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Soledad Giménez Muñoz, also known as Sole Giménez (February 27, 1963 in Paris, Île-de-France) is a Spanish-French singer-songwriter. From 1983 until 2006, she was the leader of the jazz group Presuntos Implicados. Some of her best known songs are Alma de blues, Mi pequeño tesoro, and Cómo hemos cambiado.
Throughout her career, she has performed with such artists as Joaquín Sabina, María Dolores Pradera, Joan Manuel Serrat, Herbie Hancock, Milton Nascimento, Randy Crawford, Armando Manzanero, Pancho Céspedes, Ana Torroja, Miguel Ríos, Ana Belén, Revólver, Los Piratas, Los Sabandeños, Dúo Dinámico, and Enrique Heredia.
Biography[change | change source]
Early life[change | change source]
Giménez was born and raised in Paris, France, where she lived until she was 5 years old. In 1968, she moved to Yecla, Region of Murcia, Spain, where her parents were from. Today she lives with her family in Valencia, Spain.
Education[change | change source]
In 1974, she became member of the Purisima's Basilica girls choir of Yecla.
In 1981, she moved to Valencia, where she began to study fine arts at Facultad de San Carlos.
Musical career[change | change source]
Two years later, her brother convinced her to send a demo to the RNE's music contest: Don Domingo and she was selected to perform on the radio with her band, Presuntos Implicados. At that time, there were eleven people in the band.
As a professional singer, she was hired by the U.S. label RCA. Her first singles were Miss Circuitos and Te voy a provocar, and her first LP album was Danzad, danzad malditos.
In 2003, she left Presuntos Implicados and began her career as soloist. In 2004, she released her first solo album, Ojalá.
Discography[change | change source]
With Presuntos Implicados[change | change source]
|1985||Danzad, danzad malditos||RCA|
|1987||De sol a sol||-|
|1989||Alma de blues||Warner Music Group|
|1991||Ser de agua||Warner Music Group|
|1994||El pan y la sal||Warner Music Group|
|1995||La noche||Warner Music Group|
|1997||Siete||Warner Music Group|
|1999||Versión original||Warner Music Group|
|2001||Gente||Warner Music Group|
|2003||Grandes éxitos. Selección natural||Warner Music Group|
|2003||Selección inédita||Warner Music Group|
|2005||Postales||Warner Music Group|
|2006||Todas las flores - La colección definitiva||Warner Music Group|
As soloist[change | change source]
|2008||La felicidad||Warner Music Group|
|2010||Pequeñas cosas||Warner Music Group|
|2012||El cielo de París||Warner Music Group|
|2014||Cómo hemos cambiado||Hada Music|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sole Giménez: biografía". Todomusica.org. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Sole Giménez, Premio Latino de Oro a la mejor cantante femenina". Premios Latino. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- ↑ Alpañés, Enrique (29 September 2014). "Cómo ha cambiado Sole Giménez". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Sole Giménez's website (in Spanish)