Valeria Lynch

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Valeria Lynch
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Valeria Lynch in 2011
Background information
Birth name María Cristina Lancelotti
Also known as Valeria Lynch
Born (1952-01-07) January 7, 1952 (age 65)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Artist, musician, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1969–present
Labels Polydor, BMG, Leader Music

María Cristina Lancelotti (January 7, 1952 in Buenos Aires), better known by her stage name Valeria Lynch, is an Argentine singer and actress.


Valeria Lynch was born on January 7, 1952 in the neighborhood of Villa Urquiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first child of the marriage of María Antonia Spano (Tony) and José Julio Lancellotti. From an early age, she showed she had a love for singing and dancing, and at age 14 while started studying at the Commercial College Donato Álvarez in the neighborhood of La Paternal, when she defined her vocation and began to study singing with Clara Calvo and drama with Dante Gilardoni.

In 1969, she debuted on the television show La Botica del Ángel with Eduardo Bergara Leumann, singing "Cuando un amigo se va". The first major production Lynch took with producer Alejandro Romay in Argentina was the adaptation of the musical Hair, held at the Teatro Argentino in 1971 where she showed her talent by putting voice to the song Aquarius-Let The Sunshine In. Romay allegedly discovered her great talent suggested that she use a pseudonym.

Valeria Lynch formally began performing in the 1970s singing jingles and underground rock in English with a group called Expression. She was also part of the TV TRIBU SRL, with which she recorded two songs for the soundtrack of the program, "I am a woman" and "Do not be discouraged" as well as two different versions of the song" Tribu SRL "with the rest of the group, in 1975.

In 1976 she joined her representative, Héctor Cavallero (former life partner of Susana Giménez), who had discovered her around 1974 when she was singing in the underground clubs of Buenos Aires. The story goes that Cavallero saw her sing and was so fascinated that he waited in the dressing room and offered to represent her and launch her career as a romantic singer. The couple had two sons, Federico (born 1979) and Santiago Cavallero (born 1986). After eighteen years together, they separated in 1995.

Debut and first steps in the music industry[edit]

In 1977 she released her first album, Valeria Lynch, and the cover was a drawing of her profile made by her friend Horacio Fontova. Her version of the song "Mujer Sola", written by the Italian Mia Martini (Domenica Berté), was the first cut of circulation. Her debut as a pop balladeer was at the legendary scene of the nightclub Michelangelo in the barrio of San Telmo.

In April 1979, she released the album "Mujer" and made her first promotional trip to Mexico and Central America.


During the 1980s, Valeria Lynch's success spread throughout Latin America. Her visceral singing style, coupled with her strong vocals and the choice of a repertoire that reached for the popular taste made the difference with other interpreters of pop ballads. Her songs were not only a success in U.S. and Latin America but their music came to Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Italy and the former Soviet Union.

In 1980, while performing the musical "Estan tocando nuestra cancion" with Victor Laplace and Cipe Lincovsky in Buenos Aires, she released her third studio album "Capricornio". The song "Somos Locos del Amor"was a favorite of the Argentine public.

In 1981, Valeria was in Mexico on a promotional tour and people from her record company suggested she audition for the rock opera Evita, directed by Harold Prince. Mexican producers had chosen the Mexican Rocío Banquels, but Harold Prince was overwhelming in his statement that "in my music I want Valeria," so it was decided that the two were actors. Playing the role of Eva Perón opened the doors to international level. In repeated statements to the press Harold Prince said: "Valeria Lynch was the best that I got direct as Evita".

In 1982 she released "Quiereme", the hit single "Mentira", song composed by Chilean Buddy Richard and international success of the Nicaraguan Hernaldo Zúñiga, catapulted her to stardom and the album was promoted throughout the continent. This production won a Grammy Award nomination in the category "Best Latin Album" thanks to the orchestrations included, marking the first time the award was extended to the Spanish-language recordings. On this album, the song "Esto llamado amor" involved renowned American singer Jeffrey Osborne, former lead singer of funky soul music group "LTD".

In 1983 came to market "Un poco mas de mi" album that in some countries known by the name of "Contigo soy capaz de todo". The song "Amiga Mia", a year before recording the Venezuelan singer Miriam Ochoa without achieving any significance, it was the valeria's voice of a big hit.

