Edurne García Almagro (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðurne]; born 22 December 1985), known professionally as Edurne, is a Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter. She rose to fame in late 2005 when she took part in the Spanish casting show Operación Triunfo on Telecinco and finished in sixth place in 2006. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer" where she finished in twenty-first place.

Biography

Early life and early beginnings

Edurne was born on 22 December 1985 in the capital of Madrid, Spain. She started attending auditions as a child. At the age of 9, she became a member of the children's music group Trastos. She additionally had as a child minor roles in Spanish TV series like Hospital Central (2002) or Ana y los 7 (2003). In late 2005, Edurne auditioned for the fourth series of Operación Triunfo, where she was selected by the show's jury. She was eliminated in the twelfth live show, finishing in sixth place in early 2006.

Career

Edurne embarked on a music career with Sony BMG Spain and released her first studio album, called Edurne in 2006, which spawns the single "Despierta" that debuted on the fifth position on the Spanish Singles Charts, "Amores Dormidos", and "Te Falta Veneno", which were the soundtrack for the Spanish telenovela Yo Soy Bea and both reached the top-twenty in Edurne's native country. 2007 saw the release of Edurne's second studio album, called Ilusión, which produced two singles. "Ven Por Mí" reached, as the album's lead single, the top-twenty in the Spanish Dance iTunes Chart. Edurne released her third album Première on 4 June 2008, with the lead single being "Un Poco de Amor" (Spanish version of Queen's "Somebody to Love)". "Sigo Enamorada de Ti" (Spanish version of "Hopelessly Devoted To You") and "Tú serás para mí" (Spanish version of "You're The One That I Want") were the following singles.

Both are Grase's soundtracks, because of Edurne's role as "Sandy" in Grease, El musical de tu vida from 2007 to 2013.

Edurne's fourth studio album Nueva Piel was released in 2010. It produced the two singles "Soy Como Soy" and "Oigo Mi Corazón"; both achieved moderate success on the Spanish charts. Edurne joined the cast of ¡Más Que Baile!, the Spanish version of Strictly Come Dancing, where she took the second place in the final.

Edurne released her fifth studio album Climax on 24 September 2013, with the lead single "Pretty Boy", which went straight to number 33 on Del 40 al 1 chart, hit list on the most important Spanish music radio Los 40 Principales. "Pankiller" was selected to be the second single and the music video became popular quite fast in the social networks because of the comparisons with US popstars Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Madonna. In 2013, Edurne joined the cast of the third season of Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar), a Spanish show where celebrities impersonate singers for charity, where she additionally was proclaimed winner with the sixty percent of popular votes with her Christina Aguilera impersonation and her song "Hurt" in the show's finale. From June to December 2014, Edurne presented the comedy show Todo va bien, along with Xavi Rodríguez, on Cuatro.

On 14 January 2015, TVE announced the internal selection of Edurne to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer". In the final of the contest, which took place in Vienna on 23 May 2015, the song finished twenty-first overall. "Amanecer" is included in Edurne's sixth studio album Adrenalina, which was released on 16 June 2015. Adrenalina debuted at number six on the Spanish Albums Chart, her most successful entry after her debut album.

On 5 August 2015, it was announced Edurne would be joining Got Talent España (Spanish version of Got Talent) as one of the four judges.

In September 2016, Edurne recorded and released a video of the song "Taste the Feeling", a Coca-cola campaign for the Spanish speaking world.

Awards

During her music career Edurne has earned one 40 Principales Award nomination.

Personal life

Since 2010, Edurne has been in a relationship with Manchester United and Spain international goalkeeper David de Gea.

