Andru Donalds

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Andru Donalds
Born (1974-11-16) 16 November 1974 (age 46)
Kingston, Jamaica
GenresReggae-pop
Reggae
Soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active1994–present
LabelsSony Music
Seven Days Music
313 Music Jwp
Websitehttps://www.andrudonalds.org

Andru Donalds (born 16 November 1974) is a Jamaican musician and vocalist, who also worked in collaboration with the Enigma project. Donalds had a hit single in America in 1995 with "Mishale", which reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Biography[edit]

Andru Donalds was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His musical style ranges from pop, rock and roll, to reggae and ballads. His influences include Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Prince.[2]

Solo career[edit]

After leaving school, Donalds traveled to England, the Netherlands and New York City, to develop his musical abilities as singer and songwriter. He met the producer and songwriter Eric Foster White, who had hits with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Julio Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, and Boyzone. Together they produced the debut album Andru Donalds, with the single "Mishale" becoming successful worldwide.[3]

His second album Damned If I Don't was released in 1997. The song "Somebody's Baby" was used for the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting.[4]

Enigma[edit]

In 1999 Donalds joined Michael Cretu's Enigma project and was the lead singer on 4 studio albums. Cretu also collaborated with him for Donalds' solo albums Snowin’ Under My Skin and Let's Talk About It. A single from Snowin’ Under My Skin, "All Out of Love" reached platinum status.[5]

Andru also co-wrote and performed on "Distorted Love" and "Je t’aime Till My Dying Day" of Enigma's album Seven Lives Many Faces.[6]

Other collaborations[edit]

In 2005 Donalds co-produced and performed the song "And I Feel" for the soundtrack of the German film Barefoot / Barfuß, starring and directed by Til Schweiger.[7]

In 2005 he co-produced with the Ukrainian singer Evgenia Vlasova for the song "Limbo".[8]

Donalds also wrote a song for Sandra, the former wife of Cretu: "The Way I Am", the lead single from her The Art of Love album released in 2007.[9]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Studio albums
  • Andru Donalds (1994)
  • Damned If I Don't (1997)
  • Snowin' Under My Skin (1999)
  • Let's Talk About It (2001)
  • Trouble in Paradise (2010)
Compilations
  • Best Of (2006)
Singles
Year Title
1994 "Mishale"
1995 "Tryin' To Tell Ya"
1997 "(Still) Lovin' You"
1998 "Beautiful Friday"
1999 "All Out Of Love"
1999 "Simple Obsession"
2000 "Precious Little Diamond"
2000 "(I'm Not Your) One Night Lover"
2001 "Hurts To Be in Love"
2001 "Someday"
2006 "Wind of Hope" (radio only)
2006 "Dreamer"
2006 "Let The Stars Fall Down"
2007 AD07 (EP)
2010 "Marble Eyes"
2011 "Falling Down"
2012 "Serenade"
2014 "Life" (with Aboutblank feat. KLC)
2015 "I Believe"
2016 "Cold Nights"

Songs with Enigma[edit]

Year Title
2003 "Boum-Boum"
2003 "In the Shadow, In the Light"
2006 "Hello and Welcome"
2008 "Distorted Love"
2008 "Je T'Aime Till My Dying Day"

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title
1997 "Somebody's Baby"
2005 "And I Feel"

with Eugenia Vlasova[edit]

Albums
Year Title
2006 Wind of Hope

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (7th ed.).
  2. ^ "Interview Andru Donalds". YouTube. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Andru Donalds". mymusicbase.ru. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Various – Good Will Hunting (Music From The Miramax Motion Picture)". Discogs. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Members of the mysterious Enigma project performed live for the first time". originalenigmavoices.com. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Enigma – Seven Lives Many Faces". Discogs. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Various – Barfuss Original Soundtrack". Discogs. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Eugenia Vlasova* & Andru Donalds – Limbo". Discogs. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Sandra – The Way I Am". Discogs. Retrieved 13 November 2020.

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