Monika Liubinaitė (stage name Monika Liu; born in Klaipėda) is a Lithuanian singer and songwriter. As a student, Monika moved to Boston and later to London. She currently lives in Vilnius.
Monika Liu began her musical career at the age of five when she began to study the violin. She discovered singing only ten years later and immediately, in 2004, triumphed in the Dainų dainelė (Song of songs) competition. After graduating, she chose jazz music and vocal studies at the Faculty of Music of Klaipeda University. Monika later went to the USA, where she studied at the Berkeley College of music in Boston. After graduating, Monika moved to London, where she continued to compose songs.
Monika has worked with the famous producer Mario Basanov, collaborated with the electronic music family Silence, recorded the song “Ne vakar” with the band Sel in 2010. She won singing competitions, and appeared successfully on the Lithuanian television project “Auksinis balsas”. In 2015, her first album “I am” was released.
In 2019 it was announced that Monika Liu would be one of the coaches in The Voice of Lithuania. In the same year, her second album “Lünatik” was released. She later joined other projects, such as “The Masked Singer” and “I See Your Voice”, both as a member of the jury. Her third album, “Melodija”, came out in 2020.
In 2022, Monika Liu participated in Pabandom iš naujo!, the Lithuanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She won the national final and went on to represent Lithuania in the 2022 contest in Turin. The next step in her career is the release of a 4th album, “Melodija 2”.
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