Inspiring Acoustic Song Video by Kina Grannis
This video was made using 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans! Wow. Very inspiring song with a great deal of graphic artistry in the video!
Kina Grannis is a pop/rock signer and songwriter. Kina began exploring music as a youngster in Mission Viejo, California by singing in front of her toys and with her sisters. She discovered her aunt’s guitar at the age of 15 and had to have her own the following year, when her songwriting efforts really started to blossom.
Kina’s songwriting and musical interests followed her to the University of Southern California, where she was selected by the Thornton School of Music to produce a six song EP in her Sophomore year. The EP – Sincerely, me. – was then released in 2005. And, two years later, she recorded a song for Rachael Lawrence and Deborah Ellen that was featured in several episodes of the TV show General Hospital.
Upon her graduation from USC, Grannis moved to Austin, Texas to sing and record music with a band – where she began uploading her performances to YouTube. These efforts paid off, with Kina winning a Superbowl contest in 2008. She then signed a contract with Interscope Records, but shortly thereafter decided to return to indie status and without releasing anything on the record label. Kina Grannis then went on to record a self-released full-length albun, Stairwells, in February 2010 which cracked the Billboard 200.