María José (singer)
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|Birth name||Maria José Loyola|
|Also known as||La Josa|
|Born||January 12, 1976|
|Origin||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Genres||Latin pop, dance music, electronica|
OCESA Seitrack (2007-Present)
|Associated acts||Kabah, Trey Songz, Espinoza Paz|
Official fan site
María José (born January 12, 1976) is a singer, ballet and flamenco dancer, and athlete. She has a B.A. in communications. She is well known and established within the music industry since she was part of a very popular pop-singing band in Mexico, Kabah, from the mid to late 1990s.
Her first experience on stage was at age 14 as a dancer in the Spanish Dance Company led by Maria Elena Anaya. She remained in the dance company participating with flamenco songs as well.
- 1 Career as a solo singer
- 2 Discography
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Career as a solo singer
During 2007, Maria Jose posed for the cover of MAX magazine, the equivalent of Maxim in the US.
She opened for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour in Mexico. This part of the tour included concerts in Arena Monterrey in Monterrey and in Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. She also appeared in the Reventour, a series of concerts in several places in Mexico, both as a singer and as a host.
In late July, she was part of an American tour with LU and Motel and announced the release of her first album in August in the United States, which she promoted extensively. She was also invited to participate in Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar, the Mexican musical based on the career and songs of the Spanish pop group Mecano.
She was nominated for Best New Artist in the Premios Oye!, the Mexican equivalent of the Grammys. Maria Jose shared the category with Eiza Gonzales, from the telenovela Lola...Érase una vez and the pop duo Jesse & Joy, who won the award.
She participated in El Show de los Sueños from September 30 to October 19, 2008, finishing in fourth place. In the first show, along with her counterpart Thalía, she sang "Tocando Fondo". In the following show the two sang "Te Aprovechas". In the third show they sang "No me quedas mas" and in the fourth show they sang "Quererte a ti". In the fifth show "Amores Extranos" followed by the sixth show with "Amiga Mia".
On February 6, 2010, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors proclaimed February 6 as "Maria Jose Day" during her club performance in the city.
First album María José
Two weeks after the release date, the album reached number 84. This song has also appeared on iTunes as a free single during the week of January 11, 2008.
She has said in various interviews that she expects the second single to be "Mas de ti" or "Habla menos". "Me Equivoque", another track from the album, has garnered major digital sales in Mexico.
In late August, "Me Equivoque", along with its video, was released. "¿Donde Esta?", the third and final single of the album, was officially released in April 2008. The song's video was filmed in Mexico City at Estudios Churubusco. Twenty fans, who were chosen after winning a contest, were invited to attend the filming.
Josa announced on April 18, 2008, that she had officially left Warner Music. No explanation was given, but her third single was released as an independent artist and not with the help of Warner Music.
|1||Más de Ti|
|2||¿Quién Eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz)|
|3||Ya Te Dije Adiós (Feat. Golden Boy)|
|5||Detrás de tus Palabras|
|6||No Soy Yo (Feat. Blu From Moroccoblu)|
|9||It's A Party (Feat. Plastillina Mosh)|
|11||¿Quién Eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz) (Remix)|
|12||Más de Ti (Remix)|
|13||¿Quién Eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz) (Remix)|
Second album Amante de lo Ajeno
Ppromotion of her second album began with a short performance as the opening act of Rihanna's Disturbia tour in Mexico City on January 24, 2009. She premiered the song "No soy una señora" during the show.
Amante de lo ajeno was released on May 12, 2009. It consists of 11 songs that had been hits by pop divas in the 1980s.
|Track no.||Title||Original artist|
|1||Adelante Corazón||Daniela Romo|
|2||Acaríciame||María Conchita Alonso|
|3||No Soy Una Señora||Melissa|
|4||Y Aquí Estoy||Ana Gabriel|
|5||Mi Amor, Amor||Lucía Mendez|
|6||Cosas del Amor con Edith Marquez||Vikki Carr|
|7||Sola No, Yo No Se Estar||Fiordaliso|
|8||Este Hombre No Se Toca||Rocío Banquells|
|9||Herida de Muerte||Manoella Torres|
|10||Frente a Frente||Jeanette|
|11||No Me Pregunten por El||Crystal|
|12*||En Mi Soledad||Arianna|
|13*||Quiéreme Más||Denise de Kalafe|
* Special edition
"No soy una señora" was launched as the first single on March 2, and has become very popular in Mexico especially among teenagers. The follow-up singles were "Mi Amor, Amor" and "Adelante Corazón", both of which experienced success in Mexican charts. The fourth single was planned to be "Sola No, Yo No Se Estar", but was scrapped due to the release of her third album.
Third album Amante de lo Bueno
María José released her third album, Amante de lo Bueno, on November 9, 2010. It is another compilation of hits from the 1980s. The first single, "La Ocasión Para Amarnos", was released in October. The single became another huge success in Mexico.
|Track no.||Title||Original artist|
|1||Un Nuevo Amor||Maria Del Sol|
|3||La Ocasión Para Amarnos||Daniela Romo|
|4||No Soy Una Muñeca||Rocío Banquells|
|5||Después de Tu Adios||Marianne|
|7||Sera El Ángel composed by Marco and Richard Mancilla||Lisa Lopez|
|9||Este Amor Ya No Se Toca||Yuri|
|11||Corazón Encadenado||Camilo Sesto y Lani Hall|
|12*||Fíjate Que No||Manoella Torres|
|13*||Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti||Miguel Gallardo|
|14*||Sí Pero No||Lolita|
|2.||"No Soy Una Muñeca"||3:35|
|3.||"Fíjate Que No" (Featuring Paty Cantú)||2:52|
|4.||"Este Amor No Se Toca"||3:34|
|5.||"Sola No, Yo No Se Estar/Quién Eres Tú/Este Hombre No Se Toca"|
|6.||"Un Nuevo Amor"||3:54|
|8.||"Mi Amor Amor"||3:18|
|9.||"La Ocasión Para Amarnos"||3:58|
|10.||"Adelante Una Corazón"||3:59|
|11.||"No Soy Una Señora"||3:24|
* Special Edition
Fourth album De Noche
María José released her fourth album, De Noche worldwide on iTunes on August 15, 2012. It is her second album with all new songs. The first single, "Tú Ya Sabes a Mí", was released in June 2012. "Extraña" was released as a single in Spain.
|1||El Brillo de la Luna|
|3||Tú Ya Sabes a Mí|
|4||Tu Silencio (Feat. Juan Magan)|
|6||La Cara Oculta del Amor|
|7||Te Vas a Acordar de Mí|
|8||Prefiero Ser Su Amante|
|10||Hoy Me Declaro en Libertad|
|11||Ahora o Nunca|
|13||Se Nos Va la Vida|
|14||El Amor Manda (Bonus Track)|
|1996||La Calle de las Sirenas
|2002||La Vida Que Va
|2003||La Vuelta al Mundo
|2007||María José||Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #36
Mexico Top 20 Pop Chart #16
Copies sold: 20,000+ Not certified
|2009||Amante de lo Ajeno
||Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #2
Mexico Top 20 Pop Chart #2
Copies sold: 200,000+ 2xplatinum
|2010||Amante de lo Bueno
||Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #1
Mexico Top Pop Chart #1
Copies sold: 90,000+ gold + platinum
|2012||María José... De Noche
||Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #3
Mexico Top Pop Chart #3
Copies sold: 30,000+ gold