Lena Burke

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Lena Burke, also known as Lena Pérez or simply Lena (February 18, 1978, in La Habana, Cuba) is a Cuban singer-songwriter. She is the oldest daughter of Malena Burke and granddaughter of legendary Cuban singer Elena Burke. Her first songs were written at age 3, followed by guitar classes at age 5 by her father (Rey Nerio), and classical piano at age 7. After 12 years of studio recording, Lena becomes a concert pianist, winning several prizes. At this point her voice was discovered.

Burke learned to play guitar and classical piano as a child. Burke started her musical career singing backing vocals on albums by Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Jaci Velasquez, Chayanne and Alejandro Sanz.[1] Sanz introduced Burke to executives at his label, who signed her.[1] Her debut single, "Tu Corazón", a duet with Sanz, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.[2] Her second album La Mala was released in 2008.[3]

She participated in the chorus of many important productions: Plácido Domingo, Chayanne, Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias among others. In 2010, Burke joined Alex Ubago and Jorge Villamizar on the trio Alex, Jorge y Lena.

Discography[edit]

"Lena" (2005) First record of Lena that came out in 2005 with the successful first single "Tu Corazón" a pop ballad recorded with the Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, after this releasing two other not so successful singles "Puedo Jurarlo" and "Que Seria De Mi", the album have a little quiet success, but was praised by critics due the lyrics and voice of Lena.

Tracklist:

  • Arrepentido
  • Tu Corazón (feat. Alejandro Sanz)
  • Que te perdone Dios
  • Amanecerte la Vida
  • Viejos Tiempos
  • Sígueme
  • Que sería de mi
  • Puedo jurarlo
  • Ororeiya
  • Ven y ...
  • Noche como esta
  • Eterna pasajera

"La Mala" (2009)

Soundtrack of the first film released with Lena acting, "La Mala" a biographic film about the famous Cuban singer La Lupe, Lena released this soundtrack and movie in 2009 witch contains 9 song covers of La Lupe witch one of them featuring with Yotuel from the Cuban rap group Orishas, 3 original songs written by Lena and a cover of the famous jazz song Fever in Spanish and featuring of the reggaeton singer Tito El Bambino

Tracklist:

  • La Tirana
  • Que Te Pedi
  • Fever (feat. Tito El Bambino)
  • Puro Teatro
  • Con El Diablo En El Cuerpo (feat. Yotuel from Orishas)
  • Yo No Lloro Mas
  • Si Vuelves Tu
  • Porque Asi Tenia Que Ser
  • Que Te Pedi [Acoustic]
  • Que Puedo Hacer
  • Cosas De La Vida
  • Rumbon (Basado En "Yo No LLoro Mas")

"Alex, Jorge y Lena" (2010)

With this compilation project, Lena made a comeback in the music industry with Spanish singer Alex Ubago and the ex-Bacilos member, Colombia's Jorge Villamizar forming this new project titled "Alex, Jorge y Lena". Their first single was "Estar Contigo." In 2011 the trio was nominated for a Premio Lo Nuestro for Best Breakout Group or Duo. They also performed "Estar Contigo" during the ceremony.

Tracklist:

  • La Cancion Del Pescado
  • Mil Maneras De Querer
  • Estar Contigo
  • Quien
  • Las Cosas Que Me Encantan
  • Ya Sabes Como Soy
  • Si Ya No Tengo Tu Corazon
  • Versos De Amor
  • A La Vuelta De La Esquina
  • Huella
  • Sobre El Suelo Mojado
  • Mas Na' Contigo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Lena – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved Septiember 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Faber, Judy (September 26, 2006). "Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations". CBS News. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lena – La Mala". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved Septiember 14, 2011.