Andrea (Bulgarian singer)
Andrea at the X Annual Music Awards of Planeta TV, 26 February 2013
|Birth name||Teodora Rumenova Andreeva|
January 23, 1987 |
|Genres||Pop-folk, chalga, Balkan pop|
|Occupations||Singer, performer, model, dancer, actress|
Payner (2006–present)Roton (2012–present)
|Associated acts||Costi Ioniţă, Bob Sinclar, Shaggy, Mario Winans, Geo Da Silva, Anelia, Galena|
Teodora Rumenova Andreeva (born January 23, 1987), best known by her stage name Andrea (Cyrillic: Андреа), is a Bulgarian pop-folk singer. She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara.
At the start of her career, Andrea was offered a solo recording contract, but declined.
Her musical career began with the help of her producer Lyusi Ilarionov. Her first song, “Kato nepoznat”, was released in June 2006 and her first music video one month later. In March 2008 Andrea released her first album, Ogan v kravta. In August of the same year she sang a duet Samo moi with the Romanian star Costi Ionita and the song became a summer hit. Then they started to work together and released many hits, including the duets Izbiram teb, Upotrebena, Neblagodaren, Lazha go s teb, and Lyubovnik. Also, Costi is the composer of Andrea’s other best hits like "Men si tarsil", "Day mi vsichko, Hayde, Opa", "Izlazhi me" and many others included on her albums Men si tarsil (released in October 2009) and Andrea (released in December 2010). Андреа & Costi are working together in a project called Sahara and make modern dance music for European and International audiences. Some of their tracks are in collaboration with world music stars including Bob Sinclar, Shaggy, and Mario Winans.
In June 2008, she appeared on the cover and in a feature in the Bulgarian edition of Playboy.
In 2009, as part of Sahara she recorded a single called Bellezza with Geo Da Silva. She appears as part of Sahara in the 2010 song and video for DJ Bob Sinclar's song I Wanna, also featuring Shaggy.
In 2011 she expanded some of her music to America such as Mine ft. Mario Winas, and Champagne ft. Shaggy. Now she is working on several new songs, some that are released this year is "Na eks" featuring "Kristal". She is preparing to release her new song by Mid July 2011, "Dokray". Andrea has just released a song with Bulgarian singer Boris Soltariyiski called, "Preday se", this Fall. The video was released in late September.
In early 2012 Andrea released the song 'Losha'. Losha became Number 1 in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. The making of the Losha video cost 32.000 Bulgarian Leva and it was the most talked about video in Bulgaria. The video depicts Andrea reborn from Christ then going to Heaven as an angel. The video caused controversy and stirred negative media attention from journalists. However, Losha became the Number 1 video in Bulgaria's biggest Web site. In mid-2012 Andrea stopped working with Costi and began looking for a solo career. In June 2012 she released a dance-pop song 'Only You' produced by Roton. 'Only You' became a Summer hit in Bulgaria and Romania, while also winning song of the year. Andrea has also been busy with collaboration projects. She released several duets with Azis called 'Probvai Se' and her song 'Iskam Iskam'.
- Planeta Derby Plus (2008)
- Planeta Derby 2009 (2009)
- Planeta Derby 2010 (2010)
- Balkan Stars Night (2012) – with Serbian singer Indira Radić
- "Андреа: Слушам Бетовен и Вивалди (Andrea: I listen to Beethoven and Vivaldi)". Dneven Trud (in Bulgarian). May 15, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
- "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)
- Payner CD Catalog, Retrieved June 24, 2010
- "Искай ме! (Playboy 8 fast facts about Andrea)". Playboy (Bulgarian edition). June 2008. Retrieved June 25, 2010.(nudity)
- "Златка в клип на Андреа". Novinar (in Bulgarian). September 14, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2010.(reporting on recording of song, in both English and Bulgarian)
- "Шаги се увърта около Андреа". Dneven Trud (in Bulgarian). March 10, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.(reporting on Andrea traveling to Miami for the video shoot)