|Birth name||Aaradhna Jayantilal Patel|
|Labels||Dawn Raid Entertainment|
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.
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. 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”.
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 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.
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.
|May, 2006||I Love You||Dawn Raid Entertainment||13||-|
|February, 2008||Sweet Soul Music||17||-|
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.
|Year||Single||Album||NZ Singles Chart||Certification|
|Always and for Real
|2005||"They Don't Know"
by Che Fu
|2006||"Down Time"||I Love You||3 (NZ)||-|
|"I Love You Too"||5 (NZ)||-|