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|Birth name||Mihai Răzvan Preda|
30 September 1986|
|Genres||Reggae, dance hall, R&B, Latin music|
|Years active||2006 – present|
He collaborated very early on with Romanian artist Wassabi in "Lonely Girl". He also collaborated with well-known names like Connect-R in "Summer Days", DJ Chris Mayer in "Confused" and Mossano in "Indianotech".
His first official single, "Top of the World" with DJ Chris Mayer. It was licensed through ToCo International and released in France, Sweden, Denmark, Norwege, Netherlands, Russia as well. The single reached #3 on Romanian Vibe FM charts.
He was featured in Morris hit "Havana Lover". In 2011, he was the opening act for Ja Rule in his tour in Romania. In 2012 he had a hit with "Sole el sol" which enjoys huge popularity in night clubs and online. It is also Sonny Flame's first Spanish language hit.
In popular culture
- In March 2010, he took in the Romanian National Selection contest in a bid to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Come Along" as a duo with Lora. The song was written by Lora and Sonny and music by F.Charm and Pol. The song came 6th in Romanian eliminations "Selecţia Naţională 2010" on TVR1.
- Sonny Flame became well known in the United States due to two of his songs. His song "Glamity" was featured on Akon's weekly radio show to battle with other entries and brought in a very high 82.8% on the DHS (Dynamic Hit Scoring) scale of Hitlab. The song was also featured in Toronto's Virgin 99.9 FM that broadcast the program "Akon's Hitlab" naming Sonny Flame as its "featured artist" for four days. "Jump Up" was also featured in Akon's Hitlab, and in its second week faced in an all-Romanian battle with another Romanian hit "Asesina" by F.Charm. "Jump Up" scored even a higher 93% on the DHS scale. He also submitted yet a third hit "I Gotta Find You" which scored 76.4%.
- In its September 2010 issue, the influential lifestyle magazine Revista COSMOPOLITAN Romania ran an exclusive interview with him calling him "Sonny Flame, noua senzatie din muzica romaneasca" (meaning "Sonny Flame, the new sensation of Romanian music" in English).
- In 2013, he took part in the Romanian version of the TV reality show Celebrity Splash! entitled Splash! Vedete la Apă and broadcast on Antena 1 reaching the final of the show in its first season.
|Year||Album and details||Track listing|
|2012||Way of life
- 2010: "Top of the World" (feat. Chris Mayer)
- 2010: "Come Along" (with Lora) (at Selecţia Naţională Eurovision 2010)
- 2010: "Glamity"
- 2010: "Jump Up" (feat. DJ Dark)
- 2011: "I Gotta Find You"
- 2011: "Summer Days" (with Connect-R)
- 2011: "Get Your Cloths Off"
- 2012: "African Sun"
- 2012: "Sale el sol"
- 2012: "Like a Breeze"
- 2012: "Boom Boom Room" (feat. Kenno)
- 2012: "Get in my bed"
- 2012: "Another day"
- 2012: "It's My Life"
- 2012: "Lady"
- 2012: "Woman"
- 2012: "Miami Day"
- 2013: "Vin"
- 2013: "Loca Pasion"
- 2014: "Colac de salvare"
- 2014: "Pune-mă-n cap"
- 2009: "Confused" (Chris Mayer) feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2009: "Havana Lover" (Morris feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2010: "Lonely Girl" (Wassabi feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2011: "Around the World" (Claudette feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2012: "Like That" (Style Da Kid feat. Mike Diamondz, Sonny Flame, Johnny King, OneShot, Violet & Anda D)
- 2013: "IUBI" (Andreea Balan feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2014: "POC" (Tara feat. Sonny Flame)
- 2015: "Alt Inceput" (Nico feat. Sonny Flame)
- MusicaBuna.ro: Red Clover prezinta noul val de artisti (in Romanian)
- Cosmopolitan Romania: Sonny Flame, noua senzatie din muzica romaneasca (in Romanian)
- Man Lifestyle Romania: Interviu cu Sonny Flame: " fiecare dintre noi ar trebui să încerce să schimbe ceva în bine, să fim mai spirituali, să ne găsim liniştea şi implicit fericirea" Archived 2012-05-04 at the Wayback Machine. (in Romanian)
- RadioNoise.ro: Sonny Flame deschide show-ul Ja Rule (in Romanian)
- MusicaBuna.ca: Sonny Flame lanseaza "Sale El Sol" (in Romanian)
- MuzicaBuna.ro: Laura Vargalui semneaza tinutele echipei Lora-Sonny Flame pentru Eurovision 2010 (in Romanian)
- on YouTube
- Hitlab: About Sonny Flame Archived 2013-01-25 at Archive.is
- Hitlab: Sonny Flame scores Archived 2013-10-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Urban.ro: Sonny Flame lanseaza "GLAMITY" in emisiunea lui Akon! (in Romanian)
- FreeNetRadio: Sonny Flame, featured artist la "Akon's Hitlab" (in Romanian)