Irina Rimes

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Irina Rimes
Irina Rimes at a concert (Bucharest, 2018)
Irina Rimes at a concert (Bucharest, 2018)
Background information
Also known as
  • Irina Rîmeș
  • Irina Remesh
  • Ira
Born (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 29)
Izvoare, Moldavian SSR, USSR
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
LabelsGlobal Records Genre : Pop, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Shoegazing, Jazz Fusion , Universal Music Group, Quantum Music[1]

Irina Rimes (born 22 August 1991),[1] also known as Irina Remesh or Irra, is a Moldovan-born Romanian singer and songwriter, who is one of the four coaches of the Vocea României.[2] She works and lives in Bucharest, Romania.[3]

In 2019 the artist was chosen by Warner Bros Animation to provide the Romanian voice of Whatevra Wanabi in the animated movie The Lego Movie 2 [4]

Early life and career[edit]

1991–2015: Childhood and beginnings in music[edit]

Irina was born on 22 August 1991 in the Florești District and is the first child of Valentina and Fiodor Rîmeș;[5] she has a younger brother, Vitali.[6] Irina has stated in interviews that her family nourished her interest for music, especially her father and paternal grandmother, the latter of which had a very good voice, according to Irina — "grandma used to be a part of a church choir and I remember how she would sit on the stove and sing carols to us".[7] Rimes manifested an interest towards writing and composing from an early age: "I started writing poetry when I was in grade 0. I remember that I learned to sing, write and read at home."[8] The artist moved to Soroca when she started studying at the "Constantin Stere" Theoretical High School until 2010; she later graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Plastic Arts in Chișinău.[9] In 2012, Irina Rimes participated in the talent show Fabrica de staruri, where she was a finalist.[10]

2016–present: "Visele" and Despre el[edit]

Rimes moved to Romania in 2016, when she signed with Quantum Music. Her first single, "Visele" (The dreams), peaked at #1 in Romania Airplay 100 in 2016[11] and got her an award for the best début of the year at the Radio România Music Awards in 2017.[12] Rimes has also penned songs for various Romanian artists, such as Inna, Raluka, Andra, Alina Eremia, Nicoleta Nucă and Antonia.[12][13] The Romanian branch of Cosmopolitan named her "the revelation of 2016".[14] In 2017, Rimes signed a contract with Universal Music France and released her first album, Despre el (About him).[12] In 2018, she became one of the four coaches of Vocea României.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Despre el (2017)
  • Cosmos (2018)
  • Pastila (2020)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year ROU[15] Album
"Visele" 2016 1 Despre el
"Ce s-a întâmplat cu noi" 2017 11
"My Favourite Man" 29 Non-album single
"Bolnavi amândoi" 5 Despre el
"Beau" 2018 52 Cosmos
"În locul meu"
"Cel mai bun prieten"
"Cel mai bun DJ (feat. The Motans)" 15
"Nu știi tu să fii bărbat" 9
"In palme" 2019 52 TBA
"3 Inimi (feat Carla's Dreams)" 2020 15
"Your Love" (Cris Cab feat. Irina Rimes) 13

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year ROU[15] Album
"Iubirea noastră mută" 2016 84 Despre el
"Da' ce tu"
"Haina ta"
"Bandana" (feat. Killa Fonic) 2017 97
"Cosmos"
"Octombrie Roșu"
"Eroii pieselor noastre"
"Dans" 2019 Cosmos
"24:00"
"Ce se intampla, doctore?"
"Nicaieri"
"Dorule"
"Baiatul Meu Frumos" 2020
"Sarea de pe rana" 41
"Perfectul Imperfect" Pastila

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year ROU[15] Album
"I Loved You" (DJ Sava feat. Irina Rimes) 2016 24 Non-album single
"Cupidon" (Guess Who feat. Irina Rimes) 2017 4 Un Anonim Celebru
"Piesa noastră" (Killa Fonic feat. Irina Rimes) Lama Crima
"Stai lângă mine" (Vunk feat. Irina Rimes) Extrovertit
"POEM" (The Motans feat. Irina Rimes) 2019 1 My Rhythm & Soul
"Schhh" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes) Non-album single
"Hero" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes)
"Nu Vreau" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes) 2020

As a songwriter for other artists[edit]

Year Song Artist Co-writers Album
2016 "Ieri erai” Raluka Raluca Nistor
Theea Miculescu
Alexandru Antonescu
Marius Ivancea
Non-album single
"Zbor” Raluka Raluca Nistor
Catalin Tamazlicaru
Andrei Ioniță
"Cum ar fi?” Inna Alexandra Apostoleanu Nirvana
2017 "Dor de tine” Antonia Alex Cotoi Non-album single
"Poartă-mă” Alina Eremia 360
"Sunt puternică” Andra Iubirea schimbă tot
"Minte-mă” Karmen Achi Petre
Vlad Lucan
Non-album single
"Du-mă spre noi” Raluka
"Ai uitat cine ești” Nicoleta Nucă
2018 "Nu acum” Ilinca
"CSF, n-ai CSF” Ana Baniciu
"Undone” Raluka Nicoleta Gavriliță

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lena Negru (1 July 2016). ""Visele" Irinei Rimes". Jurnal de Chișinău.
  2. ^ a b "Irina Rimes va fi antrenor la "Vocea României". Ce schimbări mai urmează". Știrile Pro TV. 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ "#Exclusiv – "Am tăcut vreo câteva luni, aproape un an, ca să am vocea asta", Irina Rimes". 1music.ro. 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.protv.ro/filme/irina-rimes-este-o-regina-extravaganta-pe-marile-ecrane.html
  5. ^ "Irina Rimes' profile". Ok.ru. 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Irina Rimes' brother's profile". Ok.ru. 22 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Irina Rimes, primul interviu alături de mama ei". A1.ro. 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Irina Rimes, cu mama de mâna la avanpremiera filmului despre albumul ei! Seamănă?". Click.ro. 22 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Irina Rimes' Facebook profile". Retrieved 22 November 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  10. ^ Mihaela Costache (23 May 2016). "Irina Rimes un nou artist în România!". București FM.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ a b c Alexandra Constanda (10 April 2017). "Irina Rimes a semnat cu una dintre cele mai importante case de discuri din Franța: ce presupune noul proiect și primele declarații". Adevărul.
  13. ^ "TOP 4 piese compuse de Irina Rimes pentru alți artiști". ZU TV.
  14. ^ Alina Neamțu (28 December 2016). "Irina Rimes, revelația anului 2016". Cosmopolitan.
  15. ^ a b c "Kiss FM Live - #1 HIT RADIO". Kissfm.ro. Retrieved 5 March 2020.