Aitana Ocaña Morales (born 27 June 1999), better known as simply Aitana, is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She first gained local recognition in 2017, when she was runner-up in series nine of the Spanish reality television talent competition Operación Triunfo, behind Amaia Romero.
While competing in Operación Triunfo, Aitana released the single "Lo malo" with fellow competitor Ana Guerra. The song went on to become a number-one hit in Spain and was certified five times platinum, additionally being used in International Women's Day demonstrations in Spain. Following the competition, Aitana signed with Universal Music Spain and released her debut solo single "Teléfono", which became her second number-one single. Its music video became the most-watched Vevo music video of all-time within twenty-four hours in Spain.
On November 30, 2018, she released her extended play Tráiler, which reached the second place of most-streamed albums in twenty-four hours in Spain, behind El Mal Querer by Rosalía. Additionally, Aitana's song "Vas a quedarte" became the most-streamed song in its first twenty-four hours in Spotify Spain, surpassing the previous record which was also held by Aitana herself with her debut solo single "Teléfono".
Aitana Ocaña Morales was born in Barcelona on 27 June 1999 to Cosme Ocaña and Belén Morales. She grew up in the municipality of Sant Climent de Llobregat. In 2017, she completed bachillerato and was admitted to study design the following year. After taking selectividad, she visited Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid, where the auditions for Operación Triunfo were being held, and eventually she was chosen for season nine.
In 2014, Aitana began to share cover versions of popular songs on YouTube. In the same year she composed her first original songs and some of them were recorded in a recording studio, like "Laws About Me", which was uploaded to YouTube on 11 August 2015.
She gained national recognition when she took part in series nine of the reality television music competition Operación Triunfo, where she was the runner-up, after Amaia Romero. In Operación Triunfo, Aitana competed to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the songs "Arde", which she performed solo, and "Lo malo", composed by Brisa Fenoy and which she performed in a duet with Ana Guerra; the former song finished in second place and the latter finished third. "Lo malo" went on to become a number-one hit on the Spanish Singles Chart and received a triple platinum certification.
After the release on 13 April 2018 of the lyrics video of her first solo single "Arde" on YouTube, she travelled to Los Angeles to record her first studio album with producer Sebastian Krys.
In June 2018, Aitana was invited by David Bisbal to guest-perform at his concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. They both sang "Mi princesa", a song by Bisbal. Once finished Operación Triunfo 2017, Aitana was part of the contest's tour, performing in such notable venues as the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic Stadium in La Cartuja in Seville, and the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao. On 29 June, Aitana and the rest of contestants of Operación Triunfo 2017 gave a special charity concert at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, which was attended by 60,000 spectators. During the concert, Aitana performed the song "Échame la culpa" with Luis Fonsi.
In June 2018, Aitana announced she will publish her first book, an illustrated book titled La tinta de mis ojos she authored with the help of a coach which will be released on 18 October. The book is about poems and self-reflections. On 27 July 2018 Aitana released a single titled "Teléfono". Its music video became the most watched video on its first twenty-four hours on YouTube's Vevo channel in Spain, and the single debuted at number one on the Spanish Singles Chart.
On 25 October 2018 she visited the TV program El hormiguero and she received 2x Platinum. She also announced that her first album is named Trailer, and the first single will be released in November 2018. After the program, she travelled to Los Angeles to make a remix for Teléfono with the Venezuelan singer Lele Pons. Both presented the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
In November 2018 she began working on a new perfume named after her.
On 14 December 2018 she released "Vas a quedarte". It was written by the Colombian band Morat.
Aitana was in a relationship with Vicente before entering Operación Triunfo. In May 2018, several Spanish news outlets reported the break-up of the relationship. On 29 June 2018 Aitana's relationship with fellow contestant from Operación Triunfo Cepeda was confirmed. They broke up in September 2018 after two months in relationship.
Sus Canciones (Operación Triunfo 2017) - 2018
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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