Andrea (Bulgarian singer)

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Background information
Birth name Teodora Rumenova Andreeva
Born (1987-01-23) January 23, 1987 (age 27)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Pop-folk, pop, dance, house
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 2006–present
Labels Payner, Roton, Cat Music, Doctor Music, Yellow Productions, Warner Music, Simply Delicious Music
Associated acts Costi Ionita, Bob Sinclar, Shaggy, Mario Winans, Geo Da Silva, Anelia, Galena, Buppy, Serdar Ortac, Ilian, ork. Kristali, Boris Soltariiski, Stephano, Boris Dali, Azis, Cvija, Honn Kong, MC Yankoo, Djena, Alek Sandar
Website Andrea's Official YouTube Channel

Teodora Rumenova Andreeva (born January 23, 1987), best known by her stage name Andrea (Cyrillic: Андреа), is a Bulgarian pop-folk singer.[1] She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara.[2] In 2013 BBC News described her as a "pop-folk superstar".[3]


Teodora Andreeva (a.k.a. Andrea) is a bulgarian pop-folk singer. Born in Sofia in a musical family she takes music lessons from her aunt who is an opera singer in Vraca Opera. Soon after that in her teenage years she wins a bunch of beauty awards (Miss Sofia, Miss Tourism Bulgaria) but her true calling is music. As soon as she graduates high school she gets signed with the biggest bulgarian music agency - Payner Music, where she works on her professional career.

In 2008 Andrea meets Costi Ionita and together they produce their first balkan hit "Samo Moi". The song becomes a total hit in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. During the next year they join forces and introduce themselves as an international duo.

During the next year they join forces and introduce themselves as an international duo - Sahara. Their first song (Tyalee) is released abroad by the name "Tyalee"(Izbiram teb) with Lenox Brown. The english version of the song is produced by Cat Music and soon after Serdar Ortac makes a turkish version with Sahara. The single gained worldwide recognition in Europe, USA and mainly the Balkans.

Later Andrea releases her new balkanik single "Upotrebena" which became the most watched bulgarian video on YouTube ever with the staggering view count of 30 000 000 views.

Sahara releases another single called "Bellezza" with Buppy and Geo deSilva.

"Bellezza" (Moyata Poroda) was released in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and France.

Sahara presents their english songs on every national romanian TV stations - Kanal D, Pro TV, Antena 1.

In 2010 Andrea releases a couple of balkan hits - "Neblagodaren" and "Haide opa". They carry huge success abroad with numerous cover versions in hebrew, serbian, albanian, croatian and great view count (12 000 000). for "Haide opa".

After her success in Europe, Sahara(Andrea and Costi) goes to Miami for her new project - "I wanna", where they perform with Bob Sinclar and Shaggy. The song is distributed by Yellow Production and Ministry of Sound Australia. The single climbs easily to the top charts of Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

"I Wanna" is a confirmed international hit. From its release in 2010, it reached over 50 countries from Europe, Asia, South and North America, Africa and Australia, like: France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Monaco, USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania, Portugal, Brazil, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Romania and South Africa. As for the radios, it was no.6 on Fun Radio Belgium, no. 5 on Number 1 FM Top 40 Turkey and no.1 on Top 50 Radio 21 Romania.

The next international project of Sahara is called "Mine" where they perform with Mario Winans and it gets distributed by Warner Music Denmark.

Mine was one of the biggest international projects released in 2011. The song was released on Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Romania. It entered directly on no.5 on Dance Fifty in Denmark and it stayed there for several weeks.

One of the biggest romanian celebrities Andrea Banica and Akcent define Andrea as the most famous bulgarian performer which made her a TV show host for 3 months on UTV(Romanian national television). Andrea's international projects always make it to discos, clubs and bars in the world.

Invitations from the "Turkiye Muzik Oduller" are presented to Andrea and Costi where they meet turkish music high life.

The next project she does is called "Champagne" where they sing with Shaggy again. The track quickly becomes a smashing hit which morphed into a balkan hit on Mtv Spain, Russia and England. "I wanna" and "Champagne" become the most requested songs on fashion parties and on catwalks of Fashion TV.

"Champagne" a song distributed in over 20 countries from Europe, Asia, South and North America, Africa and Australia, reaching the most important tops in USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria , Romania, Germany, Belgium, France, Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Monaco, UK, Italy and South Africa. The song became the anthem of FTV parties in the year 2011 and it was played at the most important FTV parties worldwide. SAHARA had 2 concerts alongside Shaggy, where they performed the song CHAMPAGNE : the first one was in Club "Carre", in Belgium and the second one was in New York. CHAMPAGNE entered Radios tops like 1Dance.FM (USA), 100 Top FM (Israel), No.2 on Radio Vyzion (Turkey), Gotradio USA, Fun Radio Belgium, i93 USA, no.6 on VJ Pro Series Playlist, no.2 on Ultra Top Radio Belgium, Champagne Radio France, Radio 21 (Romania), Radio PRO FM (Romania), Radio KISS FM (Romania), Hit Parade Switzerland, but also MTV Russia and MTV Spain.

