Alina Baraz is an American singer and songwriter born in 1993. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up listening to music from the 1990s as well as Adele and Amy Winehouse. She sang in a gospel choir and once she graduated high school, Baraz pursued a music career in Los Angeles. She soon connected with producer Galimatias online and dropped the song “Drift” in 2013.
They then started a partnership that led to the Urban Flora EP in 2015, which garnered much critical acclaim for Baraz. The next year she signed with Mom + Pop Music and started touring festivals across the globe. Baraz’s first solo single dropped in 2017 and featured singer Khalid. She would then drop her next project, The Color of You, in 2018 and go on an accompanying tour. She would also appear in the Coachella lineup that year.
Alina Baraz’s Urban Flora EP with Galimatias peaked at #111 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the US Electronic charts. The song “fantasy” would be certified Gold and peak at #36 on the US Electronic charts. She would release “Buzzin” in 2017 and that would peak at #10 on the US Electronic charts. Baraz’s second project, The Color of You, peaked at #59 on the Billboard 200.
Alina Baraz continues to work on her debut album and recently released the first single “To Me” on streaming platforms.