Ina of KingQueen's journey as a performer started in Helsingborg, Sweden where she owned and ran a dance school at the age of 16. During that time she attended the theater high school, managed to write, direct and produce a musical. She also performed her original music in competitions and festivals around Europe. She moved to London in 2007 and earned a degree in vocals and production at the London Center of Contemporary Music college. Later on she moved to Los Angeles and earned another degree in vocals and performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Los Angeles became her home. One of her first shows was at a packed House Of Blues at the Sunset strip. A month after that she signed a record deal and began recording with B.A.M and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP. Her success continued by having the music video for her song "U MAKE ME (LOL)" airing on MTV, VH1 and LOGO TV. She got nominated for best pop artist at LA MUSIC Awards and best pop song at HMMA Awards. Her first album release show was at Palladium in Hollywood in front of 4.000 people but that was nothing compared to the biggest performance of her life, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2010.
It was after meeting and working with Kim Fowley (Joan Jett, GNR) and Noizee (Marky Ramone) at the end of 2011 that inspired Sabrina to become an independent artist. She left her record deal and manager to DIY and shortly ended up back in the studio experimenting with melodic European and edgy American sounds. She got a band together and named it KingQueen. Rehearsals turned into songs and songs turned into an album. They recorded the album on to a tape machine in a little studio in Norco, CA and the music was mixed and mastered in Italy by Frank Nemola (Vasco Rossi). In 2013 KingQueen won LA's Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands, (ended up in the finals, top 10 of the world wide battle out of 22,000 bands) and performed at Universal City Walk. Besides touring the U.S and opening for Steel Panther, KingQueen continuously played and packed many legendary venues around Los Angeles, CA such as House Of Blues, Whiskey a Go Go, Viper Room and The Roxy. They also got two nominations for best pop and rock song with “Rockstar” and “Chemically Imbalanced” at HMMA Awards.
In 2014 Ina of KQ earned endorsement deals with her favorite companies Mogami Cable and Audio Technica and became an artist at Roland US. She also became a voting member of the Grammy Academy and started collaborating with Italian DJ/Producer Dechard. Their first single “F*cking In Love” was released February 2015 and had 22,103 hits after less than a week on SoundCloud. She became a VEVO artist and released a music video for “F*cking In Love” early May which also got a nomination for best pop at HMMA Awards and was up for consideration for a Grammy Nomination for best pop duo. Ina and Dechard’s second single “Fade Away” won an Akademia Award in September 2015 for best dance/pop, won video of the year at IndieNation Music Awards 2016 and was aired on OITN TV. The song was also featured in the ad for Martian Watches music control.
Ina's solo album “I Will. I Can. I Am.” was released under the name Sabrina Petrini June 4th 2016. She had a strong collaboration with producer Gabe Lopez (James Brown, Belinda Carlisle, Universal), K.Chozen (Big Sean, Katy Perry), Ruifu Wang (Monkey Buisness Productions), James Krausse (Beyonce, Nick Jonas) and Dechard. The album has a pop/electronic/urban sound and lyrics that deliver a message. Music from that album has been playing on NBC KCAA, Independent FM and her music video for “I Will. I Can. I Am.” was aired and released on MTV and VEVO. Mogami Cable recently released a video of Ina performing a live in studio version of her song “So Romantic”. She also performed the song live on KVVB TV. Her song “Know Your Worth” is one of the soundtracks in the feature film “Love Is All You Need” starring Briana Evian, Jeremy Sisto and Tyler Blackburn directed by Rocco Shields and has been seen at all major movie festivals around the U.S and Cannes film festival. The movie premiered at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood and and was released on iTunes November 2016.
Ina of KingQueen spent fall and winter of 2016 touring SoCal and was performing events such as O.C Fair, LA Fashion Week and San Diego Pride. In spring of 2017 Ina released the single "Gimme Gimme" with Dark Pink Stars and was nominated at the HMMA Awards for best pop song. The song also entered the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands and Ina won the most votes out of any artist in Los Angeles which took her straight to the finals held at Universal Studios, Burbank.
In 2019 Ina of KQ released EP " Get Loud" (v.2) and 2 music videos for "Running In Water" & "One Day" with her band KingQueen. She also signed a deal with Revry TV and is now an official Revry artist. She had a screening for her music video "Overthinking" at Out Web Fest Awards among Imagine Dragons documentary "Believer".
2018/2019 includes performances like Long Beach Pride main stage alongside Empire star Jussie Smollett, DTLA Proud at Pershing Square, The Viper Room, LA Fashion Week, opening for Royal Distortion (former Barb Wire Dolls) at The Whisky a go go and her EP release party and performance at Avalon, CA. Street Food Cinema (opening for Bohemian Rhapsody) & Out At The Fair tour dates.
June 15th 2020, Ina of KingQueen released soccer anthem "Helsingborg" for the Swedish professional soccer team Helsingborgs IF. The song gained a lot of attention and is played on the Swedish radio station P4. All proceeds of the streams are being donated to the club. She was supposed to go on tour with "Out At The Fair" this summer but it's been postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19. "Out At The Fair" started a new LGBTQ+ streaming channel OutAt TV which Ina of KQ debuted on as a TV host for her talk show "The Rebel Buzz". She interviews and covers artists, directors, makeup artists and creators from the community from all over the world.
Her band KingQueen recently released a music video for their latest single "Roller Coaster" which earned a nomination for 'Rock song of the year' at the 2021 Hollywood In Media Awards. It's also nominated for best music video at the Munich Music Video Awards which takes place March 31st.
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