The rise of Kina. From Naples to global acclaim

"I didn’t seek fame, success, or clicks. I simply wanted to express myself"
25 April 2024

First Italian artist to reach 1 billion Spotify streams with original song Get You The Moon, anticipates new music release

Kina, a rising star from Naples, Italy, has achieved a remarkable milestone: becoming the first Italian artist with 1 billion Spotify streams for an original song. His journey from self-releasing in a relatively small town to international acclaim highlights his unique blend of lo-fi and bedroom pop.

Born and raised in Naples, Kina credits his hometown for his passion and determination. He began experimenting with music production at a young age, initially exploring progressive house before transitioning to the lo-fi pop genre that defines his sound today. ​ His early creations gained recognition on SoundCloud for their emotive style.​ 

Offering insight into his connection with lo-fi, Kina shared his perspective in the 2020 YouTube documentary series Asleep In A Dream, stating: “I didn’t seek fame, success, or clicks. I simply wanted to express myself.”

Kina’s breakthrough came with his hit single Get You The Moon, featuring vocalist Snøw. The song’s melancholic lo-fi vibe propelled it to viral fame on platforms like TikTok and SoundCloud, marking a turning point in Kina’s career. He became the first Italian artist with 1 billion Spotify streams for an original song.

Get You The Moon captivated audiences with its unique sound and emotional depth, spending an impressive 450 days on Spotify’s Global Daily Charts. Its platinum certifications in multiple countries and gold status in several others underscore its global appeal and enduring popularity. The song’s success also caught the attention of major record labels, leading to a re-release through Columbia Records.

Official Lyric Video for ‘4am’ by Kina | From his album ‘kinamood’

Even with his initial successes, Kina is dedicated to evolving artistically. His latest album, kinamood, exemplifies his distinct immersive lo-fi style, reinforcing his status as a genre trailblazer. As he prepares to release new music, Kina’s captivating storytelling and innovative music production continue to engage audiences.

Kina’s journey underscores the transformative influence of music, showcasing his talent, perseverance, and global impact. As he pushes boundaries and inspires audiences worldwide, Kina solidifies his legacy as a pioneering force in lo-fi and bedroom pop music.

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