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Rock Singer
Date of Birth October 30, 1978
Place of Birth Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Age 42 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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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
Instruments: Vocals, keyboards
Years active: 2001–present
Labels: Columbia, Interscope (Former), Star Trak, Godel, translator
Website: Kenna's Official site
Twitter: Kenna's Twitter profile
Facebook: Kenna's Facebook profile
IMDb: Kenna's IMDb
SoundCloud: Kenna's SoundCloud

About Kenna

Ethiopian-American musician nominated at the 2009 Grammy Awards for his single "Say Goodbye to Love" in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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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Latest information about Kenna updated on January 17, 2021.

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