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsCertificationsSales
ESP
Edurne
3
  • Spain: 60,000
  • Portugal: 6,000
  • Morocco: 1,500
Ilusión
13

  • Spain: 40,000
Première
39

Nueva Piel
16

  • Spain: 7,000
Climax
22

  • Spain: 9,000
  • UK: ~1,000
Adrenalina
6
  • Spain: 20,000
  • Belgium: 8,000
  • Portugal: 1,000

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
ESPBEL
"Despierta"20065Edurne
"Amores Dormidos"
"Te Falta Veneno"
"No Quiero Más"200785Ilusión
"Ven Por Mí"22
"Fue Para Los Dos"
"Un Poco de Amor"2008Première
"Sigo Enamorada de Ti"
"Tú Serás Para Mí"
(featuring Carlos Solano)
2009
"Soy Como Soy"2010Nueva Piel
"Oigo Mi Corazón"2011
"Pretty Boy"2013Climax
"Painkiller"2014
"Amanecer"2015358Adrenalina
"Basta"
List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
ESP
2006"Don't Tell Me Tonight"
(Cameron Cartio featuring Edurne)
Borderless
2010"Colgando En Tus Manos"
(José Mota featuring Edurne)
Voces X1Fin: Juntos Por Mali
"25 De Diciembre"
(David de Gea featuring Edurne)
Los Sims 3 Solidarios
2011"Por El Mar"
(Miguel Costas featuring Edurne)
Costas is Back
"Que Güeno Que Estoy"
(Mojinos Escozíos featuring Edurne)
Mená chatruá
2012"More Than A Lover"
(Brian Cross featuring Edurne)
Non-album single
2013"Hand On Heart"
(Olly Murs featuring Edurne)
46Right Place Right Time

Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
ESP
2010"Fiesta"Pocoyó
"¡Bienvenidos Al Mundo De Pocoyó!"
2012"Nuestro Primer Día"Non-album single
2015"Soñar"Cinderella (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Spanish edition) / Adrenalina

Other albums

  • BSO Grease, el musical de tu vida (2008)
  • BSO Grease, el musical (2011)

Tours

Solo tours

  • 2006: Tour Edurne
  • 2007: Tour Ilusión
  • 2008: Mini Tour Première
  • 2010: Tour Nueva Piel
  • 2014: Painkiller Tour
  • 2015 - 2016: Adrenalina Tour

Joint tours

  • 2005: Tour Operación Triunfo
  • 2008: Grease, el musical de tu vida
  • 2011: Tour PopStars
  • 2011–13: Grease, el musical
  • 2013: 40 Hot Mix Road Show

Filmography

Cinema

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008CruceLauraShortfilm
2011Muchas vidas: El viaje del vidrioEdurneShortfilm
2012Está en tu mano: Cruz Roja y VichyEdurneShortfilm

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Hospital CentralMarga1 episode
2003Ana y los 7Rebeca4 episodes
2005Operación Triunfoas herselfContestant
2006Cambio de claseas herself1 episode
Cruz y Raya/Juan y José showas herselfHost; Sketch De vez en cuando la vida
2007Edurne y sus bichosas herselfPresenter; 2 seasons
2008Es bello vivir: Especial NocheviejaNurseSketch
2009Con el vértigo en los talones: Especial NocheviejaMarta SánchezSketch
2010¡Más que baile!as herselfContestant/Runner-up
Invasoresas herselfInvader; guest artist
La hora de José MotaÁguila RosaSketch, parody of Águila Roja
2011Se lo que hicisteis...as herselfGuest artist; She worked in a Lip Dub for episode 1,000
2013/2014Tu cara me suenaas herself1st season (guest) and third season (contestant/winner)
2014Todo va bienas herselfHost, 110 episodes
2015Eurovision Song Contest 2015as herselfSpain's representative
Gym TonyLeyre1 episode
¡Un, Dos, Chef!as herselfGuest, 1 episode
2016Objetivo Eurovisiónas herselfJudge and guest performer
Got Talent Españaas herselfJudge

Awards and nominations

YearCategoryAwardResult
2006Premio Naranja de la Sierra a la músicaNaranja-Limón AwardsWon
Best New ArtistPrincipales AwardsNominated
"Tanga" Girl of the Year (Chica Tanga Girl)Evax AwardsWon
2008Nacionales de la MúsicaGaramond AwardsWon
Best Female Pop SingerCosmopolitan AwardsNominated
2010Singer of the YearMust! AwardsNominated
2011Best Video for "Oigo mi corazón"Must! AwardsWon
Best ArtistMust! AwardsNominated
2014Female Voice of the YearPropolis AwardsWon