In 1984 she signed with RCA Ariola, and started strong and successful stage career in the million-selling singer of his various recordings. The disc Increasingly, with the simple desire to not see you anymore, Ella, La Loca and Cada Dia Mas, the bound on popular taste. Hereafter begin the presentations and endless tours throughout Latin America.

1985 was the year of the launch of the plate "Para Cantarle a la vida" issues "Señor amante", "Querido Mio", "Que mal elegiste", "tu eres el hombre"" Yo sin el" and "como una loba "make this album one of the best sellers in the entire region. Such was the success that only in Buenos Aires, drew nearly 100 000 spectators in 53 shows with their concert at the Teatro Astros. Also in 1985 she was invited to participate in the International Festival of Popular Song Yamaha Budokan hall in Tokyo, Japan. Singing before more than 15,000 people won the award for Best Performer of the Festival and the Grand Jury Prize, with the song Rompecabezas (Puzzle) that allowed him to overtake the competition LaToya Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson, who had everything arranged with organizers to be the winner of the Festival since his brother Michael would visit the country after the first. Japanese Jury chairman Genichi Kawakami said that chose Lynch for her technique of interpretation, her movement on stage and her mastery of the microphone and said the jury's verdict coincided with the vote of the audience, Valeria getting 91% of votes. The year also was invited to perform at the Festival de Benidorm, made in Spain.

In 1986 published "Sin Fronteras", singles like "Amame en Cámara Lenta", "Fuera de mi Vida" and "Muñeca Rota", they manage their sales, multi-platinum awards in different countries, the song "Y tu no estas" was covered by the legendary Cuban singer La Lupe, giving the issue a letter of religious twist and was adopted by the Protestant communities of Latin America, being performed in their temples until today. That year her song "Cada dia mas", was part of the official soundtrack of the film Heroes, the film dedicated to the World Cup 1986, held in Mexico and won Argentina. She was also invited by Barry Manilow and recorded a duet "Even now" that went by the name "Hasta Hoy" for Manilow's album "Grandes Exitos en Español". Completing this successful year she recorded with Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz the "Para no estar triste esta navidad" which became number 1 in sales in Mexico.

In late 1986 she released "Valeria Canta el Tango", becoming the biggest selling album of tango in Argentina phonographic history, according to CAPIF 2009 (global level the record is Julio Iglesias with her album "Tango") and filmed in Puerto Rico with Raul Julia movie Tango Bar, which travels at different film festivals around the world.

In 1988, the disc "A cualquier Precio" with a distinctly pop sound and innovative musical arrangements broke with all the odds to sweep in sales. That same year is presented in the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York sold out for two nights. The New York Times is chosen as "One of the five best voices in the world". The song "Piensa en Mi" remains more than three months to top the album sales charts for much of South America. The tour "A cualquier precio" runs in the main towns of the continent and made television specials of Puerto Rico, United States, Argentina and Mexico. Participates as the sole guest on the Mexican TV "Mala Noche No" conducted by Verónica Castro reaching peak audience in prime time. Gets the "Latin Music Award (Latin Grammy) in the" Voice of voices "and presented his show at the Desert Inn Hotel in the city of Las Vegas, U.S..

In 1989 she composed and recorded "la extraña dama" to the TV series of the same name on Channel 9 from Argentina. The song, included on the LP "Energia", sold 60,000 copies and features present in 9 shows at the Teatro Gran Rex de Buenos Aires. In the plate included the song " Hay un mañana" a duet with Mexican singer Jose Jose, "el principe de la cancion." Massive toured throughout America and is named the "Figure of the Year" by the Association of Entertainment Critics of New York. Also presented for the third time in Carnegie Hall, accompanying the singer Marcelo Alejandro as part of a music festival. The high ratings that made the soap opera "The strange lady" in the almost one hundred countries where the curtain was televised musical starring Valeria Lynch came to markets like Italy, Israel, Egypt, Romania, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Australia, Greece, the Philippines and Turkey, where their records had not yet been published.

Between 1983 and 1989, Valeria Lynch had more located in the main singles charts and music preferences in Latin America than any other Argentine artist, achieving gold and platinum awards in most of the region, also become a major selling tickets to their concerts presented in the various tours he made in that period.


