Rosa López, (born 14 January 1981, Láchar, Granada, Spain), is a Spanish singer. She came to fame in 2001 as part of the Spanish reality show Operación Triunfo (that she won). She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. She has subsequently released seven studio albums, a DVD and several singles.
She has been awarded several times throughout her musical career. These include the 2003 Cadena Dial Award for "Best Artist of the Year" and the Antena de Oro 2006.
Rosa María López Cortés was born in Peñuelas, Láchar (Granada) on 14 January 1981 to Eduardo López and Francisca Cortés. She was raised in the town of Peñuelas with her parents and her three brothers.
Rosa started singing at weddings, baptisms, communions and celebrations for the people of Granada over the weekends with her younger brother at the piano and her father. She was a member of several orchestras, and later created the Trio Roxa.
In September 2001, Rosa auditioned for new reality-show Operación Triunfo and she was selected to enter the show's academy. On 22 October 2001, at the age of 20, she became one of the 16 contestants of the first season of Operación Triunfo. One of the prizes of the competition was to become the Spanish entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. Soon titled "Rosa de España" ("Rose of Spain"), she won the competition on 11 February 2002 with 26.6% of the votes, in a finale that achieved a record audience of 10,680,000 viewers and a share of 58.8%.
From 4 April to 1 June 2002, the 16 participants of Operación Triunfo toured 27 cities in Spain with 600,000 tickets sold, performing sold-out concerts at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. TVE 1 aired the Bernabéu Stadium concert, becoming the most watched concert in Spain, with 5,136,000 million viewers and a 39.5% share. The re-run of this concert on 9 July resulted in 3,174,000 million viewers and a 27.9% Share.
2002: Rosa #1 Spain (500.000 units) 5x platinum
2003: Ahora #1 Spain (200.000 units) 2x platinum
2004: Ojalá #4 Spain
2005: Rosa En Concierto (DVD) #9 Spain
2006: Me siento viva #2 Spain
2008: Promesas #2 Spain
2009: Propiedad de nadie #6 Spain
2012: Rosa López #4 Spain
2013: Lo mejor de Rosa
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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