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Aisha (Aija Andrejeva) is a Latvian pop / rock / folk singer from Latvia.




AISHA was born on January 16 in the city of Ogre, Latvia. The father of the singer, Alex, is the solo singer of the legendary rock band “Opus Pro”.
Aisha spent her childhood in Lielvarde. Starting at the age of ten years, she began taking flute and piano lessons at the Music School of Lielvarde. One year later, she started playing in the local brass band “Sirius”.

In the year 1991, little Aija took part for the first time in the young vocalist competition “Cālis ‘91”, where she took the 2nd place. At the age of 11, when competing in the young flutist competition, she got the 2nd place in the region and the 12th place across the whole country. At the age of 12, Aisha debuted at the “Young conductor’s parade”, where she reaped the laurels of victory. In the year 2002, being in a status of a full-fledged bandmaster, Aija conducted the brass band “Sirius” in its 5 year anniversary concert.
In the year 2004, motivated by her friends, she entered the TV5 reality show “Musical Factory Theatre”. Following the first week’s concert, she got the jury award and recognition from the composer Raimonds Pauls. The second week of the show brought several proposals for Aisha to perform together with “Opus Pro”. At the end of year 2004, Aisha along with her father, Alex, performed the song “You and me” (Tu un es) at the magnificent concert on the banks of River Daugava, to honour accession of Latvia to the European Union. At the finals, owing thanks to the voting audience, Aisha got the first place and the grand prize – a brand new Peugeot 206. Within the framework of the show, throughout the whole summer, Aisha participated in the musical “That is the way it should be” (Tā ir jānotiek), giving performances almost around the whole country. After the show, Aisha engaged in active collaboration with the band – “Opus Pro” – participated in their concerts, and the participant and composer of the band, Harijs Zariņš, has written several songs for her.
In July of the year 2004, Aisha and Alex performed at the Liepaja festival “Caines beach party” with the song “You and me”, and got the first place – the award for the first place was a video for the song.
In December of the year 2004, at the LNT Music Video Annual Awards Ceremony, Aisha got the first place as the “Soloist of the year”.
In February of the year 2005, Aisha premiered on the stage of Daile Theatre, playing the leading role of Dorothy in the musical performance “Wizard of Oz”.
In the spring of the year 2005, Aisha graduated high-school and started collaboration with the band “Credo” – participated in making the album “Surrender to me” (Padodies man) by “Credo” and thereafter also in the concert tour following the release.
On July 8, 2005, at the Ogre open air music hall, Aisha together with “Opus Pro” performed an hour long concert programme as the warm-up band for the popular Russian band “BI – 2”, that way exposing her art also to a significantly broader audience of the Russian-speaking population.
Aisha gives concerts both – as a soloist, as well as together with “Opus Pro”, “Credo”, and Riga Dome Choir School’s boy choir.
In 2006, Aisha started hosting the show of LTR “Loves me – loves me not!”, and recorded her solo album together with “Opus Pro”. The record company was “Microphone Records”.
In 2007, Aisha participated in the LNT show “Two stars” and recorded new songs. She now performs in a status of a solo artist.
In the year 2008, Aisha is making her first solo album in collaboration with the company “Microphone Records” and new record producers. Participation is planned in the super popular show “Dance with a star 2”!
2009. Aisha represents Latvia at the most popular contest in all former Soviet Union territories “New Wave”. Got 3d place. MicRec released her successful album “Dveselite” what has been nominated for the “best Pop Album” of the year 2009 at Latvian Grammy.
In 2010 Aisha won Latvian Eurovision National contest and represent Latvia at Eurovision contest in Oslo with song “What For” (J.Lusens / G.Racs)



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