Heaven (Romanian band)

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Heaven
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Heaven posing throughout a photo shoot in 2010;
Background information
Origin Vaslui, Romania
Genres Dance-pop
Years active 2005 (2005) – 2012
Labels Heaven Artist Company (formerly)
Cat Music (2005-2007)
Website www.trupaheaven.com (Romanian)
Members Adina Postelnicu
Roxana Postelnicu
Aliana Roșca
Past members Roxana Spoială

Heaven is a Romanian dance-pop girl group comprising lead singer Adina Postelnicu alongside her sister Roxana and Aliana Roșca. Formed in early 2005 in Vaslui,[1] the band was launched into local recognition following the release of their best-selling debut single, named “Pentru totdeauna”, which was a hit on the Romanian charts.[2] Heaven's debut album, titled O Parte Din Rai, was released in Romania in spring 2006 and has been compiled under the auspices of Cat Music.[1]

In 2008, after just one album and some initial success, Roxana Spoială departed and since the introduction of Aliana Roșca the band has been working on a new studio album, titled So Lonely, whose official release is scheduled for November 2010.[3]

History[edit]

2005-2008: Formation and commercial success[edit]

Formed in early 2005 in Vaslui,[1] Heaven was eventually managed by Radu Groza who helped them in signing a contract with Cat Music.[4] The band was launched into local recognition following the release of their best-selling debut single, named “Pentru totdeauna”, which topped the Romanian charts.[2] Same year later they started promoting a new song, titled “Du-ma pe o stea”, which brought them back into the spotlight.[5] Heaven's debut album, named O Parte Din Rai, was released in Romania in spring 2006; being compiled under the auspices of Cat Music, the record contains the two singles promoted before, but also some new tracks produced by Gabi Huiban.[1][6] Simultaneously Heaven started promoting a new single, “O Parte Din Rai”, whose military-themed video costed approximately 10.000 $.[7] As a reward for its commercial success, the band received the "Best New Act" prize at the 2006 MTV Romania Music Awards.[3]

In early 2007 Heaven collaborated with the American pop band No Mercy on a new single called “Let's Dance”.[8] At the end of the same year Heaven received a new MTV RMA award, this time for its website.[9] Gradually some management issues appeared and throughout 2008 one of its original members, Roxana Spoială, left the group in order to pursue a solo career;[10][11] furthermore, Heaven parted ways with Radu Groza and Cat Music. Simultaneously the band promoted a new single, called “Kiss Me”, which enjoyed moderate success.[12]

2009-10: Recent activity[edit]

Spoială was eventually replaced by Aliana Roșca and Heaven started working with Costi Ioniţă, a well-known Romanian producer.[13][14][15] Eventually they released a single, entitled "Sexy Girl" (composed by Alexandru Pelin, Gabriel Huiban, Deaconu Dan Andrei and promoted under the management of Heaven Artist Company), which has received favorable reactions from both the public and press.[16][17] The track has topped the Maltese and Cypriot charts for several weeks in summer 2010 and shortly after the band started touring the Mediterranean region.[18][19] Since late 2009 the band has been working on a new studio album, titled So Lonely, whose official release is scheduled for November 2010.[3] In late 2010 Heaven performed in the U.S., in front of the Romanian diaspora.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • “Pentru totdeauna” (2005)
  • “Du-mă pe o stea” (2005)
  • “O Parte Din Rai” (2006)
  • “Let's Just Dance” feat. No Mercy (2007)
  • “Kiss Me” (2008)
  • “So Lonely” (2009)
  • Sexy Girl” feat. Glance (2010)
  • “Dynamite” (2011)
  • “Party” feat. Nonis (2011)
  • “Sunshine” (2012)
  • "Invelente - ma cu tine" (2012)
  • "Viata - i frumoasa" (2013)
  • "Good times" feat. Glance (2013)
  • "Isteria" feat. Glance (2013)

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Note
2006 Romanian Music Awards Best New Act “Pentru totdeauna” Won
[3]
2007 Romanian Top Hits Girls - The Best Hit “O Parte Din Rai” Nominated
[20]
Public's favourite act (voted by the romanian diaspora in Torino)
Won
[21]
Romanian Music Awards Best Website trupaheaven.com Won
[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Vasluiencele de la Heaven". obiectivdevaslui.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Trupa Heaven calatoreste printre stele". news.softpedia.com (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "See>>Istoric". trupaheaven.com (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Heaven așteaptă banii de la Radu Groza". ziarulring.com (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Biografie - Heaven". stiumuzica.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Heaven: O Parte Din Rai (2006)". eok.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Heaven, videoclip de 10.000 euro". curierulnational.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Vedete internaţionale la "Euro Callatis"". telegrafonline.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Premiile Muzicale MTV Romania, puntea dintre artisti si fani". apropo.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Roxana Spoiala a parasit trupa Heaven". muzica.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Roxana, ex-Heaven, devine Shanna". cancan.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Kiss Me, noul single Heaven". vedeta.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ "HOT NEW: HEAVEN – So Lonely". heavyrotation.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Single nou Heaven - "So Lonely"". muzica-ok.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Alianna de la Heaven, un destin schimbat". revistafelicia.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Update: Heaven – Sexy Girls + official news!". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Heaven – filmari videoclip "Sexy Girl" feat Glance". monden.info (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Trupa Heaven a dat lovitura cu melodia "Sexy girl" şi pleacă în Malta". libertatea.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Heaven sparg topurile in strainatate cu "Sexy Girl"!". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Favoritii Galei Romanian Top Hits". kudika.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Fetele de la Heaven, puse pe fapte bune". stiri.acasa.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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