Sergio Dalma

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Sergio Dalma in 2011.

Josep Sergi Capdevila Querol (Sabadell, Barcelona, September 28, 1964),[1] professionally known as Sergio Dalma, is one of the best-selling recording artists in Spain.

Professional career[edit]

Sergio Dalma started his career singing in bands and performing in choral groups until he won the TV program "Gent d'aqui", in the Catalan station of TVE, which won him a regular contract to sing in the Shadows night-club in Barcelona.[2] Dalma signed with the record company Horus.

In 1989, Sergio Dalma released his first album, Esa Chica es Mía,. The title song was released as his first single. The song, a pop-rock ballad, became a success in Ibero-America, reaching the charts in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and other Latin American countries. The album was certified Platinum in Spain and other countries in 1990.[3][4]

Sintiéndonos la Piel followed in 1991. That same year, he was chosen to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Bailar pegados." He finished in fourth place, and the single proved to be his international breakthrough and introduced him to Latin audiences in the United States, the song peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Hot Latin Tracks and became a number one hit in several countries of Ibero-America.[5]

One year later, he released Adivina, which reached No. 1 in the Spanish charts and featured the single "Ave Lucía". He later recorded for Polygram and Universal. His 2010 album, Via Dalma, became one of the biggest hits in his career, spending 10 weeks at No. 1 in Spain and earning six-times platinum certification. His 2011 followup, Via Dalma II, also reached No. 1 and was certified quadruple platinum. His 2013 album, Cadore 33, also topped the chart in Spain, thus becoming Dalma's fifth consecutive album to reach No. 1 on the national chart, excluding compilations.[6]

In June, 2014, he announced plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut recording with a concert scheduled on Sept. 20, 2014, at the Plaza del Toros in Madrid. The show will be filmed for DVD release and recorded for a CD.[7]

Dalma has performed in Spanish throughout his career, but has also recorded in Catalan, Italian and French.

Personal life[edit]

Sergio Dalma married Maribel Sanz on 22 February 1994. His only son, Sergio, was born on 18 August 1995.[2] The couple later divorced, and Maribel became, for a while, a regular of celebrity magazines and TV programs.

Discography[8][edit]

  • Esa Chica es Mía (Horus, 1989)
  • Sintiéndonos la Piel (Horus, 1991) #3 Spain
  • Adivina (Horus 1992) #1 Spain
  • Sólo Para Ti (Polygram, 1994) #6 Spain
  • Cuerpo a Cuerpo (Polygram, 1995) #4 Spain
  • En Concierto (Polygram, 1996) #24 Spain
  • Historias Normales (Polygram, 1998) #4 Spain
  • Nueva Vida (Universal, 2001) #12 Spain
  • De Otro Color (Universal, 2003)
  • Todo Lo Que Quieres (Universal, 2005) #4 Spain
  • A Buena Hora (Universal, 2008) #1 Spain Platinum
  • Trece (Universal, 2010) #1 Spain Platinum
  • Via Dalma (Warner, 2010) #1 Spain 6xPlatinum
  • Via Dalma II (Warner, 2011) #1 Spain 4xPlatinum
  • Cadore 33 (Warner, 2013) #1 Spain Platinum

Compilations[edit]

  • De Colección (Polygram, 1994)
  • Lo Mejor de Sergio Dalma 1989-2004 (Universal, 2004) #1 Spain
  • Todo Via Dalma (Warner, 2012) #19 Spain
  • T'estimo[A] (Universal, 2013) #23 Spain
Notes
  • A. ^ T'estimo is a collection of Dalma's Catalan-language recordings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alonso, César (2012). Los Tesoros de Sergio Dalma. Libros Cupula. pp. 11, 117, 133. ISBN 978-84-480-0571-9. 
  2. ^ a b Sergio Dalma - Yahoo! Corazón
  3. ^ "SERGIO DALMA - Biografía" (in spanish). warnermusic.com.ar. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  4. ^ "SERGIO DALMA" (in spanish). biografiasyvidas.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  5. ^ "SERGIO DALMA - Artist Biography by Drago Bonacich - Awards". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Spanishcharts.com". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sergio Dalma celebrará sus 25 años de carrera el 20 de septiembre en Las Ventas." Madrid Actual. June 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (2005). Sólo Éxitos 1959-2002: Año a Año. Melvin Producciones. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 

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Preceded by
Azúcar Moreno
with "Bandido"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
1991
Succeeded by
Serafín Zubiri
with "Todo esto es la música"