Alina Smith is a songwriter, a producer, and one half of LYRE, who has written and produced records for traditional acts such as Fall Out Boy, ITZY, Red Velvet, Betty Who, Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix), as well as for today’s top digital creators like Kenzie Ziegler, Lexi Jayde, Niki and Gabi.
Alina Smith was born in St. Petersburg, Soviet Union. She began singing and playing piano at three, fully conversing in both languages (English and Russian) at four; and composing music and writing poetry and stories from five years old. At six, she was offered a position with the established international group “Aurora”. Smith began as Aurora’s youngest member and became its solo lead vocalist, touring regularly throughout the next several years, headlining at large and mid-sized venues all over Europe.
Smith has had several connections with Japan, starting with having her cover of Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” released in that country in 2010 on a Jackson tribute CD. Later that year, Sony Japan picked her composition “Fallin’ 4 U” to be the debut single from the artist Aisha, which included a rap contribution from Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC. In April, 2011, Smith’s own production of her song “Kissing Tree” was selected for a compilation CD released to raise relief funds after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Aisha and DMC performed “Fallin’ 4 U” in Central Park, New York City, in June, 2011.
In February 2015, country music trade publication MusicRow announced that Smith was signed to a publishing contract with the major label publishing affiliate BMG/Chrysalis in a joint venture with Big Stage Music LLC. Her single “Free Beer” was released for sale on February 17 and selected as upcoming artist/song for play by nationwide satellite channel The Highway (Sirius XM) on its “On the Horizon” program. On March 19, Smith appeared live on the popular Bobby Bones Show podcast, playing her song “Ride”.
Smith is part of the female production duo called “Lyre”. It consists of Smith and her friend Elli Moore. They have collaborated multiple times with American singer-songwriters Gabbie Hanna and Kirstin Maldonado.