On May 23rd 2012, in honor of Georgia's Independence Day celebrated with President Mikheil Saakashvili and other dignitaries (both USA and Georgian) at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Tinatin performed together with her collaborator, Broadway veteran Timothy Graphenreed, offering the audience an exclusive first sneak-preview of their upcoming off-Broadway stage show, "West Meets East".
In 2009, her composition “Is It True” was the runner-up among 42 global entries at the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow, hailed shortly thereafter as the #1 Eurovision Song in the history of the contest, earning Tinatin her first pan-European hit. Tinatin subsequently signed a worldwide deal with Kobalt Publishing, one of the leading music publishers and home to the likes of Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson, to name but a few. Her debut single “We the Peoples,” based on the United Nations Charter, is the only UN anthem endorsed by the organization’s top officials, and led Tinatin to be named one of 2008′s “Artists To Watch” in Billboard magazine. For several years she has also hosted and produced her own radio show for UN Radio in New York.
Tinatin Japaridze is an acclaimed Georgian-born vocalist, songwriter, author, journalist and radio personality.
Tinatin is currently working on her full-length international debut album and is in rehearsals for an off-Broadway premiere of her stage show, "West Meets East" (based on her memoir slated for release in 2013) with renowned Broadway composer/arranger/music director Timothy Graphenreed. The show will preview in New York's legendary Triad Theater on July 2, 2012.