Jimena (singer)

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Jimena
Birth name Jimena Gallego
Also known as Jimena Carlsen
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Latin
Years active 2001–present
Labels Univision Music
Crescent Moon Records
Website Jimena Web Page

Jimena is a Mexican pop singer,[1] TV host,[2] and actress.[3]


In June 2001, Jimena was signed to Crescent Moon Records, record label co-owned by Emilio Estefan and Sony Music.[4] Her first album was Jimena, which included ten songs, seven of which she wrote. The single Maldita ignorancia was released in three versions, norteña, ranchera and cumbia. She has worked with and trained with Eugenia Sutti, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Luis Felipe Tovar, Savior Sánchez, and Natalia Travena.

In 2003 she signed an additional contract with Univision Music. Her second album, En Soledad, was also produced by Emilio Estefan.[1] She has been nominated for several awards, including Premios Lo Nuestro in 2004 for Artista Revelación and in 2006 for Singer of the Year, sharing the nomination alongside Paulina Rubio, Laura Pausini and Julieta Venegas.

She has performed in numerous venues, including Madison Square Garden, Miami Sand, and Staples Center in Los Angeles. She was a special guest in 2004, having been invited by president George W. Bush to perform in the White House.

In 2008, she started serving as a judge on the fifth season of Objetivo Fama, a Puerto Rican show similar to American Idol. She had served as a guest judge on the previous season for several shows.

In 2011 and 2012, Jimena co-hosted backstage the Televisa reality talent show Pequeños Gigantes, hosted by Galilea Montijo. The talent show currently airs on Univision.[2][2]

In 2012, Jimena appeared as a guest star in Baila! Starring David Longoria, a TV Special featuring musical guests and live performances of trumpeter and singer David Longoria, rapper 5 Star and many others. The 90 minute Program included singers, musicians, dancers and guest stars. Jimena performed the Longoria penned pop trio song "Tugga War" along with David Longoria, and 5 Star. The special was broadcast on US public TV stations in 2012 and is scheduled for syndicated commercial US TV stations throughout 2013.[5]


In 2012, Jimena appeared in the Mexican Telenovela Por ella soy Eva Starring Jaime Camil y Lucero, Produced by Rosy Ocampo for Televisa in 2012. Jimena played a small role as the journalist that cover a story on Eva at the end of the Soap Opera.[6]



Discography[edit]

Solo albums and singles[edit]

Information
Jimena
  • Released: June 3, 2003
  • Singles:
    • Maldita ignorancia
    • No te vayas
    • Aunque tu no quieras
    • Y llegaste tú
En Soledad
  • Released: March 8, 2005
  • Singles:
    • En Soledad
    • No me Culpes
Volar Sin Alas
  • Released: August 22, 2006
  • Singles:
    • Volar Sin Alas
    • Que onda Güey
    • Que onda Güey featuring Akwid

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (22 January 2005). "Latin Notas". Billboard: 23. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jimena en Pequeños Gigantes 2". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Enfocada en su carrera Jimena Gallego". Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/70592/jimena
  5. ^ "Baila! Starring David Longoria". Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lo que no se vio en Premios Juventud 2012". Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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