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Anca Pop
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Anca Pop performing in Macao.
Background information
Birth name Anca Pop
Born (1984-10-22)October 22, 1984
Moldova Nouă, România
Died December 16, 2018(2018-12-16) (aged 34)
Svinița, Mehedinți County
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active 2008–2018
Associated acts Goran Bregović

Anca Pop (October 22, 1984 – December 16, 2018) was a Romanian Canadian singer-songwriter. On July 12, 2017 she released her self-titled debut studio album exclusively in Japan which spawned four singles including: "...", "Super Cool", "Ring Around", and "Loco Poco".

In 2008, she met Yugoslav and Bosnian musician Goran Bregović, and she wrote two songs for his thirteenth studio album Champagne for Gypsies. After her collaboration with Bregović, she signed a record deal with Roton Music. .....

Early life

Anca Pop was born on October 22, 1984 in Moldova Nouă, Romania. When she was 3 years old, her parents fled the Socialist Republic of Romania to Yugoslavia. Once they arrived they were taken to a refugee camp near Belgrade; they stayed there 7 months before going to a political asylum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She started being passionated by music, and she started taking mandolin and singing lessons when she was 7 years old. Eventually her parents came back in Romania as soon as the communism ended.


..... "Super Cool" was released on March 24, 2016 as the second single from her upcoming debut studio album. In May of the same year she was invited along with Emil Rengle to the Cannes Film Festival by Warner Music Group for a possible collaboration with them. The third single, "Ring Around", was released on January 25, 2017 with an accompanying music video on the same day. The fourth single, "Loco Poco", was released in 38 countries on May 26, 2017 by Roton and Edel Italy.

Personal life

She lived in an apartment in Bucharest. She was passionated by spirituality and she searched for inspiration in Peru, India and Thailand. She came out as bisexual on a TV show named Totul pentru dragoste, and she had an open relationship with a girl named Fraga.


The singer died on December 16, 2018, after she lost control of her car for unknown reasons and the car plunged into the Danube river, near the commune Svinița, while she was heading to her parents' home. Three divers, helped by military of the emergency authorities, were involved in the recovery of the body. The funeral took place on December 20, 2018, on the Danube's shore, in the commune of Sviniţa, being the artist's wish to be buried as close to the place of death.


Studio albums

Title Album details
Anca Pop
  • Released: July 12, 2017
  • Label: Roton, Aqua Production
  • Format: CD, Digital download


As lead artist

Title Year Album
"..." 2015 Anca Pop
"Super Cool" 2016
"Ring Around" 2017
"Loco Poco"
(featuring Goran Bregović)

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Love Is"
(FUMI★YEAH! featuring Anca Pop)
2017 Anca Pop
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