Her self-titled debut album, Anna Abreu, was released a month later on August 22 and was certified platinum within its first week after going straight into the chart at number one and selling 30,000 copies.

To date, its first week sales are among the highest in Finnish music history.

Produced by Patric Sarin and Rauli Eskolin, the dance-oriented song marked a creative step away from the pop and Rn B roots of Abreu's debut album.

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The second single, "Silent Despair", was released in early October, followed by the album Now on 22 October.

The album became Abreu's second number one album and was certified platinum, selling over 50,000 copies.

Abreu became multilingual at a young age, being fluent in Finnish, Portuguese, English, Spanish and a little Swedish.

In the summer of 2006, Abreu auditioned for the third season of the singing competition Finnish Pop Idol in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

The album's second single "Ivory Tower" was released in October 2007, and after initially debuting at number seventeen, the song peaked at number five in its seventh week.

In the same month at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Abreu was nominated for Best Finnish Act.

She passed through to the theatre rounds of the contest and then the live finals.

Abreu's performances attracted heavy public support, however, during the top 5 results show, she landed in the bottom two contestants alongside Panu Larnos.

It was reported that Abreu earned over 145,000 euros in 2008 through a combination of album sales, touring and public appearances, making her one of Finland's highest-earning singers.

In August 2009, less than a year after the release of Abreu's second album, her record label Sony BMG announced that Abreu would release her third studio album later that year.

She sang the Alicia Keys hit "Fallin'" and "Jumala" by Finnish rock band Apulanta.