Marina Gennadievna Verenikina
Birthday: Oct 3
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Current residence: Los Angeles, USA

Marina V is an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer/pianist/songwriter with a "hauntingly beautiful" voice (LA TIMES) and "melodic and passionate" music (The Washington Post). A self-described "musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky", Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age. 

Raised by a nuclear physicist father & a psychologist mother during the difficult times of the Soviet Union collapse, Marina attended a school of music every evening after regular school. 

After being rewarded a prestigious scholarship, Marina came to America at the age of 15, by herself. It wasn’t easy, and somewhere between visa issues, crazy odd jobs, missing her family, playing ice hockey and attending a university in Illinois, she worked hard and has quickly blossomed into an international voice. She self-released 12 albums and, together with her husband/co-writer, Nick Baker, has played over 1,200 shows worldwide. 

Marina has collaborated with GRAMMY & EMMY winners, platinum-selling artists and legends like Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith), received many awards (such as The Los Angeles Music Critic Award, a Hollywood International Entertainment Award and an award from Sir Bob Geldof) and has been praised for her work as a cultural ambassador by Senator Bill Bradley. 

She has written multiple songs for films, video games, ads such as PEPSI, has had her songs on NBC, CBS, SONY, Oprah Winfrey Network, Lifetime and The National Geographic, among many others. She's co-written several songs for NBC's Days of Our Lives and even appeared singing on screen. 

Marina's songs have timeless quality that transcends boundaries and touches fans from all walks of life. So much in fact that her fans have played an instrumental part in her success, sponsoring the creation of each of her albums and tours.

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