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Raisa Andriana: A new crooner

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 13 2011   /  11:42 am

Posting video clips on YouTube might be a new way to cruise to instant stardom, but newcomer Raisa Andriana took the classic path to enter the music industry.
Raisa Andriana: JP/NurhayatiShe is a familiar face on YouTube. Her official channel has several videos she has uploaded since 2008. She has sung a number of covers of songs of various singers, including US R&B musicians Brian McKnight, John Legend and Whitney Huston.

Some of the songs, she said, were uploaded as requested by her friends.

“People thought that I was someone who was found after performing on YouTube, but no, I was not suddenly found,” she said.

The 21-year-old girl said she started singing with a band during her senior high school years when she was 16 years old.

Raisa said she often hung out with Asta Andoko, a guitarist from RAN band long before they became famous. The fri...