Anda (singer)

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Anda
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Anda in March 2016
Background information
Birth nameWon Min-ji
Also known asAndamiro
Born (1991-02-05) February 5, 1991 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2012–present
Labels
EducationSungkyunkwan University
Korean name
Hangul
원민지
Hanja
元敏智
Revised RomanizationWon Min-ji
McCune–ReischauerWŏn Minchi
Stage name
Hangul
안다
Revised RomanizationAnda
McCune–ReischauerAnda

Won Min-ji (Korean원민지; born February 5, 1991),[1] better known by her stage name Anda (Korean안다), is a South Korean pop singer who debuted in 2012 using the stage name Andamiro.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

From a young age, Anda wanted to become a singer. With a distinct facial structure, she had received various comments about her aimed career, which caused her to hesitate on pursuing her desired career path.[citation needed]

While trying hard to achieve her dream, Anda failed the entrance examination for university. This made her confidence level hit rock bottom. The following year, she tried again and finally passed the entrance examination for the Performing Arts Department at Sungkyunkwan University.[citation needed]

2012: Debut[edit]

In 2012, Anda finally debuted as Andamiro under Trophy Entertainment with the dance single "Don't Ask" featuring Yang Dong-geun, gaining attention with the unique style of music, it has also earned her the nickname, "Korea's Lady Gaga".[3]

Later in the year, Anda released another single with Euro-dance style called "Hypnotize" showing her powerful vocal skills. Other than the original Korean version, an English version, a Spanish version and a remix were also released. The other released versions of the song gained much global attention, particularly from Spain.[citation needed]

2015: Comeback with "Mastering", "It's Goin' Down" and "Touch"[edit]

In 2015, Anda came back with a dance single called "Mastering" under Emperor Entertainment Korea. "Mastering" is a medium tempo song with an EDM beat and an urban R&B style produced by top producer Choi Joon Young. The song "Mastering" uses simple and sweet lyrics which gives a romantic feel to it.[4]

"It's Goin' Down" is a hip hop genre song collaborated with The Quiett. The lyrics suggest to enjoy the youth time and leave all concerns behind.[citation needed]

In June, Anda released the single "Touch", which gained a lot of attention nationally and internationally for the "Girl on Girl" concept and Mark Romanek directed Criminal inspired in the Music Video.[5][6]

2017–present: Label changes and What You Waiting For[edit]

In August 2017, Anda signed an exclusive contract with Esteem Entertainment[7] before eventually signing to the YG Entertainment subsidiary, YGX, in July 2018.[8]

On March 6, 2019 Anda released her first digital single and also the first single under new label titled What You Waiting For, on which she collaborated with YG Entertainment's producer R.Tee.[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
KOR
[10]
Hypnotize
Track listing
  1. Hypnotize
  2. Fever
  3. I Don`t Care Feat. Dani B. & Jonathan Carey
  4. Good Luck To You
  5. Dr. Feelgood (주치의)
  6. Don't Ask (말고) Feat. YDG
  7. Hypnotize (English Ver.)
  8. Hypnotize (Areia Balkan Ver.)
  9. Hypnotize (Club Extended Mix Ver.)
  10. Hypnotize (Club Extended Mix English Ver.)
75
Do Worry Be Happy (with Primary)
  • Released: April 3, 2018
  • Label: Amoeba Culture
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. The open boat Feat. colde
  2. Zeppelin
  3. Dressroom
  4. Moonlight (월명야 月明夜) feat. Xin Seha
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
KOR
[11]
As lead artist
"Don't Ask" (말고) (as Andamiro) (feat. YDG) 2012 Hypnotize
"Hypnotize (Spanish Ver.)" (as Andamiro) 2013 Non-album singles
"Waiting" (as Andamiro) (feat. Double K)
"Mastering" (S대는 갔을텐데) 2015
"Touch"
"Taxi" 2016
"Like Family" (가족같은)
Collaborations
"It's Goin' Down" (with The Quiett) 2015 Non-album singles
"What You Waiting For" (뭘기다리고있어) (with R.Tee) 2019
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[12]
KOR
Hot.

[13]
"Nobody Knows" (아무도 모르게) 2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors OST Part 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Anna

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Episodes
2015 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 291

292

298

299

304

311

312

2015 Saturday Night Live Korea (Season 6) 20

27

2017 Video Star (Season 2) 28

Video Appearances[edit]

Year Title Notes
2015 MAXIM Korea Magazine Photoshoot
2015 Glance TV ICONIC LIVE

References[edit]

  1. ^ "안다, K2 모델로 발탁… 현빈과 함께 호흡 '기대감UP'". Korea Herald Business (in Korean). February 3, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "ANDAMIRO (안다미로)". KBS World Radio. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Anda (Korea's Lady Gaga) on Purplesta". Archived from the original on January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Anda releases MV for "Mastering"". Koreaboo. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "ANDA releases risque 'Touch' MV featuring girl-on-girl action".
  6. ^ "K-Pop Singer Anda Continues To Push Her Sound And Style To The Limit On 'Touch'".
  7. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=382&aid=0000587230
  8. ^ Park, So-young (July 21, 2018). "[단독] YG 양현석, 안다와 가수 계약..승리 신곡 MV에 여주 투입". Onsen (in Korean). Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 19.02.26 R.Tee x ANDA". YGX (in Korean). February 26, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  11. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference gaon was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ "It's Me – Korea K-Pop Hot 100 (September 8, 2012". Billboard Charts.

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