Rosa López

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Rosa Lopez
RosaLópez Valencia 1.jpg
Rosa, in one of the disk signatures "Owned by no one" in November 2009.
Background information
Birth name Rosa María López Cortés
Also known as Rosa de España
Born (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 34)
Láchar, Granada, Spain
Genres R&B, dance, pop, rock, disco
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present

Rosa López, (born 14 January 1981, Láchar, Granada, Spain), is a Spanish singer. She came to fame in 2001 as part of the Spanish reality show Operación Triunfo, (that she won) she represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.[1][2] She has subsequently released five studio albums, an album on DVD and ten singles.

She has been awarded several times throughout her musical career. These include Cadena Dial 2003 for the "best artists of the year" and Antena de Oro 2006.


Rosa Maria Lopez Cortés was born in Peñuelas, Láchar (Granada) on 14 January 1981 to Eduardo Lopez and Francisca Cortés. She was raised in the town of Peñuelas with her parents and her three brothers.

Rosa started singing at weddings, baptisms, communions and celebrations for the people of Granada home over the weekend with her younger brother at the piano and her father. She was a member of several orchestras, and later created the Trio Roxa.

In September Rosa went to the casting of a new Reality show on 22 October 2001 at age 20 was one of the 16 contestants of the first edition of Operación Triunfo. The prize of the competition was to become the Spanish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. Soon titled "The Rose of Spain", she won the competition on 11 February 2002 with 26.6% of the votes, beating with a record audience of 10,680,000 viewers and 58.8% share.

From 4 April to 1 June 2002, 16 participants from OT offered a tour in Spain, toured 27 cities in Spain with 600,000 tickets sold, followed two days filling the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona and the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. [ 13] TVE-1 issued on Sunday 2 June 2002 concert Bernabeu stadium, becoming the most watched broadcast concert in Spain, with 5,136,000 million viewers and 39.5% share. The repetition of this summer concert on 9 July, resulting in 3,174,000 million and 27.9% Share.

Musical career[edit]

2002-2005: Record beginning and The First successes[edit]

Once output as Operation Triunfo winner on 11 February 2002, then began her musical career by signing a 3 album record deal with Sony BMG Music, RCA Records and Vale Music. Several spot as' All fire 'from the Ministry of the Environment (Together with their colleagues in ot) and' New World Jewels' the latter with a contract of 2 years. With just over 21 years on 25 April released their debut namesake Rosa, comprising songs from Pop Latino style by great composers such as Armando Manzanero, Inma Serrano and José Luis Perales, got a great success achieved in a number listings sales selling over 500,000 copies in Spain, her first single, "Europe's Living a Celebration" reached first place in the Top 40. Eurovision Song Contest was to be the 7th position, then in the summer made an extensive tour throughout the country. Half tour started having problems with her voice but continued working until mid-September could not be more and had to cancel the rest of the tour, she spent a year out of public life and because of the speculation had to do a press conference where she denied false comments and explained that she would soon return to the stage.

On 29 October 2003 is now published. Cutting an album Dance-Pop where she began driving a new image and musical style. The disc tube a great success and exceeded projected sales reaching number one twice in the lists of sales, its first single "the essence of your voice" reached number one in the Top 40. During April to September 2004 conducted a promotional tour of the album Now, Universal Music Group in June with 15 days the singer traveled to Venezuela to promote the second album to the media. A few weeks later used to image the brand of computers' Odin computer. On 16 November she released her third album, I hope, which was intended to make a small gift to her fans by singing Christmas songs and great new songs written for the occasion, Lopez did not tour as a Christmas album. Throughout the year 2005 the singer decided to do a sabbatical unpublished album made small appearances in television and made a short tour with the band Blues Band de Granada touring major cities in the autonomous community of Andalusia.

The singer and Granada Blues Band recorded two models, one of which became the BSO of the movie "Looking for Emma". A few months later, she recorded the BSO of the movie "Torrente 3: El Protector." Christmas DVD Pink released her first single released in concert with a record company Vale Music concert recorded at the end of September 2004 in the auditorium of the city of Barcelona.

