Won Min-ji (Hangul: 원민지; born February 5, 1991), better known by her stage name Anda (Hangul: 안다), is a South Korean pop singer who debuted in 2012 using the stage name Andamiro.
From a young age, Anda wanted to become a singer. With a distinct facial structure, she had received various comments about her aimed career, which caused her to hesitate on pursuing her desired career path.
While trying hard to achieve her dream, Anda failed the entrance examination for university. This made her confidence level hit rock bottom. The following year, she tried again and finally passed the entrance examination for the Performing Arts Department at Sungkyunkwan University.
In 2012, Anda finally debuted as Andamiro under Trophy Entertainment with the dance single “Don’t Ask” featuring Yang Dong-geun, gaining attention with the unique style of music, it has also earned her the nickname, “Korea’s Lady Gaga”.
Later in the year, Anda released another single with Euro-dance style called “Hypnotize” showing her powerful vocal skills. Other than the original Korean version, an English version, a Spanish version and a remix were also released. The other released versions of the song gained much global attention, particularly from Spain.
In 2015, Anda came back with a dance single called “Mastering” under Emperor Entertainment Korea. “Mastering” is a medium tempo song with an EDM beat and an urban R&B style produced by top producer Choi Joon Young. The song “Mastering” uses simple and sweet lyrics which gives a romantic feel to it.
“It’s Goin’ Down” is a hip hop genre song collaborated with The Quiett. The lyrics suggest to enjoy the youth time and leave all concerns behind.
In June, Anda released the single “Touch”, which gained a lot of attention nationally and internationally for the “Girl on Girl” concept and Mark Romanek directed Criminal inspired in the Music Video.
In August 2017, Anda signed an exclusive contract with Esteem Entertainment before eventually signing to the YG Entertainment subsidiary, YGX, in July 2018.