Kenna Zemedkun, known professionally as Kenna, is an American musician, philanthropist and technology creative. His track "Say Goodbye to Love" was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in the 2009 Grammy Awards. Kenna is the founder and producer of the Summit on the Summit clean water initiative, and also partnered with Justin Timberlake to re-imagine the social network Myspace before its purchase by Time Inc.
|Birth name:||Kenna Zemedkun|
|Born:||Oct 30, 1978, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, electronica|
|Occupation(s):||Singer-songwriter, musician, producer|
|Labels:||Columbia, Interscope (Former), Star Trak, Godel, translator|
|Website:||Kenna's Official site|
|Twitter:||Kenna's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Kenna's Facebook profile|
Ethiopian-American musician nominated at the 2009 Grammy Awards for his single "Say Goodbye to Love" in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Born Kenna Zemedkun, he was inspired to teach himself to play the piano upon listening to U2's Joshua Tree.
He founded and produced the Summit on the Summit clean water initiative. He and Justin Timberlake partnered up to re-launch MySpace and he also has a strategic development company called Translator.
He was born the oldest son in an Ethiopian family. They immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He attended school with friends and collaborators Chad Hugo and Pharrell.
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- Ethiopian emigrants to the United States
- Businesspeople from Virginia
- American funk singers
- Singers from Virginia
- American alternative rock musicians
- American indie rock musicians
- American technology company founders
- American hip hop singers
- American dance musicians