2006-2009: Musical transition and personal evolution[edit]

Rosa Lopez undertook a new stage as a professional staff, with 40 kilos less, a modern image, more mature and better expressions of the public. In early 2006 she participated in the program of 'Mira quién baila' which was proclaimed winner. On 30 May launched I feel alive again with Dance-Pop sounds to represent a major change from the album Now, very international, mixed by two of the sound engineers the world's major Ankelius Martin and Dan Hetzel, who worked with large international divas of music. End of June has started the tour I am alive to lead the 2006 tour until October, shortly after the start of the tour, signed a contract for several years for a promotional picture of the products' XLS '. In early December, introduced TVE Spanish Television Anniversary of'50 'where Rose gave a tribute to the biggest' Rocío Jurado ', singing the song "like a wave," at the end of that month and in the same television network a special gala was held to select the best album of 2006 15 Records 15 singers, the audience, with their calls, I chose to feel alive, as the best album of the year with a rate of 27% after one year at the gala 'Disco of the year 2007', held on 26 December that year, collected the 'Best album of 2006' (I feel alive). Despite being considered the "coolest and powerful disk Rose 'album with this board for now as she ended Dance-Pop style that debuted with two albums now and I feel alive, with the reason for creating your own style musical.

During 2007, she flirted with the world of interpretation in "The menegilda" also appeared in several series, television ads as the campaign conducted by Covirán recorded in the municipality of Granada Dúrcal and comedy. In the summer returned to the stage to make me feel alive tour 2007, due to the great success she experienced with the 2006 tour, I feel alive. Rosa Lopez decides to prepare a new album out early 2008, but due to the death of her father decided to delay the disc at the end of the year the artist through a dance contest held in the summer, ran next to another dancer to represent Spain in the Eurodance Festival but due to a decision by TVE 1 is not welcome. During the summer it signed a promotional image for 'supermarkets Covirán' Some weeks after she gave details of their new album on its official website premiered in the summer of 2007.

On 7 October 2008, is published the fifth studio album Promises Rock-Ballad of a musical turn 180 degrees, with 10 great classics of the international Pop Rock of the 80s and 90s produced by Jordi Cristau. [46] On 22 December participated in the gala 'and Placido copla' held on TVE-1, a tribute to the 'copla' and some of the best tenors of Spain 'Plácido Domingo, "Rose sang the songs" Sighs of Spain "and" blackberry " Under this last and next to various artists such as Diego el Cigala and Pitinga. In 2009. After a press conference to present their new tour on June 10 in her native Grenada, she begins the Tour Promises which will take you to travel across the country.

2002: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In the last episode of "OT: Eurovision", the home audience decided that Rosa would represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tallinn, Estonia on May 22, 2002.

Rosa sang the song Europe's Living a Celebration, accompanied by her friends and fellow OT:Eurovision contestants David Bisbal, David Bustamante, Chenoa, Gisela and Geno Machado and finished in 7th position with 81 points, despite being tipped to win by the Spanish media. Yet the program was a Eurovision audience of 14,380,000 (85.2% Share) share the record for getting the most watched moment in the history of television in Spain, which existed from the private (1990) and also from that there were a barometer of hearings (1993). This was the most watched television program in Spain until the conclusion of the final of Euro 2008.

Non-musical projects[edit]

2006 and 2008: ¡Mira quién baila![edit]

Rosa López

Was proclaimed winner of the end of the third edition of the first of TVE ¡Mira quién baila!, With 62% of the vote, followed by Milene Dominguez and David Meca.

The contest was presented by Anne Igartiburu followed by more (3,248,000), with a display of 21.7%. The minute was seen at 23.58 when more than five million viewers of the program were outstanding. At that time the share was 37.2%.

On 7 January 2008 was issued called "final end", representing the last gala of the program, choosing the best dancer among almost all the contestants who participated in the six editions. At that gala, was proclaimed winner singer Rosa Lopez, who also won the third edition of ¡Mira quién baila!.


  • 2002: Rosa #1 Spain (500.000 units) 5x platinum
  • 2003: Ahora #1 Spain (200.000 units) 2x platinum
  • 2004: Ojalá #4 Spain
  • 2005: Rosa En Concierto (DVD) #9 Spain
  • 2006: Me siento viva #2 Spain
  • 2008: Promesas #2 Spain
  • 2009: Propiedad de nadie #6 Spain
  • 2012: Rosa López #4 Spain
  • 2013: Lo major de Rosa



  1. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Civera
with "Dile que la quiero"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Dime"
Preceded by
- N/A
Operacion Triunfo Winner

Rosa Lopez

Succeeded by
Ainhoa Cantalapiedra