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Medina Biography

Last updated: 05/29/2012 12:00:00 PM

Real Name:Andrea Fuentealba Valbak
Date of Birth:11/3/1982
Birth Place:Aarhus, Denmark

Medina is a Danish-Chilean dance, R&B and hip hop singer and songwriter. She released her first single in Denmark titled "Et ojeblik" (Danish for "One moment") in 2007. She rose to national fame in 2008 with the release of her sixth single "Kun for mig" ("Only for me"). The single became a huge hit during 2008/2009, spending seven weeks at #1 in the Danish Dance chart, before national Danish radio began to pick up on the track in January 2009. Currently "Kun for mig" is the best-selling single of 2009 in Denmark. The single spent six weeks at #1 in the Danish Singles Chart selling 75,000 copies and reaching double Platinum status. She released an English version of the track in the UK in September 2009 accompanied by a new video, titled You and I. This version reached #39 in the UK Singles Chart. In 2007 she released her debut-album Tat pa (Up close). In August of 2009 she released her second album titled Velkommen til Medina (Welcome to Medina). She won the award for Best Danish Act at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin.