Edurne

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This article is about the Spanish pop singer. For the Spanish mountaineer, see Edurne Pasaban.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Almagro.
Edurne
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Background information
Birth name Edurne García Almagro
Also known as Edurne
Born (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 29)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Pop, rock, electropop, synthpop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, tv presenter, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Sony Music Spain
Associated acts Mónica Naranjo, Soraya Arnelas, Olly Murs
Website www.edurneweb.com

Edurne García Almagro (born 22 December 1985), known professionally as Edurne, is a Spanish pop singer, actress and TV presenter. She rose to fame in late 2005 when she auditioned for the talent television show Operación Triunfo on Telecinco. She will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer".[1]

Career[edit]

Edurne started attending auditions as a child. At 9, she became a member of children's music group Trastos.[2] She also had minor roles in TV series like Hospital Central (2002) and Ana y los 7 (2003).

In late 2005, Edurne auditioned for the fourth series of Operación Triunfo. She was selected and she was eliminated in the 12th live show, finishing in sixth place.

Edurne embarked on a music career with Sony BMG Spain and released her first studio album Edurne (2006) which saw the release of three successful singles, the lead single from the album "Despierta" debuted at number five on the Spanish charts. "Amores Dormidos" and "Te Falta Veneno" (soundtrack for Spanish telenovela Yo Soy Bea, Telecinco) both peaked within the Top 20 of the Spanish charts.

2007 saw the release of Edurne's second studio album Ilusión, which produced two singles, the first being "Ven Por Mí" which went straight to Top 20 on Spanish iTunes charts.

Edurne released her third album Première on 4 June 2008, with lead single "Un Poco de Amor", Spanish version of Queen's song "Somebody to Love". "Sigo Enamorada de Ti" ("Hopelessly Devoted To You") and "Tú serás para mí" ("You're The One That I Want"), both Spanish versions of the Grease soundtrack, were the following singles. The reason for this musicals tribute was that Edurne was playing Sandy in Grease, El musical de tu vida from 2007 to 2013.

2010 saw the release of Edurne's fourth studio album Nueva Piel, which produced two singles "Soy Como Soy" and "Oigo Mi Corazón", both achieved moderate success on the Spanish charts. This year, Edurne joined the cast of ¡Más Que Baile!, the Spanish version of Strictly Come Dancing, where she took the second place in the final.

Edurne released her fifth studio album Climax on 24 September 2013, with lead single "Pretty Boy", which went straight to number thirty-three on Del 40 al 1 chart, hits list on the most important Spanish music radio Los 40 Principales. "Pankiller" was selected like the second single and the music video became popular very fast in the social networks because of the comparisons with US popstars Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Madonna.

In 2013, Edurne joined the cast of the third season of Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar), a Spanish show where celebrities impersonate singers for charity, where she also was proclaimed winner with the 60% of popular votes with her Christina Aguilera impersonation and her song "Hurt" in the show's finale.

From June to December 2014, Edurne presented comedy show Todo va bien, along with Xavi Rodríguez, on Cuatro.

On 14 January 2015, TVE announced the internal selection of Edurne to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer".[1]

During her music career Edurne has earned one 40 Principales Award nomination.

Edurne is in a relationship with David De Gea who plays for Manchester United.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
SPA
Edurne
  • Released: 21 March 2006 (SPN)
  • Re-Released: 26 September 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
3[3]
  • Spain: 50,000+
Ilusión
  • Released: 19 June 2007 (SPN)
  • Label: Sony BMG
13
Première
  • Released: 3 June 2008 (SPN)
  • Label: Sony BMG
39
Nueva Piel
  • Released: 23 March 2010 (SPN)
  • Label: Sony Music
16
Climax
  • Released: - 23 September 2013 (SPN)
  • Label: Sony Music
22

