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Animal X is a Romanian band awarded at MTV Europe Music Awards, with more than 10 years of musical experience. Their eight studio albums include such hits as "N-am crezut", "Pentru ea", "Mai mult ca oricand", "Sa pot ierta", "Baieti derbedei", "Balada", and "Nisip purtat de vant".

Animal-x
Origin Constanţa, România
Genres Dance
R&B
Rock
Drum and bass
House
Years active 1999 - now
Labels Media Pro Music
Website www.animalx.org
Members Şerban Copot (Hienă)
Laurenţiu Penca (Vierme)
Lazăr Cercel (Tzapu)
George Belu (Martzianu)
Alexandru Ivanus (Greiere)
Past members Alexandru Salman (Lizard)

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Band membersEdit

  • Şerban Miron Copot (Hyena) - July 2, 1981 - vocals
  • Laurenţiu Penca (Worm) - September 5, 1983 - voice2, synth
  • George Valentin Belu (Martian Boy) - July 28, 1983 - guitar
  • Lazar Cercel (King Goat) - November 28, 1981 - bass
  • Alexandru Ivanus (Cricket) - September 29, 1986 - drums
  • Alexandru Salaman (Lizzard) - February 8, 1982 – 2010 - voice

PerformancesEdit

  • 1999 - May 15 – first official appearance on local TV in Constanța, Animal X is made up by Hyena, Worm and Lizard
  • 2000 – First album release, named “Animal X”
  • 2000 - “N-am crezut” (Can’t Believe) is the first Romanian song to stay in Top100 for 18 weeks
  • 2000 - “3rd Millennium” tour – 21 cities, around 940 000 spectators
  • 2000 - “Iubirea mea” (My Love) is the fastest ascending song in Romanian music charts
  • 2000 - Second great tour, the “Internet Generation”, covering 36cities and over 1,4mil. spectators
  • 2001 - “Level 2” album hits daylight
  • 2001 - “Pentru ea” (to her) stays No1 in RT100 for 9 weeks
  • 2001 - “Best Dance Music” award – Mamaia festival
  • 2001 - “Best Dance Music” award – Romanian Music Industry Awards
  • 2001 - 3rd studio release, “Virtual” album
  • 2001 - “Sa pot ierta” (To Forgive..) is the first Romanian single to stay in radio charts for 23 weeks
  • 2001 - “The Masters of House Music award”, Romanian Music Industry Awards
  • 2002 - “Revolution” album release
  • 2002 - “Best Dance Music award”, Romanian Music Industry Awards
  • 2002 - “Best Romanian Act award” - M.T.V. Europe EMA Barcelona, first of its kind in Romania
  • 2002 - “Say no to drugs Tour”, 34cities, with over2,2mil. spectators; CNN declares it “the biggest social campaign in Eastern Europe”
  • 2003 - 4 nominations and “Best Album award”, MTV Romanian Music Awards
  • 2004 - “FunRaptor” album release
  • 2005 - Animal X attends the Chinese European Fest, live broadcast by CCTV and Shanghai TV
  • 2005 - Member martian boy, King Goat and Cricket join the band
  • 2006 – “Derbedei” (Rebel boys) album release
  • 2006 - “Best feat. award”, Romanian Top Hit Awards, Bacau City
  • 2006 - Animal X attends the “Zaragoza Global” International Urban Music Fest, Spain
  • 2006 - “The Green Generation” foundation takes shape, founded by AnimalX
  • 2007 – First “Best of” album is released
  • 2007 - “Best Rock award”, Romanian Top Hit, Bacau City
  • 2007 - Novamusic Entertainment Label grants a 5 Diamond Disk award for exceptional Animal X entire career sales and a Golden Disk award for the “Best of”album
  • 2008 – September – Animal X signs with Mediapro Music Label
  • 2008 - October – the 8th studio album, “Sâmbure de drac” (Devil in Disguise)
  • 2008 - October - First single is released, called “Nisip purtat de vânt” (Sand in the wind)
  • 2009 – January – “Confidential”, award for the “Nisip purtat de vânt” single
  • 2009 - 3 nominations at Romanian Top Hit Awards
  • 2009 – '“Unii dintre noi” single'[citation needed]
  • 2010 – January - Lizard leaves the band
  • 2010 - March – new single release, “Love philosophy”
  • 2010 - March–June – 69 concerts at Globus Circus&Variety within “4U” Show[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

  • Animal X - 2000, EP, Novamusic Novamusic
  • Level 2 - 2001, LP, Novamusic
  • Virtual - 2001 EP, Novamusic
  • Revolution - 2002, LP, Music&Music
  • FunRaptor - 2004 EP, A&A Records
  • baieti derbedei - 2006, LP, Novamusic
  • Best Of - 2007 LP, Novamusic
  • sambure de drac - 2008, LP, Mediapro studios

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