Neja (singer)

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Neja
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Background information
Birth name Agnese Cacciola
Born (1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 46)
Origin Turin, Italy
Genres Dance-pop, Pop jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Universal Music, SAIFAM, New Music International

Agnese Cacciola (born August 15, 1972), best known as Neja, is an Italian dance and pop-jazz singer.

Background[edit]

Born in Turin, as a child Cacciola studied piano and, as a teenager, she started singing jazz and gospel.[1] In 1996 she released her first single as Neja, "Hallo", followed in 1998 by "Restless" and "Shock" which both charted in several dance charts across Europe.[2] In 1999 with her song "The Game" she participated in Festivalbar and won the Un disco per l'estate festival.[2][3] In 2008, the album Acousticlub marked a stylistic turn with electronic arrangements replaced by jazz and acoustic sounds.[1] As of 2013, she sold over 4 million records.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Album
  • 1999 - The Game
  • 2003 - Hot Stuff
  • 2004 - First Flight (EP)
  • 2008 - AcoustiClub
  • 2009 - 133SushiClub
  • 2010 - 133SushiClub vol. II
  • 2011 - 133SushiClub vol. III
  • 2013 - Neja Vù
Singles
Cover of the single "Fairytale"
  • 1997 - "Hallo"
  • 1998 - "Restless"
  • 1998 - "Shock!"
  • 1999 - "The Game"
  • 2000 - "Fairytale"
  • 2000 - "Singin' Nanana"
  • 2000 - "Mum's Day"
  • 2001 - "Time Flies"
  • 2001 - "Back 4 the Morning"
  • 2002 - "Looking 4 Something"
  • 2003 - "Hot Stuff"
  • 2003 - "To the Music"
  • 2005 - "Who's Gonna Be?"
  • 2007 - "Catwalk"
  • 2008 - "Sweet Dreams"
  • 2009 - "Loving You" (WAG011 feat. Neja)
  • 2010 - "Sorry" (Lanfranchi & Farina feat. Neja)
  • 2011 - "Walking on a Dream" (O2 feat. Neja)
  • 2012 - "Sun has come again"
  • 2013 - "The Role of Love"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neja - Speciali Radio Monte Carlo". Radio Monte Carlo. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Neja". Festivalbar. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Andrea Conti (5 August 2008). "Neja, l'ex regina dell'estate '99". TGCOM. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ v. f. (2 February 2013). "Da Neja ai Grenouille sui palchi dell'Alessandrino". La Stampa. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Mattia Brighenti (10 October 2013). "Neja & Sonik, ma che roba ballare con l'umanoide". La Repubblica. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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