Right after that Andrea and Costi rock with another song called "I wonder why" which was released in Poland, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Venezuela, Bulgaria and Romania.

In May 2012 she joins the biggest music company in Romania - Roton Music where she releases her duet with Gabriel Davi "Only You" and her own solo track "Hayetee" produced by Adrian Sina (Akcent).

Andrea graces the cover of the italian fashion magazine - "Donna Salon International".

In 2013 Andrea records a couple of songs in serbian which instantly become hits so she manages to make a serbian tour.

In April the British media "The Guardian" defined Andrea as the most worthy candidate for Eurovision Song Contest and says that she is the only one who manages to incorporate turkish and romanian rhythm in her music. They also say that her music entertains people all over the world because of her ethnic music and pop sound.

In 2014 Andrea releases her song with Alek Sandar "Peaceful Place". CNN also mentioned Andrea's duet with Alek Sandar on Planeta TV Awards because of their initiative and noble cause. They also state the fact that their performance encourages world peace, humanity, tolerance and are not afraid to turn their back on commercialism and stereotype. Right after their statement the song was aired on the station. Reuters gives exclusively the rights of the video clips edited in the music video because of the good cause.

In February Andrea releases her new song with Costi - "Chupa Song". Together they promote the single on various TV and radio stations in Romania and release worldwide. The song is gaining worldwide recognition every day and it’s expected to reach the most important tops in the next months. The song has a very simple dance line, which was conceived for those who like to synchronise when they dance it.

Andrea manages to succeed with her international endeavours and performed on her concerts in Belgium, New York, Istanbul, Cyprus, Amsterdam etc. Andrea's international projects always make it to discos, clubs and bars in the world. She also goes on a world tour where she performed her original show with own choreography and rocks people's hearts in her homeland Bulgaria. She performes on every big bulgarian concert. She is also the most viewed bulgarian musician online. Her total view count exceeds 100 million.

During the years she wins over 30 awards like "Balkan Star" on "Beogradski Pobednik" in Belgrade, "European Performer of the Yea"r on "Kralevski Festival" in Kralevo Serbia, "Balkan Star" on "Montefolk Awards" in Montenegro.


Covers of Andrea's songs[edit]

Name of original Singer of original Year of original Language of original Name of cover Singer of cover Year of cover Language of cover
Hayde opa Andrea 2010 Bulgarian Idealan spoj Tanja Popović 2011 Serbian
Hayde opa Andrea 2010 Bulgarian Hajde opa Nikol Bulat 2011 Croatian
Hayde opa Andrea 2010 Bulgarian Tango Milica Pavlović 2012 Serbian
Neblagodaren Andrea 2010 Bulgarian Devojka tvog druga Sandra Afrika 2013 Serbian

Andrea's covers[edit]

Name of original Singer of original Year of original Language of original Name of cover Singer of cover Year of cover Language of cover
Čik pogodi Lepa Brena, Slatki Greh 1990 Serbian Ne sam takava Andrea 2008 Bulgarian
Jumatate eu jumatate tu Mr. Juve, Babi Minune, Denisa 2009 Romanian Blyasak na kristali Andrea, Galena 2010 Bulgarian
Haide sus pe mese Babi Minune 2009 Romanian Izlazhi me Andrea 2009 Bulgarian
Aman pash jetën Gazmend Rama 2009 Albanian Za da me imash Andrea, Anelia 2011 Bulgarian


Main article: Andrea discography

International Singles[edit]

Single Year Album
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Buppy)
2009 ---
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Geo Da Silva)
2009 ---
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Bob Sinclar & Shaggy)
2010 ---
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Mario Winans)
2010 ---
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Shaggy)
2011 ---
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2011 ---
(Andrea featuring Gabriel Davi)
2012 ---
2013 ---
(Andrea featuring Alek Sandar)
2014 ---
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2014 ---

Balkanic Singles[edit]

