Pilar Montenegro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montenegro and the second or maternal family name is López.
Pilar Montenegro
Born María del Pilar Montenegro López
(1972-05-31) May 31, 1972 (age 44)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Jorge Reynoso 2001- Divorced 2004
Musical career
  • Vocals

Pilar Montenegro (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈlaɾ monteˈneɣɾo]; born María del Pilar Montenegro López[1] on May 31, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican Latin pop singer and actress.[2]


When Montenegro was 10 years old she landed her first acting part in the TV series Juguemos A Cantar. In 1989 she joined the group Garibaldi. During the mid '90s she began to appear in soap operas and left Garibaldi to pursue a solo career. By 1996 she released her debut album Son del Corazón.

In 2001 Montenegro reemerged into the music scene by the hand of former husband and executive music producer Jorge Reynoso, after 6 months of recording with the Music production of Rudy Perez they released her second album Desahogo. The album produced the hit single, a cover of Yolandita Monge’s Quitame Ese Hombre.[3][4] The Hit single spent 13 consecutive Weeks at Number 1 on the Hot Latin Track of Billboard. With the success of the album "Desahogo" Pilar Montenegro won multiple awards, including 4 Latin Billboard Awards. As reported by Telemundo's Suelta la Sopa on August 5, 2016, Pilar suffers from depression which may explain some questionable behavior she exhibited over the past two years.



Telenovelas, Films, Theater
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Anita la huerfanita Theatrical Performance
1993 Donde queda la bolita Film
1994-95 Volver A Empezar Jessica Supporting Role
1996 Marisol Sulema Chávez Antagonist
1998 Gotita de amor Arcelia Olmos Supporting Role
2003-04 Te amaré en silencio Paola Supporting Role
2004 Mulan Theatrical Performance
2006 Noche de Salon Mexico Theatrical Performance
2010 Soy tu dueña Arcelia Olivares Supporting Role
2012-13 Qué Bonito Amor Wanda Mey Special Appearance
2013 El Comitenorio Theatrical Performance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards[5][6] Latin Pop Airplay Track of the Year (Female) Quitame Ese Hombre Won
Regional Mexican Airplay Track of the Year, Female Group or Female Solo Artist Quitame Ese Hombre
Regional Mexican Airplay Track of the Year, New Artist Quitame Ese Hombre
Premio Lo Nuestro[7][8][9][10] Regional Mexican Song Quitame Ese Hombre
Regional Mexican Female Artist
Pop Female Artist Won
Pop Song Quitame Ese Hombre
Song of the Year Quitame Ese Hombre


  1. ^ Biografía de Pilar Montenegro
  2. ^ Marisol at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Billboard 24 kol 2002. Charlie Zaa, Carlos Vives, Laura Pausini, and Pilar Montenegro. "Quitame Ese Hombre" (Take That Man Away From Me) — the Jorge Luis Piloto track that Montenegro...
  4. ^ Chayanne, Pilar Montenegro Sweep Latin Billboards
  5. ^ "2003 L.B.M.A. winners at billboard.com". Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  6. ^ "2003 L.B.M.A. on Hispanicbusiness.com". Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Univision' Star-Studded 'Premio Lo Nuestro' Celebrated Its 15th Anniversary". Hispanic PR Wire. 2003-02-06. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  8. ^ "'Premio Lo Nuestro' 2003". Univision. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  9. ^ "'Premio Lo Nuestro' 2003 Nominations". Univision. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  10. ^ "Premio Lo Nuestro 2003". Univision. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 

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