Andrea (Bulgarian singer)
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|Birth name||Teodora Rumenova Andreeva|
January 23, 1987 |
|Genres||Pop-folk, pop, dance, house|
2006–2008 as Andrea
2008–2012 with Sahara
2012–present as Andrea
|Labels||Roton, Cat Music, Payner, Doctor Music, Yellow Productions, Warner Music, Simply Delicious Music|
|Associated acts||Costi Ionita (Sahara), Bob Sinclar, Shaggy, Mario Winans, Geo Da Silva, Buppy, Serdar Ortac, Azis, Cvija, MC Yankoo, Edward Maya|
Teodora Rumenova Andreeva (born January 23, 1987), best known by her stage name Andrea (Cyrillic: Андреа), is a Bulgarian pop-folk singer. She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara. In 2013, BBC described her as a "pop-folk superstar".
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Andreeva was born in Sofia into a musical family. She took music lessons at an early age from her aunt who was an opera singer in the Vraca Opera. During her teenage years she entered and won several beauty pageants (Miss Sofia, Miss Tourism Bulgaria).
After graduating high school, she was signed with Bulgarian music agencies, Payner Music, and began her career.
In 2008, Andrea met Costi Ionita and together they produced the track "Само Мой". During the next year, they created the duo Sahara. Their next hit song Tyalee was released in 2009 and featured the artist Lenox Brown. The song was released worldwide and known abroad by the name "Tyalee", Избирам Теб in Bulgaria. The English version of the song was produced by Cat Music and soon after Serdar Ortac made a Turkish version with the band Sahara.
In 2010 Andrea released "Неблагодарен" and "Хайде опа".
She followed up with the track "Champagne" featuring previous collaborator Shaggy.
In May 2012, she joined the biggest music company in Romania, Roton Music, where she released a duet with Gabriel Davi "Only You" and a solo track "Hayati" produced by Adrian Sina (Akcent).
Andrea appeared on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Donna Salon International.
Andrea has won over 30 awards like "Balkan Star" on "Beogradski Pobednik" in Belgrade, "European Performer of the Year on "Kralevski Festival" in Kralevo Serbia, "Balkan Star" on "Montefolk Awards" in Montenegro.
- Огън в кръвта (Ogan v kravta) (2008)
- Мен си търсил (Men si tarsil) (2009)
- Andrea (2010)
- Лоша (Losha) (2012)
- "Андреа: Слушам Бетовен и Вивалди (Andrea: I listen to Beethoven and Vivaldi)". Dneven Trud (in Bulgarian). May 15, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
- "Андреа и Шаги в новия албум на Боб Синклер". Novinar (in Bulgarian). December 6, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2010.(referencing Sahara and the members of Sahara joining on the Shaggy song)
- Bulgaria's chalga pop-folk: A cultural rift - BBC News
- Андреа и Alek Sandar впечатлиха CNN и международната преса