Mina Alali just released her single “Shame On Me”, which is a pop ballad about realizing a best friend is the right person for a loving relationship. Prior to that, she released “Like Boom” to start off the year 2018.
Last year, her album, “Something About Her,” was released in April 2017 after her tester EP received favorable reviews from radio and press. The title track “Something About Her,” gained the #4 position on the Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart on the May 27, 2017 edition, and stayed on the charts for five consecutive weeks, its highest placement at #4.
The title track, “Something About Her,” has been performed on a few television shows. Her previously-released single and music video, “22 Cents Less,” is a danceable pop song with a strong positive message about overcoming the gender wage gap. It received recognition from California Women Lawyers, KCRA3 Sacramento, KYMA Arizona, Boston Globe and other publications across the country and in United Kingdom. The song charted in Top 30 in several radio stations across the country, and was promoted on a billboard in NYC’s Times Square for one week.
Mina went on a 12 show tour over the summer of 2017 with her band, performing all over California, including Folsom, San Diego, and Malibu, and ending it in her hometown of Davis, California.
Mina is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Her music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and minaalali.com.
• Born in Connecticut, raised in Davis, California.
• Learned classical piano at six years-old, joined Davis’ local theatre company at eight-years-old until age twelve.
• Formed and managed an all-girl acapella singing group called “The 4 Harmonies” at twelve, together with three other girls her age.
• The 4 Harmonies sang the National Anthem at various events such as Fourth of July Celebrations, an NBA Sacramento Kings Game, and the Amgen Tour of California.
• After launching a solo career, Mina started recording covers of popular songs in her room with a small studio she set up herself. She also participated in a junior high choir, and eventually in a high school Jazz Choir.
• At 15 years-old, Mina landed her own radio show called “Dynamics” at Davis’ local radio station, KDRT. The show consisted of DJing and playing her favorite songs in the RnB, Soul, and Alternative genres, as well as occasional interviews with local musicians.
• After a year, Mina left to study abroad in France and continued practicing piano and recording on her host father’s Mac Laptop.
• Upon her return, Mina began taking pop/RnB vocal lessons from her vocal coach, David James, who encouraged her to start writing original music. Less than a year later, her début album, “Unique” was released, including seven original songs and one cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.”
• After high school, Mina studied the music and language of Iran, her father’s country of origin. In Iran, she took classical Persian voice lessons under Solmaz Badri. It was also in Iran that Mina learned of her acceptance to Berklee College of Music.
• In the summer of 2016, after her first semester at Berklee, Mina returned to California where she continued writing, recording, and producing new original songs including a newly released single and music video, “Carnival Girl,” an emotional song about a young girl’s struggle with addiction. Carnival Girl received local recognition from KCRA3, the Davis Enterprise, the Daily Democrat, and Good Day Sacramento where she performed two of her original songs live. Around this time, Mina met Arlene Mordeno (songwriter and indie label) with whom she has since worked to produce an upcoming album, writing multiple original songs.