"I want to create everlasting music that deeply touches people, and provide performances that exude genuine emotional energy. Yes, Music is My Zen!" - H'Atina
H’Atina (pronounced Ah-Teena), the “H” is silent. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is a soulful singer-songwriter who attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Her vocal background and abilities include rhythm & blues, pop, funk, neo-soul, jazz, Latin jazz, adult contemporary, and musical theatre, and she has an amazing vocal range and tone. Every time she opens her mouth she will give you a serious soulful ear-gasim. Over the past years H’Atina has been through some serious personal challenges. Life happened, she became a mother, a wife, a step-mother, therefore causing her journey and passion in music to be put on the back burner. About 5 years ago after making some drastic but necessary changes in her life, becoming a divorcee, and moving back to L.A., she decided to pick up where she left off to embrace and pursue her First Love, Music. She was determined not to let anything or anyone stand in her way this time. Since then H’Atina’s independent music career has truly blossomed. In these recent years, she has shared the stage with The (new) 5th Dimension, Ruben Studdard (American Idol Winner), Acclaimed Pianist Keiko Matsui, Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon B, The Amanda Castro Band, Bassist Darryl Williams, R&B Singer-Songwriter-Producer Erin Stevenson, and Guitarist Ray Fuller. Prior to her hiatus H’Atina has also performed on BET Live! with the R&B group IMX (formerly known as ‘Immature’), the late Ron Townsen (of the Original 5th Dimension), and the late Saxophonist Wilton Felder (of the Jazz Crusaders). She has graced the stages of hot spots and festivals throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Southern States, with her dynamic band. H'Atina is also a 2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B vocalist for her 2002 Self-Titled Debut EP, and was voted MVP for her key role in the jazzy musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe in 2008.
This songstress is a proud 2020 Indie Soul Award Winner for "Newcomer of the Year". H'Atina's hit single "My Sunshine" reached #1 on the Indie Soul Charts in 2019, she is a 2019 Indie Soul Grammy Winner, and she also obtained an endorsement with CAD Audio for their 3000 Series cordless microphone. She released her "Like A Butterfly" EP in 2017 and has been catching the attention of smooth jazz and soul internet DJs throughout the U.S. and the U.K. ever since. Her music is enjoyed by Pandora, Sound Cloud, Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes listeners all over the world. She’s noted as “an artist that has brought real music back” by Talisa Rae of the I Am Talisa Rae Video Log Series, and noted by Music Plus Blogger, DeMar as “not only a great writer and singer, but she’s also very professional with great stage presence.” H’Atina’s music defines her and energizes her to give her audience the best of herself. She captivates her audience through her unique, soulful, sultry voice and her passionate performance, and she will win you over with her warm, humble, and kind spirit. Her famous statement? “Music is my Zen.”