Single Year Album
"KATO NEPOZNAT" 2006 Ogan v kravta
"NE SAM TAKAVA" 2006 Ogan v kravta
"HLADNA NEJNOST" 2007 Ogan v kravta
"BEZ TEB" 2007 Ogan v kravta
"KRASIVA LUJA" 2007 Ogan v kravta
"STRAH" 2008 Ogan v kravta
"FALSHIVO SHTASTIE" 2008 Ogan v kravta
"NIAMA TE" 2008 Ogan v kravta
"NIAMAM PRICHINA" 2008 Men si tarsil
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2008 Men si tarsil
"NAI VELIK" 2008 Men si tarsil
"DAI MI VSICHKO" 2008 Men si tarsil
(Andrea & Costi featuring Buppy)
2009 Men si tarsil
"MEN SI TARSIL" 2009 Men si tarsil
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2009 Men si tarsil
(Andrea featuring Geo Da Silva)
2009 Men si tarsil
"IZLUJI ME" 2009 Andrea 2010
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Serdar Ortac)
2010 ---
"S TEB DA BADEM PAK" 2010 Andrea 2010
"NEBLAGODAREN" 2010 Andrea 2010
(Andrea featuring Galena)
2010 Andrea 2010
"HAIDE OPA" 2010 Andrea 2010
"NE GI PRAVI TIA RABOTI" 2010 Andrea 2010
"KUSAI ETIKETA" 2010 Andrea 2010
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Serdar Ortac)
2011 ---
(Andrea featuring ork. Kristali)
2011 Losha
"DOKRAI" 2011 Losha
(Andrea featuring ork. Boris Soltariiski)
2011 Losha
(Andrea featuring Boris Dali)
2011 Losha
"LOSHA" 2012 Losha
(Andrea featuring Azis)
2012 ---
"ISKAM, ISKAM" 2012 ---
"LOSH GEROI" 2013 ---
(Andrea featuring Cvija)
2013 ---
(Andrea featuring Honn Kong)
2013 ---
"NIKOI DRUG" 2013 ---
"NIAMA DA SAM AZ" 2013 ---
(Andrea featuring MC Yankoo)
2013 ---
(Andrea featuring Djena)
2013 ---
"NAY DOBRATA" 2014 ---


  • Zumba hits - Tyalee (Belgium 2009)
  • Club Vibes - Tyalee (Belgium 2009)
  • De Aprеs Skihut 28 - Tyalee (Nederlands 2009)
  • Dancezone Volume 1 - Tyalee (Nederlands 2009)
  • Tanecni Liga 120 - Bellezza (Czech Republic 2010)
  • Highstreet Volume 1 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • Grand Slam Vol. 3 2010 - I wanna (Nederlands 2010)
  • Dance Parade Compilation Estate 2010 - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • Let's Dance Volume 8 - Estate 2010 - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • Deep Junior - The 8th Story - I wanna (Germany 2010)
  • CD Club Promo Only July 2010 part 1 - I wanna (Poland 2010)
  • Ministry Of Sound: Dance Anthems 3 - Mine (Scandinavia 2010)
  • 100 Hits Dancefloor: Summer 2010 - I wanna и Tyalee (France 2010)
  • NRJ Extravadance 20 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • Bob Sinclar The Best Of - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • TMF Dance Vol. 1 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • Germany's Next Topmodel - The Official Catwalk Hits Taken From The TV Show 2010 - I Wanna (Germany 2010)
  • Sunshine Live Vol.34 - I wanna (Germany 2010)
  • The Voice Party Hits - Tyalee (Bulgaria 2010)
  • Radio Eska Impreska Vol. 4 - I wanna (Poland 2010)
  • The Dome Summer 2010 - I wanna (Germany, Austria & Switzerland 2010)
  • Dance Power 18 - I wanna (Portugal 2010)
  • Hop Bec Vol. 11 - I wanna (Poland 2010)
  • Party Hits Vol. 25 (Sneeuwballen) - Tyalee (Nederlands 2010)
  • Clubbers Guide Ibiza 2010 - I wanna (Germany 2010)
  • Dance Cube - Tyalee (Finland 2010)
  • Intiaanikesa Vol. 2 - Bellezza (Finland 2010)
  • Summer Hits Cocktail - I wanna (Romania 2010)
  • Radio Hits - I wanna (Romania 2010)
  • Club Vibes 02.2010 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • Los Cuarenta Summer 2010 - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • Damn ! 28 - I wanna (Nederlands 2010)
  • DJ Zone 110 - Special Session 22 - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • DJ Selection 292 - Dance Invasion Vol. 72 - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • Now Dance Summer 2010 - I wanna (Nederlands 2010)
  • Mega Dance Summer Top 100 - I wanna (Nederlands 2010)
  • Maximum Hit Music 02 2010 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • Serious Beats 62 - I wanna (Belgium 2010)
  • 538 Dance Smash 2010 Vol. 3 - I wanna (Nederlands 2010)
  • For DJs Only 2010/03 - Club Selection - I wanna (Italy 2010)
  • Zuper Hituri - I wanna (Romania 2010)
  • Starfloor 2010 - I wanna (France 2010)
  • Bob Sinclar - Made In Jamaica in 2010 - I wanna (France 2010)
  • Digital Mix 4.0 - I wanna (Spain 2011)
  • Grandmix 2010 - I wanna (Nederlands 2011)
  • Suburbia Unmixed 17 - Champagne (Italy 2011)
  • CD Club Promo Only March 2011 Part 8 - Mine (Poland 2011)
  • Skitzmix 39 - Champagne (Australia 2011)
  • House: The Vocal Session 2011/2 - Champagne (Germany 2011)
  • For DJs Only 2011/02 - Club Selection - Champagne (Italy 2011)
  • DJ Selection 318 - Balkanian Explosion Step 4 - Champagne (Italy 2011)
  • ARTISTS House: The Hit Compilation - Champagne (2011)
  • Artists - Fresh Dance - Champagne (2011)
  • Sarah Robertson, DJ Femme & Platinum Deejayz ‎– Pump It Vol. 5 - Champagne (Australia 2012)
  • Super Dance - Champagne (Finland 2012)
  • Super Vara 21 - Hayati (Romania 2013)
  • Hituri Smechere rau 2013 - Hayati (Romania 2013)

