1) Akcent (pronounced "ascent"; originally a wordplay on "accent") is a Romanian dance pop act whose members sing in Romanian, English and Spanish.
2) Polish disco polo band

1)Akcent was founded by Adrian Claudiu Sînă in 1999, along with female vocalist Ramona Barta. At that time, Adrian worked as a DJ at Radio contact. Their debut album Senzatzia, released in 2000 as cassette only, was electro-pop. It contained the song Ultima Vara (Last summer), which was a summer hit in Romania. Then Ramona left, and 3 nice-looking boys took her place: Sorin Brotnei, Mihai Gruia and Marius Nedelcu. Akcent had become a boys band. The second album În culori was released in Romania on January 10, 2002 and was certified gold within the 3 first weeks. It included the single "Ţi-am promis".

In 2003, they released their third album 100 BPM, featuring the songs "Buchet de trandafiri" (bouquet of roses) and "Suflet pereche" (soulmate), which were quite successful. Then in 2004 came the album Poveste de viață (Story of a life), with a radical change of style.

Following the steps of O-zone, they gained international recognition with their European hit "Kylie" (#21 in France, also a small hit in North America), which was the English version of the song "Dragoste de inchiriat". Followed their first album in English French Kiss With Kylie, composed with Gigi d'Agostino, and released in Europe on August 23, 2006. Then came the single Jokero which competed to represent Romania at ESC 2006, but was not selected. Then, they released a best of album entitled Primul Capitol and started an international tour. Follow-up single "French Kiss" (English version of 9 mai) was a cover of Stela Enache's "Extemporal la dirigenţie".

2007: King of Disco was the name of their new album. 2 singles were taken from this album: "King of Disco" (an homage to Madonna, in the current disco-pop revival style) and "Red Bikini".

2008: Marius Nedelcu left the project to start a solo career. Corneliu Ulici, formerly from boys band Bliss, took his place, but left after only 6 months. Only one single was released this year: "Umbrela ta".

2009: Akcent released their new album Fără lacrimi (Without Tears), with the now famous accordion hooks. The international version of the album was renamed True Believers. Edward Maya contributed to the singles "Stay With Me" and "That's My Name", which charted in whole Europe.

2010: Akcent ceased their collaboration with Edward Maya, accusing him of having stolen the melody of "That's My Name" for his own single "Stereo Love". Adrian Sână started composing alone new songs for the project, in parallel with him new solo career under the name Adrian Sina. New singles "Love Stoned" and "My Passion" had a lot of success, especially in Arab countries, Pakistan and India.

In September 2013, the band split after a quarrel, leaving Sînă as its only member.According to Adrian, he felt betrayed by the other members; Mihai and Sorin.But according to Mihai and Sorin the issue was a bit different. According to them, the issue was not about the money, as fans might think or Adrian told others. It was all about the behavior of Adrian towards them which changed simultaneously. According to them, parting ways is not an issue but Adrian shouldn't use the name Akcent, as it was a collective property of the group.After disbandment Mihai and Sorin founded their own band, "TWO" and a record label "Mango Music". After the band split Akcent released two singles "Lacrimi Drug" and "Boracay".

Former members:
Ramona Barta (1999-2001)[6]
Mihai Gruia (2001-2013)
Marius Nedelcu (2001-2008)
Sorin Ştefan Brotnei (2001-2013)
Corneliu Ulici (2008-2008)

Senzatzia (2000)
În culori (2002)
100 bpm (2003)
Poveste de viaţă (2004)
S.O.S. (2005)
Primul capitol (2006)
French Kiss with Kylie (2006, re-release 2007)
King of Disco (2007)
Fără lacrimi (2009)
True Believers (2009)
Around The World (2014)
Love The Show (2016)

Song lyric Amor Gitana AMOR GITANA Akcent
Song lyric Andale ANDALE Akcent
Song lyric Apagando APAGANDO Akcent
Song lyric Boracay BORACAY Akcent
Song lyric Chimie Intre Noi CHIMIE INTRE NOI Akcent
Song lyric Dilemma DILEMMA Akcent
Song lyric Dziewczyna z Klubu Disco DZIEWCZYNA Z KLUBU DISCO Akcent
Song lyric Feelings on Fire FEELINGS ON FIRE Akcent
Song lyric Gold GOLD Akcent
Song lyric Hold On HOLD ON Akcent
Song lyric How Many Times HOW MANY TIMES Akcent
Song lyric How deep is your love HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Akcent
Song lyric I'm Buying You Whisky I'M BUYING YOU WHISKY Akcent
Song lyric I'm Sorry I'M SORRY Akcent
Song lyric JoKero JOKERO Akcent
Song lyric Kamelia KAMELIA Akcent
Song lyric King of Disco KING OF DISCO Akcent
Song lyric Kochana Wierzę w Miłość KOCHANA WIERZĘ W MIŁOŚĆ Akcent
Song lyric Kylie KYLIE Akcent
Song lyric Lasa-ma asa LASA-MA ASA Akcent
Song lyric Love Stoned LOVE STONED Akcent
Song lyric Lovers Cry LOVERS CRY Akcent
Song lyric M-am îndrăgostit lulea (feat. Laura) M-AM ÎNDRĂGOSTIT LULEA (FEAT. LAURA) Akcent
Song lyric Make Me Shiver MAKE ME SHIVER Akcent
Song lyric Maria Maria MARIA MARIA Akcent
Song lyric My Passion MY PASSION Akcent
Song lyric Poveste De Viata POVESTE DE VIATA Akcent
Song lyric Pragnienie Miłości PRAGNIENIE MIŁOŚCI Akcent
Song lyric Prawdziwa Miłość To Ty PRAWDZIWA MIŁOŚĆ TO TY Akcent
Song lyric Przekorny Los PRZEKORNY LOS Akcent
Song lyric Przez Twe Oczy Zielone PRZEZ TWE OCZY ZIELONE Akcent
Song lyric Push PUSH Akcent
Song lyric Serai SERAI Akcent
Song lyric Sofia SOFIA Akcent
Song lyric Spanish Lover (Extended) SPANISH LOVER (EXTENDED) Akcent
Song lyric Stay STAY Akcent
Song lyric Stay With Me STAY WITH ME Akcent
Song lyric That's My Name THAT'S MY NAME Akcent
Song lyric That's My Name 2010 THAT'S MY NAME 2010 Akcent
Song lyric Too Late To Cry TOO LATE TO CRY Akcent
Song lyric Without You (feat. Sierra) WITHOUT YOU (FEAT. SIERRA) Akcent