Pedro Marín

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This article is about the Spanish pop singer Pedro Marín. For the Colombian revolutionary Pedro Antonio Marín, see Manuel Marulanda.

Pedro Marín (born 22 November 1961) is a Spanish pop singer, actor and TV performer.

Biography[edit]

Pedro Marín is one of the most emblematic Spanish Pop singers. Since his beginnings during the 80´s as the Pop superstar to his mysterious retirement during years and his later comeback as a cult figure in art rock and electronic music during the XXl st Century. Tagged by the American Billboard Magazine as "the first avant-garde Spanish musician in history". Marín débuted on the popular music scene in Spain as a teen idol in the early 1980s with hits such as "Que no" and "Aire." He was the first Spanish artist to work with synthesisers and electronic instruments being a reference to many bands which would come later. Being tagged by Billboard magazine as the first contemporary modern singer in Spanish music. He scored number one hits in Spain, Mexico, Portugal,hits Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Top 5 hits in France and Germany, selling more than 2.5 million records. He then suddenly retired from the music business. During the 1990s, he worked in banking and finance in England and West Africa.[1]

However, beginning in 2005, Marín returned to the public spotlight. He released a new full-length CD, Diamonds, in which he paid tribute to Amanda Lear's disco-era oeuvre with electro cover versions of hits such as "Queen of Chinatown," "Follow Me," "Fashion Pack," and "Enigma," among others.

With the success of Diamonds, Marín recorded a new album in 2007, Pulpo negro, which sold over 60 thousand copies in Spain. Unlike Diamonds, which was recorded in English, Pulpo negro was recorded in Spanish.

In 2009, Marín released his most critically acclaimed album to date, "I will glam," on which he composed all the songs. The album features collaborations with major artists from the Spanish rock ´n´ roll scene, such as Eric Jimenez from Los Planetas. Marín subsequently toured Spain for the first time in many years.

After this successful tour, Marín began work on a new album in Barcelona, produced by Stefano Maccarrone frontman of the avant garde electronic band Mendetz, which will be released in 2012.[dated info] A first single "Te veo bailar", an advance from this forthcoming album "El hombre mecanico" ( "The mechanical man" ) has been released in June 2012 achieving more than 25.000 downloads in the first two weeks of its release ( only in Spain ). The album is scheduled for release on October 2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Pedro Marín, 1980
Rebelde, 1981
Grandes éxitos, 1982
Secretos, 1982
Todas sus grabaciones, 1979–1986, 1992
Diamonds, 2006
Pulpo negro, 2007
I Will Glam, 2009

Singles[edit]

"Que no," 1980
"Aire," 1980
"Cantaré," 1981
"Laura," 1981
"Dos enamorados," 1982
"Comprame" 1983 (Released in South America )
"Secretos" 1983(Released in South America )
"Tú serás solo mía," 1985
"Especies en extinción," 1986
"Follow Me," (promo edition Cd) 2006
"Pulpo negro," (promo edition Cd) 2007
"Aire" (promo edition Cd) 2007
"El dia despues" (promo edition Cd) (2009)
"El influjo de la luna" (promo edition Cd) (2009)
"Glam Song" (promo edition Cd) (2010)
"Te Veo Bailar"" (promo edition Cd) (2012) from his forthcoming album "Hombre Mecánico" due for release by the end of 2013.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Encuentro digital con Pedro Marín, El Mundo, June 30, 2006. Retrieved June 25, 2007.

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