Merche

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Merche
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Merche
Background information
Birth name Mercedes Trujillo Callealta
Also known as Luna
Born (1974-06-14) June 14, 1974 (age 40)
Origin Cádiz,  Spain
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singing, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Vale Music, Universal

Mercedes Trujillo Callealta (born 14 June 1974 in Cádiz, Spain), best known as Merche, is a Spanish singer.

Early life[edit]

When she was a child, she acted in school plays and wished to be a singer, and received her first guitar as a gift at age six.[1] She finished school, high school and university, and became a music teacher.[1] At this time also sang in an orchestra named Bahia Azul, and worked as and direction assistant in Astilleros de Cádiz.

Rise to stardom[edit]

In 2001, she participated as Luna in the Spanish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "No Pidas Mas Amor". She finished in sixth place, but signed with Vale Music and start to record her first album Mi Sueño. From spring 2002 to the end of summer, the single "No Pidas Mas Amor" was a national hit in Spain, with TV appearances supporting the single and album, and was also the title track of the Spanish version of Big Brother.

"Como Pude" was released as second single, but sales were not as high as expected. In fall 2002 the third single, "Le Deseo" was released, and the album became a hit, up to #12 some weeks, and certificated gold, and a months later, platinum.

In the summer of 2003, the fourth single was released, "Mi Sueño", also with supporting appearances in TV.

In 2002 and 2003, Merche toured with her first album, in the Mi Sueño Tour, where she sang all songs from the album and two covers of other artists, Alaska's "A Quien Le Importa" and Ray Heredia's "Alegria de Vivir".

Personal life[edit]

Her father, Pedro also was a singer in Carnavales de Cadiz, now retired. Her mother Caty is a housewife. Merche has two sisters, one older, Maria, and one younger, Veronica who is also is personal assistant.

Discography[edit]

  • Mi sueño (2002) (Platinum)
  • Auténtica (2004) (Platinum)
  • Necesito libertad (2005) (2xPlatinum)
  • Cal y arena (2007) (Platinum)
  • Acordes de mi diario (2010) (Gold)
  • Un mundo de colores (2012)(Gold)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maria I. Vega (2009-05-11). "Llegó a conquistarnos". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 

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