Noelia

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Noelia
Noelia Performing at the HOB Sunset.jpg
Background information
Birth name Noelia Lorenzo Monge
Born San Juan, Puerto Rico[1]
Genres Pop, Dance-Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1999 – present
Labels Fonovisa Records (1999–2004)
EMI (2005–2007)
Pink Star Music-INgrooves-Fontana (2008-2013)[2]
Website

Official Website Facebook page

Instagram page

Noelia Lorenzo Monge (born in San Juan),[1][3] mostly known as Noelia, is an international Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame in 1999. She is the first daughter of Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge and Uruguayan businessman Alfredo Lorenzo.

Her self-titled debut album was certified as a gold album in the United States. During her career she has had ten Latin Billboard Top 40 hits and four Top 40 Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs.[4]

Musical career[edit]

Noelia started working on her first full-length album in 1998. The self-titled album was finally released in 1999, making her debut at the Madison Square Garden. The album produced the hit single "Tu", written by Estéfano. In total, Noelia has sold almost 5 million albums worldwide, including almost 1 million copies in the U.S. from her debut album that was certified gold by in the U.S.

In 2000 she released her second album, Golpeando Fuerte. Her third album, Natural, released in 2003 featured another hit song, "Clávame Tu Amor", which peaked at #5 on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.[5] The album also featured songwriting contributions from Latin Producer Kike Santander and Jose Gaviria.[6]

In 2004, she released her fourth studio album titled Melao, which was a fusion of pop with reggaeton.[7] The album was produced by reggaeton producer, DJ Eric, and features Yamil sharing lead vocals with Noelia. They also co-wrote most of the songs of the album.[8]

In 2006, she returned to her musical roots with the album 40 Grados, produced by Adrián Posse. The album featured the single "Como Duele", which was nominated by Billboard as Pop Song of the Year.[9] The song was also chosen as the theme for the Mexican telenovela Barrera de Amor and peaked at #8 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs.[10]

In 2007, she released her sixth full-length album titled Volverte a Ver.

She then worked on two albums, her first English single for the European market was titled Caribbean Queen. It was released in May 2009 mostly in Italy. The song is a cover version of Billy Ocean's hit song of 1984 with added Lyrics by Noelia.

In 2009 Actress and model Elisabetta Canalis released in Italy a compilation album "TOP HITS by Hollywood-Milano" (2009, Sony-BMG). This album included top singers from America in Europe, including Katy Perry, Pink, Lady Gaga and Noelia. The compilation was certified platinum during the first week of sales.[11]

In mid-2011 Noelia broke a record for Hispanic online audience in the U.S. with her online concert produced by Hispanic Media Giant Univision. "In Studio" with Noelia on Univision.com attracted more than 3.5 million viewers.[12]

In 2012 Noelia released the single "Kiss Me", which was premiered in Univision.com and Peopleenespanol.com and was in the Top 40 Hot Latin Track according to Billboard Magazine of March 2012.

On April 2, 2012, Noelia's single “Kiss Me” appeared in the Billboard Charts both in the Dance and Latin Hot Track categories.[13]

At the Summer Olympics in London 2102, her song "Candela" was selected by the Russian team for their performance in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Finals; they won the gold medal.[14][15]

On November 10, 2012 Noelia's single "My Everything" was released. It was produced by Timbaland and has drawn comparisons with J-Lo.[16]

On May 15, 2013, Noelia released a new single, "Mind Blown" produced by Timbaland and Ellis Corte, includes Bsharry remix, that in Italy has reached the number 1 position iTunes.

On June 15, 2013 Noelia launched her "Mind Blown" Tour at the House of Blues on Sunset in West Hollywood California.[17][18]

October 2013 Noelia released her "Mind Blown" music video, which reached more than 1 million views combined in less than 15 days.[19][20]

February 2014 Noelia makes another Hot Shoot Debut on the Billboard Charts with "Mind Blown" produced by Timbaland and Remixed by World renown DJ's Dave Aude, Tracy Young and Dan De Leon [21]

Philanthropy[edit]

Noelia is a supporter and contributor to the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles; this institution was about to close its doors, and Noelia and few friends got together and took immediate action by donating money and raising more resources from other friends in the entertainment community to save this important space for children in the community of East Los Angeles.

