Morandi (band)

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Morandi
Origin Bucharest, Romania
Genres Europop, dance
Years active 2004–present
Labels Universal Music Romania
Website http://www.morandi-music.com/

Morandi is a Romanian Europop music group composed of Marius Moga and Andrei Ştefan Ropcea (Randi). The group's name derives from the first two letters of Moga's name and Ropcea's nickname, Randi, creating Morandi.

Musical career[edit]

Andrei Ropcea (Randi) in 2011
Marius Moga in 2011

Aside from being successful in Romania, the group ranked highly on several pan-European charts (including the MTV Europe chart and the World Chart Express) and became probably the most successful band in the history of Eastern Europe after O-Zone[citation needed]. Their music is very popular among young people in Russia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Morandi were nominated as Best Romanian Act both at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards and 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards and won the award at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. "Angels" was called "Most successful track 2008" in Russia.

A new album, Zebra, has been deferred several times. Morandi have continued to tour and perform concerts for an extended time, flying all over Europe. In the fifth week of 2011 Morandi released "Angels" in France. Up to now the song peaked at chart position 16 of the official French music chart.[1]

New single, "Everytime we touch", was released on January 21, 2013. This song was performed in Russia on Europa Plus radiostation on December 31, 2012.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Best of Morandi (2011)

Singles[edit]

The single "Angels" sold 1.45 million copies in Russia and went 7x platinum as ring-back tone and gold as realtone.[2][3] The single "Save me" went 2x platinum with 400,000 copies sold[4]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
ROM
[5]
RUS
[6]
SVK
[7]
BGR
[8]
CZE
[9]
HUN
[10]
FRA
[11]
US
Digital

[12]
2004 "Love Me" 3 212 Reverse
"Beijo (Uh-La-La)" 1 54
2006 "Falling Asleep" 1 Mindfields
"A La Lujeba" 1
"Oh La La"
(English version of "Beijo")
N/A
2007 "Afrika" 2 105 N3XT
"Angels (Love Is the Answer)" 1 1 1 1 1 3 16
2008 "Save Me"
(featuring Helene)
3 3 13 2 1 25 4
2009 "Сolors" 9 1 1 1 4 7 Best of Morandi
2010 "Rock the World" 43 30 42
2011 "Midnight Train" 5 23
"Serenada" 215 Forthcoming fourth studio album
2013 "Everytime We Touch" 40
2014 "Living Without You" 154
"Summer In December"
(featuring Inna)
89
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Music videos[edit]

  • 2006 – Beijo
  • 2006 – Love Me
  • 2006 – Falling Asleep
  • 2006 – A la Lujeba
  • 2007 – Afrika
  • 2007 – Angels
  • 2008 – Save Me
  • 2009 – Colors
  • 2010 – Rock The World
  • 2011 – Midnight Train
  • 2011 – Serenada
  • 2013 – Everytime we touch
  • 2014 – Living without you
  • 2014 – Summer in December


Soundtracks[edit]

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