Akcent

Akcent
Release date
01 January 1970
Akcent
01 January 1970 |

Akcent, is a multi-certified, award-winning Romanian dance pop act whose members sing in Romanian, English, Polish and Spanish. They came to prominence once with the release of their hit single “Ti-am promis” (I promised you).

The climax of the group’s career was the international release of their breakthrough single “Kylie”, the English version of their internal hit “Dragoste de inchiriat”. The song reached the peak position in many European charts and fared well enough in countries such as the Netherlands and France. They even participated in the Selecția Națională, with hopes of representing Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest. They united with pop singer Nicoleta Matei and entered the song “Jockero” which failed to win. Nevertheless, it became yet another number-one single on the Romanian Top 100 for the band. All through late 2000s and early 2010s, their success was continued.

In 2011, Akcent signed a recording contract with Robbins Entertainment and in May 2012 “My Passion” was officially released in the United States. Then came the song “Feelings on Fire,” which featured Ruxandra Bar and a music video that was filmed with the guys driving sports cars; in Romania, on Transfagarasan. Akcent group member Adrian Sina also became a judge of X Factor (Romania season 1) the same year. 2012 was a busy and successful year for Akcent with touring & more hits. In January, Akcent released the single called “I’m Sorry” featuring pop singer Sandra N. The single was later licensed to Disco Wax records and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment in the United Kingdom, Finland and Denmark. Several of Akcent’s singles have been added to dance compilations and/or released singularly off of different major recording labels including Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Ministry of Sound to name a few.

In the summer of 2012, Akcent released another single entitled “Chimie Intre Noi” ; translation “Chemistry between us”, produced by group member Adrian Sina. In September 2012, the group embarked on a U.S. tour, performing sold out shows in New York City, NY and Chicago, Illinois. Akcent signed with Shakir Entertainment Management in New York City on November 26, 2012. As of December 2012, the groups music videos and songs on YouTube have been viewed close to 1 billion times and they have more than 3 million fans on Facebook. Akcent is the only international pop act to perform live in Pakistan several times within the past 2 years. Akcent’s hit single “My passion” made it into the #32 spot on the KNHC Seattle,WA FM radio station top 89 of 2012 New Year’s Eve countdown.

As of September 2013, Adrian Sina is the internal male artist with the most chart entries on the Romanian Top 100. Overall, only artists like Madonna or Rihanna have more entries than him.