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Soraya

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Bilingual singer/songwriter Soraya skilled some good and the bad during the period of her career, producing a catalog of music that chronicles that trip in every its glory and struggle. Blessed in Stage Pleasant, NJ, in 1969 to Colombian parents who acquired immigrated from Lebanon, her profession got off to some smashing begin in 1996 using the discharge of a set of hit-laden albums: En Esta Noche and On Evenings SUCH AS THIS, the last mentioned an English-language edition of the previous. Specifically, “De Repente” was an enormous worldwide strike and would stay her personal tune for a long time. She implemented this achievement with a set of albums — Torre de Marfil (1997) and Cuerpo con Alma (2000) — that noticed her reputation erode progressively, though these albums had been not poor, growing her style to include a broader palette, especially a tinge of worldbeat flourishes. These albums acquired their talk about of hits, as well, but none on the par using the worldwide identification of “De Repente.” This brought her agreement with General Music Latino to a finish, and she still left the label, putting your signature on rather to EMI. In this changeover, Soraya waged a life-threatening struggle with breasts cancer, one which would inform her debut record for EMI, Soraya (2003). This self-titled record ushered her back again to worldwide fame, spawning the main strike “Casi” and making her a Latin Grammy. With her recognition returned to top level, she documented the follow-up in her indigenous Colombia. That recording, Un Otro Lado de Mi (2005), was a far more complicated and rocking one than her earlier effort, however it as well was fulfilled with substantial industrial success, scoring a large strike with “Llevame.” For this period Universal was occupied releasing several compilations of her tenure there, additional increasing an already amazing catalog. Unfortunately, Soraya dropped her struggle with cancer on, may 10, 2006, at age group 37, concluding her existence and musical achievements prematurely (Herencia, a best-of collection, premiered posthumously that same yr). Within the wake of her departure, she was kept in mind not merely as a significant Latin artist but additionally as an advocate for breasts cancer consciousness. Her activism was well mentioned and deemed excellent.

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Full Name Soraya
Died May 10, 2006, Miami, Florida, United States
Education University of Oxford
Nationality American
Spouse Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Music Songs Self Control, De Repente, Cómo Sería, Words, Call Me, Suddenly, Sólo por ti, Quédate, Mi Mundo Sin Ti, La noche es para mí, Casi, Llévame, En Donde Estas?, Long Time, A tu lado, Lejos de Aquí, You Didn't Do It, Plastic, Si te Vas, En esta noche, Sálvame, Pueblito viejo, Avalanche, Amor en tus ojos, Un Segundo Lento, Bolero, Cuerpo y Alma, El Huracán, Sin Miedo, Miento, Amigo Mio, Razón para creer
Albums On Nights Like This, Soraya, Cuerpo y Alma, Torre de Marfil, Universe In Me, El Otro Lado de Mi, El Otro Lado de Mí, Chillaxin, Modawana Darteha Bya, Wall of Smiles, Peaceful Hearts, Serie 32, Perfiles, Gold, Esenciales, Serie Top Ten, 21st Century Masters, Éxitos Eternos, 12 Favoritas, Akustika, Herencia, Juntos, Exitos Eternos, Serie Cinco Estrellas, 40 Artistas Y Sus Super Exitos, Serie Verde- Soraya, Entre Su Ritmo y El Silencio, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Soraya
Movies She, The Three Faces


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor at the Top 1991 TV Series Annabel
The Two Ronnies 1975 TV Series Belly Dancer
She 1965/I Night Club Dancer (as Soraya)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legenden 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
I tre volti 1965 Herself (segment "Il provino") / Linda (segment "Gli amanti celebri") / Mrs. Melville (segment "Latin Lover")

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die großen Kriminalfälle 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Zwischen Glück und Krone 1959 Documentary Herself

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