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Artist name:  Mina (mina koo)

Description:  Singer-Songwriter, Performer, Dancer, Model

Genre:  Pop (Dance, Rock, Electro Funk/HipHop)

Current Location:  Hollywood, CA 

Influences:  Michael Jackson, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Toni Braxton, Bruno Mars, Usher, Seo TaiJi, and Hwang Jini

Interests:  dance, yoga, martial arts, multi-cultural, lifestyle 



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If Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Madonna ever had a crazy one night stand, the lovechild of that musical affair could only be described as.. Mina Koo.

She’s headlined famous LA venues such as The Mint, House of Blues, and Whisky a Go-Go as well as heating up the dance floors with her debut album “Mina.” Known for her dynamic choreography and commanding stage presence, a live performance from Mina is not one you will soon forget..

While still a child, Mina won several talent contests, as well as having her songs featured on nationally syndicated TV channel KBS. Her love for music continued to develop, and soon she began playing piano and guitar, as well as performing with a diverse group of multicultural musicians.

Since relocating from Seoul to Hollywood, Mina Koo has been busy tearing up stages across the country, from the busy streets of New York City to her current home in Hollywood, California. Shortly after the release of “Mina” the track “More Than a Crush" received placement in indie film "Lady Beard," as well as on MTV reality show "Challenge: Battle of the Exes”. Another track "Jini" was featured in the popular E! network's TV Show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Most recently, Mina's club anthem "Troubadours (Dance Floors)" was selected as a Finalist in the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest!

With the warm reception of her debut underway, Mina plans to continue collaborating, writing, recording and touring worldwide; unleashing her unique blend of world music and high-energy club anthems as the soundtrack for the next generation of pop fans worldwide.

(Bio written by Matthew. R. Brown)

Bullet Points:
- {{LA area}}-- Performed in and around Hollywood and Los Angeles, including..
          Key Club, Rainbow, Roxy, Viper Room, Whiskey, Universal, Busby's East, Promenade,
          The Mint, Skinny's lounge, Maui and Sons, Paladino's, The Dragonfly
- {{Other Cities}} -- Performed in San Francisco (Hotel Utah), Pasadena (The Terrace),
          Long Beach (Club Lush), Glendale (Pierre Garden Bar), Orange County (Sam Ash Music Store),
          Boston (Harvard Square), Pennsylvania (Penn Park, The Blouvard), New York (Rhythm N Soul @ Brooklyn, Habanero @ Bronx)

- {{Award}}
--- MI achievement award - best project 2011;
--- "Video Award Gold" (high quality original video with good production values) and
     "Song Award Gold" (well written original song) for "Suddenly" Music Video @ Beat100 (Sep-13, 2012)
--- Nominated @ Hollywood Music in Media Awards for the song "More Than a Crush" and "Suddenly"
--- "Trouabdours (Dance Floors)" - Finalist @ John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012
--- 2014 Artists In Music Awards - Best Dance music Artist, one of Top 5

- {{Festivals}} -- Performed for ...  IMC (Independent Music Conference), Take My Hand Summer Fest.
          Make Music Harvard Square, Make Music New York.
- {{Radio}} -- "Suddenly": added to the playlist @,, Indie104 ~ iRadio LA,
          played on FM 95.1Mhz TBS Radio staion in Seoul, Korea.

- {{Film Placement}} -- "More Than a Crush" placed in an indie film "LadyBeard" (Apartment 2B Productions)

- {{TV show placement}}
------ "More Than a Crush" placed in episode 2301(airdate 9/19/12) of "Challenge: Battle of the Exes,"
          on MTV with an on-screen credit (chyron);
------ "Jini" placed in episode 705 (airdate 6/17/12) of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"!

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