Corina Monica Bud

Corina in 2012
Background information
Birth name Corina Monica Ciorbă
Born (1980-01-26) January 26, 1980 (age 41)
Origin Satu Mare, Romania
Genres Pop, Dance, R&B
Occupations Singer, Composer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Roton 2003-2008, 2010-present
Media Pro Music 2008-2010

Corina Monica Bud (born January 26, 1980), best known only as Corina, is a pop, dance, R&B singer from Satu Mare, Romania. She debuted in 2004 with the album Noi doi, produced by Marius Moga. The main single from the album entitled Noi doi reached fourth place in the Romanian Top 100.
The second album, named Îmi place tot, was launched on January 1, 2005 and produced two great singles one that reached Top 10 and the other Top 5 in the Romanian Top 100.
The 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. This album produced two big singles "Quieres una aventura" and "Overdrive".
The fourth album Gimme Your Love was launched in July 2008 and received good critics from the Bravo magazine. The album was produced and recorded in Germany in a Hamburg based studio, under the supervision of Toni Cottura.

Musical career[edit | edit source]

She debuted in 2004 with the album Noi Doi, produced by Marius Moga and Smiley. The main single from the album entitled Noi Doi features Pacha Man and Moga and reached the fourth place on the Romanian Top 100. It is still one of the artist's most successful singles.

In 2010 Corina recorded a demo version of a song titled "No Time for Sleeping" for the German Popstars winner group LaVive. The girls released it as their debut single but it was a huge flop on the german singles chart. On the Romanian Top 100 Corina's version "No Sleepin'" was a smash, reaching number eight on the chart on May 29, 2011. She released a reggae fusion/europop song called "A ta" in 2012. The song quickly became a massive radio hit, reaching number three on the Romanian Top 100 on September 30, 2012 and becoming Corina's most successful single on the chart.

Singles[edit | edit source]

Song Year Peak
"Noi Doi" (feat. Pacha Man & Marius Moga) 2004 4
"Imi place la tine tot" (feat. Don Baxter & Smiley) 2005 10
"Fara tine" 5
"Let go" (feat. Lumidee) 2008 -
"Latino caffe" (feat. Dony) 2010 -
"No sleepin' " (feat. J.J.) 2011 8
"Munky Funky" 2012 23
"A ta" 3

Own Eurovision Song Contest[edit | edit source]

Corina was chosen to be the first representetive of Romania in the contest Own Eurovision Song Contest, her single "Munky Funky" was a succes, reaching first in the semi-final and ended in fourth place in the Grand Final.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Debut entry
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #01
Succeeded by
"10 Minutes"
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