Andrea (Bulgarian singer)

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Background information
Birth name Teodora Rumenova Andreeva
Born (1987-01-23) January 23, 1987 (age 30)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Pop-folk, pop, dance, house, ethno-electro, techno-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2006–present
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.[1] She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara.[2] In 2013, BBC described her as a "pop-folk superstar".[3]


Andreeva was born in Sofia into a musical family.[citation needed] She took music lessons at an early age from her aunt who was an opera singer in the Vraca Opera.[citation needed] During her teenage years she entered and won several beauty pageants (Miss Sofia, Miss Tourism Bulgaria).[citation needed]

After graduating high school, she was signed with Bulgarian music agencies, Payner Music, and began her career.[citation needed]

In 2008, Andrea met Costi Ionita and together they produced the track "Само Мой". During the next year, they created the duo Sahara.[citation needed] Their next hit song Tyalee was released in 2009 and featured the artist Lenox Brown.[citation needed] The song was released worldwide and known abroad by the name "Tyalee", Избирам Теб in Bulgaria.[citation needed] The English version of the song was produced by Cat Music and soon after Serdar Ortac made a Turkish version with the band Sahara.[citation needed]

Sahara released another single called "Bellezza" with Buppy and Geo deSilva.[citation needed] "Bellezza" (Моята Порода) was released in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and France.[citation needed]

In 2010 Andrea released "Неблагодарен" and "Хайде опа".[citation needed]

Andrea and Costi then went to Miami to work on a new track, "I Wanna", performed with Bob Sinclar and Shaggy.[citation needed] "I Wanna" was released in 2010 in over 50 countries.[citation needed]

The next Sahara song was called "Mine" featuring American R&B singer Mario Winans.[citation needed]

She was a TV show host for 3 months on UTV Romania.[citation needed]

She followed up with the track "Champagne" featuring previous collaborator Shaggy.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

Andrea appeared on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Donna Salon International.[citation needed]

In 2014 Andrea released her song with Alek Sandar "Peaceful Place". CNN also mentioned Andrea's duet with Alek Sandar on Planeta TV Awards[4]

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.[citation needed]


Andrea discography

  • Огън в кръвта (Ogan v kravta) (2008)
  • Мен си търсил (Men si tarsil) (2009)
  • Andrea (2010)
  • Лоша (Losha) (2012)


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