Kristinia DeBarge's first single off her debut album is already looking like a smash at pop radio and can be heard in Nivea's latest TV campaign. It may be called "Goodbye" but she's not going anywhere!
At just 19-years-old, Kristinia's emotions run deep. She's learning and growing while she experiences life, love and relationships along with her young fans. Kristinia knows that she doesn't have all the answers but on her captivating first album, her fans will absolutely relate to her as they join her ride of self-discovery.
Kristinia is no stranger to the music business. She's the daughter of 80s pop star James DeBarge but her road to a record deal was not handed over to her without patience, perseverance and hard work. Kristinia knew she wanted to be a singer at the age of three but didn't reveal this passion to her dad until she was twelve. "He wanted me to be a doctor or lawyer. I tried to be open to other careers because I didn't want to disappoint him but my heart was set on singing," Kristinia remembers. The same day that Kristinia told him she wanted to sing, they recorded a duet together called "How I Feel Inside." "Our studio session ended at 4 am and my dad asked me after all those hours and after all that work if I still wanted to do this," she recalls. "When I answered yes, that's how he knew I was serious about being a singer."