Andrea (Bulgarian singer)

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Andrea
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 Studio, Yellow Productions, Warner Music, Simply Delicious Music
Associated acts Costi Ioniță, 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]

Biography[edit]

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 performs 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.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Andrea discography

International Singles[edit]

Single Year Album
"TYALEE"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Buppy)
2009 ---
"BELLEZZA"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Geo Da Silva)
2009 ---
"I WANNA"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Bob Sinclar & Shaggy)
2010 ---
"MINE"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Mario Winans)
2010 ---
"CHAMPAGNE"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Shaggy)
2011 ---
"I WONDER WHY"
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2011 ---
"ONLY YOU"
(Andrea featuring Gabriel Davi)
2012 ---
"HAYATI"
(Andrea)
2013 ---
"PEACEFUL PLACE"
(Andrea featuring Alek Sandar)
2014 ---
"CHUPA SONG"
(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
"SAMO MOI"
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2008 Men si tarsil
"NAI VELIK" 2008 Men si tarsil
"DAI MI VSICHKO" 2008 Men si tarsil
"IZBIRAM TEB"
(Andrea & Costi featuring Buppy)
2009 Men si tarsil
"MEN SI TARSIL" 2009 Men si tarsil
"UPOTREBENA"
(Andrea featuring Costi)
2009 Men si tarsil
"MOIATA PORODA"
(Andrea featuring Geo Da Silva)
2009 Men si tarsil
"IZLUJI ME" 2009 Andrea 2010
"SANIRIM"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Serdar Ortac)
2010 ---
"S TEB DA BADEM PAK" 2010 Andrea 2010
"NEBLAGODAREN" 2010 Andrea 2010
"BLIASAK NA KRISTALI"
(Andrea featuring Galena)
2010 Andrea 2010
"HAIDE OPA" 2010 Andrea 2010
"NE GI PRAVI TIA RABOTI" 2010 Andrea 2010
"KUSAI ETIKETA" 2010 Andrea 2010
"YILDIZ"
(Andrea & Costi (SAHARA) featuring Serdar Ortac)
2011 ---
"NA EKS"
(Andrea featuring ork. Kristali)
2011 Losha
"DOKRAI" 2011 Losha
"PREDAI SE"
(Andrea featuring ork. Boris Soltariiski)
2011 Losha
"EDNO"
(Andrea featuring Boris Dali)
2011 Losha
"LOSHA" 2012 Losha
"PROBVAI SE"
(Andrea featuring Azis)
2012 ---
"ISKAM, ISKAM" 2012 ---
"LOSH GEROI" 2013 ---
"POZOVI ME"
(Andrea featuring Cvija)
2013 ---
"BEZ OKOVI"
(Andrea featuring Honn Kong)
2013 ---
"NIKOI DRUG" 2013 ---
"NIAMA DA SAM AZ" 2013 ---
"ZVUK"
(Andrea featuring MC Yankoo)
2013 ---
"PIY EDNO OT MENE"
(Andrea featuring Djena)
2013 ---
"NAY DOBRATA" 2014 ---

Compilations[edit]

  • Starfloor 2010 - I wanna (France 2010)
  • Bob Sinclar - Made In Jamaïca in 2010 - I wanna (France 2010)
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS House: The Hit Compilation - Champagne (2011)
  • Various Artists - Fresh Dance - Champagne (2011)
  • 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

Awards[edit]

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

Hotnews.bg[edit]

Year

Receiver

Award

Result

2011 "Dokray" Video of the Year Won

Signal.bg[edit]

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

Folk-estrada.bloger.hr[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]

Year

Receiver

Award

Result

2013 Andrea European Performer of the Year Won

"Beogradski Pobednik Awards" - Belgrade[edit]

Year

Receiver

Award

Result

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

Tours[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21364650

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