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Dragoș Gărdescu
Background information
Birth name Dragoș Gărdescu
Born (1979-07-22) 22 July 1979 (age 42)
Bucharest, Romania
Origin Romania
Genres hip-hop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Cat Music, Music Expert Company, MediaPro Music, Roco, Roton, Scandalos Music
Associated acts Sișu, B.U.G. Mafia, Connect-R, Kamelia, Alex Velea, George Hora, Cedry2k, Andreea Bălan, Baboi, Andra, Delia, Don Baxter, Antonia
Website www.puyaoficial.ro

Dragoș Gărdescu (born 22 July 1979, Bucharest, Romania) better known by his stage name, Puya, is a Romanian rap singer, which became famous as a member of the group La Familia.


Early life[]

In 2003 Puya was arrested in Brussels, Belgium. He was investigated because he took part of a network card counterfeiters. The singer was released after four months in jail because a bail was paid.

In September 2010 his girlfriend named Melinda gave birth to a baby girl, the singer becoming a father. The two met in 2006 when Melinda finished twelfth grade and she was preparing for the prom.

Starting with 2008, Puya became president of the youth organization of the Green Party.


  • Muzica de tolaneala & depravare
  • Romanisme I
  • Romanisme II


  • 2010 - "Viata noua" (feat. Laura & Keo)
  • 2010 - "V.I.P." (feat. Kamelia)
  • 2010 - "Change" (feat. Kamelia & George Hora)
  • 2010 - "Undeva-n Balkani" (feat. George Hora)
  • 2010 - "Americandrim" (feat.Connect-R)
  • 2012 - "Nimic nu e nou"
  • 2012 – "Altcineva" (feat. Cornel Ilie)
  • 2012 – "Gone" (with Bibanu MixXL & Delia)
  • 2012 – "Maidanez" (with Doddy, Posset, Mahia and Alex Velea)
  • 2013 - "Baga bani" (with Don Baxter & Connect-R)
  • 2013 - "Klandestin (Dollar Bill)" (with Vali Prcisteanu & Doddy)
  • 2013 - "Hurricane" (with Antonia)

At Own Eurovision Song Contest[]

Puya will represent Romania together with Antonia, in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 23, with their song "Hurricane".

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"O stea"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #23
Succeeded by