There are at least 8 artists named Mina: 1. Mina, stage name of Anna Maria Mazzini (March 25, 1940, Busto Arsizio, Province of Varese), is an Italian singer. She lives in Switzerland. Although born in a small town of Lombardy, she grew up in Cremona city: where her nickname of "Cremona Tiger" was given to her by her friend, the journalist Natalia Aspesi. She began her career singing pop songs with a "jazzy" feel in the late 1950s. Her first stage name used to be Baby Gate.