Powerful, Remarkable, and Stunning are just a few words that describe, 18 year old Rock/Pop, Singer/Songwriter Cristina Quinones, known as to her fans aka Tyna Q. This extremely talented Superstar with her newly-minted blend of pop, rock, soul and dance has made her the frontrunner to usher in a new generation of music fans that are hungry for an artist with the star quality that made the late Selena Quintanilla so popular worldwide. The Global music movement is far more than a trend. Crisitna’s presence reflects the atmosphere and attitude of the Modern America, where minorities and people of mixed heritage are present everywhere from the White House to the Opera House. The youth are most certainly accustomed and intrigued by the diversity that is regularly being portrayed on networks such as Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. Cristina’s magnetism, partnered with an enviable beauty and girl next-door charm, all hint at success for years to come. Growing up in a multi-cultural family has proven to be instrumental in allowing her to musically express her roots in the Hispanic and American culture. Cristina has been influenced by and compared to the likes of Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and of course the late, great Selena Quintanilla.
With well over 800 performances under her belt in the past 6 ½ years, including several televised performances, Cristina Quinones is a seasoned performer who knows how to put on a riveting show. Amongst others she recently performed at the Georgia Dome for Rachel's Challenge (VA Tech support) At the tender age of 12, she landed her first live performance for Tavis Smiley’s BET event. And from then on she has been highly sought after performing on (the Hispanic Television Station) Telemundo, Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5) 1680 AM Teen Radio Academy (Ca.) Cristina is also featured in “We Are the World” (The Next Generation) alongside Lil’ Mama, Brian McKnight Jr. Mischon and many other young celebrity stars. You may have witnessed the young talent singing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks, or in one of many magazines, newspapers and all for which has contribute to the rise of her fan base with radio station interviews throughout the country.
Cristina Quinones definitely held her own amongst the list of Inductees and Grammy Award winning Music Artists as she performed at the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards show and received the Bill Lowery Horizon Award on September 11th, 2010 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (located in Atlanta.) This award and recognition is occasionally given to an "up and coming" performing artist, with significant ties to the State of Georgia, and who is expected to make a significant future contribution to world of music. Amongst the great and legendary Past Hall of Fame inductees and performers includes: Ray Charles, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, R.E.M, Usher, B-52’s, Ludacris, to name just a few. This year, some of the inductees and performers include: India Arie, Styx (performing for Charlie Brusco,) The Black Crowes, Jennifer Larmore and Paul Davis. With that said she has placed her first Music Award on the Mantle along side her Family’s Portrait. Even with all her success, this is only the beginning for young Cristina Quinones. She is steadily gaining momentum, with slowing down … nowhere in sight. Making timeless music that children and adults can relate to and in rekindling Hispanics once again into the Limelight