Nina (singer)

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For other people named Nina, see Nina (name).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Agustí and the second or maternal family name is Flores.
Nina
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Nina in 2004
Born Anna Maria Agustí Flores
(1966-10-01) 1 October 1966 (age 50)
Barcelona, Spain
Occupation Singer

Anna Maria Agustí Flores (Barcelona, 1 October 1966), known professionally as Nina, is a Spanish musical actress and singer.

Career[edit]

Nina started her music career in the 1980s performing with bands like "Costa Brava" or "Xavier Cugat", backed by Catalan musician Xavier Cugat. In 1987, she rose to fame nationwide in the popular Televisión Española game show Un, dos, tres, where she was cast as one of the "secretaries".

She represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 with the song "Nacida para amar" ("Born to Love") by Juan Carlos Calderón.[1] She finished in sixth place.

Subsequently, she has worked as an actress in several television shows on TV3 and Televisión Española, has also collaborated in radio programmes, and has released records mainly in Catalan language. From 2001 to 2004, she had a prominent role as the "director of the academy" in the first three seasons of reality talent show Operación Triunfo on TVE; in 2011 she came back as the director of the academy in the eight and final season of Operación Triunfo, on Telecinco.

She has also worked in stage musicals like Las cuatro cartas (1990), Cabaret (1992), Casem-nos una mica (1993), Te odio mi amor (1995), Company (1997) Pierrot Lunaire (1998), Corre, corre Diva (1998), Espai pel somni (1999), Programa Sondheim (2000), and the Spanish production of Mamma Mia! (2004–2010, 2015-), where she stars as Donna.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Una mujer como yo (1989)
  • Rompe el tiempo (1990)
  • Començar de zero (1995)
  • Corre, corre Diva (1998)
  • Espai pel somni (2000)
  • Stephen Sondheim (2001)
  • Quan somniïs fes-ho en mi (2002)
  • 20 anys i una nit (2005)
  • Bàsic (2007)
  • A prop del mar (2011) - with Port Bo.
  • Llegendes del cinema (2013) - with La Simfònica de Cobla i Corda de Catalunya.

Notable published works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1989". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "STAGE TUBE: Interview with Mamma Mia! Spanish Tour Cast 2010/02/21". spain.broadwayworld.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Con Voz Propia"
Preceded by
La Década Prodigiosa
with "La chica que yo quiero (Made in Spain)"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Azúcar Moreno
with "Bandido"