Raisa Andriana, better known by her mononymRaisa (born in Jakarta on 6 June 1990), is an Indonesian singer and songwriter. She became publicly known for her song titled “Serba Salah”. Prior to her solo career, she was one of the lead vocalist of Kevin Aprilio’s band, Andante, which later renamed as Vierra (now Vierratale).
Raisa has received a number of accolades, including Indonesian Music Awards, Music Planet Awards, and Mnet Asian Music Awards. In 2014, she was charted at 45th place on Billboard Uncharted, marking her first time to enter the Billboard chart. Later in 2017, she reached 29th place on Billboard Social 50, a chart which ranks the most active musical artists on the world’s leading social networking services.
Raisa Andriana was born on 6 June 1990 in Jakarta, Indonesia to Allan Rachman and Ria Mariaty. She studied at Binus University. Raisa’s singing talent was shown since her early age. When she was 3, Raisa often pretended to be a singer on stage. Growing up with minimal music education, she picked up her unique singing style and voice through some of her favorite singers such as Brian Mcknight, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone etc.
Her career as a singer began when she collaborated with famous composer David Foster to perform in a concert in Jakarta. She was the vocalist of Andante, a band founded by Kevin Aprilio. In 2008 the band was reshaped and named Vierra, consisting of five members: Raisa, Widi Soediro, Raka Cyril, Satrianda Widjanarko, and Kevin Aprilio himself. She exited the band when the record’s label decided it wanted a different concept.
Raisa started gaining recognition with her single “Serba Salah”. The song led her to gain popularity in Indonesian music industry. She then won an award in Indonesian Music Awards for Best of the Best Newcomer category.
Her debut album, Raisa, was produced and released in 2011 by Solid Records and Universal Music Indonesia. The album was supported by the young musicians who collaborated as producers: Asta Andoko (RAN), Ramadhan Handy (Soulvibe), and Adrianto Ario Seto (Soulvibe). Nanda Oka and Asta Andoko are Executive Producers of Solid Records.