Mariana Popova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and has been studying music since she was 11, and later she also studied modern and jazz ballet. From 1996 until 2000, she was part of the group Cocomania.
In 2005 she won the first prize at the “Burgas and the Sea” Festival with the song "Dream About Me," which she performed in a duet with Dani Milev. Mariana says that she dreams of never to stop dreaming, that she appreciates the really talented people, that she believes in herself and in reincarnation and that she would like to have a dinner with the singer Marc Anthony. In 2006, Mariana Popova triumphed at the Bulgarian National Final competition with the song "Let Me Cry", to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Popova was not voted through semi-finals and thus did not qualify for the final on May 20.