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Irina Rîmeș
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Irina Rimes at a concert (Bucharest, 2018)
Background information
Also known as
  • Irina Rîmeș
  • Irina Remesh
  • Ira
Born (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 32)
Izvoare,Moldovan SSR, USSR(today in Republic of Moldova)
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2016–present
  • Global Records
  • Quantum Music

Irina Rimes (Irina Rîmeș in Romanian born 22 August 1991), also known as Irina Remesh or Irra, is a Moldovan singer and songwriter, who is one of the four coaches of the Romanian talent show Vocea României. She works and lives in Bucharest, Romania.

In 2019 the artist was chosen by Warner Bros Animation to provide the Romanian voice of Whatevra Wanabi in the animated movie The Lego Movie 2

Life and career

1991–2015: Childhood and beginnings in music

Irina was born on 22 August 1991 in the Florești District and is the first child of Valentina and Fiodor Rîmeș; she has a younger brother, Vitali. Irina has stated in interviews that her family nourished her interest for music, especially her father and paternal grandmother, the latter of which had a very good voice, according to Irina — "grandma used to be a part of a church choir and I remember how she would sit on the stove and sing carols to us". Rimes manifested an interest towards writing and composing from an early age: "I started writing poetry when I was in grade 0. I remember that I learned to sing, write and read at home." The artist moved to Soroca when she started studying at the "Constantin Stere" Theoretical High School until 2010; she later graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Plastic Arts in Chișinău. In 2012, Irina Rimes participated in the talent show Fabrica de staruri, where she was a finalist.

2016–present: "Visele" and Despre el

Rimes moved to Romania in 2016, when she signed with Quantum Music. Her first single, "Visele" (The dreams), peaked at #1 in Romania Airplay 100 in 2016 and got her an award for the best début of the year at the Radio România Music Awards in 2017. Rimes has also penned songs for various Romanian artists, such as Inna, Raluka, Andra, Alina Eremia, Nicoleta Nucă and Antonia. The Romanian branch of Cosmopolitan named her "the revelation of 2016". In 2017, Rimes signed a contract with Universal Music France and released her first album, Despre el (About him). In 2018, she became one of the four coaches of Vocea României. In 2019, Irina Rimes gave an exclusive interview about her career to Turkey's biggest digital music magazine ÖMC Dergi (Dergi), became the cover star of a magazine for the first time in Turkey.



  • Despre el (2017)
  • Cosmos (2018)
  • Pastila (2020)
  • Acasă (2022)


As lead artist

Title Year ROU CIS Album
"Visele" 2016 1 Despre el
"Ce s-a întâmplat cu noi" 2017 11
"My Favourite Man" 29 Non-album single
"Bolnavi amândoi" 5 Despre el
"Beau" 2018 52 Cosmos
"În locul meu"
"Cel mai bun prieten"
"Cel mai bun DJ (feat. The Motans)" 15
"Nu știi tu să fii bărbat" 9
"In palme" 2019 15 Non-album single
"3 Inimi (feat Carla's Dreams)" 2020 15
"Your Love" (feat Cris Cab) 6 142
"N-avem timp" 2021 2 102 Acasă
"Навсегда" (with Jah Khalib) /
"Pentru totdeauna" (with Grasu XXL)
3 159
"Ba ba ba (Inima mea bate)" 2022 1 Non-album single
"Ielele" (with David Ciente)

Promotional singles

Title Year ROU Album
"Iubirea noastră mută" 2016 84 Despre el
"Da' ce tu"
"Haina ta"
"Bandana" (feat. Killa Fonic) 2017 97
"Octombrie Roșu"
"Eroii pieselor noastre"
"Dans" 2019 Cosmos
"Ce se intampla, doctore?"
"Baiatul Meu Frumos" 2020
"Sarea de pe rana" 41
"Perfectul Imperfect" Pastila

As a featured artist

Title Year ROU RUS Album
"I Loved You" (DJ Sava feat. Irina Rimes) 2016 24 26 Non-album single
"Cupidon" (Guess Who feat. Irina Rimes) 2017 4 Un Anonim Celebru
"Piesa noastră" (Killa Fonic feat. Irina Rimes) Lama Crima
"Stai lângă mine" (Vunk feat. Irina Rimes) Extrovertit
"POEM" (The Motans feat. Irina Rimes) 2019 1 My Rhythm & Soul
"Schhh" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes) Non-album single
"Hero" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes)
"Nu Vreau" (Mahmut Orhan feat. Irina Rimes) 2020

As a songwriter for other artists

Year Song Artist Co-writers Album
2016 "Ieri erai” Raluka Raluca Nistor
Theea Miculescu
Alexandru Antonescu
Marius Ivancea
Non-album single
"Zbor” Raluka Raluca Nistor
Catalin Tamazlicaru
Andrei Ioniță
"Cum ar fi?” Inna Alexandra Apostoleanu Nirvana
2017 "Dor de tine” Antonia Alex Cotoi Non-album single
"Poartă-mă” Alina Eremia 360
"Sunt puternică” Andra Iubirea schimbă tot
"Minte-mă” Karmen Achi Petre
Vlad Lucan
Non-album single
"Du-mă spre noi” Raluka
"Ai uitat cine ești” Nicoleta Nucă
2018 "Nu acum” Ilinca
"CSF, n-ai CSF” Ana Baniciu
"Undone” Raluka Nicoleta Gavriliță
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