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
SPA[4]
2006 "Despierta" 5 Edurne
"Amores Dormidos"
"Te Falta Veneno" (Yo Soy Bea Soundtrack) Edurne (Reissue)
2007 "No Quiero Más" Ilusión
"Ven Por Mí (Come with Me)" 6
"Fue Para los Dos (Brief and Beautiful)" (Don Algodón Theme)
2008 "Un Poco de Amor (Somebody to Love)" Première
"Sigo Enamorada de Ti (Hopelessly Devoted to You)"
2009 "Tú Serás Para Mí (You're the One That I Want)" (Feat. Carlos Solano)
2010 "Soy Como Soy (I am like I am)" Nueva Piel
2011 "Oigo Mi Corazón (I hear my heart)"
2013 "Pretty Boy" 49 Climax
2014 "Painkiller" -
2015 "Amanecer" (Eurovision Song Contest entry) 3 TBA

Other charted singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SPA
"Hand On Heart"
(Olly Murs ft. Edurne)
2013 46 Right Place Right Time

Musical collaborations[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2006 "Te falta veneno" Main theme of the Spanish TV series Yo soy Bea.
2006 "Don't Tell Me Tonight" Cameron Cartio Song for the Persian/Swedish singer's album Borderless.
2010 "Fiesta" y "¡Bienvenidos al mundo de Pocoyó!" Song for the album Pocoyó Fiesta.
2010 "Colgando en tus manos" José Mota Song for charity album Voces X1Fin: Juntos por Malí.[5]
2010 "25 de diciembre" (in simlish) David de Gea Song for the album Los Sims 3 Solidarios.[6]
2011 "Por el mar" Miguel Costas Song for the Galician singer's album Costas is Back.
2011 "Que güeno que estoy" Mojinos Escozíos Song for the Catalan band's album Mená Chatruá.
2012 "Nuestro primer día" David Summers, Ana Torroja, Álvaro Benito, los Aslándticos y los Tchi Denw Charity single for Fundación Voces.
2012 "More than a lover" Brian Cross Exclusive song for Reebok Classics.
2013 "Hand on Heart" Olly Murs Song for the Spanish edition of English singer Olly Murs' album Right Place Right Time.
2015 "Soñar" Song for the Spanish soundtrack of Cinderella.

Other albums[edit]

  • BSO Grease, el musical de tu vida (2008)
  • BSO Grease, el musical (2011)

Tours[edit]

Single tours[edit]

  • 2006: Tour Edurne
  • 2007: Tour Ilusión
  • 2008: Mini Tour Première
  • 2010: Tour Nueva Piel
  • 2014: Painkiller Tour

Joint tours[edit]

  • 2005: Tour Operación Triunfo
  • 2008: Grease, el musical de tu vida
  • 2011: Tour PopStars
  • 2011–13: Grease, el musical
  • 2013: 40 Hot Mix Road Show

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Cruce Laura Shortfilm
2011 Muchas vidas: El viaje del vidrio Edurne Shortfilm
2012 Está en tu mano: Cruz Roja y Vichy Edurne Shortfilm

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hospital Central Marga 1 episode
2003 Ana y los 7 Rebeca 4 episodes
2006 Cambio de clase Herself 1 episode
Cruz y Raya/Juan y Jose show Host Sketch De vez en cuando la vida
2007 Edurne y sus bichos Presenter 2 seasons
2008 Es bello vivir: Especial Nochevieja Nurse Sketch
2009 Con el vértigo en los talones: Especial Nochevieja Marta Sánchez Sketch
2010 Invasores Herself Invader; guest artist
2010 La hora de José Mota Águila Rosa (parody) Sketch
2011 Se lo que hicisteis... Guest She worked in a Lip Dub for episode 1,000
2013/2014 Tu cara me suena Herself 1st season (guest) and 3rd season (contestant/winner)
2014 Todo va bien Presenter

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Result
2006 Premio Naranja de la Sierra a la música Naranja-Limón Awards Won
Best New Artist Principales Awards Nominated
"Tanga" Girl of the Year (Chica Tanga Girl) Evax Awards Won
2008 Nacionales de la Música Garamond Awards Won
Best Female Pop Singer Cosmopolitan Awards Nominated
2010 Singer of the Year Must! Awards Nominated
2011 Best Video for "Oigo mi corazón" Must! Awards Won
Best Artist Must! Awards Nominated
2014 Female Voice of the Year Propolis Awards Won

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ruth Lorenzo
with Dancing in the Rain
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent