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Aaradhna
Background information
Birth name Aaradhna Jayantilal Patel
Born December 1983
Origin New Zealand
Genres Pop
R&B
Years active 2004-present
Labels Dawn Raid Entertainment
Associated acts Savage
Adeaze, Che Fu

Aaradhna Jayantilal Patel ,better known by her stage name Aaradhna, is a New Zealand-award winning, R&B/Pop, singer-songwriter, and record producer, previously under the NZ music label Dawn Raid Entertainment. She made her musical debut in 2004, under the recording company.

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Biography

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Early years

Aaradhna is a New Zealander of Samoan and Indian descent. Her father is Indian and her mother is Samoan. She first showed singer aspirations at the young age of 12 singing along with her mother to traditional Samoan and country songs. She would try to imitate the songs she heard in Bollywood movies that her father watched.[1] Aaradhna began writing her own songs at the age of 11; she entered her first talent quest at the age of 13 making it in to the finals.She joined the school choir at Porirua College had got kicked out for rebelling, but went on to form a five piece girl group called “Lovera”.[1]

Career

Her debut album I Love You, entered the top 20 RIANZ and has various songs featured on feature films including the top 5 single "They Don't Know" featuring New Zealand hip-hop star Savage on Sione's Wedding and had also had another feature on the movie ITS A FREE WORLD with her original song "Faith". Aaradhna released a song alongside Australian producer,DJ & artist Paul Mac [2]in late 2006 titled Love Declaration, which is a club inspired song. The song features on Mac's album Panic Room. In Australia the single reached #31 on the local charts.

Present career

Aaradhna now resides in Los Angeles writing and recording with DC DRE. Her new album Sweet Soul Music, a throw-back to the soul classics including The Jackson 5 cover "I Want You Back" was released on iTunes and various music stores in New Zealand on February 14, 2008 coinciding with Valentine's Day.

Discography

Date Title Label Charted Certification Catalog Number
Albums
May, 2006 I Love You Dawn Raid Entertainment 13 -
February, 2008 Sweet Soul Music 17 -

Compilation appearances

Aaradhna has appeared on a few compilations and soundtracks since 2004 in New Zealand and Australia. The following is a list of these albums that have featured her music.

Featured appearances

Aaradhna also appears in albums recorded by other artists, including Savage, Adeaze, and Che Fu. The following is a list of albums by other artists that Aaradhna has appeared in.

Singles

Year Single Album NZ Singles Chart Certification
Featured
2004 "Getting Stronger"
by Adeaze
Always and for Real
by Adeaze
1 (NZ) Gold
2005 "They Don't Know"
by Savage
Moonshine
by Savage
3 (NZ) Gold
2006 "Spin1"
by Che Fu
20 (NZ) -
Solo
2006 "Down Time" I Love You 3 (NZ) -
"Shake" - -
"I Love You Too" 5 (NZ) -

References

  1. ^ a b "Next Up Aaradhna". This is Real Music. http://thisisrealmusic.com/articles/20407/aaradhna.php. Retrieved August 27, 2009.  
  2. ^ "Aaradhna". NZgirl. http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/articles/6284. Retrieved August 27, 2009.  

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