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The Story of Polish-American Artist KINGA



Kinga Lewandowski, professionally known as KINGA, is a Polish-American artist based in San Francisco. Her genre in music ranges from pop, indie, folk, electronic, and hip-hop because of her talent in both singing and rapping. 

In a video interview, Kinga shares with us how she is developing herself as the artist she is becoming. Here’s how it went:  

Q: Give us a short 1- 2 paragraph bio about yourself. 

My name is Kinga Lewandowski. I go by the stage name KINGA, I’m 21, and I am an upcoming artist from the Bay Area, California. I am a first-generation Polish-American. Both my father and my mother grew up in Warsaw and Wloclawek under difficult circumstances. I was raised in the Roman Catholic faith but I now consider myself as a Christian. I am trilingual, fluent in Polish, English and Italian. I can also speak a little bit of Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. 

Music is my religion, whenever I feel a certain way I just let my ideas flow out while playing the piano. I think I was given a gift and I use it to fine-tune my skills and talents in music. I used to be in a band at Marin Catholic High School, that’s kind of how it all started. I have been learning music production ever since I turned 13 but it all started when I was just a little kid. I am a self-taught guitar, ukulele, drum, and bass player. I have been classically trained on the piano since I was 4.

Q: How did you start your career? 

Ever since I was four, I started learning piano and I participated in many competitions throughout my life. I had a band in 7th grade and then I started making music when I was 13, and had a home studio since my 15th birthday. When I went to college, I was lucky enough to be one of the few recipients of a piano performance scholarship for the University of San Diego.

I just always wanted to be a musician. I remember in eighth grade when I was 12, I had this project where we were asked where we see ourselves in 10 years, and I answered, “being a musician and sharing my music”, which 9 years later, is what I’m doing. That’s just crazy to me. My whole point in writing music is to inspire other people, especially children who get an early start with music. I’d also like to help people understand that they are not alone in what they are going through and it doesn’t matter your age.

Q: List the successes that you would like to highlight for this article

My biggest success so far in my music career was receiving first place in a piano competition. Another has been playing in two showcases both in Brooklyn, New York, which was pretty grand, the crowd always had a good energy. The greatest accomplishments have definitely been in the past two years of my music career. I was my own manager, I made my own merchandise, and I got my own shows. I think that’s been my biggest success so far: playing in front of thousands of different people in different cities. 

I’ve been performing for the past two years and I started performing since I was 19. I’ve played in L.A, in San Diego, and I even performed privately in Poland many times, as well as in Italy, New York, and most of the time in San Francisco. I’ve also played all over Europe, Tenerife, and California. I have a new single coming out on Monday, 2.1.2021 and my first showcase of this year will be in Los Angeles on 4.19.2021. 

Q: If TMZ interviews you today, how do you want to be perceived and positioned? 

If TMZ interviewed me today, I’d like to be perceived as a humble artist. I feel like I have had a lot of success in my life but everything is a blessing. I feel like I have found greater meaning and purpose in life and the connections that I have been making have been really good for me and good for other people.

Q: What key projects are you working on and what are your key goals for the coming year?

The main project I’m working on is an EP that brings many artists together from all over the world. I’m creatively directing this project that involves these different artists from Brazil, Poland, Italy…etc. I’m also working towards completing a stripped-down album that requires me to go back to older projects. My key goal for the coming year is to start doing shows again and to do many collaborations with as many artists as I can. 

Q: What principles and values have you learned so far on your journey to success?

I like to live in virtue. I’m a very straightforward, authentic and honest person–I say it as it is. I don’t sugar coat things, if a friend asks me for help with a project, I’ll tell them what I honestly think. I’ll give them some constructive criticism which is helpful to know what to improve and what to keep or take out. It doesn’t help to tell someone what they want to hear because they might not be able to improve their craft or work. I tell them my honest opinion.

Q: What aspects of life do you think anyone striving to follow your career path should focus on? 

Mental health is a really, really big thing. My whole life I’ve always been a true firm believer to care about your mental health first, then care about school, music, passions, or hobbies. For me, the order is mental health, school, career, love, family and friends. I feel like attacking each one individually until the first one is good. I had so many issues with my mental health then I got help. I’ve gone through enough things to understand that this should be the order for myself. I’m focusing on my mental health right now and music really heals me. I then focus on school and being up-to-date on projects, assignments and classes, and then relationships.
For more information on Kinga Lewandowski, check out her Instagram at @kingaaah or @officialkingamusic.


