Amaya Uranga

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Amaya Uranga Amezaga (born February 18, 1947 in Bilbao, Spain) is a Spanish singer, best known for the fifteen years she spent as a member of the Basque folk/pop sextet Mocedades. She is a cousin of director Pablo Berger.

Biography[edit]

Uranga formed Mocedades in 1969 with eight members. After numerous group changes, Uranga together with her sister Izaskun, her brother Roberto, and three other male members became the so-called "historic six" members of Mocedades who came second in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Eres Tú, and the band subsequently launched a hugely successful music career in Latin America and Spain.

She was lead singer on many of Mocedades' most successful songs, such as the international smash hit "Eres Tú" and "Tómame o Déjame." [1]

Solo career[edit]

Uranga left Mocedades in 1984 to pursue a solo career, although she failed to surpass her success in Mocedades. In the mid-1990s, Uranga joined a new band called El Consorcio.[2] She has also appeared as herself many times on Spanish-language television shows. Amaya performed from a wheelchair in 2011 after breaking her thigh bone.[3]

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