Corina (Romanian singer)

Corina Bud (pronounced koh-riː-nɑː / bʊd) (Satu Mare, January 26, 1980), better known as Corina, is a Romanian singer and fashion icon.[1] She debuted in 2004 with the album Noi Doi,[2] produced by Marius Moga. The main single from the album entitled "Noi Doi" reached fourth placed in the Romanian Top 100.[3]

Corina Bud
Corina performing at Music Media Awards in 2015
Corina performing at Music Media Awards in 2015
Background information
Born (1980-01-26) 26 January 1980 (age 40)
OriginSatu Mare, Romania
GenresPop, Dance, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active2003 till date
LabelsRoton 2003–2018, MediaPro Music 2008–2010

The second album, named Imi Place La Tine Tot (2005) produced two great singles, "Imi Place La Tine Tot"[4] and "Fara Tine",[5] becoming the most broadcast Romanian hits in 2005, giving her the nickname "Corina Hits".

Her third album Face Off represents a significant change in the artist's singing style having dancehall, reggae, R&B, drum' n bass, hip hop, house and electro influences, but still remaining a pop/dance album. Face Off produced two big singles "Quieres Una Aventura"[6] and "Overdrive".[7] In parallel in discussion with Warner Music,[8] Corina released her fourth album " Gimme Your Love" in July 2008 which received critical acclamation. The album was produced and recorded in Germany, in a Hamburg based studio, under the supervision of Toni Cottura, with a guest feature from Lumidee on the song "Let Go".[9]

Corina went on to be internationally recognized with single " No Sleepin' " feat JJ (2011), signed to Sony Music France & Bianco Y Negro Spain, the song peaked Top 10 in Poland & Spain, as well as covered by German pop group LaVive, reaching within Top 20 in Germany & Austria, and Top 30 within Switzerland. No Sleepin' was nominated for Best Video Category at the Romanian Music Awards (RMA), additionally performed by the singer, who went home taking the award for Fashion Icon in 2011.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Corina was born in Satu Mare, to mother Ileana, a retired baker with a Ukrainian background, and father Vasile, a retired carpenter.

She come's from a family of "Oseni", a group of people originated from a region known to be one of the most original and picturesque ethno-folklore areas in Romania.[10][11]

The singer grew up listening to rock and alternative music. Supported by her father, who has a native talent for singing – Corina began discovering her drive for music at the early age of 8, by participating in musical contests and singing in the church choir.

She graduated from Economics High School and The Romanian University of Economic Studies with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management.

Corina also has a degree in law. At the age of 23, she initially wanted to become a lawyer but decided to pursue her musical career instead.[12]

Musical careerEdit

2004 – 2009

Corina debuted in 2004 with the single Noi Doi featuring Pacha man, produced by Marius Moga, accompanied by a music video and her first interpreted character "Urban Lollita". The song peaked No.4 on the Romanian Top 100 Charts, giving Corina notoriety and a fanbase across country. Not long after, she released her first album "Noi Doi".

Her second album "Imi Place La Tine Tot"[13] marked by single "Fara Tine"[14] and "Imi Place La Tine Tot" featuring Don Baxter,[15] became the most broadcast Romanian Hits in 2005, giving her the nickname "Corina Hits" for choosing great records.

Several years after the communist regime, cultural openness was still something to be explored by artists across Romania. Corina distinguished herself by delving and pushing her imaginative limits in her concept themed videos. In 2006 she released "Overdrive" encapsulating Otaku fashion.[16]

"The character I wanted to live with would reinterpret the manga culture, a cumulus of details (eyes with deep and deep pupils, restless emotions, violence, innocence, and alienation). My team supported this idea and I was not afraid to talk to the world about a community that borrows and lives a global animé lifestyle."[17]

Late 2006, while frequenting the offices of Warner Music Germany,[8] she met Fun Factory producer, Toni Cottura and they instantly hit it off. The two collaborated on single "Quieres Una Aventura"[18] followed by the release of her third album "Face Off" taking her fans through a journey of parkour, yamanba girls & dance battles.[19]

Corina's 4th album, "Gimme Your Love"[20] was fully produced by Toni, and marked by a feature from Lumidee "Let Go".[21]

2010 – 2019

The singer put her career on hold while giving birth to her son, Robin, but returned in 2011 with single "No Sleepin'" feat JJ[22] (also known as Geneva), produced by HaHaHa Production. The record gained international success shortly after it was signed to Sony Music France & Bianco Y Negro, Spain, peaking within Top 20 in Germany & Austria, Top 30 within Switzerland. It was covered by German Popstars winner group LaViVe.[23] The girls released it as their debut single but only reached number thirteen on the German Singles Chart. On the Romanian Top 100, Corina's version was a smash reaching number eight on 29 May 2011.