During this decade, Valeria Lynch's career was more quiet, established in the popular taste has adapted to change the music industry since the market that saw the birth of vinyl gave way to CD and video as primary dissemination mode. Sound imposed by the avant-garde singer prioritized according to the melodic line and successfully placed as the last decade without continental touring as before. Also returned to musical comedy and was able to win with their work approved by the intelligentsia in Argentina that did not understand time ago so successful in cutting a figure clearly popular. In 1990 he participated in the Festival of San Remo, Italy, where the critics compared his playing style to that of Mina Mazzini.[who?] His record label BMG RCA-editing a compilation album entitled "Mis mejores canciones" as a closure of a stage full of hit songs. Only in Argentina this board sold just over 200.000 copies.

Recorded in Rome in 1991 the album "hablame de amor" and made 16 consecutive features Opera Theatre of Buenos Aires, surpassing the record he held, presentations in that room, Spanish Julio Iglesias. Towards the end of that year attracts more than 100,000 spectators at their concert at the Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, and see another 150.000 people in his recital at the Apple Festival in the province of Mendoza. He also made a special album for their Chilean television.

In 1992 she made a new version of " Estan Tocando nuestra Cancion" with her partner and friend Victor Laplace and cd launches "sin red".Un which has the particularity that was recorded with the musicians in those years accompanied the singer Mariah Carey.

In the winter of 1993 at the Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires the show "Valeria Lynch y los grandes" completely exhausted three functions that were attended by Jorge Guinzburg, Antonio Gasalla, Mercedes Sosa, Horacio Fontova, the soprano Fabiana Bravo and Sandro. This recital was broadcast on Channel 13 of Buenos Aires.

1994 is the year of the launch of "Caravana de Sueños" album produced by Michael Sembello, producer of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Donna Summer. This full-length album was a break in the race since the sound Valeria pop away from the traditional style, although he had global publishing, production fell short of expected sales. The CD included 4 tracks Sembello that it had released on his album "Caravan of Dreams" in 1992. That year also debuted on Channel 13, Argentina with the program Valeria Dreaming: a music program that was attended by Raphael, Simone, Marianne Faithfull, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett, Eros Ramazzotti, Roberto Carlos, Ana Belén, Víctor Manuel, Bottom Tap, Lucecita Benitez and Jose Feliciano, among others, with whom he shared interviews and songs as a duo. In November of that year, was recognized in Peru with the award "Paloma de la Paz."

In 1995 came the turn of playing Aurora, the central character in "El beso de la mujer araña", again under the direction of Harold Prince, who was a deciding factor when Argentine producers called him to lead the implementation of the Kiss ... in Buenos Aires, and he inquired about who would be the protagonist, Prince said: "I love Valeria Lynch." As Valerie did not have to do casting, however cuendo started with rehearsals for the musical, Valeria made it clear to Rob Ashfford fantastic choreographer, dancer she was not as Chita Rivera, to which Ashfford utmost account ... "Ok, what has to adapt to your chances I will, but Chita is not a singer like you." After months of trials and minutes of brand new musical, Valeria asked the choreographer who had changed his original choreography, to which he replied: "Nothing." The musical premiered in Buenos Aires, Harold Prince said, "Valeria is as impressive as artist, as bright as the queen of the Broadway musical".

In 1996 he released his latest studio work for the label BMG. "De regreso al amor" was an album of classic pop ballads and rhythm and blues arrangements.

In 1997 he was invited by the Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias in his concert at the River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, singing duo the theme "Experiencia religiosa"

In that year he made for HBO special recorded music in the Opera theatre of Buenos Aires, called The Romantics, The Last Appointment with Armando Manzanero, Soledad Bravo and Nana Caymi.

In 1998 and an end to 14-year contract with BMG Ariola, his record label, they released a compilation album with dance arrangements in some songs. "Baila Conmigo" was certified gold album and the single was heard in all the clubs in Argentina. During the months of June and September led by American television program "Mas te Vale" that counted with the participation of guest musicians including recalls Maria Martha Serra Lima, Jairo, Victor Heredia, Carmen Flores and Claudia Puyo, among others.

In January 1999 he debuted as an actress in the telenovela "Salvajes" TV channel Azul Argentina, the strip was part of the tropical music genre, from here would follow the single "Llamas en el corazon"performed by Valeria and after Isabel Pantoja the Spanish version recorded in Flemish. While at night, he starred with Patricia Sosa the musical "Las Hermanas de Carusso"in the Liceo Theatre, also dabbling in classical music, but the public response was not expected, and the season arose a few weeks .


In 2000, no longer contract with multinational record labels, released her first independent production of the hand of Editorial Atlantida de Buenos Aires, the album "algo natural" platinum achieved recognition for 60000 copies sold. The particularity of this cd is that it was sold in newsstands and magazine, it was distributed abroad by regional labels. The song "Quisiera ser tu luz", Spanish version of the song "Living From Day To Day / Ani Chaya Li Mi'Yom Le'Yom" the Israeli singer Rita Kleinstein, became a radio hit, and the version of Valeria Years later, he began to sound on the radio from Jerusalem by the spread achieved by YouTube. In July of that same year starred in a children's show season of "Lucia, la maga"at the Teatro Nacional.

During the summer of 2002 she was invited to the prestigious Festival de Viña del Mar in Chile, establishing himself as a composer to win with his song "Soy tu angel"as performed by Oscar Patiño in international competition. That same year he presented with overwhelming success in 3 functions completely depleted in the Opera Theatre of Buenos Aires.

In 2003 performed with actresses Alicia Mazzer Emilia Bruzzo and the play "Monologos de la vagina".

In 2004 released his album "Vivo por Valeria", recorded live at the Opera Theater of Buenos Aires. The tour to promote this album convened more than 250 thousand people in its various actions by Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Also, this year called Nito Artaza to star with important figures in the show "Argentina todo un Show" with great success in their seasons of Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires.

In 2005 he released "Nosotras", with the help of Roberto Livi, producer that has given the contemporary music industry. However, the proposal did not like because the interpretation and the sound of their songs away visceral style that identifies with the singer in Argentina.

In 2006 he played in the theater "El Nacional" Corrientes Avenue in the City of Buenos Aires the musical Victor Victoria and participated in the jury of the television reality show Singing for a Dream. Also currently developing his teaching career, with a string of musical schools located in several cities in Argentina.

During the first half of 2007, he found musical comedy by Victor Victoria whose term of the season at the Teatro Teleton de Santiago de Chile. In November 2007 he presented a new show as never in the Gran Rex theatre in Buenos Aires.

In March 2008 she presented with remarkable success the show Bien Argentino, drawing over 60,000 spectators, where he shared stage with Raul Lavie and Laura Fidalgo. A masterpiece of tango, where Valeria recreated the great female voices of the genre of all time.

Debuted in April 2009 and again with Nito Artaza with Chico Novarro the revue show "Arrancame la risa, un show que vale." In November of that year achieved a great success with her show "Every Day More Valeria" drawing over 15,000 people in the Gran Rex theatre in Buenos Aires, with the presence of Estela Raval, Pimpinela and Palito Ortega, who became to present a current street theater after 40 years.

During the summer of 2010 was the main attraction of the magazine "Carnaval de Estrellas" in the town of Carlos Paz, in the province of Cordoba, Argentina, and leading the box office because they saw the play 60 000 spectators. His interpretation of the song "Grande Amore", which was a hit in the voice of Mina Mazzini, was one of the most celebrated musical boxes.

In November 2010 hit the market, after 5 years of silence, his most anticipated album "Todo o Nada." Produced by Music Leader Horacio Lanzi for the interpreter returns to the style that led her to devote all over the world. A day of its release the CD was awarded the gold certification and performed sold-out in the Gran Rex theatre in Buenos Aires for 5 functions.

During the summer of 2010 was the main attraction of the magazine Star Carnival in the city of Carlos Paz, in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, and leading the box office since 60,000 saw the play; spectators. Her rendition of the song "Grande Amore" which was a success in the voice of Italian singer Mina, was one of the most celebrated musical pictures.

In 2011 Valeria Lynch toured presentations by Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Also in August launched her fragance Loba, a name inspired by the song "Como una Loba" (1985). In November of the same year he began a tour of presentations by US, Argentina and Uruguay with his new tour "Loba".

During 2012 Valeria participated as a jury of TV cycles "Cantando por un Sueño" and "Soñando por Cantar," broadcast on Channel 13. Later in the year, he presented his new show "Valeria Vale" at Teatro Gran Rex, managing to gather more than 15,000 people in 5 functions.

In early 2013 was presented at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as part of the show "Las Elegidas" where accompanied by a symphony orchestra he performed his classic "Piensa en mi By the end of 2013 Valeria is resubmitted at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, with its new show titled "La Elegida" on 9/10/23 and November 24.

During the early months of 2014 he toured Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay taking the month of February in Miami to record the album "Valeria Con Todo" with production of Rafael Vergara and Vicky Echeverry, published by Sony Music Argentina in Latin America, marking his return to a multinational company. The first cut of diffusion is the song "Un Nuevo Día" which was presented as a leitmotiv to support Argentina in the World Cup Brazil 2014. This new album Valeria includes first theme, "Soy tu angel" establishing songwriting won the "Gaviota de Plata", the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in 2002. In the months of November and December presents his show "Valeria Con Todo" at the Grand Rex theater in Buenos Aires for four nights and receive in US the Latin Grammy award for Musical Excellence for his contribution to popular music from Latin America, recognizing that comes 32 years after obtaining the record "Quiereme" a Grammy nomination for orchestrations the song "Cambias mi amor".


Valeria Lynch has sold according to estimates by the Argentina Chamber of Phonographic Producers (CAPIF) about 15 million albums worldwide.


  • Sinfónica (2015). DVD + CD. Sony Music Argentina.
  • Valeria Con Todo (2014). Sony Music Argentina.
  • Valeria Vale (2014). DVD + CD. Leader Music.
  • Loba (2012) DVD + CD. Leader Music.
  • La Máxima (2011) DVD + CD doble. Leader Music.
  • 2010 O Todo O Nada- (Everything Or Nothing)
  • 2007 Víctor Victoria- Victor Victoria, Theatre Show
  • 2006 Víctor Victoria- Victor Victoria, Theatre Show
  • 2006 Nosotras- (Us,)
  • 2004 Vivo por Valeria- (I live for Valeria live recorded album)
  • 2000 Algo Natural- (Something Natural)
  • 2000 Lucía, la Maga- (Lucia, the Magician)


  • 1999 Las Hijas de Caruso- (1999, Caruso's Daughters)
  • 1996 De Regreso al Amor- (1996, Returning to Love)
  • 1999 El Beso de la Mujer Araña- 1995, Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • 1994 Caravana de Sueños- (1994, Dreams March) produced by Michael Sembello.
  • 1993 Todo Valeria Lynch de FM: Tango Para Usted- (1993, tango album, Everything Valeria FM: Tango for You)
  • 1992 Sin Red- (1992, Without a net)
  • 1992 Están Tocando Nuestra Canción- (re-issue of 1980 album)
  • 1991 Háblame de Amor- (Tell me About Love)
  • 1990 Sanremo '90- (1990, recorded live in Sanremo, Italy)


  • 1989 Energía- (Energy)
  • 1988 A Cualquier Precio- (At any Price)
  • 1986 Sin Fronteras- (Without Frontiers)
  • 1996 Valeria Canta el Tango- (Tango album)
  • 1986 En Vivo: reedición- (remake of her 1984 album, En Vivo)
  • 1985 Ciclos 85, reedición de Capricornio- (a remake of Capricornio)
  • 1985 World Popular Song Festival Tokyo- (1985, recorded live during her award-winning performance)
  • 1984 Cada Día Más- (More Each Day)
  • Muñeca Rota
  • 1984 En Vivo- (live recorded album)
  • 1983 Mujer: redición- (1983, Woman: re-edited)
  • 1983 Un Poco Más de Mí- (A Little bit More of Me)
  • 1982 Quiéreme- (Love Me)
  • 1982 Valeria Lynch Canta Evita- (another album dedicated to Evita Peron)
  • 1982 Evita México- (album dedicated to Evita Peron and to Mexico)
  • 1980 Están Tocando Nuestra Canción- (They are Playing our Song)
  • 1980 Capricornio- (Capricorn)


  • 1979 Yo Soy tu Canción- (I am Your Song)
  • 1977 Valeria Lynch- (self titled debut album)



  • Lynch participated alongside Raul Julia in the Hollywood motion picture, Tango Bar filmed in Puerto Rico.
  • Her song Me Das Cada Día Más was used for Hero, the 1986 official FIFA World cup film.


  • Cantando Por Un Sueño (2006/2011, Singing for a dream)
  • Movete (2002, Move on)
  • Salvajes (1999, Savages)
  • Más te Vale (1998, You'd Better!)
  • Vale Valeria (1997, Valeria's Worth It)
  • Soñando con Valeria (1994, Dreaming with Valeria)
  • Tribu (1975, Tribe, variety show)

Lynch has participated in other television shows as a special guest.



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