Teodora Rumenova Andreeva (born January 23, 1987), best known by her stage name Andrea (Cyrillic: Андреа), is a Bulgarian pop-folk singer. She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara. In 2013 BBC News described her as a "pop-folk superstar".
Teodora Andreeva (a.k.a. Andrea) is a bulgarian pop-folk singer. Born in Sofia to a musical family, she took music lessons at an early age from her aunt who was an opera singer in the Vraca Opera. During her teenage years she won a many beauty awards (Miss Sofia, Miss Tourism Bulgaria).
After graduating high school, she was signed with Bulgarian music agencies, Payner Music, and began her career.
In 2008 Andrea met Costi Ionita and together they produced their first balkan hit "Само Мой". During the next year they joined forces and introduced themselves as an international duo creating Sahara. Their next hit song (Tyalee) was released in 2009 and featured the artist Lenox Brown. The song was released worldwide and known abroad by the name "Tyalee", Избирам Теб in Bulgaria. The english version of the song was produced by Cat Music and soon after Serdar Ortac made a turkish version with the band Sahara.
Sahara released another single called "Bellezza" with Buppy and Geo deSilva.
"Bellezza" (Моята Порода) was released in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and France.
Sahara presented their english songs on every National Romanian TV stations - Kanal D, Pro TV, Antena 1.
In 2010 Andrea released "Неблагодарен" and "Хайде опа".
Sahara (Andrea and Costi) went to Miami to begin a new project - "I wanna", where they perform with Bob Sinclar and Shaggy. The song was distributed by Yellow Production and Ministry of Sound Australia.
"I Wanna", from its release in 2010, reached over 50 countries from Europe, Asia, South and North America, Africa and Australia, like: France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Monaco, USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania, Portugal, Brazil, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Romania and South Africa. It reached no.6 on Fun Radio Belgium, no. 5 on Number 1 FM Top 40 Turkey and no.1 on Top 50 Radio 21 Romania.
The next song on Sahara is called "Mine" where they perform with Mario Winans which is later distributed by Warner Music Denmark.
"Mine" was released on Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Romania. It entered directly on no.5 on Dance Fifty in Denmark and it stayed there for several weeks.
She was a TV show host for 3 months on UTV Romania. Andrea's international projects always make it to discos, clubs and bars in the world.
Invitations from the "Turkiye Muzik Oduller" were also presented to Andrea and Costi where they met turkish music high life.
The next project she accomplished was called "Champagne" where she features Shaggy again. The track quickly became a hit. In Spain, Russia and England. "I wanna" and "Champagne" become the most requested songs on fashion parties and on catwalks of Fashion TV.
"Champagne" a song distributed in over 20 countries from Europe, Asia, South and North America, Africa and Australia, reaching the most important tops in USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria , Romania, Germany, Belgium, France, Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Monaco, UK, Italy and South Africa. The song became the anthem of FTV parties in the year 2011 and it was played at the most important FTV parties worldwide. SAHARA had 2 concerts alongside Shaggy, where they performed the song CHAMPAGNE : the first one was in Club "Carre", in Belgium and the second one was in New York. CHAMPAGNE entered Radios tops like 1Dance.FM (USA), 100 Top FM (Israel), No.2 on Radio Vyzion (Turkey), Gotradio USA, Fun Radio Belgium, i93 USA, no.6 on VJ Pro Series Playlist, no.2 on Ultra Top Radio Belgium, Champagne Radio France, Radio 21 (Romania), Radio PRO FM (Romania), Radio KISS FM (Romania), Hit Parade Switzerland, but also MTV Russia and MTV Spain.
Right after that Andrea and Costi rock with another song called "I wonder why" which was released in Poland, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Venezuela, Bulgaria and Romania.
In May 2012 she joined the biggest music company in Romania - Roton Music where she released her duet with Gabriel Davi "Only You" and her own solo track "Hayati" produced by Adrian Sina (Akcent).
Andrea made the cover of the italian fashion magazine - "Donna Salon International".
In 2013 Andrea recorded a few songs in serbian.
In April the British media "The Guardian" defined Andrea as the most worthy candidate for Eurovision Song Contest and says that she was the only one who manages to incorporate turkish and romanian rhythm in her music.
In 2014 Andrea released her song with Alek Sandar "Peaceful Place". CNN also mentioned Andrea's duet with Alek Sandar on Planeta TV Awards.
In February Andrea released her new song with Costi - "Chupa Song". And together they promote the single on various TV and radio stations in Romania and release worldwide.
Andrea performed on her concerts in Belgium, New York, Istanbul, Cyprus, Amsterdam etc. Andrea's international projects always make it to discos, clubs and bars.
During the years she has wons 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.
Full Name at Birth
Teodora Rumenova Andreeva
Date of Birth
Claim to Fame
Debut song ''Kato nepoznat''
2006-2008 as Andrea
2006-2008 as Andrea
2008–2012 with Sahara
2012-present as Andrea
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Simply Delicious Music