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Los Angeles-based “soulwriter” KIA, a Dutch singer, emerges onto the music scene with a compelling blend of Alternative R&B and soul music. Her latest release, “Okay, Alright,” serves as a glimpse into her upcoming EP, “Retrospect.” Her music has been hailed as “deep and hypnotic” (Buzz-Music LA) and placed her in the “upper echelon of today’s soul wave” (Xttrawave). Recently, KIA achieved notable recognition, winning both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The Howard Rosen Promotion Talent Search. The latter accolade granted her a Times Square billboard promoting her latest single from her upcoming EP.

Beyond solo projects, KIA has contributed her songwriting and vocals to various productions, including the soundtrack of Netflix’s animation movie “Fearless,” Kevin Hart’s “The Man from Toronto,” Netflix’s “The Claus Family 3,” Hulu’s “The Devil Conspiracy,” and the German movie “Help! I Shrunk My Friends.” Her talents extend to notable series and productions like “The Madam$” and the G’Day USA “Honoring Liam Hemsworth and Helen Reddy,” L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology, and Fortnite’s immersive audio catalogue. Over the last few years she received both the NAMM President’s Innovation Award and the Ultimate Music Awards for Best Single-Pop of the Year and Best Female Artist of the Year. She was a top finalist at the IMSTA Songwriting Competition, the UK Songwriting Competition, won honorable mention at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

KIA received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance with honors from ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Conservatory in Arnhem (The Netherlands). She pursued an academic semester in Songwriting at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music (Los Angeles). Some of her previous mentors are: Izaline Calister, Michael Indart, Jessica Vautor, Carla Hasset, Abraham Laboriel, Paul de Castro and Oscar Hernandez. In 2020 she received her Master’s Degree at the California State University in Los Angeles for Vocal Performance where she specialized in Commercial Music.