No stranger to the Latin Music scene, this sultry artist is now climbing the mainstream Billboard Charts with not only one but two of her English language U.S. single debuts. Noelia, daughter to Puerto Rican singer and actress Yolandita Monge has a vast history of musical success in the Latin & International markets and is now geared and ready to conquer the American charts.
Noelia’s self-titled full album was released in 1999, making her debut at the Madison Square Garden. The album produced the hit single “Tu” (“You”), which sold over a million copies and was awarded Song of the Year and Album of the Year by Billboard. It was then followed by the hit “Candela” (“Hot Stuff”) which was named Song of the Summer in Spain, Italy and other Countries.
Since that successful launch, Noelia has proved a true hit-maker, the “Pop Star of the People” in Latin and International markets. She has achieved nine Billboard Top 40 hits, earned 18 worldwide gold albums and nine worldwide multi-platinum certified albums. She has sold more than 4.5 million albums worldwide. In addition to one certified (RIAA) gold record in the US, Noelia has been widely embraced in Europe and voted “International Singer of the Year” in Italy at the prestigious festival bar.
In 2004, she released her fourth studio album titled Melao, which was a fusion of pop with reggaeton. In 2006, she returned to her musical roots with the album 40 Grados, (Forty Degrees) which was a huge hit and award winner in Italy, Spain and the Latin markets. The album featured the single “Como Duele” (“How It Hurts”), which climbed to the Top Ten on US radio charts. Billboard reported the song in the Top Twenty of Latin Pop for an amazing thirty eight weeks and was nominated by Billboard as Pop Song of the Year. The song was also chosen as the theme for the Mexican telenovela Barrera de Amor.
Her first English language single for the European market titled Caribbean Queen. was released in May 2009 mostly in Italy. The song is a cover version of Billy Ocean’s hit song of 1984 with added Lyrics and own personal flare by Noelia. In 2009 Actress and model Elisabetta Canalis released in Italy a compilation album “TOP HITS by Hollywood-Milano” (2009, Sony-BMG). This album included top singers from America in Europe, which included Noelia alongside Katy Perry, Pink and Lady Gaga. The compilation was certified platinum during the first week of sales.
In December of 2010, her first English world single “Here I Go Again” was released along with the music video. In mid-2011 Noelia broke a record for Hispanic online audience in the U.S. with her online concert produced by Hispanic Media Giant Univision. The concert attracted more than 3.5 million viewers.
Earlier this year Noelia released the single “Kiss Me”, which premiered on Univision.com and Peopleenespanol.com and was in the Top 40 Hot Latin Tracks according to Billboard Magazine of March 2012. She also graced the cover of Billboard Magazine during the first week of March 2012. On April 2, 2012, “Kiss Me” appeared in the Billboard Charts both in the Dance and Latin Hot Track categories.
Her latest new release “My Everything”, produced by Timbaland debuted at #49 two weeks ago and quickly jumped to #25 on the Billboard Dance Charts.
She has graced the cover of various national and international known major magazines in the Latin and world-wide markets including Maxim Espanol USA, Maxim Mexico, H for Man and was named by People Magazine en Espanol as one of their Fifty Most Beautiful People.
This lady is not only a great achiever in the music industry but also a love giving hearted one. On her latest trip to Los Angeles from Miami, Noelia gave a generous donation of $20,000 to the Boys and Girls Club in hopes of saving them from closed doors. She was also recognized by the Los Angeles Mayor’s office as well as from the State Legislature for her kind contribution.
Currently, Noelia is gearing up for her Launch party in London and then embarking on a World Tour. She also hopes to find some time in her busy schedule to accept starring roles in upcoming feature films.