Wrs (singer)

Romanian singer and songwriter

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WRS
WRS 2014.jpg
Born
Andrei-Ionuț Ursu

(1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 29)
Occupation
  • Dancer
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Musical career
GenresElectropop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsGlobal

Andrei-Ionuț Ursu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej joˈnuts ˈursu]; born 16 January 1993), known professionally as Wrs (IPA: [urs] (audio speaker iconlisten); stylized in all caps), is a Romanian dancer, singer and songwriter. Before starting his career as an artist, he worked as a dancer for famous artists such as Inna, Antonia or Carla's Dreams and was part of the Pro TV ballet on shows such as Vocea României and Românii au talent.[1] In January 2020, he signed with Global Records and started the electro-pop music project with the stage name Wrs.[2]

Life and career

Andrei-Ionuț Ursu was born in Buzău, Romania, on January 16, 1993. He started dancing at the age of 12 because he was encouraged by his parents, folk music dancers.[3]

In 2015 he started his musical career in the boys' band Shot.[2] After two years, he left the project, moved to London and began composing music.[2]

Wrs debuted in January 2020 with the song "Why".[1][4]

In February 2022, Wrs launched the single "Llámame", with which he will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[2][5][6]

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Details
Mandala
  • Released: TBA 2022[7]
  • Label: TBA
  • Format: TBA

Singles

As lead artist
List of singles as lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ROU
[8]
BUL
[9]
"Why"[10] 2020 Non-album singles
"No Weight"[11]
"Hadi"[12]
"La răsărit"[13]
"All Alone"[14]
"Amore"[15]
(with İlkan Günüç)
2021 7
"Maui"[16]
(with Killa Fonic)
"Tsunami"[17] 71 6
"Leah"[18]
(with Iraida)
Mandala
"La Luna"[19] 2022
"Dalia"[20]
"Don't Rush"[21]
"Llámame"[22] Non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 The Artist Awards Best New Artist Wrs Nominated [23]
2021 Best Upcoming Artist Nominated [24]

References

  1. ^ a b Silvia, Trașcă (20 January 2020). "wrs, noul artist din portofoliul Global Records, lansează primul single „why"" [wrs, the new artist from the Global Records portfolio, releases the first single "why"] (in Romanian). UnSiteDeMuzica.ro. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wrs lansează „Llámame", piesa înscrisă în competiția națională de la Eurovision" [Wrs launches "Llámame", the song entered in the national Eurovision Song Contest] (in Romanian). Virgin Radio. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  3. ^ Gheorghe, Chelu (20 February 2022). "Cine este WRS, solistul de la Eurovision care a fost mai întâi dansator. A colaborat cu Antonia şi Ruby" [Who is WRS, the Eurovision soloist who was the first dancer. He collaborated with Antonia and Ruby] (in Romanian). Click!. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  4. ^ Elena, Popescu (14 February 2022). "Cine este WRS, artistul care a lansat piesa "Dalia". Vezi care este numele real al cântărețului" [Who is WRS, the artist who released the song "Dalia". See the real name of the singer] (in Romanian). WowBiz.ro. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  5. ^ Sergiu, Nicolae (13 February 2022). "Cine sunt cei 10 artişti care vor participa în finala naţională Eurovision VIDEO" [Who are the 10 artists who will participate in the national final of Eurovision VIDEO] (in Romanian). Adevărul. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  6. ^ Grace, Emily (5 March 2022). "Romania: WRS to Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  7. ^ "'Leah' featuring @iraidaofficial is out now!". 17 December 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2022 – via Facebook.
  8. ^ "Media Forest - Weekly Charts". Media Forest. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Prophon – Charts". Prophon. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Why - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  11. ^ "No weight - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Hadi - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  13. ^ "La rasarit - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  14. ^ "All Alone - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Amore - Single by wrs & Ilkan Gunuc". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Maui - Single by wrs & Killa Fonic". Apple Music. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Tsunami - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Leah - Single by wrs & IRAIDA". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  19. ^ "La Luna - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Dalia - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Don't Rush - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Llámame - Single by wrs". Apple Music. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  23. ^ Andreea, Burghelea (29 December 2020). "The Artists Awards 2020! Andra a câștigat premiul „Best Female"" [The Artists Awards 2020! Andra Wins Best Female Award] (in Romanian). Radio Impuls. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  24. ^ Raluca, Chirilă (24 August 2021). "The Artist Awards revine în 2021 cu cea de-a treia ediție - Lista artiștilor nominalizați" [The Artist Awards returns in 2021 with its third edition - List of nominated artists] (in Romanian). InfoMusic.ro. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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Preceded by Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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