In June 2009 her songs "Never Never" and "People" were used in episodes of MTV's reality series College Life.
I really like food, so I didn’t want to be starving as I got older.
Your last album Only You had a lot of lovelorn songs on it. I write all kinds of music, but I write more when I’m depressed or whatever (laughs). I’m just working on that and getting my songs down. Are you and frequent collaborator Kina Grannis dating?
In late 2014 and into 2015, Grannis launched her Elements tour in Europe and North America.
In January 2015, she posted a survey on her Instagram to allow fans to vote for countries to be included in an upcoming tour in Southeast Asia.
When you posted “You Tube A Love Song” online, did you expect to get the response you did? I put it up thinking that it was going to be seen by a few people and get a couple laughs or whatever. With nearly 750,000 subscribers on You Tube, do you find yourself being recognized everywhere you go? There are times when people would come up and say hi. When you’re Korean, you’re supposed to play either violin or piano or cello – those choice instruments Korean parents put on their kids. When did you decide that you wanted to be a songwriter? My mom told me that if I did music, I would end up really poor and always struggling and always being hungry.
Or sometimes people would just look at me and stare, like when I’m eating or hanging out with a friend or something. Right when I picked it up at 16, that’s when I wanted to pursue this full-time because it was a lot of fun and it was something I felt I was naturally better at than other things in life. That was one of the things that drove me to work a little harder.
Grannis announced that she would be celebrating the release of her sophomore studio album Elements with fans at a handful of intimate shows across North America, kicking off with a show at the Troubadour in Hollywood on May 6 - Elements From there, she performed in San Francisco, New York City, Brooklyn, DC, Boston, Toronto, and Chicago.
The select dates were the first time fans could hear Elements live and also served as Kina's first official headline run since the spring of 2012.
On November 3, 2011, Grannis released a stop-motion music video for the single In Your Arms, using 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans. She performed in the eastern regions of Canada and in the eastern and southern regions of the United States.