Andru Donalds was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His musical style ranges from pop, rock and roll, to reggae and ballads. His influences include The Beatles, Prince, Bob Marley, Queen, Michael Jackson & Black Uhuru.
Upon leaving school at the age of 18 Donalds travelled to England, the Netherlands and New York, in order to develop his musical abilities as singer and songwriter. He met the producer and songwriter Eric Foster White, who had hits with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson, Julio Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Regina Belle, Hi-Five and Boyzone. Together they produced the debut album Andru Donalds. The two singles from this - Mishale and Save Me Now - became successful worldwide.
His second album Damned, If I Don’t was published two years later in 1997. The song Somebody’s Baby was taken from this for the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting.
In April 1998 Donalds received a call from producer and songwriter Michael Cretu, who wanted to engage him for the Enigma project. The outcome was that they collaborated not only on Enigma songs but also on two solo albums. His third album Snowin’ Under My Skin included two singles: All Out of Love, a cover version of the Air Supply song which achieved international platinum status, and Simple Obsession.
Let’s Talk About It, his fourth album, featured the single One Night Lover.
Five years after his last solo album, Donalds released a "best of" album in 2006. It included five new songs, of which Dreamer and Let The Stars Fall Down were released as singles.
Andru Donalds is a musician and vocalist with a previous solo career, who is now working in collaboration with the Enigma project as lead vocalist.
Donalds had a hit single in America in 1995 with "Mishale", which hit #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Theres many a day I ache for you but we are oceans apart
Even though my tears have dried theres an emptiness
I feel in my heart called love
From the first time that I loved you I told you from the start
Our love would come together
If we could stand to be apart
I never mean to break your heart - oh, no!
The days I count without you I feel so all alone
I see you in my dreams at night
I feel your touch so strong
I feel your pain and tears miles away
I surrender my soul to you, dear
Mishale , what am I supposed to do?
Mishale , Ill never get over you
Mishale Mishale, loving you is heaven
Loving you is heaven
Missing you is hell
And I need for our love to be strong
And as the love that goes into your tear - oh, yeah
No matter where I find myself youre always on my mind soul and eyes reveal my pain as my tears fall like November rain
The light is fading, I just miss you
Mishale, what am I supposed to do?