her early teens, she was in an all-girl trio (“Enspyre”), which performed on the Vegas Strip. The act was a success, but her songwriting began to take more and more time and she eventually set her sights on a career as a country artist in Nashville.

In 2009, Alina was chosen to perform Alan Roy Scott's "Love Is The Answer" in Beijing at a concert broadcast throughout China on the country's primary television network, CCTV.[3] In 2010, with a backing band, Alina performed two original songs and attained first place out of hundreds of competing Southern California musicians in KTLA-TV (Channel 5)'s "Battle of the Bands" contest.[4]

Alina has had several connections with Japan, starting with having her cover of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" released in that country in 2010 on a Jackson tribute CD.[5] Later that year, Sony Japan picked her composition "Fallin' 4 U" to be the debut single from the artist Aisha, which included a rap contribution from Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC.[6] In April, 2011, Alina's own production of her song "Kissing Tree" was selected for a compilation CD released to raise relief funds after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.[7] Aisha and DMC performed "Fallin' 4 U" in Central Park, New York City, in June, 2011.[8]

In February 2015, country music trade publication MusicRow announced that Alina was signed to a publishing contract with the major label publishing affiliate BMG/Chrysalis in a joint venture with Big Stage Music LLC.[9] Her single "Free Beer" was released for sale on February 17th and selected as upcoming artist/song for play by nationwide satellite channel The Highway (Sirius XM) on its "On the Horizon" program.[10] On March 19, Alina appeared live on the popular Bobby Bones Show podcast, playing her song "Ride".[11]

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