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Aaradhna Jayantilal Patel born December 20, 1983, better known by her stage name Aaradhna, is a New Zealand-born musical recording artist signed under the music label Dawn Raid Entertainment She made her musical debut in 2004 featuring on the single "Getting Stronger" with the group Adeaze which peaked at number one on the official New Zealand Singles Chart


  • 1 Biography
    • 11 Early years
    • 12 Career
      • 121 2008–present
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Studio albums
    • 22 Singles
      • 221 Featured singles
    • 23 Compilation appearances
  • 3 Notes
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Early yearsedit

Aaradhna is a New Zealander of Samoan and Indian descent1 Her father Jayanti Patel is an Indian from Navsari, Gujarat, India and her mother Sia'a Patel is a Samoan Aaradhna is the eldest of five She first showed singing aspirations at the young age of 11, singing along with her mother to traditional Samoan and country songs She would try to imitate the songs she heard in Bollywood movies that she and her father watched and also went to festivals that her father performed at2 Aaradhna began writing her own music at the age of 11; she entered her first talent quest at the age of 13 making it into the finals She joined the school choir at Porirua College had got kicked out for rebelling, but went on to form a five piece girl group called "Lovera"2


Her debut album I Love You, entered the top 20 RIANZ and has various songs featured on feature films including the top 5 single "They Don't Know" featuring New Zealand hip-hop star Savage on Sione's Wedding and had also had another feature on the movie It's a Free World with her original song "Faith" Aaradhna released a club-inspired song alongside Australian producer, DJ & artist Paul Mac3 in late 2006 titled Love Declaration The song features on Mac's album Panic Room In Australia the single reached #31 on the local charts


Her album Sweet Soul Music, a throw-back to the soul classics including The Jackson 5 cover "I Want You Back" was released on iTunes and various music stores in New Zealand on 14 February 2008 coinciding with Valentine's Day

In 2011 she began working on her third studio album under Dawn Raid Entertainment She released the single "Wake Up" in August 2012, and the album Treble & Reverb was later released in November

Patel's fourth studio album titled Brown Girl was released in July 2016 The album explored her own experience of casual racism in New Zealand1 The album debuted at number one in New Zealand and also cracked the albums chart of Switzerland4 In November 2016, the performer gave away her hip-hop award at the 2016 New Zealand Music Awards, believing that she had "been placed in this category, because I'm brown" She opined that "you can't give a singer an award for Best Hip Hop artist"1


Aaradhna discography
Studio albums 4
Music videos 7
Singles 3
Soundtrack albums 6
Featured singles 9

Studio albumsedit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
sales thresholds
2006 I Love You
  • Released: May 8, 2006
  • Label: Dawn Raid Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • NZ: Gold7
2008 Sweet Soul Music
  • Released: February 14, 2008
  • Label: Dawn Raid Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2012 Treble & Reverb
  • Released: November 9, 2012
  • Label: Dawn Raid Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2016 Brown Girl
  • Released: July 22, 2016
  • Label: Dawn Raid Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2006 "Down Time" 3 I Love You
"I Love You Too" 5
2012 "Wake Up" 12 Treble & Reverb
"Lorena Bobbitt"
2013 "Great Man"
2016 "Brown Girl" —A Brown Girl

Featured singlesedit

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
sales thresholds
2004 "Getting Stronger" Adeaze featuring Aaradhna 1 Platinum Always and for Real
2005 "They Don't Know" Savage featuring Aaradhna 2 Gold Moonshine
"Love Declaration" Paul Mac featuring Aaradhna Panic Room
2006 "Spin1" Che Fu featuring Aaradhna 20 Hi-Score - The Best Of Che Fu
2009 "Turn It Around" David Dallas featuring Aaradhna Something Awesome
"With You in My Bed" Isaac Aesili featuring Aaradhna and Buff1 Eye See
"Music Makes the World Go Around" Frisko featuring Aaradhna 15 Non-album single
2010 "Say Yeah" P-Money featuring David Dallas and Aaradhna Everything
2011 "Like You" Monsta featuring Aaradhna Pacific Coast Highway

Compilation appearancesedit

Aaradhna has appeared on various compilations and soundtracks since 2004 in New Zealand and Australia The following is a list of these albums that have featured her music

  • 2004 - Now That's What I Call Music 16 EMI - "Getting Stronger" with Adeaze
  • 2005 - Now That's What I Call Music 19 EMI - "They Don't Know" with Savage
  • 2005 - The R&B Collection III Sony BMG - "Getting Stronger" with Adeaze
  • 2006 - Sione's Wedding Dawn Raid Entertainment - "Forever" with Kevin Soul, "Knowing You", & "They Don't Know" with Savage
  • 2006 - Now That's What I Call Music 21 EMI - "Down Time"
  • 2008 - It's a Free Worldsoundtrack Universal Music & Dawn Raid Entertainment - "Faith"


  1. ^ "Brown Girl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 3 on the NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart10


  1. ^ a b c "VNZMAs 2016: Aaradhna gives away her Tui after winning 'in a brown category'" Stuffconz November 2016 
  2. ^ a b "Next Up Aaradhna" This is Real Music Archived from the original on 19 December 2010 Retrieved 27 August 2009 
  3. ^ "Aaradhna" NZgirl Retrieved 27 August 2009 
  4. ^ AARADHNA - BROWN GIRL ALBUM- Chartsorgnz
  5. ^ "Aaradhna in New Zealand charts" Hung Medien chartsorgnz Retrieved 26 May 2010 
  6. ^ "CHART WATCH #379" auspOp 30 July 2016 Retrieved 30 July 2016 
  7. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums" RadioScope Archived from the original on 2 June 2010 Retrieved 14 July 2010 
  8. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart" Recorded Music NZ 1 August 2016 Retrieved 29 July 2016 
  9. ^ a b Steffen Hung "New Zealand charts portal" chartsorgnz Retrieved 2016-11-21 
  10. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart" Recorded Music NZ 1 August 2016 Retrieved 29 July 2016 

External linksedit

  • Aaradhna at AllMusic
  • Aaradhna discography at Discogs
  • Samoan Bios: Aaradhna
  • Aaradhna on Bandcamp

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