Famous Spanish Lyricists & Songwriters

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Enrique Iglesias
(Singer-songwriter)

Enrique Iglesias
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Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

One of the most popular Spanish singer-songwriters of all time, Enrique Iglesias is widely known as the King of Latin Pop. Having sold more than 180 million records worldwide, Enrique Iglesias is among the best-selling Latin music artists list. He often uses his popularity to help raise funds to benefit humanitarian organizations like the American Red Cross.

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Julio Iglesias
(Singer-songwriter - One of The Best-Selling Hispanic Artist of All-Time)

Julio Iglesias
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Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.

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Mabel
(Singer-songwriter)

Mabel
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Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

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Aitana
(Singer)

Aitana
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Birthdate: June 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant Climent de Llobregat, Spain

Spanish singer Aitana first gained attention with her YouTube covers and then with the reality show Operación Triunfo. She then released her gold-certified debut single, No Puedo Vivir sin Ti, and later continued to release hits such as Lo Malo and Telephono. She is also known as the Spanish Princess of Pop.

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Belinda Peregrín
(Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies)

Belinda Peregrín
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Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Belinda Peregrín, tagged as "Princess of Latin Pop" by international press is best known for her commercially hit studio albums like Belinda and Utopía and singles like Vivir, which made her the third best-selling female Mexican act. She also had screen success with films like The Cheetah Girls 2 and Mexican telenovelas like Amigos x siempre.   

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Alejandro Sanz
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter and Composer Known for His 1997 Album ‘Más')

Alejandro Sanz
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Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer, musician, and composer, who has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He is best known for his flamenco-influenced ballads. A versatile singer, he often experiments with different genres, such as pop, funk, rock, jazz, and R&B. He has collaborated with artists like Shakira, Alicia Keys, and Juanes. 

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Camilo Sesto
(Former pop rock musician who totaled 52 number 1 hits and 18 top 40 list songs throughout his career)

Camilo Sesto
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Birthdate: September 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alcoy, Spain
Died: August 8, 2019

Camilo Sesto was a Spanish singer wgo began his musical career playing in bands before deciding to go solo. He became popular for his hits like Fresa Salvaje, Algo de Mi, and El Amor de Mi Vid. He was also a successful songwriter and music producer and gained praise for his role in the Spanish version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Álvaro Soler
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Birthdate: January 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Álvaro Soler is a Spanish-German singer who rose to fame following the success of his 2015 hit single El Mismo Sol. He is especially popular in Europe and Latin America. Interested in music from an early age, he began his career by forming a musical band as a young man. As of today, he has released many albums and singles. 

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Luisito Rey
(Singer, Composer)

Luisito Rey
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Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: December 9, 1992

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David Bisbal
(One of the Best-Selling Spanish Singer-Songwriters of All Time)

David Bisbal
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Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Almería, Spain

David Bisbal is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to fame following his appearance in the reality TV show Operación Triunfo. He has since built a successful entertainment career with several live and studio albums to his name. A crossover international artist, he is popular throughout Europe and Latin America and has sold more than six million records. 

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Natalia Jiménez
(Singer-songwriter who has received Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards and has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide)

Natalia Jiménez
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Birthdate: December 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Natalia Jiménez began her career at the age of fifteen singing on streets and subways. At twenty, she signed agreement with Sony Music and became the lead singer of La Quinta Estación, releasing her debut album at the age of thirty. Recipient of several awards, including Latin Grammy and Grammy, she has so far sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.

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Enrique Bunbury
(Rock Singer Known for His Time as the Lead Vocalist of ‘Héroes de Silencio')

Enrique Bunbury
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Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Enrique Bunbury is a Spanish singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Héroes del Silencio. He built a solo career following the band’s disbandment. Active in the music scene since the early 1980s, he is known for constantly reinventing his music. He received the Icon Award from SESAC Latina Music Awards in 2019. 

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Leroy Sanchez
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Birthdate: September 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abetxuko

Spanish singer Leroy Sanchez is a self-taught musician who made a name for himself through YouTube covers such as Adele’s Hello on his channel superleroyvv. He had also been a background vocalist on American Idol. Discovered by producer Jim Jonsin, he was later  nominated for a Teen Choice Award, too.

