Natalia Barbu

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Natalia Barbu
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Background information
Born (1979-08-22) August 22, 1979 (age 35)
Bălţi, Moldova
Genres Pop rock, gothic rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, violin
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sony BMG, Cat Music, Rassada Music
Website http://www.nataliabarbu.com/

Natalia Barbu (born 22 August 1979 in Bălţi) is a Moldovan singer and songwriter. She is best known for representing Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Fight".

Music career[edit]

Throughout her career, Natalia has worked with a group of musicians called Trigon on an alternative jazz-folk experiment. She writes her own lyrics, composes the music for most of her songs, and collaborates on the arrangements with her crew.

In 2006, Natalia Barbu signed a three year contract with Cat Music Records (Sony Music) office in Bucharest.

Her main success has been the release of her single "Îngerul meu" (My Angel) in Romania. The song remained in the Romanian Top 100 for 11 weeks at No.1, and was much featured on MTV Romania.[1]

On 14 December 2006, Barbu was selected to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Fight".[2] At the contest, she qualified from the semi-final on 10 May 2007 and ultimately placed 10th in the final on 12 May 2007, scoring 109 points.[3]

In 2012, she began collaboration with musical producer Radu Sirbu and songwriter Ana Sirbu (Sianna) under the label Rassada Music. At the end of the summer Natalia premiered her new track, "I Said It’s Sad", which she says is a major style change for her. The new song reached #1 position in Top 10 Airplay Moldova. Later in 2012, she released "Iubire Cu Aroma De Cafea", and "Confession", which will participate at the Romanian national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2013.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Barbu married a Romanian millionaire and currently lives with him in Romania.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Între ieri şi azi (Between Yesterday And Today) (2001)
  • Zbor De Dor (2003)
  • Eurovision Song Contest - Helsinki 2007 (2007)
  • Fight - 2007
  • I Said it's Sad (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natalia Barbu 2007 at ESC
  2. ^ Viniker, Barry (14 December 2006). "Exclusive: It's Natalia Barbu For Moldova". Esctoday.com. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Rassada Music: Bio of Natalia Barbu
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 January 2013). "Romania: Natalia Barbu Wants To Represent Her New Home". Eurovoix. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

Interview[edit]

Natalia gave an interview for Wikipedia: About this sound listen 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Arsenium & Natalia Gordienko
feat. Connect-R
with Loca
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Geta Burlacu
with A Century of Love