Noelia also supports the Initiative "Juarez Sin Frio" a movement to raise funds to create a brigade to bring warm clothing and portable heaters to the villages in the high altitude mountains of Chihuahua, preventing deaths in winter due to the extremely low temperatures.[22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Noelia, the first daughter of Puerto Rican singer and actress Yolandita Monge and Uruguayan businessman Alfredo Lorenzo,[24] showed interest in music from childhood.[25] Noelia has two half-siblings from Monge's subsequent marriages. Noelia also since 2005 its been romantically involved with Mexican-American aviation entrepreneur and producer Jorge Reynoso, who also manages her international career.[26]

Controversies[edit]

In June 2007, a sex tape of Noelia and her ex-boyfriend Yamil was leaked on the Internet.[27][28][29]

On August 14, 2012, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Maya Magazines and Maya Publishing Group (collectively Maya), finding that the media company did not meet its burden of establishing that its publication of previously unpublished photos constituted fair use. Noelia Lorenzo Monge and Jorge Reynoso (the couple), filed an action against Maya in the district court for copyright infringement and misappropriation of likeness based on Maya’s publication of previously unpublished photographs of the couple’s purported 2007 secret Las Vegas wedding in the Spanish-language celebrity gossip magazine TVNotas. Maya purchased the six wedding photos at issue from a paparazzo, who was also an occasional driver for the couple.[30]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
Hot Latin Tracks Hot Dance Club Play
1999 "Tú" Noelia 5 -
"Toco la Luz" 32 -
"Candela" 27 -
2001 "Ni Una Lágrima Más" Golpeando Fuerte 15 -
2003 "Ya No Eres El Mismo" Natural 24 -
"Clávame Tu Amor" 5 -
2004 "Ya No Eres El Mismo" (Notty Cotto Mixes) - 40
"Enamorada" 26 -
2006 "Como Duele" 40 Grados 8 -
2008 "Caribbean Queen Reloaded" Non-album Single - -
2010 "Here I Go Again" Non-album Single - -
2012 "Kiss Me (feat. Baby Boy") Non-album Single 14 16
2012 "My Everything" Mind Blown - 2
2014 "Mind Blown" Mind Blow - 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Noelia celebró sus 32 años como niña.". Univision.com. Univision.com. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-02. "La cantante boricua festejó su cumpleaños acompañada de su marido y amigos en Disney" 
  2. ^ emusic. "Noelia". 
  3. ^ "About NOELIA". Noelia Official MySpace. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-20. "Noelia born August 31, 1979 in San Juan Puerto Rico" 
  4. ^ Chart history. billboard.com
  5. ^ Billboard. "Billboard.com Artist Chart History". 
  6. ^ Billboard. "Noelia Discography Natural". 
  7. ^ Press Release: Latin Pop Sensation Noelia Takes Critically Acclaimed Music Genre Reggaeton by Storm on Her New Album Titled “Melao”. univision.net (2004-06-22)
  8. ^ Henderson, Alex (AllMusic.com). "Melao Overview". 
  9. ^ Chiff.com. "2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Nominees & * Winners". 
  10. ^ Billboard. "Noelia Chart History". 
  11. ^ Elisabetta Canalis presenta la sua compilation: ecco Top Hits by Hollywood Milano – Style & Fashion 2.0. Styleandfashion.blogosfere.it. Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  12. ^ Noelia rompiendo records – Univision Música. Musica.univision.com (2011-05-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  13. ^ Chart Highlights: Beyonce 'On Top' of Dance/Club Play Songs. Billboard.com. April 2, 2012
  14. ^ Inspira Noelia a ganar oro en juegos olímpicos
  15. ^ Agradece Noelia a gimnastas rusas uso de ‘Candela’ para Olímpicos [Noelia] - 13/08/2012 | Periódico Zócalo
  16. ^ My Everything by Noelia Review. MusicEyz.co.uk. 9 August 2012
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  23. ^ "SBS Radio DJ LAZ & Singer NOELIA donate to the Boys & Girls Club of East LA! (video)". Iwathchmike.com. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  24. ^ Music of Puerto Rico: Bailyn, Evan (2006). "Yolandita Monge". 
  25. ^ Univision.com. "Biografia de Noelia". 
  26. ^ [7]
  27. ^ Video Porno de Noelia – Univision Entretenimiento. Entretenimiento.univision.com (2007-06-27). Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  28. ^ Noelia | Noelia Sex Tape Hits Net. Contactmusic. Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  29. ^ Noelia Biography. Perfectpeople.net (1979-08-31). Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  30. ^ "Gossip Mag’s "Fair Use" Claim in Publishing a Celebrity’s Wedding Photos Rejected". The National Law Review. McDermott Will & Emery. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 

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