YouTube views[edit]

Song Year Views on YouTube
Nay - velik 2008 5,272,326
Day mi vsichko 2008 1,770,601
Tyalee R&B version 2009 4,366,889
Tyalee club version 2009 2,432,704
Upotrebena 2009 29,957,844
Bellezza 2009 1,645,656
Izlaji me 2009 9,259,953
S teb da badem pak 2010 1,784,174
I wanna 2010 2,808,655
Neblagodaren 2010 4,434,012
Mine 2010 1,689,751
Hayde opa 2010 12,521,745
Ne gi pravi tia raboti 2010 1,218,204
Champagne 2011 3,094,242
Champagne Balkan Remix 2011 1,075,033
I wonder why 2011 2,248,504
Probvay se 2012 1,284,616
Pozovi me 2013 4,613,715
Nikoy drug 2013 1,377,555
Nyama da sam az 2013 1,438,848
Zvuk 2013 3,244,846
Piy edno ot mene 2013 1,189,761


Planeta TV Awards[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2008 "Samo moy" Duet of the Year Won
2009 Andrea Most Progressive Performer Won
2010 "Andrea 2010" Album of the year Won
Andrea Success on worldwide stage Won
2011 "Edno" Duet of the Year Won
"Preday se" Artistic presence in a video Won
2012 "Probvay se" Disco hit of the Year Won
Andrea Original performance on stage Won
2013 Andrea Ambassador of Bulgarian music abroad Won
"Nyama da sam az" Disco hit of the Year Won

"Nov Folk" Magazine Awards[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2008 Andrea & Costi Vocal Formation of the Year Won
"Samo moy" Duet of the Year Won
2009 Andrea Success abroad Won
Singer with most hits Won
2010 Andrea Success abroad Won
Original stage performance Won
Singer with most hits Won
2011 "Dokray" Summer hit Won
"Edno" Duet Cover of the year Won
Andrea Success abroad Won

Radio Romantica Awards[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2008 Andrea Most progressive performer Won
2009 Fan favourite Won
2010 "Andrea 2010" Love album of the year Won
2011 "Iskam teb" Love disco hit Won[edit]





2011 "Dokray" Video of the Year Won[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2012 "Probvay se" Hit of the Year Won
"Losha" Video of the year Won[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2011 Andrea Most Popular Balkan Star Won

"Montefolk Awards" Montenegro[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2012 Andrea Most Popular Balkan Star Won

Ladies Awards Beauty & Success[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2012 Andrea Most Successful Singer Won

Kralevski Music Festival - Kralevo[edit]





2013 Andrea European Performer of the Year Won

"Beogradski Pobednik Awards" - Belgrade[edit]





2013 Andrea Balkan Star Won

Fashion Awards[edit]

Year Receiver Award Result
2002 Andrea "Miss Sofia 2002" Won
2005 Andrea "Supermodel of the Year Fan Favourite” Won
2005 Andrea „Supermodel of the Year Vodka Flirt” Won
2005 Andrea "Miss Tourism Bulgaria 2005" Won



  1. ^ "Андреа: Слушам Бетовен и Вивалди (Andrea: I listen to Beethoven and Vivaldi)". Dneven Trud (in Bulgarian). May 15, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Андреа и Шаги в новия албум на Боб Синклер". Novinar (in Bulgarian). December 6, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2010. (referencing Sahara and the members of Sahara joining on the Shaggy song)
  3. ^

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