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Antonia
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Antonia in 2021
Born
Antonia Clara Iacobescu

(1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 34)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation
  • Singer
  • model
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s)
Vincenzo Castellano
(m. 2011; div. 2020)
Partner(s) Alex Velea
Children 3
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
  • MediaPro Music
  • Roton
  • Global
Associated acts

Antonia Clara Iacobescu (born 12 April 1989), known professionally as Antonia, is a Romanian singer.

Early life

Antonia Clara Iacobescu was born on 12 April 1989 in Bucharest but moved with family to the United States at the age of five. She spent her childhood in Utah, singing at the age of ten, and American culture strongly influenced her musical style. She finished high school in Las Vegas, Nevada and entered the modelling world. She has participated in hundreds of photoshoots for catalogues and has collaborated with American agencies such as Lenz and Ford Models. In 2013, she also launched her clothing line called MOJA. At the age of 18, Antonia returned to Romania with her family.

Career

Antonia Iacobescu (cropped)
Antonia in 2012

In 2009, she met the Romanian producer Tom Boxer through a friend who had heard her singing. After the two met, Antonia and Tom created their first song known as "Roses on Fire". They also created a music video for the song, directed and filmed by Boxer.

In 2011, she released a single entitled "Pleacă" with the Vunk band. In mid-summer of 2012, Antonia released the promotional song "I got you" and the single "Jameia", the latter reaching 5th place in Romania. After the birth of her first child, Antonia returned to music as a solo singer. She released "Marionette", written by the Dutch producer and Afrojack.

In 2014, she participated as a judge in the TV show Kids Sing, broadcast by Kanal D. On 17 April 2015, Antonia released her debut album This Is Antonia through the Romanian record label Roton. The album contains 12 tracks and is available in physical and digital format. In 2017 Antonia participated with Alex Velea as contestants in the show Look Who's Dancing on Pro TV. Also, in 2017 and 2018, she was on the jury of the television show The Four, broadcast by Antena 1.

The artist was also chosen, because of her notoriety, to dub Janette's Romanian voice in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

Personal life

Antonia married Italian businessman Vincenzo Castellano in 2011, and they have a daughter together, Maya Rosario Castellano (born 2010). The two separated in 2013 and were in the process of divorcing, which ended in 2020. In 2013, Antonia started a relationship with Romanian singer Alex Velea, with whom she has two children, Dominic (born 2014) and Akim (born 2016). The two announced their engagement in July 2021.

Discography

Albums

Title Details
This Is Antonia

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Song Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
BUL
MDA
POL
"Shake It Mamma" 2010 26 This is Antonia
"Marionette" 2011 15
"Jameia" 2012 5 23
"Marabou" 2013 1 1 9
"Hurricane"
(solo or featuring Puya)
8 8
"Wild Horses"
(featuring Jay Sean)
2014 31
"Chica Loca" 2015 34
"Greșesc" 53 Non-album singles
"Dream About My Face"
"Vorbește lumea" 2016
"Sună-mă"
(featuring Carla's Dreams)
28 Ngoc
"Get Up and Dance"
(featuring Achi)
89 Non-album singles
"Dor de tine" 2017 30
"Iubirea mea" 45
"Amya"
"Adio"
(featuring Connect-R)
2018
"Tango" 72
"Hotel Lounge" 59
"Mátame"
(featuring Erik Frank)
2
"Touch Me" 2019 49
"Lie I Tell Myself" 2020 79
"Como ¡Ay!" 94
"Rebound" 24
"Taifun"
(solo or with Toto H)
2021
"Dinero"
(with Yoss Bones)
41
"Îmi placi tu" 57
"I Think I Love Him"
"Benny Hana"
(with Pitt Leffer and Guilty Pleasure)
72
"Amor"
"Complicated"
(with Arkanian)
2022 20
"Una Favela"
(with Qodës)
"Send Me Your Love"
(with Gromee)
5 Tiny Sparks
"Tranquilo Papi"
(with Alex Velea)
Non-album single
"Clap Clap"
(with Gran Error and Elvana Gjata)
32
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions
Song Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
BUL
CIS
ISR
MDA
GRE
POL
"Roses on Fire"
(Pink Room featuring Antonia)
2009 Morena
"Morena"
(Tom Boxer featuring Antonia)
2 3 50 20 69 1 This is Antonia /
Morena
"Pleacă"
(Vunk featuring Antonia)
2011 1 9 Ca pe vremuri /
Hituri și mituri /
Numai la doi (Live din sufragerie)
"Întoarce-te acasă"
(Holograf featuring Antonia)
2014 13 Life Line
"Fie ce-o fi"
(Dara featuring Inna, Antonia & Carla's Dreams)
55 4 Non-album singles
"El Amor"
(Micke featuring Antonia)
2017
"Sahara"
(Alex Velea featuring Antonia & Lino Golden)
2018
"Anxietate"
(Carla's Dreams featuring Antonia)
2019
"Trika Trika"
(Faydee featuring Antonia)
3 9
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions
Song Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
"I Got You" 2012 This is Antonia
"Hawaii" 2013 89
"În oglindă" 2019 Non-album singles
"Muți" 2020
"Take Me Somewhere"
(with Avalan)
2021
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other singles

List of other singles, with selected chart positions
Song Year Peak chart positions Album
ROM
POL
"Santa Baby" 2011 Non-album singles
"The Christmas Song"
"Iarăși e Crăciunul"
(as part of Kiss FM All Stars)
2014
"Call the Police"
(as part of G Girls)
2016 64 6
"Milk & Honey"
(as part of G Girls)
2017 67
"Poveste de Crăciun"
(as part of Kiss FM All Stars)
"A venit Crăciunul"
(as part of Kiss FM All Stars)
2020
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of guest appearances
Title Year Album
"The Game"
(Tom Boxer featuring Antonia)
2010 Morena
"Feel the Joy"
(Tom Boxer featuring Antonia)

See also

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