Raisa

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Raisa (born Raisa Andriana, 6 June 1990 in Jakarta, Indonesia), is an Indonesian recording artist. She came to prominence with the song “Serba Salah”. Before becoming a solo singer, Raisa was the vocalist of the band formed by Kevin Aprilio called Andante.

Raisa’s singing talents had been seen since her earlier age. When she was 3, little Raisa often pretended to be a singer on stage.

Raisa draws her unique voice subtly merged the color, character and unique singing technique from her favorite singer such as Brian McKnight, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, JoJo, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys and James Ingram.

Raisa has two studio album, titled “RAISA” (2011) and “Heart to Heart” (2013), and several hit single such as “Serba Salah”, “Could It Be”, “Apalah Arti Menunggu”, “Terjebak Nostalgia”, “LDR”, “Pemeran Utama”, and “Teka Teki” among all.

Her stage performance also no less mesmerizing. Raisa often appeared in international music festival and concert, such as Java Jazz Festival, David Foster’s concert, Lenka’s concert, and unexpectedly, Metallica’s concert. Her solo concert has been held several times in Singapore (2014), Jakarta (2015) and Surabaya (2015).

Raisa started gaining recognition for singing “Serba Salah” (All I Do is Wrong), and she became one of the guest stars on Java Jazz Festival 2011. After performing on the prestigious event, she started to gain popularity in Indonesian music scene. Raisa won an award in Anugerah Musik Indonesia (Indonesian Music Awards) as Best Newcomer.

Her first, self-titled album Raisa was produced and released in 2011 by Solid Records and Universal Music Indonesia. Producers of the album were three young musicians from Indonesian bands, named Asta Andoko (RAN), Ramadhan Handy (Soulvibe), and Adrianto Ario Seto (Soulvibe), supported by Nanda Oka and Asta Andoko as Executive Producers of Solid Records.

Raisa launched her second album titled Heart to Heart on November 27, 2013. Tracks from the album remained on top positions for the entire year. Upon the press conference for the launching of this album, she gave a clear statement that she’s here to stay, and there surely will be a third, fourth, fifth album and so on. She also held a mini-concert for the press and 300 fans who got chosen from pre-ordering her album.

In 2014, Raisa was appointed as a guest judge for the talent show television Indonesian Idol Season 8. At first, she was a guest judge but was later appointed to replace the position. In February 2015, Walt Disney Pictures picked Raisa to sing the soundtrack “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” of Indonesian version, titled “Mimpi Adalah Harapan Hati” for Disney’s remake of Cinderella.

Raisa was collaboration with singer Afgan for soundtrack film London Love Story, titled “Percayalah” in 2015. She released her third studio album Handmade (2016) with under label Juni Records and produced the singles “Jatuh Hati” and “Kali Kedua“.