Corina performed the song at Los 40 Pricipales Costa Pop, Spain[24] & Hity na Czasie, Poland.[25] She received the award for Fashion Icon[26] at the Romanian Music Awards (RMA),[27] while also being nominated for Best Video & Best Female Artist.

She released a reggae fusion/Europop song called "A Ta"[28] (2012) the song quickly became a massive radio hit, reaching number three on the Romanian Airplay 100 on 30 September 2012 and becoming Corina's most successful single on the chart. The follow-up "Pernele Moi"[29] (2013) a collaboration with Romanian reggae artist Pacha Man, reached similar success as it also peaked at number three on the Romanian Airplay 100.

The singer reunited with Marius Moga in 2013 on "Miss Boboc"[30] (translated as "Prom Queen") feat Junior High. In 2014, she released the singles "Autobronzant"[31] and "Nimeni Altcineva"[32] landing at No. 16 & 17 on the Romanian charts. She followed with a national campaign for the Ice Cream brand Corso, single "Of Corso"[33] with Romanian artist Connect-R.

In 2015, the artist released another distinguishing record in her career "Fete Din Balcani" feat Skizzo Skills and Mira, produced by Vanotek, which quickly gained traction with 80 million hits on YouTube.[34] She performed the song at the Media Music Awards in 2015,[35] followed by numerous live radio performances.[36] She continued with releasing a more personal record "Neprevazut"[37] which remained in the Top trending songs for the first 4 weeks upon its release.

Chart positionsEdit

Song Year Peak
ROM Airplay POL TV Airplay
"Noi doi"
(feat. Pacha Man & Marius Moga)
2004 4
"îmi place la tine tot"
(feat. Don Baxter & Smiley)
2005 10
"Fără tine" 5
"Let Go"
(feat. Lumidee)
2009
"Latino Caffe"
(feat. Dony)
2010
"No Sleepin' "
(feat. J.J.)
2011 8 4[38]
"Munky Funky" 2012 23
"A ta" 3
"Pernele moi"
(feat. Pacha Man)
2013 3
"Roata se intoarce" 60
"Miss Boboc"
(feat. Junior High)
39
"Of corso"
(feat. Connect-R)
2014 60
"Autobronzant" 16
"Nimeni altcineva"
(feat. Dorian Popa)
17
"Fete din Balcani"
(feat. Mira & Skizzo Skillz)
2015
"Neprevazut"
2016
"Ceva nou"
(feat. Matteo)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Corina feat. Pacha Man – Noi doi". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ "INTERVIU Corina: Niciodată nu am lansat o piesă până când nu am fost sigură că piesa aceea e hit – VIDEO – AGERPRES". agerpres.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 23 February 2019.
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  5. ^ "Corina – Fara tine (Official Video)". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Quieres Una Aventura". 20 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Corina – Overdrive". 3 September 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Roton signs deal with Warner in Romania". Music Business Worldwide. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
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  10. ^ "Interviu cu Corina Bud: "Artista sătmareancă se mândrește cu o carieră de succes în muzică și cu o familie fericită"". Jurnalul de Satu Mare (in Romanian). 30 August 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Corina, mai frumoasa ca oricand intr-un costum popular osenesc facut cadou de bunica ei!". eva.ro. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
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  13. ^ "Corina Imi Place La Tine Tot". 22 June 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Corina – Fara tine (Official Video)". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Corina feat. Don Baxter & Smiley – Imi place la tine tot (Official)". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Corina – Overdrive". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
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  19. ^ "Face Off". 20 June 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Corina – Gimme Your Love". 9 November 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Corina feat. Lumidee – Let Go". 16 October 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  22. ^ "CORINA Feat. J. J. – No Sleepin'". 4 March 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  23. ^ "LaVive – No Sleep – YouTube". Retrieved 22 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ "Una excéntrica y desatada Corina en Costa Pop 2011". 7 June 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
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  27. ^ "Music Channel – Corina – No Sleepin & Funky Monkey (Performed @ RMA 2011)". 20 September 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Corina – A ta". 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  29. ^ "Corina feat. Pacha Man – Pernele moi (Official Video)". 20 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Corina – Miss boboc (Official Music Video)". 9 December 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Corina – Autobronzant (Official Music Video)". 23 June 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  32. ^ "Corina feat. Dorian Popa – Nimeni altcineva (Official Music Video)". 24 November 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Corina feat. Connect-R – Of Corso (Official Music Video)". 9 April 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  34. ^ "Corina + Mira + Skizzo Skillz – Fete din Balcani (Official Music Video)". 11 June 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
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  36. ^ "Corina + Mira + Skizzo Skillz – Fete din Balcani (Live @ KissFM)". 23 June 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  37. ^ "Corina – Neprevazut (Official Music Video)". 9 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  38. ^ "Top 5 Airplay TV". Polish Video Chart. ZPAV. Retrieved 8 February 2017.