Kim Sozzi was born in a family of artists: her grandmother was an opera singer, and her grandfather was a jazz percussionist, and her father was a musician as well as owner and founder of an entertainment company. Her mother was a Hawaiian dancer. Kim is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent. She is a big fan of French cheese and wine. During the late 1990s, she was headed in a singer-songwriter direction and was recruited by Sarah McLachlan to appear in the final installment of her Lilith Fair women tour festival in 1999.