Apple Music announced that Lina Simons she is the new artist to be included in the program Up Next ItalyApple Music’s initiative aimed at identifying and enhancing emerging talent: “Big shoutout to Apple Music for choosing me as an Up Next Italiaaa artist, I still can’t believe it! –exclaims Lina Simons- We’re in the game. It’s only the beginning. Thanks ‘uagliu!“.
Pasqualina De Simone, aka Lina Simons, was born in Pozzuoli to a Nigerian mother and an Italian father. Growing up in Cerreto Sannita, a town with three thousand inhabitants in the province of Benevento, she and her mother were the only black women to live there. As a teenager you produced many vlogs and satirical videos on Facebook, in which you talked about the stereotypes that ‘white Italians’ have on Afro-Italians. From that moment she began to demonstrate the ability to touch on important social topics with the freshness and sympathy that distinguish her. Two months after graduating, Lina left for London where she now makes music and studies Entrepreneurship and Music Business. Together with MINE Music she released her first album “PAS” and participated in the MiAmi Festival 2022 achieving great critical and public success, which allowed her to also participate in the Tough As You Festival again in 2022.
Up Next Italy is part of the global Up Next program, Apple Music’s artist program aimed at identifying, showcasing and elevating the talent of rising stars. Apple Music’s editorial team selects an artist to promote, using the full power of the platform to introduce the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. As a new entry into Apple Music’s Up Next Italia roster, Lina Simons joins some of the most interesting and promising artists of today and therefore enters a program that has already seen ANNA, Rose Villain, ALFA, Digital Astro, Ditonellapiaga as protagonists , Kaze, J Lord, Matteo Crea, Wako, Voodoo Kid, MILES, Assurdité, Ginevra, PAULO, Leon Faun, MILLE, David Blank and SAMUSPINA.