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Joaquín Sabina
(Singer-songwriter, Poet)

Joaquín Sabina
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Birthdate: February 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Úbeda, Spain

Joaquín Sabina had begun writing lyrics at age 14. The legendary Spanish singer and songwriter mostly sings on heartbreak and love. Apart from releasing triple-platinum tracks such as Vinagre y Rosas, he has also penned books on poetry. He once went on a 4-year hiatus after a stroke.

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Sofia Ellar
(Singer Songwriter)

Sofia Ellar
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Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

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Melendi
(Pop singer whose specialties are rock, flamenco, and rumba styles)

Melendi
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Birthdate: January 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

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Bebe
(Singer)

Bebe
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Birthdate: May 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain

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Joan Manuel Serrat
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Birthdate: December 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish musician, singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa, also referred to as El noi del Poble-sec and El Nano, is counted among the prominent figures of modern, popular music on the Spanish music scene. He was also a pioneer of the Nova Cançó artistic movement. His discography includes albums like Mediterráneo and En Tránsito.

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Jose Luis Perales
(Singer songwriter.)

Jose Luis Perales
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Birthdate: January 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castejón, Cuenca Castejón, Province of Cuenca Cuenca, Spain

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Amaia Montero
(Singer-Songwriter)

Amaia Montero
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Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irun, Spain

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Shaila Dúrcal
(Singer Songwriter)

Shaila Dúrcal
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Birthdate: August 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Bad Gyal
(Singer)

Bad Gyal
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Birthdate: March 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilassar de Mar, Spain

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Cecilia
(Singer-Songwriter)

Cecilia
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Birthdate: October 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: August 2, 1976

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Miguel Gallardo
(Singer, Songwriter)

Miguel Gallardo
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Birthdate: September 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: November 11, 2005

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Risto Mejide
(Writers, Musicians)

Risto Mejide
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Birthdate: November 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Risto Mejide is a Spanish author, publicist, music producer, songwriter, talent show judge, and TV presenter. He is best known for appearing as a judge on popular talent shows like Factor X, Got Talent España, and Operación Triunfo.

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Blas Canto
(Singer)

Blas Canto
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Birthdate: October 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ricote, Region of Murcia, Spain

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Junior
(Singer and Actor)

Junior
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Birthdate: September 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: April 15, 2014

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María Isabel
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Birthdate: January 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ayamonte, Spain

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Beatriz Luengo
(Actress, Singer)

Beatriz Luengo
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Birthdate: December 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Ailyn
(Singer)

Ailyn
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Birthdate: May 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Esplugues de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain

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Luis Eduardo Aute
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Birthdate: September 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: April 4, 2020

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Gabi Delgado-López
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Birthdate: April 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: March 22, 2020

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Alessandra Amoroso
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Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galatina, Italy

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David Summers Rodríguez
(Singer, Musician)

David Summers Rodríguez
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Birthdate: February 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Rosana Arbelo
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Birthdate: October 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanzarote, Spain

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José María Cano
(Singer, Composer)

José María Cano
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Birthdate: February 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

José María Cano first came into prominence as part of the popular Spanish pop band Mecano. He later went back to his earlier passion of painting, which he had started to learn as an architecture student. As a contemporary artist, he has held exhibitions such as Apostolate and Game Changers.

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Belle Perez
(Musician)

Belle Perez
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Birthdate: January 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium

Belle Perez is a Belgian-Spanish songwriter and musician. Apart from writing songs and performing on tours, Perez also presents Dutch music shows and poses for magazines like FHM. She has also received several prestigious awards like the Zamu Award, Zomerhit Award, and TMF Award.

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Christina Rosenvinge
(Rock singer, Former member of Alex y Christina)

Christina Rosenvinge
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Birthdate: May 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Miriam Rodriguez
(Singer Songwriter)

Miriam Rodriguez
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Birthdate: September 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pontedeume, Spain

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Joaquin Carbonell
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Birthdate: August 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alloza, Spain
Died: September 12, 2020