Millie Corretjer

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Millie Corretjer
Birth nameMilagros Ninette Corretjer Maldonado
Born (1974-04-18) April 18, 1974 (age 45)
OriginAibonito, Puerto Rico
GenresPop, Country pop, adult contemporary
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1995–present
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Milagros Ninette Corretjer Maldonado, known as Millie Corretjer (born April 18, 1974), is a Puerto Rican singer and actress. She is married to retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya.[1] She is the granddaughter of influential poet and one-time Secretary General of the pro-independence Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Juan Antonio Corretjer.

Early life[edit]

Corretjer was born on April 18, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Jesús Francisco Corretjer and Milagros Maldonado. Her paternal grandfather was poet and activist Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes, with her paternal great-great grandfather Antoni Corretjer Caire originally from Pineda de Mar, Barcelona.[2]

At the age of 15, Corretjer hosted the Puerto Rican television show La Ola Nueva ("The New Wave").

In 1995, she released the album Sola ("Alone"), which sent three of her songs to the Billboard lists. The album featured Spanish versions of Selena songs, "Where Did the Feeling Go?", which was called "Donde te has ido amor", and "Only Love", called "Solo tu", and received a nomination for a Lo Nuestro Award for Best New Artist.[3]

In 1997, Corretjer released her second album, Emociones ("Emotions").

Her third album, 1999's Amar es un Juego, earned her a gold album in Puerto Rico; her song "De Hoy en Adelante" ("From Today On") ranked number one on the Billboard charts for more than six weeks.[citation needed]

Corretjer and her music became well known in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (where she lived for six months) and other Latin American countries, as well as in the United States.

Marriage[edit]

In 2000, Oscar De La Hoya recorded his first music album. In the studio, while trying to record songs for his album, he was finding it difficult to sing with more passion. To demonstrate passionate singing, his producer Rudy Perez showed him "Una Voz en el Alma", one of Corretjer's music videos from the previous album, which he had produced. De La Hoya asked for the name of the singer in the video, and the producer replied that she was a singer and actress named Millie Corretjer, who had previously worked with him.

De La Hoya asked that Corretjer be the model in his next music video. After meeting each other on an EMI convention in Texas, the two fell in love and began dating. They were married on October 5, 2001, in a secret ceremony in San Juan.

Corretjer made an appearance in De La Hoya's video "Para Que", and years later he did the same for Corretjer's video "En Cuerpo y Alma".

Children[edit]

On December 29, 2005, Corretjer gave birth to Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya Corretjer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, just one hour after the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight was over, in De La Hoya's locker room, Corretjer revealed to him that she was three months pregnant with their second baby.[citation needed] Their second child, a girl, named Nina Lauren Ninette De La Hoya Corretjer, was born on December 29, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaw, Lisa; Dennison, Stephanie (January 2005). Pop culture Latin America!: media, arts, and lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 91. ISBN 978-1-85109-504-9. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  2. ^ Diego Corretjer y Hernández - Census records
  3. ^ "Univision Announces The Nominees For Spanish-Language Music's Highest Honors: Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina". PR Newswire. Free Online Library. March 27, 1996. Retrieved June 11, 2013.

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