Edurne

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This article is about the Spanish dance-pop vocalist. For the Spanish mountaineer, see Edurne Pasaban.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Almagro.
Edurne
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Edurne in 2015.
Background information
Birth name Edurne García Almagro
Also known as Edurne
Born (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 29)
Madrid, Spain
Genres pop, rock, electropop, synthpop, dance, dance-pop
Occupation(s) singer, actress, TV presenter, occasional model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Sony Music, Epic
Associated acts Mónica Naranjo, Soraya Arnelas, Olly Murs
Website http://www.edurneweb.com

Edurne García Almagro (born on 22 December 1985), known professionally as Edurne, is a Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter. She rose to fame in late 2005 when she took part in the Spanish casting show Operación Triunfo on Telecinco and finished in sixth place in 2006. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer".[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and early beginnings[edit]

Edurne was born on 22 December 1985 in the capital of Spain, Madrid. She started attending auditions as a child. At the age of 9, she became a member of the children's music group Trastos.[2] She also had as a child minor roles in Spanish TV series like Hospital Central (2002) or Ana y los 7 (2003). In late 2005, Edurne auditioned for the fourth series of Operación Triunfo, where she was selected by the show's jury. She was eliminated in the 12th live show, finishing in sixth place in early 2006.

Career[edit]

Edurne embarked on a music career with Sony BMG Spain and released her first studio album, called Edurne in 2006, which spawns the single "Despierta" that debuted on the fifth position on the Spanish Singles Charts, "Amores Dormidos", and "Te Falta Veneno", which were the soundtrack for the Spanish telenovela Yo Soy Bea and both reached the top-twenty in Edurne's native country. 2007 saw the release of Edurne's second studio album, called Ilusión, which produced two singles. "Ven Por Mí" reached, as the album's lead single, the top-twenty in the Spanish Dance iTunes Chart. Edurne released her third album Première on 4 June 2008, with the lead single being "Un Poco de Amor" (Spanish version of Queen's "Somebody to Love)". "Sigo Enamorada de Ti" (Spanish version of "Hopelessly Devoted To You") and "Tú serás para mí" (Spanish version of "You're The One That I Want") were the following singles.

Edurne performing with Spanish DJ Brian Cross in Granada

Both are Grase's soundtracks, because of Edurne's role as "Sandy" in Grease, El musical de tu vida from 2007 to 2013.

Edurne's fourth studio album Nueva Piel was released in 2010. It produced the two singles "Soy Como Soy" and "Oigo Mi Corazón"; both achieved moderate success on the Spanish charts. Edurne joined the cast of ¡Más Que Baile!, the Spanish version of Strictly Come Dancing, where she took the second place in the final.

Edurne released her fifth studio album Climax on 24 September 2013, with the lead single "Pretty Boy", which went straight to number thirty-three on Del 40 al 1 chart, hit list on the most important Spanish music radio Los 40 Principales. "Pankiller" was selected to be the second single and the music video became popular very fast in the social networks because of the comparisons with US popstars Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Madonna. In 2013, Edurne joined the cast of the third season of Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar), a Spanish show where celebrities impersonate singers for charity, where she also was proclaimed winner with the 60% of popular votes with her Christina Aguilera impersonation and her song "Hurt" in the show's finale. From June to December 2014, Edurne presented the comedy show Todo va bien, along with Xavi Rodríguez, on Cuatro.

On 14 January 2015, TVE announced the internal selection of Edurne to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer".[1] In the final of the contest, which took place in Vienna on 23 May 2015, the song finished 21st overall. "Amanecer" is included in Edurne's sixth studio album Adrenalina, which was released on 16 June 2015.[3] Adrenalina debuted at number six on the Spanish Albums Chart, her most succesful entry since her debut album.[4]

Awards[edit]

During her music career Edurne has earned one 40 Principales Award nomination.

