By Alan Ho
Who: Cristina Quinones
Where: Alpharetta, GA
For fans of: Demi Lovato, Shakira, Selena, Selena Gomez, Thalia, Jennifer Lopez
She is a former You Gotta Know who was once known as Tyna Q, but now at age 19, is now known as Cristina Quinones, marking the first time a You Gotta Know gets reborn on The Spotlight, itself a successor to You Gotta Know! The Atlanta-area native is living proof that hard work, perseverance and the talent to do it will always pay off.
Much like her better known contemporaries Shakira. Thalia and the late Selena, Cristina fuses a variety of genres, Rock, Pop, Dance, R&B and Soul into her own unique blend that is a MUST listen. She is also already at such a young age a seasoned and accomplished performer, having done over 900 performances, a handful of national anthem appearances and received the Bill Lowery “Horizon Award” at the 32nd annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, of which international pop superstar Justin Bieber bagged home that accolade a year later. She also has added a pair of awards since then.
At press time, Cristina is working on her long-awaited debut album, due out sometime this year.
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