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Young And Determined, Halo Is Making Sure His Music IS Heard Around The World.



Born as Joseph Howard but known by his stage name HALO is an artist with a whole lot of determination and hunger for success. Halo was born and raised in New York City. He is 24 years old and has been creating music since he was 18 years old. At a very young age Halo started to fall in love with music, he listened to a wide variety from Frankie Valli to Tupac. Music was his outlet and a better way to become more in tune with himself.

Most people wonder where an artists’ name comes from or what inspired their stage name. The name Halo came from a piece of jewelry that one of his closest friends had given him and it’s stayed with him to this day. Halo is very connected to his craft and does just about everything to get things right. When he was just 18 years old he started writing songs. For things to come out right Halo would research and look up how to structure a song and how to pick the right beats. To this day he is still doing what he can to make his music sound as great as possible and he goes over and beyond to give his supporters the best content.

So far Halo has put out three projects. Each of these projects shows his growth. At this very moment Halo is working on a joint project with a young producer who is also a friend to him. Halo is working on a small E.P using 6 of his friends’ beats. Halo also has a single dropping soon titled “Lately” and that is set to drop by the end of this summer. Make sure you connect with his content and keep track of his releases, you do not want to miss them.

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Eric Bernardin: Is “Takin Over” With His Latest Single



Eric Bernardin is an on the rise musical talent from West Palm Beach, Florida. Eric is an American songwriter, composer for film, producer as well as a conductor. He began producing tracks using DAW software’s such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Reason, Logic and Pro-tools. While being in West Palm Beach seeking his bachelors degree in music he learned to master Logic. This was his go to. Once graduating from college his music career took off. Since his musical journey Mr. Bernardin has received a variety of awards for his compositions, including the international Composers Form, Musician of the Year awards, and the Linda Ganter Holz Scholarship Award. Mr. Bernardin has worked with multi plaque producer and recent director, Ludas Charles, who worked with known celebrities such as Lil Wayne “Lollipop” and Pretty Ricky “Bluestar”. Mr. Bernardin’s specialties are Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B tracks.

Although Eric enjoyed creating beats and offering them to artists for free, he soon realized it was too time consuming and did not benefit him at all. He decided to pursue his rapping career more seriously and started off with his single “Losing Time” which gained him a lot of feedback and support on social media. Mr. Bernardin’s music has been aired on SiriusXM radio which was a huge achievement. Eric is a talented individual who has mastered a plethora of musical instruments over the years. He is an inspiration to the community and a role model for all.

Eric Bernardin is now working on completing his first album. So far, he released 5 singles to build his fan base and get a bit of recognition and respect from his peers and fans. He is working on getting a feature from a known artist while working on completing his album. Mr. Bernardin key goals for the upcoming year are to have a hit album, singles, and meet top celebrities. He would like to continue to grow his fan base and hope to create a label to help other upcoming artists.

Stream his latest single “Takin Over” out now on all platforms

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TFYH Real: Aims To Create Music And Be A Role Model Within The Community



Remy Marseille better known as TFYH Real is an on the rise recording artist from Miami Beach, Florida. His music has no limits as he can mesh with an genre. He is a versatile artist and does not limit himself to one type of sound. Life has been a struggle while growing up Haitian, but he persevered and became the man he is today and plans to address his earlier life in a future autobiography. Music has kept him sane and motivated through troubling times. TFYH Real believes that he can motivate and inspire others through his music.

Although the grind never stops, he has already seen much success through his music. He has had a major feature with well known artists Mike & Rondo Smiff (City Of Hard Knocks). He has also released more high quality visuals and is growing his catalog consistently. TFYH Real is not just an artist, he is a father, businessman, leader and role model as well. He aims to set an example for the youth and help the community. This year he will be releasing an album and creating new visuals for his audience. His plans are to keep expanding his brand and growing. Make sure you check out his recent releases now on all platforms and get familiar with his content before he releases his new records.

Stream his latest visual now on Youtube “My Eagles”. This video shows TFYH Real’s true talent and ability to create music that moves others. Helping the community is always his first priority and he will do that one record at a time.

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