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There are at least three artists using this name:

1) Andra (real name – Alexandra Irina Maruta) is a Romanian Singer. She was born on August 23, 1986 in Câmpia Turzii, Romania.

At the age of 7, Andra debuted with Whitney Houston’s song “I Will Always Love You” on the festival Tip Top Monitop. At the age of 14, the young singer released her first solo album entitled “Andra”, which included 10 R&B and pop-dance songs.

In October 2003, Andra recorded another album with the help of Space Music & Film. Her single “Vreau sărutarea ta” (”I want your kiss”) became very popular on the Romanian charts.

During her career as a singer she had been awarded many times, including: First place at Mamaia festival – section creation, second place at Eurovision Romania 2003, Award for the best female voice 2004 – MTV Music Awards Romania, Best movieclip “Vreau sărutarea ta”, Best single of the year 2005, Best artist of the year 2005, Second place at Cerbul de Aur festival 2005.

2) Andra, born Alexandra Govere, is a Zimbabwean singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is the musical protege of Kerry Brothers, Jr.; Alicia Keys’ songwriting and production partner

3) Andra is a singer/songwriter from Namibia that emerged onto the South African scene with her album “Secrets and Skeletons - Notes from a Desert Café” in 2007. In 2009 she released her second album “Ever had that Feeling”.

From her website: www.andra.co.za:
It is impossible to be untouched by the environmental influences that surround you when you grow up in a space that has been referred to as “the land God made in anger”. ANDRA grew up in Swakopmund - a small town squashed between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the mystic Namib Desert.

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