Sitti Navarro also known as Sitti,”Queen Of Bossa Nova” is a Filipino bossa nova singer. She is of Maranao descent, In 2004, MTV Philippines started “MTV Supahstar: D’ Super Search”, where Sitti was one of the winners. She also appeared in the group’s music videos, showcasing her talents. It led to her recording contract.
Her debut album, Café Bossa, was released in 2006. Four songs have been released’: “Tattooed On My Mind”, a remake of the D’Sound hit; “Hey Look At The Sun”, “I Didn’t Know I Was Looking for Love”, and “Para Sa Akin”. She is also known for her version of “One Note Samba”, originally performed by bossa nova queen Astrud Gilberto, whom Sitti idolizes. A live album, Sitti Live!, was released in late 2006, and Café Bossa was re-released with a VCD in 2007.
Sitti collaborated with Club Myx to release Sitti in the Mix – The Dense Modesto Remixes, a collection of songs from Café Bossa that were made into dance-electronica songs with the help of DJ Dense Modesto, in mid-2007, before the release of her second album My Bossa Nova, which focuses on more recent songs. My Bossa Nova was re-released in mid 2008 with a VCD of Sitti Live! 2 called My Bossa Nova Live! and is now a certified Platinum album at the moment.
In the third quarter of 2008, Sitti released her first Christmas album, Ngayong Pasko. Unlike her past albums, this album is purely a cover versions album with only one original song, the carrier single and title of the album, Ngayong Pasko. This album also has reached the Gold status in less than a month after its release. Sitti has also collaborated with Asia’s Pop Idol and Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista for his album Captured for a duet of the song of the same title. They once again collaborated for Sitti’s Christmas album on the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.
In the second quarter of 2009, Sitti released her third studio album entitled “Contagious”, which contains an original which was also the carrier single, “Is This Love”, co-penned by Andrew Fromm, who also penned Christian Bautista’s hit song, “The Way You Look At Me”.
- Birth name : Sitti Katrina Baiddin Navarro
- Also known as : Philippines’ Queen of Bossa Nova
- Born : November 29, 1984
- Origin : Las Piñas
- Genres : Bossa nova, Jazz
- Instruments : Vocals
- Years active : 2006 – present
- Labels : Warner Music Group
- Website : www.sittionline.com
- 2006 : Café Bossa (Re-released in 2007 with a bonus VCD)
- 2007 : My Bossa Nova (Re-released in 2008 with a bonus VCD of Sitti Live! 2, entitled My Bossa Nova Live!
- 2009 : Contagious
- 2006 : Sitti Live!
- 2007 : Sitti in the Mix – The Dense Modesto Remixes
- 2008 : Ngayong Pasko