After the votes were counted and verified ANA FREE is the 2011 Pop Music Crown Winner!
Ana Free has been a compulsive performer, artist and songwriter since the age of 11, and has written over 400 original songs to date. She grew up expressing her thoughts in songs and says that if you read her songbooks, you’ll know her life story. At the age of 8, Ana learnt to play guitar, her signature instrument, and began sticking ideas and melodies together.
Fast-forward 13 years to 2008. Straight out of University in the UK, the British-Portuguese pop artist had already garnered her fair share of the new exploding media audience. With over 25 million unique video views, combined with her armada of over 70 000 YouTube subscribers, Ana independently released her debut single “In My Place” in Portugal. She was featured in a large advertising campaign which helped push her music into the number 1 spot on the charts.
She continued to pursue her passion through 2009, touring over 30 shows, writing and recording for her fans and traveling around the globe. She embarked on a series of different projects, including recording the Portuguese Tinkerbell theme tune for Disney, releasing a pop EP project “Radian” which she debuted in North America to sold out shows in Miami and New York City.
Aside from swiftly continuing to build an impressive brand, Ana Free has opened stages from festivals to sold-out arenas for artists like Shakira, James Morrison, Joe Brooks, and played at the American Airlines arena in Miami.