Winta

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Winta
Birth name Winta Efrem
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2002–present
Labels daWorks Records
Website http://www.wintaonline.com

Winta Efrem (born 20 March 1984) is a Norwegian R&B and soul musician from Oslo. She grew up in Oslo, Norway.[1] Winta has been interested in music since she was a child.[2]

Winta's debut album was released May 2004. From 2002-2004 she made three music videos for the singles "Emotions", "Hot Romance (Rok With You)" and "I Want U", all directed by Norwegian video director Ray Kay. Her 2004 hit single "Hot Romance (Rok With You)" was written by Taio Cruz.

Friday 9 September 2011 Winta released her first album ("My Life") in seven years. The album included the singles "Top of the World", "Nails on a Chalkboard", "My Life", "Heart On Fire (Merry-Go-Round)", "Amazes Me", "Just For Tonight", "Storm In Paradise" and "No Last Regrets".

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Emotions" (daWorks, 2003)
  • "Emotions" (daWorks, 2003) remix featuring Diaz
  • "Trippin'" (daWorks, 2003) featuring Aphletik
  • "Julekveldsvise" (daWorks, 2003) duet with Maria Arredondo, from the album Nå har vi vaske golvet - Sanger av Alf Prøysen
  • "I Want U" (daWorks, 2004)
  • "Hot Romance (Rok Wit You)" (daWorks, 2004) featuring Anton Gordon
  • "Teaser" (daWorks, 2005)
  • "Good Times (Hitesh Remix)" (daWorks, 2005)
  • "Top Of The World" (daWorks, 2007)[3]
  • "Nails on a Chalkboard" (daWorks, 2010)
  • "My Life" (daWorks, 2011)
  • "Heart On Fire (Merry-Go-Round)" (daWorks, 2011)
  • "Amazes Me" (daWorks, 2011)
  • «Just For Tonight» (daWorks, 2011)
  • «Storm In Paradiset» (daWorks, 2012)
  • «No Last Regrets» (daWorks, 2012)
  • «Not Afraid» (daWorks, 2013)
  • «Drip» featuring Johnel (daWorks, 2013)

Albums[edit]

  • First (daWorks - 2004)[4]
  • My Life (daWorks - 2011)

Reception[edit]

An Adressa reviewer said that her album First is good, too long, and that it is a hint of something great coming.[5] Her single "Emotions" was a radio hit and her other single "Trippin" became a minor radio hit.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lund, Miriam. "Winta will win England". Aftenpoften. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Bratholm, Eva (25 May 2004). "Winta to light". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Winta". Emusic. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Winta". Mic. 6 August 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Good jump". Adressa. 6 January 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Johansen, Rune (5 July 2004). "Winta". Artistar. Retrieved 2 November 2009.