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Lina is a neo-soul recording artist who was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the Dallas area. Lina can sing in seven different languages.

Lina released her debut album Stranger On Earth in 2001 on Atlantic Records. It received a strong critical response for its blend of R&B with swing and vocal jazz. The title track was a cover version of a Dinah Washington track. The track Playa No More became a minor hit while the album reached #89 on the Billboard R&B and hip-hop album chart. Nevertheless, she was dropped from Atlantic.

Her second album was titled The Inner Beauty Movement and was released in June 2005 on the Hidden Beach Recordings record label. The single Come to Mama attracted some airplay but failed to chart.

She also wrote the track Ain’t Nothing Like a Jones for Tyrese.


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  • CapricornSun33

    Why the hell nobody talks about her? Makes me so angry. It's been 15 years that she delivers great music constantly. I'm fed up that it's always the same artists getting the spotlights (although they deserve it). Someone needs to say Pitchfork and all those other opinion-makers that R&B and soul cannot be limited to Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Miguel. Fortunately, there are websites like SoulBounce and Okayplayer to make up for that cruel injustice.

    30 Jun 5:32pm Reply
  • elliot_jr

    Fully underrated!! [2]

    29 Mar 5:28pm Reply
  • elliot_jr

    New Lina :)

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • skatty_child

    Fully underrated!!

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • elliot_jr

    If you don't own it already, I highly recommend you get Lina's 'Vintage Rose' album - more excellence from the mega talent.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    An amazing and underrated singer! Her new albums features many gems

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • elliot_jr

    Such a beautiful voice! She makes great music.! I love Morning Star <3 [2]

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Soshified101

    Such a beautiful voice! She makes great music.! I love Morning Star <3

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JamSammiches

    Lina committed suicide October 4, 2008 at the age of 19 by jumping from a Staten Island hotel. Lina had mad skills!!!

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    One of my favourite singers, she should be much bigger

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • josephalan

    hello Linda, I See From My LFM Page That You have Been Added In My radio Station, Thats Great You Probably Know That I Am Also A R&B Soul Singer Song Writer & Multi-talented Musician, I Love Jazz & R&B Maybe You can Go To My Page And Find A Jazzy Instrumental Song That You may Want To Work With For Your Next Recording Session, I happen To Think Your Music Is Superb", Your Vocals "Excite My Inner Emotions" Godbless Joseph"

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • epicugly

    Lina has nice unique sound. She IS a real musical artist not a carbon cutout of what people think she should be or look like. Unlike..... well fill in the R&B Female Vocalist _____________________.

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Kinda weird how there are SO MUCH different songs on the US & EU edition of Stranger On Earth.. ah well, more songs for us

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • staytooned

    my fix iz so funky!

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    My Man <3

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • rafmanship

    Waiting is a damn hot joint!

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • edysonlovesRB

    I Am is awesome.

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Wasn't into her at first, but i LOVE her now <3

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Madukwu

    I love her!

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • evaflorida

    Lina is a star, such a great artist. I can't get enough of her music.

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
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