Personal life[edit]

Since 2010, Edurne is in a relationship with international goalkeeper David de Gea.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
ESP
[5]
Edurne
3
  • Spain: 40,000
Ilusión
13
Première
39
Nueva Piel
16
Climax
22
Adrenalina
6

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ESP
[5]
BEL (Vl)
[6]
2006 "Despierta" 5 Edurne
"Amores Dormidos"
"Te Falta Veneno"
2007 "No Quiero Más" Ilusión
"Ven Por Mí"
"Fue Para Los Dos
2008 "Un Poco de Amor" Première
"Sigo Enamorada de Ti"
2009 "Tú Serás Para Mí"
(featuring Carlos Solano)
2010 "Soy Como Soy" Nueva Piel
2011 "Oigo Mi Corazón"
2013 "Pretty Boy" Climax
2014 "Painkiller"
2015 "Amanecer" 3 58 Adrenalina

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ESP
[5]
2006 "Don't Tell Me Tonight"
(Cameron Cartio featuring Edurne)
Borderless
2010 "Colgando En Tus Manos"
(José Mota featuring Edurne)
Voces X1Fin: Juntos Por Mali
"25 De Diciembre"
(David de Gea featuring Edurne)
Los Sims 3 Solidarios
2011 "Por El Mar"
(Miguel Costas featuring Edurne)
Costas is Back
"Que Güeno Que Estoy"
(Mojinos Escozíos featuring Edurne)
Mená chatruá
2012 "More Than A Lover"
(Brian Cross featuring Edurne)
Non-album single
2013 "Hand On Heart"
(Olly Murs featuring Edurne)
46 Right Place Right Time

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ESP
[5]
2010 "Fiesta" Pocoyó
"¡Bienvenidos Al Mundo De Pocoyó!"
2012 "Nuestro Primer Día" Non-album single
2015 "Soñar" Cinderella (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Spanish edition) / Adrenalina

Other albums[edit]

  • BSO Grease, el musical de tu vida (2008)
  • BSO Grease, el musical (2011)

Tours[edit]

Solo tours[edit]

  • 2006: Tour Edurne
  • 2007: Tour Ilusión
  • 2008: Mini Tour Première
  • 2010: Tour Nueva Piel
  • 2014: Painkiller Tour
  • 2015 - 2016: Adrenaline Tour

Joint tours[edit]

  • 2005: Tour Operación Triunfo
  • 2008: Grease, el musical de tu vida
  • 2011: Tour PopStars
  • 2011–13: Grease, el musical
  • 2013: 40 Hot Mix Road Show

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Cruce Laura Shortfilm
2011 Muchas vidas: El viaje del vidrio Edurne Shortfilm
2012 Está en tu mano: Cruz Roja y Vichy Edurne Shortfilm

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hospital Central Marga 1 episode
2003 Ana y los 7 Rebeca 4 episodes
2006 Cambio de clase Herself 1 episode
Cruz y Raya/Juan y José show Host Sketch De vez en cuando la vida
2007 Edurne y sus bichos Presenter 2 seasons
2008 Es bello vivir: Especial Nochevieja Nurse Sketch
2009 Con el vértigo en los talones: Especial Nochevieja Marta Sánchez Sketch
2010 Invasores Herself Invader; guest artist
2010 La hora de José Mota Águila Rosa (parody) Sketch
2011 Se lo que hicisteis... Guest She worked in a Lip Dub for episode 1,000
2013/2014 Tu cara me suena Herself 1st season (guest) and 3rd season (contestant/winner)
2014 Todo va bien Presenter

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Result
2006 Premio Naranja de la Sierra a la música Naranja-Limón Awards Won
Best New Artist Principales Awards Nominated
"Tanga" Girl of the Year (Chica Tanga Girl) Evax Awards Won
2008 Nacionales de la Música Garamond Awards Won
Best Female Pop Singer Cosmopolitan Awards Nominated
2010 Singer of the Year Must! Awards Nominated
2011 Best Video for "Oigo mi corazón" Must! Awards Won
Best Artist Must! Awards Nominated
2014 Female Voice of the Year Propolis Awards Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Escudero, Victor (14 January 2015). "Edurne to sing for Spain in Vienna!". eurovision.tv. eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Edurne: “Me da miedo gustar a la gente sólo por mi físico”". Tony Díaz. 2006. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Adrenalina: Edurne
  4. ^ Edurne - Adrenalina
  5. ^ a b c d "Edurne Album and Single discography" (in Spanish). spanishcharts (Hung Medien). Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung) http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/15515e/Edurne-Amanecer=Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Preceded by
Ruth Lorenzo
with Dancing in the Rain
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent