Shaila Dúrcal

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Not to be confused with the Argentine punk-rock band Shaila.
Shaila Dúrcal
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Background information
Birth name Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras
Also known as Shaila Dúrcal
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 34)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Latin pop, Pop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Capitol Latin
Website http://www.shailadurcal.com

Shaila Dúrcal (born Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras on August 28, 1979) is a Spanish singer-songwriter best known for being the daughter of singing legend Rocío Dúrcal. Her father was Antonio "Junior" Morales.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Madrid and made her musical debut at the age of 12 on TVE singing for Nikka Costa. She studied singing under the tutelage of Robert Jeantal[who?] before touring extensively with her mother Rocío as a back-up singer throughout Spain, Mexico and the United States. While continuing her studies in Miami, she was courted by several major record labels, recording a series of demos including a session of songs by English songwriter Richard Daniel Roman.[citation needed]

In 2001 she moved to Mexico and signed to BMG who later released her eponymous debut album which was largely ignored by both critics and public alike. This album was followed by Recordando in 2006 on EMI, an album dedicated to her mother and which went straight to number one in Spain, going platinum in its second week after selling over 80,000 singles. She has sold more than 200,000 albums in Spain and 30,000 in Mexico as of 2014. She performed at the Latin Grammy Show, singing "Amor Eterno".[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "No Sirvo Para Estar Sin Ti"
  • "Vuélvete La Luna" #1 Spain
  • "Por Ti"
  • "Vivir Asi Es Morir De Amor"
  • "Sola"
  • "Tanto Cielo Perdido" #16 Chile
  • "Convenceme"

Charts and sales[edit]

"Recordando"[edit]

Chart (2006/2007) Peak Certification Sales
US Latin 87
Spain 1 2× Platinum +160,000
Mexico 52 +15,000
European Top 100 36

"Tanto Amor"[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak Certification Sales
Spain 5 Gold +40,000
Mexico 80 +5,000

"Corazón Ranchero"[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak Certification Sales
Spain 30 +10,000
Mexico 27 +20,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaila Dúrcal, Billboard en Español, billboardenespanol.com; accessed 19 August 2014.

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