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Alina Baraz

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About Alina Baraz

Alina Baraz is not here to be put into a box. As one of the earlier artists to delve into what we now know as "alternative R&B," the dynamic artist explores all kinds of genres and different sound in her music. She first began gaining traction when she released her collaborative EP, Urban Flora, with Danish producer, Galimatias, on SoundCloud in 2015, after they discovered each other's work on the music platform. Alina followed up her debut project with her second EP, The Colour of You, in 2018, which included the single, "Electric" featuring Khalid, marking the frequent collaborators first time working together. She went on to release her debut studio album, It Was Divine, in April of 2020. 

Alina has performed at various music festivals over the past few years, and has embarked on a handful of tours, including two headlining tours in 2017 and 2018. Although she was raised on classical music by her Russian-Ukrainian parents, her own sound was influenced by artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse.

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  • Alina moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her music career.
  • Alina and producer Galimatias did not meet in person until their collaborative EP, "Urban Flora," was officially released.
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