Antonia Iacobescu

Antonia Clara Iacobescu (born 12 April 1989), commonly known as Antonia, is a Romanian-American singer, performer, and model.

Antonia
Antonia Iacobescu.jpg
Iacobescu taking photograph with fans
Background information
Birth nameAntonia Clara Iacobescu
Born (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 30)
Bucharest, Romania
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • model
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsGlobal Records
Associated acts
Websitethisisantonia.com

In 2017 the artist was chosen by 20th Century Fox to provide the Romanian dub voice of Jeanette for the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

Early lifeEdit

Antonia Clara Iacobescu was born on April 12, 1989 in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 5, she moved to the United States along with her parents. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Utah and Las Vegas, where she finished high school. Antonia also began her modeling career in the United States, working alongside agencies such as Ford and Lenz. she also launched her own clothing line called MOJA in 2013.

Antonia has been singing since she was 10 years old and attended music school in the United States. While she lived in Las Vegas and Utah, the American culture heavily influenced her musical style.

CareerEdit

At the age of 18, Antonia returned to Romania alongside her family. There, she met Romanian producer Tom Boxer, through a friend who had heard her singing. After the two met, Antonia and Tom created their first song known as "Roses on Fire". They also created a music video for the song, directed and filmed by Boxer. The song received major success abroad, being broadcast on radio stations and television channels in the Netherlands and Poland.

Antonia released her second single "Morena", produced by Tom Boxer which received critical acclaim due to its combination of a club dance rhythm and Antonia's sensual voice. According to radio-station listeners, it was the "most played Romanian song of the moment" in February 2010. Two months after its debut, "Morena" managed to climb music charts.

After the birth of her first child, Antonia returned to music as a solo singer. She released a single called "Marionette", written by Dutch producer and DJ Afrojack. The song debuted at No. 96, however was among one of the most played songs in Romania.

On April 17, 2015, Romanian record label Roton released Antonia's first studio album called This is Antonia.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Antonia gave birth to her first child, Maya Rosaria Castellano, on August 28, 2010.[2] The child's father is Vincenzo Castellano, Antonia's husband.[3] They separated in 2011 and are in the process of divorcing, including a custody case on behalf of their daughter Maya.

In early 2014, Antonia and her current partner Alex Velea had a son Dominic, born on December 27, 2014.[4][5][6] On the 7th of December she gave birth to her third child, Akim.[citation needed] Velea and Antonia featured in music video for "Iubirea Mea", where Velea was featured artist.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
This Is Antonia

SinglesEdit

Song Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
[8]
"Roses on Fire"
(featuring Pink Room)
2009 Non-album single
"Morena"
(featuring Tom Boxer)
2010 2 This is Antonia
"Shake it Mamma" 2011
"Marionette" 96
"Santa Baby" Non-album single
"The Christmas Song"
"Pleacă"
(featuring Vunk)
1
"I Got You" 2012 This is Antonia
"Jameia" 23
"Marabou" 2013 1
"Hawaii"
"Hurricane"
(featuring Puya)
8
"Întoarce-te acasă"
(featuring Holograf)
2014 Non-album single
"Wild Horses"
(featuring Jay Sean)
This is Antonia
"Fie Ce-o Fi"
(featuring Inna, Dara and Carlas Dreams)
Non-album single
"Chica Loca" 2015 This is Antonia
"Dream About My Face" Non-album single
"Gresesc" 2016
"Vorbeste Lumea"
"Get Up and Dance"
"Call The Police"
(featuring Inna, Alexandra Stan, Lori)
"Dor De Tine" 2017
"Milk & Honey"
(featuring Inna, Lariss, Lori)
"Iubirea Mea"
(featuring Alex Velea)
9
"Amya"
"Adio"
(featuring Connect-R)
2018
"Tango"
"Hotel Lounge"
"Matame"
(featuring Erik Frank)
2
"Touch Me"[9] 2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.discomania.ro/this-is-antonia-p-577.html
  2. ^ "Antonia: Mi-e frică să nasc în România" Archived April 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine – Click.ro, (13 mai 2010)
  3. ^ "Antonia este frumoasă și însărcinată" Archived July 13, 2012, at Archive.today, Happy Hour cu Măruță"Antonia: Mi-e frică să nasc în România" Archived April 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine – Click.ro, (13 mai 2010)
  4. ^ Antonia a nascut un baietel, care a primit nota zece la nastere. "Este o zi minunata pentru Alex si pentru mine"
  5. ^ Prima fotografie cu fiul Antoniei și al lui Alex Velea. Cum arată bebelușul Dominic
  6. ^ Moment istoric! Fetita Antoniei si-a vazut pentru prima data fratiorul! Maya si Dominic au.., cancan.ro
  7. ^ "This Is Antonia by Antonia on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  8. ^ http://m.acharts.us/performer/antonia
  9. ^ "Touch Me - Single by Antonia on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 29, 2019.

External linksEdit