Andreea Bănică

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For the journalist, see Andreea Marin Bănică.
2014 photo of Andreea Banica

Andreea Bănică (born June 21, 1978) is a Romanian singer. She was part of the group Exotic, alongside Claudia Pătrăşcanu and Julia Chelaru. She subsequently formed the band Blondy with Cristina Rus.[1][2][3] Afterwards, she started a solo career, winning awards at ceremonies including the Romanian Music Awards, Romanian Top Hits, MTV European Music Awards and the Balkan Music Awards. Her songs "Love In Brazil" and "Sexy" reached number one in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.

Career[edit]

2014 photo of Andreea Banica

She first came to public attention at the 1998 Mamaia Festival. Along with Claudia Pătrăşcanu and Julia Chelaru, she started the group Exotic. In the two years they were together, the group released three singles ("Watch me", "Sexy" and "A Kiss"), and recorded two albums: Sexxy and Passionate.

Bănică started her solo career after leaving Exotic. In 2001, together with Rus, she formed the group Blondy. The group released three albums (So Close, Part of You, Sweet and Bitter) and a replay. Altogether, Blondy released six videos, and won the award for best dance troupe offered by Radio Romania in 2003.[citation needed] Rus left the band in 2005, launching a solo career. Bănică continued with Blondy. Dansez, Dansez, an album composed by Laurentiu Duta, achieved gold status for sales[citation needed]. Two singles were released, "Lovers" and "Sweet and Bitter".

Bănică single "Fiesta" gave her a number one hit on the Romanian charts.[citation needed] She received an MTV award for "Best Solo Artist."[citation needed] After that, she performed under her own name.[citation needed]

Her second solo album was entitled Rendez-vous, from which "Fiesta" was released as a single. The second single from this album was "Rendez-vous".

In 2008 she released a new video for the song "Trust", directed by Dragos Buliga. In the spring of that year she released, "Hooky Song" featuring Smiley, with a video directed by Iulian Moga.[citation needed]

She released a video for the song "Le Ri Ra" in March of 2009 despite being pregnant.[citation needed] In August 2009, a new single, "Samba", was released in collaboration with Dony.[citation needed] This single won her the RMA Best Video award in 2010.[citation needed] In early 2011, a Best Of collection was released.[citation needed] At the RRA Awards, her 2011 song "Love in Brazil" was named best Latin dance song.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2005: Dansez, Dansez
  • 2007: Rendez-vous

EP[edit]

  • 2010: Love in Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sex Bomb Guardian" Julia Chelaru, September 14, 2007, Corina Stoica, Guardian, accessed on 27 June 2011.
  2. ^ Pentru astăzi, "Sex Bomb Gardianul", Julia Chelaru, 14 Septembrie 2007, Corina Stoica, Gardianul, accesat la 27 iunie 2011
  3. ^ Cum s-au cizelat fetele noastre celebre. Sau nu, 2 februarie 2010, Doina Goanta, perfecte.ro, accesat la 27 iunie 2011

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