Published on 05 May 2010 | over 6 years ago
Adrian Claudiu Sână started the group in 1999. At the time, it consisted of him and his female counterpart, Ramona Barta.
Akcent's single "Kylie" has risen to the top of several European music charts. "Kylie" also became a moderate hit in the U.S., charting well on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart. Their debut Romanian album In culori was released in Romania in 2002 on January 10, which had the hit single "Ti-am promis".
Their English debut album French Kiss with Kylie was released in Europe in 2006 on August 23 and include their 2 European smash hits: "Kylie" and "Jokero". Their song French kiss (the English version of 9 mai) is a cover of "Extemporal la dirigentie" by Stela Enache (a Romanian singer that was highly acclaimed in the 80s and whose song "Ani de Liceu" with her husband is still a hit among teenagers).
In April 2008 Marius Nedelcu left the band. Soon after Marius left, the three boys called in Corneliu Ulici, a former member of another Romanian group called Bliss. However, in September 2009, after 9 months, Corneliu Ulici left the band to dedicate his time to his acting career.
In 2009 the band released a new album, Fara Lacrimi. Two songs from the album, "Stay With Me" and "That's My Name," are currently huge hits on radio stations in Romania, and, also, outside Romania in countries like Egypt, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, India, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Lebanon, and Albania.