Kina Grannis Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ On Her 23rd B’day

Kina Grannis celebrates her birthday and sings 'Happy Birthday'Kina Grannis posted an update on her YouTube channel on Monday (August 4), which also happened to be her 23rd birthday. Kina performed ‘Happy Birthday’ to other fans celebrating a birthday this week. Kina then talked about her show at the Ford Amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills and wrapped up talking about the YouTube site dedicated to her YouTube birthday shoutouts.

“So I’m gonna make this quick, because otherwise I will spend my entire birthday in front of the computer,” Kina said. “Which I don’t really mind doing, but I just feel I should do something. Later today I will be uploading a very exciting video. It’s David Choi and my little collaboration we’ve been working on.”

Watch the message below.

Kina Grannis Covers Switchfoot’s ‘Let That Be Enough’

Kina Grannis does an acoustic cover of the Switchfoot song 'Let That Be Enough'July 23, 2008 – Kina posted a cover of the Switchfoot track ‘Let That Be Enough’ at her YouTube channel. The singer songwriter, recording from her hotel room in Denver, talked afterwards about opening for Switchfoot at a benefit show in Hollywood. The clip ends with Kina at the airport in Phoenix, apologizing for her “lame lame shout outs”.

“I’m sitting here in my hotel room in Denver,” Kina said. “I have a flight to catch in a few hours. I’m gonna be in the airport all day, so hopefully I will be able to send this out on Monday, because today is Monday… Yeah, speaking of Switchfoot, I don’t know if you’ve heard but I’m playing at this benefit concert at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood on August 10th. A whole bunch of people will be playing like A Fine Frenzy and Tyrone Wells, Keaton Simons, he’s awesome. Also, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot will be playing, which is really cool because I love him. The lead singer of Vertical Horizon too, and I love them. It should be a really fun show.”

Watch the performance and message below.

Kina Grannis ‘Message From Your Heart’ Guitar Tutorial

Kina Grannis does a tutorial on YouTube to teach fans how to play her song 'Message From Your Heart' on guitarKina Grannis latest YouTube video features the singer songwriter instructing viewers how to perform guitar on ‘Message From Your Heart’, the song featured in the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest commercial. After learning it, Kina wants people to post their covers.

“Thank you guys so much for always being so supportive, watching these videos, and giving me requests, and compliments, and the will to move forward in this crazy music industry,” Grannis said.

Watch the clip, complete with chord illustrations, below.

Kina Grannis Covers Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Kina Grannis covers 'Hallelujah' by Leonard CohenKina Grannis posted an a cover of the Leonard Cohen track ‘Hallelujah’ on her YouTube channel.

The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest winner followed the performance by apologizing for missing some chords in the end, blaming it on the heat in her room. Kina then talked about her show Saturday at the Westfield Century City Mall and a July 25th show at Hotel Cafe. Kina then employed the help of Wall-E for her usual happy birthdays and shout-outs.

“I apologize for the chord at the end,” she said after doing the cover. “It’s like very hot in my room. I’m dying. I keep messing up but I’m gonna have to live with that today.”

Watch it below.

Kina ‘Highlighted In Green’ Home Video

Kina Grannis performs her song 'Highlighted In Green'May 6, 2008 – Kina Grannis posted an acoustic performance of her original song ‘Highlighted In Green’, available at iTunes, on her YouTube channel. Afterwards, Kina talked about an appearance Friday on Lost Cause Radio, a May 24th appearance at the El Rey and several birthday shout outs to her online fans.

“That was kind of a staple back in the college days,” Kina said of the song. “I kind of neglected it for many years it seems.”

Watch it below.

Kina Covers Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’

Kina Grannis does a cover of the Leona Lewis song 'Bleeding Love'April 22, 2008 – Kina Grannis is out with an acoustic cover of the Leona Lewis hit single ‘Bleeding Love’. After the performance, Kina ate some grapes and put on a birthday hat and read some upcoming birthdays for her friends and family. She then talked about a show at Cal State Fullerton. She ended by performing a new song she’s working on.

“Special happy birthday wish to her,” Kina said of her mother. “Without whom, I would not be alive, nor would I be functioning. So happy birthday everyone, I hope you have super weeks, especially for the birth day.”

Talking about her video attire, Kina said, “I’m always presentable from (the waist) up, but I mean it’s cold and at night whenever I’m recording. That means often times the lower half of Kina is like pajama pants and skiing socks, all sorts of unattractiveness.”

Watch the video via YouTube below.

Kina Grannis’ Post Super Bowl Video Update

Kina Grannis talks about being featured on the Super Bowl broadcast after winning the Doritos contestKina Grannis checked in with fans on her YouTube channel after winning the Doritos contest and having a clip of her ‘Message From Your Heart’ performance aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday and getting a record deal with Interscope.

She writes, “Thanks to all of your help and support – I did it!! My music video aired yesterday after the first quarter of the Super Bowl… and much crying and craziness ensued. I can’t express how truly bizarre this all is. But it is amazing.”

“Yesterday was the craziest day ever,” Kina said in the video. “I would have posted yesterday but I would have been crying constantly and very unattractive, not that I’m attractive now, but I look better than yesterday at least. This whole week was really crazy. Doritos brought us out to Phoenix, me and the other two finalists, Landon Austin and Nivla Named. We did some press things. It was really fun. I got to know the guys really well. They’re all amazing people.”

Watch her message below.

Kina Grannis ‘Message From Your Heart’ Video & Super Bowl Ad

February 4, 2008 – Kina Grannis from Mission Viejo, California, a Doritos Crash The Super Bowl finalist, performed ‘Message From Your Heart’ for Doritos Super Bowl commercial. The clip refers viewers to buy the song on iTunes and vote at, where the artist with the most votes wins a recording contract and the opportunity to perform their song in front of nearly 100 million viewers during the Super Bowl. Watch the commercial, as well as Grannis’ video for ‘Message From Your Heart’, below.