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Kristina Maria
Kristina Maria LA showcase.jpgKristina Maria, Luxy Nightclub's showcase, Toronto.
Background information
Birth nameKristina Maria Chalhoub
BornOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresPop, R&B, dance,[1]
Years active2009–present
LabelsLupo One

Kristina Maria Chalhoub is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Albums
    • 3.2 Singles
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life

Chalhoub was born to Lebanese parents and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She joined her school's choir as a second-grader, and wrote her first song in third grade. She continued to write poems and setting them to music, and at 12 she participated in talent shows in Ottawa and spent time in local studios recording demos. She also enrolled in dance classes and took formal lessons at the Canadian Conservatory of Music in Ottawa singing in many styles, from pop to opera to R&B. She graduated from Garneau High School.[2]

With her mother acting as her manager, Kristina performed at state fairs and exhibitions. In 2005, her vocal coach put her in a group named The Showstoppers with seven other girls and sent them to Florida to sing medleys of ABBA songs and Motown hits at theme parks, including Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.


In the summer of 2009, veteran music industry executive Vito Luprano (Céline Dion, Garou) heard some of her recordings and the pair began working together to record some of her renditions.[3][4]

She released a single, "Let's Play", which peaked at number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100, on 11 June 2011[5] followed by "Co-Pilot" that reached number 26 on the Canadian Hot 100, prompting her to record a bilingual English/French version with Corneille and a hit in French Singles Chart. Her third single, "Our Song Comes On" reached number 23 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2012.

Kristina Maria went on tour in Canada in 2011, promoting the upcoming release of her debut album, Tell the World. Also on the tour were two members of Blueprint Cru and Fredericton, New Brunswick DJ Nasty Naz. The album was released in April 2012 On Luprano's label, Lupo One.[6]

Kristina Maria performed in Morocco and France, and in 2013, Tell the World was nominated for a Juno Award for pop album of the year.[2]


  1. ^ "Kristina Maria". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Juno nomination comes as big surprise for Ottawa singer Kristina Maria". Metro Ottawa, Joe Lofaro, February 20 2013
  3. ^ "Singer/Songwriter Kristina Maria | Chloe Magazine". Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Kristina Maria stays single-minded". Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette, August 15, 2014
  5. ^ a b "Kristina Maria - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Former Céline Dion producer gets behind Ottawa singer's pop career". Metro Ottawa, Joe Lofaro April 4, 2012
  7. ^ "Discographie Kristina Maria". Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. " - Discographie Kristina Maria". Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  9. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Kristina Maria – Let's Play". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Kristina Maria – Co-Pilot". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Kristina Maria – Our Song Comes On". Music Canada. 

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