Ruth Koleva
BG Sofia – Soul / Alternative Pop / Indiepop / Neo Soul
Ruth Koleva


Ruth Koleva - Salty (Official Video)

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Unplugged Yes
Cover band No
Members 5
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Label / Release Type Year
Flat Line Collective
Ab67616d0000b2732d3b13836aea45f951ded961 Wassup (Fabrizio Parisi & The Editor Remix) Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273a46289ed037986794289aa3d Kiss My Attitude Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273ca127e3a46978fe3909541de Moving On Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273b1df3eed9be07a54ff047072 Moving On (Live from The Palace) Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273d940c3b713d04994e3672146 Salty Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273d4df68e3f4ce64b6caf4fe47 Salty (Fabrizio Parisi & The Editor Remix) Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273af202cad71fe262ab67a497d Wassup Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273f95049c0583a26c9bf943cce All The Guys Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273fec7a47414b4ef6a79bc50d2 All The Guys (Yuni Wa Remix) Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273b22db5f9fb532b6cddd0d48a Тиха нощ Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273c25fea4919906f97011efdc3 Confidence. Truth Album 2018
Ab67616d0000b273fb3d02c2c1fb76faad8be103 Rhythm Slave Album 2015
Wicked Wax Music, Flat Line Collective
Ab67616d0000b273eaa85c995526cea3f7da20f1 Beyond Borders Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b27300d452372d4350448f33a09d Beyond Borders (Yakul Remix) Single 2022
Fat Beats / P Vine
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Confidence. Truth Album 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder R U T H Album 2014
Warner Music
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder ORIGAMI Single 2023
Vitality Music, Ltd.
Ab67616d0000b27389a887c8dc6deccc607a55f1 Within Whispers Album 2011
Flatline Collective
Ab67616d0000b2734cbae6e7ae180809ea92b306 Ruth Album 2014
Flatline Collective LTD
Ab67616d0000b27390c4bfbcdde7e53ffc7f969c CONFIDENCE . TRUTH Album 2017
Fat Beats
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Rhythm Slave Album 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Wake up EP 2017
No Agency
Orpehous Music
Gergana Vladimirova
Press Text
The Bulgarian-born New York City based singer-songwriter isn’t afraid of starting anew.

During the early 90s, in hardship of post-Communist Eastern Europe, Bulgaria underwent extreme financial collapse and so Ruth’s father, who is an Olympian and twice World weightlifting champion left for the Far East to seek new opportunities.
Little did she know while taking in the colorful sights and sounds of India, Thailand and Bahrain, she was growing up without a mother and separated from her twin brother, that music would later become her oxygen.
Her rebellious personality and bourbon-like voice helped her rise to stardom back in her homeland and while steadily working to hone her raw musical gifts, she developed into a genre-defying powerhouse artist, effortlessly channeling soul, drum and bass, R&B and indie-pop influences.
Early in her career, she showcased her unique style through gigs at local venues and did a brief stint at the Hollywood Pop Academy. Her debut album RUTH scooped the top prize at the Bulgarian Radio Awards in 2014 and sold thousands of copies in Japan, with hit-making producer Mark Ronson declaring it “amazing”.
In just a few years, Koleva has become a national Bulgarian treasure and continues to expand her fan base internationally. She has shared the stage with legends like jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, enigmatic trip hop icon Tricky, dub legend Mad Professor, wooed kindred spirits like N’Dambi and Frank McComb and performed five sold-out concerts at Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
Released in 2018, Koleva’s previous album Confidence.Truth offered fans a deeply personal collection of songs influenced by Ruth’s connection to soul and jazz. It was produced by one of LA’s finest, Kan Wakan and bolstered by a tight band of musicians including Ron Avant (The Free Nationals/Anderson Paak) and Jameel Bruner (Thundercat, and formerly of The Internet), Gene Coye (Flying Lotus) and the full orchestra of Sofia Philharmonic.
Ruth never gave up on her dream of pursuing her music career in the United States and after overcoming incredible obstacles in obtaining the proper work visa she landed in the Big Apple Fall 2019. As plans for the release of her forthcoming album were underway, the pandemic struck. Rather than cower in the face of uncertainty, Ruth decided to activate her resilience and focus on affecting positive change by raising awareness to causes she champions such as LGBTQ+ rights, equality for all, domestic violence and mental illness.
So much of her success has been celebrated, but what shaped her and is most meaningful are not the awards and accolades. These days she’s more focused on “what lies in the shadows, rather than in the spotlight”.