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|Birth name||Adrian Claudiu Sînă|
|Also known as||Adrian Sina, Adi Sina|
|Born||April 18, 1977|
|Origin||Baia Mare, Romania|
|Genres||House, electronic, dance-pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, DJ, record producer, performer, singer-songwriter, radio DJ, entertainer|
|Labels||Roton, Sisterhoodlive Records|
|Associated acts||Akcent, Ramona Barta, Marius Nedelcu, Edward Maya, Mia Martina, Nico, Lora, Roller Sis, Vivien O'Hara, Beverlei Brown, Sandra N, Ruxandra Bar, Diana Hetea, Maxim, Lidia Buble, etc.|
Adrian Claudiu Sînă (Romanian pronunciation: [adriˈan ˈsɨnə]; born April 18, 1977), better known as Adrian Sina or simply Adi Sina is a Romanian singer-songwriter, record producer, radio DJ and entertainer. He is best known for creating, producing and singing in the dance group Akcent and also for writing and producing mainstream hit songs for himself and other international artists. He started out as a disc jockey in the 1990s and then created a group with his fellow musician Ramona Barta. He came to prominence as a member of Akcent with the song "Ultima vară" (The Last Summer) in 1999. His group was joined by Marius Nedelcu, Sorin Brotnei and Mihai Gruia. Together they scored multiple number-one hits both in Romania and throughout Eastern Europe, especially in the mid- to late 2000s. Their albums have been certified multi-Platinum by the Uniunea Naţională a Producătorilor de Fonograme din România and were sold in millions of copies worldwide. Their signature song was "Kylie", released in 2005.
In the early 2010s, Sina decided to release himself in a solo career and co-opted various recording artists on his side. He started his own record label, Premium Artist (formerly known as Sisterhoodlive Records) and he recorded some solo hits, such as "Hold On", "I Can't Live Without You" and "Angel". In 2011 he was also on the judging panel of the Romanian X Factor where he coached the over 25s. In the meantime, he managed to produce and write several number-one and top-ten hits for up-and-rising artists such as boyband Maxim and songstress Lidia Buble. He released a single, entitled "Arde ceva" (Something Burning) which was released in 2013. Songs "Lacrimi curg" and "Tu m-ai dat gata" followed, and his latest release is a collaboration with Cojo, namely "Zile bune, zile rele".
In 2018 the artist was choosed by Disney Enterprises Inc., to provide the Romanian dub voice of Darwin in the Disney live-action G-Force.
In the past, he wrote all the songs for his band but never ventured on a solo career. In 2010, Adi Sina released his first solo single, called "Hold On". It was a top-thirty success in Romania, but it was also a major hit in other Balkan countries. A year later, he recorded a new song with the vocals of British singer Beverlei Brown. "I Can't Live Without You" became an instant hit in Romania, where it debuted at number-forty on the Romanian Top 100, setting a record for highest debut that week. The record was previously held by Lady Gaga with the song "Alejandro", but it was then broken by Rihanna with "California King Bed", three months after Sina's achievement. The song was also a constant hit at nightclubs all over Europe, with its video being shot in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Later that year, a new song was released, "Angel", featuring Sandra N. and had its video shot in New York City. The song broke into the top ten of the Romanian Top 100 and gave Sina his first solo single to do so. It was also the sixteenth most played song in Romania in 2012 and also one of the best-selling digital singles of that year in Greece.
Return to Akcent and production
He attended classes at the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, preparing himself for being an actor, but then he chose music. He also stated that when he was young he wanted to become a ranger.
- Romanian Top 100 – Year End Chart 2012 (Podcast) Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine[unreliable source?]
- "Adrian Sina a ales muzica, desi voia sa devina padurar". Retrieved January 20, 2013.[unreliable source?]