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Medina : For Altid¦ Video


Medina Danielle Oona Valbak (born
Andrea Fuentealba Valbak on 30 November 1982), known by the mononym
Medina is a Danish-Chilean pop, dance and
R&B singer and songwriter. [1]

She released her first singles in Denmark titled
“Flå” (Danish for “To skin”) and “Et
øjeblik” (“One moment”) in 2007, followed by her
debut album, Tæt på (Up close).
She rose to national fame in 2008 with the release
of “Kun for mig” (Danish for “Only for me”),
the lead single off her second album, Velkommen til Medina
(Welcome to Medina). [1] The
single spent six weeks at No.1 on the Danish Singles Chart, eventually
reaching the triple-platinum status. [2]
[3] The second single off the same album,
“Velkommen til
Medina” also peaked at No.1 in Denmark which spent five
weeks at the top of the singles chart and reached a platinum status
there. [4] [5]
Even Medina’s third and fourth single, “Ensom”
(“Lonely”) and “Vi to” (“The two of
us”) peaked at No.2 in Denmark and they both managed to earn
her a platinum-award at home. [3]
In September 2009, Medina released an
English-language version of “Kun for mig”, titled
You and I, in
the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This version reached
No.39 on the UK Singles Chart
and entered the top-10 on the German Singles Chart.
[7] [8]
In July 2010, Medina’s international debut
album, Welcome to Medina was released in Germany, Austria
and Switzerland which reached No.9, No.45 and No.24 respectively.
[9] [10] Apart
from seven new songs, the album also includes English-language
versions of the four singles off its Danish counterpart, including
“Lonely” (English version of “Ensom), which has been
released as the second single off the album.
In 2009, two collaborative singles of Medina have
also reached the top of the Danish charts. First is “100
dage” by Medina and Thomas
Helmig and the second is “Mest
ondt” by Burhan G featuring
Awards won by Medina include Best Danish Act at the
2009 MTV Europe Music
Awards. [11]



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