|Birth Day:||June 29, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Cascais, Portugal|
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She began composing and writing when she was ten years old.
She is currently recording and living in Los Angeles and recently finished a degree with First Class Honours in economics at the University of Kent in 2008. Ana developed a particular fondness for subjects like international trade and game theory and went on to write a dissertation titled What is the Impact of Technology on the Structure of the Major Record Labels (between 1995 and 2005)? for which she received a Distinction. As well as being fluent in both English and Portuguese, Ana also speaks Spanish, French and Greek.
In November 2008, Free was invited to record the Portuguese theme tune Voa Até Ao Teu Coração for the release of the Disney movie Tinker Bell for which she also recorded the music video.
She made her first live TV performance in the summer of 2007 on TVI in Portugal, where she sang "Crazy", a song she composed herself. Ana has achieved chart success with her first single, which was released on 23 May 2008, "In My Place". The popularity of her song made it feature in various Portuguese series including Morangos com Açúcar and Podia Acabar o Mundo.
Ana has contributed to a variety of charitable causes, including lending her name to the Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro (LPCC) in 2009, as an ambassador for raising awareness for cervical cancer. She is also the current ambassador to the Lisbon Oceanarium. In 2010, the Make A Wish Foundation worked with Ana to fulfil the wishes of a young teenage fan suffering from cystic fibrosis, by inviting her and her family to spend 5 days in London, where she accompanied Ana to studio, the London Eye, and attended her popular show at The Barfly.
In May 2010, Free travelled to New York City to work with British film director, music producer and writer Mark Maclaine, for the filming of the videoclip for Questions in My Mind, her first single off the five-track EP Radian, released in February 2010. She also travelled to Portugal to record the videoclip with Portuguese rock band Hands on Approach, for whom she recorded vocals on the song Black Tears, for their album High and Above.
Ana frequently tours in Portugal, London and New York, and her gigs are recorded by her friends and uploaded to her blogs and websites. She opened for British singer/songwriter James Morrison in the summer of 2010. In November 2010, she opened for Shakira, which Ana considers one of her career's most defining and special moments. Some of her most popular songs, with over a million views each, include covers of Nickelback's "Savin' Me", The Rolling Stones hit "Angie", and Shakira's 2010 World Cup theme "Waka Waka".
In late 2011, Ana teamed up with MTV EMA nominee DJ Diego Miranda and together they recorded the hit single "Girlfriend" which went on to hold the number 1 spot on the national charts for over 8 weeks. The videoclip has over 1.5 million views.
In August 2011 it was revealed that Ana had won the Music Crowns pop category with her track 'In My Place' as judged by Samantha Mumba, Liam Bailey, Ahmir, Su-Elise Nash and ultimately the UK and Ireland general public.
In 2012 Ana Free launched a crowd funding campaign via the popular website PledgeMusic which lasted 8 months. She went on to complete her debut album alongside Argentinian producer Rodrigo Crespo, who has worked with an array of artists including Shakira, recording the album in Buenos Aires, London and Lisbon. A recent interview with Billboard Magazine mentioned Ana was scheduled to release her debut album later in 2012. In May 2012, Ana showcased her album at the first officially YouTube endorsed festival in Singapore, her first ever visit to Asia, sponsored by Warner Singapore, Blackberry and telecoms company Starhub. Performing alongside David Choi, Tiffany Alvord, Jason Chen and Joseph Vincent, Ana debuted the first single "Electrical Storm" off her upcoming debut album on The MTV Show. In December 2012 she released her debut album "TOGETHER" (also known as "TO.GET.HER") on Warner Singapore and it was welcomed onto the music scene with very strong 4/5 star reviews, dubbing the debut album as "written beautifully" and "emotional". On 2 June 2012, Ana performed at the prestigious Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon.
In 2013 Ana Free was invited to be the musical ambassador for the Volkswagen brand in their digital campaign "As Sun As Possible" to promote the new Volkswagen Beetle cabriolet, filmed in Hawaii. Ana also released her debut album, "TOGETHER", in January 2013.
After completing the Volkswagen campaign, Ana Free moved to Los Angeles where she is currently based. In late 2013 Ana Free was asked to be one of the official songwriters and composers for the US drama series SAF3 for the opening season of the show, airing on the CW channel. Ana was announced as one of the 10 finalists of the 2013 Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Competition selected by Grammy-winning record producer Don Was.
Currently, Ana Free is 35 years, 3 months and 3 days old. Ana Free will celebrate 36th birthday on a Thursday 29th of June 2023.
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