Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Kristinia knew by age 3 that she wanted to be a professional singer. She grew up listening to strong female vocalists such as Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, but of course being born the daughter of R&B Ledged James DeBarge of the legendary Group DeBarge, only added fire to her flame.
By the age of 12, Kristinia started writing lyrics and creating melodies, in addition to recording in the studio. In 2003, she appeared on the television show American Juniors where she made it to the top 20.
By age 14 Kristinia began working with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and in Feb of 2009 she signed a major recording contract with Soda pop/ Island Def Jam records.
Kristinia's debut album Exposed was released on July 28th 2009 and debuted at number 23 on billboard's top 200. The first single "Goodbye" was met with commercial success and debuted at number 75 on Billboard's Top 100 singles. Her second single was "Sabotage" and third "Future Love" featuring Pitbull.
In Aug. 2009, Kristinia opened for Britney Spears on her Circus Tour and in the same year she garnered the title of ambassador of Wet Seal, a leading specialty retailer of young women's fashions.
Kristinia was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Artist" and soon after she made her acting debut in the film "Christmas In Compton" as the role of Lola due out in Nov, of 2012. This film stars Omar Gooding, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Miguel Nunez, FeFe Dobson, Eric Roberts & Alicia Bell.
Kristinia has also had the fortune of being cast as Anastasia, lead female role in a film written and directed by Nick Cannon entitled "School Dance". This film stars George Lopez, Wilmer Valderrama, Kevin Hart, Bobb'e J Thopmson, Mike Epps, Amber Rose, The Rangers and is due out in Jan of 2013.
Currently, Kristinia has released her first single off of her independently produced sophomore album entitled "Cry Wolf". The music video was featured on Vevo and received over 94,000 views in less than 24 hours. The song as well as the video are both available for purchase on itunes.