Marta Soto (born 15 November 1996) is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She is mostly known for her song "Quiero Verte", which made an appearance on the Spanish television program Survivor, and for her debut album Míranos, which reached Number 1 on the Spanish sales charts in the first week after its release.[1][2][3]

Marta Soto
Marta Soto en vivo 4 (fotografía por Silvia Martin).jpg
Background information
Birth nameMarta Soto
Born (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 26)
Punta Umbría, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
OriginSpanish
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Musician
Instrument(s)Guitar
Years active2013–present
LabelsWarner Music Spain
Websitemartasotooficial.com

Early lifeEdit

Soto was born and grew up in Punta Umbría, located in Huelva. Through the influence of his relatives, she began to take singing lessons and dedicated herself to learning to play the guitar through the Internet.[4]

CareerEdit

2013–2015: First releasesEdit

In August 2014, Marta begins to upload her covers of songs to YouTube. The first cover she published was "Saltan Chispas", by Rozalén. On 22 October of that year, Soto publishes his version of Antonio Orozco's song, "Pedacitos De Ti".[5][6]

In the last months of 2014, Soto was discovered by Daniel Ruiz, a music producer from the city of Cádiz. This encourages her to start composing her own songs, while Ruiz begins to produce his songs.[7][8]

On 19 February 2015, Marta Soto released "Te Encuentro", this being her first own release.[9]

In April of that year, Soto gave her first live concert in Punta Umbría.[10] This would take place in a city bar called Africa.[11]

On 16 September, Marta Soto released her cover of Alejandro Sanz's song, "A Que No Me Dejas".[12]

2016–2017: El Hormiguero and national recognitionEdit

In 2016, El Hormiguero had invited the singer Alejandro Sanz, but was unable to attend because he was in Paraguay doing his Sirope Tour, so it was decided to call Marta Soto to be replaced, making a presentation in the program singing "A Que No Me Dejas".[13][14]

On 26 May 2017, Marta Soto, in collaboration with Warner Music Group, published the extended play Ya Lo Sabes. This has the previously released song "Ya Lo Sabes" and a new song called "Tantos Bailes", in an acoustic version. That same day, the official video clip for the song "Ya Lo Sabes" was released.[15]

On 13 October, the extended play Quiero Verte was released.[16] The EP featured the songs "Quiero Verte", "Que Curiosidad", "Entre Otros Cien (acoustic version)" and "Bis De Ti (demo version)".[17][18]

2018–present: MíranosEdit

On 6 July, Soto published the song "Un Sueño Compartido". The song was chosen as the official song of the Spain women's national basketball team for the World Cup.[19][20]

On 31 August, Marta Soto releases her first studio album, "Míranos".[21] The album has the collaborations of the artists Blas Cantó and Julia Medina.[22] This has 12 songs, bringing with it some that had been released previously.[23] The album entered directly to number 1 of the best-selling albums of the week in Spain.[24][25]

On 13 February 2020, Soto published the single "Hoy en El Metro".[26]

On 24 April 2020, Soto launched her third extended play, Como Nos Miraba El Mundo. The EP contains the songs "Como Nos Miraba El Mundo (Acústico)", "Vuela (Acústico)" and "Hoy en el metro".[27]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
Míranos

EP'sEdit

Title Details
Ya Lo Sabes
Quiero Verte
Como Nos Miraba El Mundo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marta Soto nº1 en ventas de discos en España con Míranos". La Higuera (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Marta Soto, Ozuna y Aitana lideran las listas de ventas españolas" (in Spanish). Popelera. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "De colgar vídeos en internet a ocupar el número 1 de ventas". Diario Vasco. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^ "La voz de la onubense Marta Soto conquista a Alejandro Sanz". Huelva Buenas Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Marta Soto consigue emocionar con 'Invisible', de Malú". Cadena Dial (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Vintage Trouble, primer gran grupo para los conciertos de Actual". Rioja2 (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Marta Soto". GETIN (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Marta Soto protagoniza este jueves el regreso del ciclo 'Los Jueves Acústicos'". Burgos Conecta (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Te encuentro, de Marta Soto". Flores del Desierto (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Entrevista: Marta Soto". CORREVEIDILE (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Marta Soto: "Siempre llevo a gala la suerte de haber nacido en Huelva y haberme criado en Punta Umbría"". Huelva Buenas Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  12. ^ "¡Vaya ojo! ¿Sabías que estas estrellas fueron descubiertas por Alejandro Sanz?". CadenaDial (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Alejandro Sanz presenta a Marta Soto, que ha interpretado 'A que no me dejas' en directo". Antena 3 (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Marta Soto: "Después de cantar en "El Hormiguero" mis redes sociales pegaron un subidón tremendo"". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Marta Soto – Ya lo sabes (EP)". Warner Music (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Marta Soto: "Compartiendo tu música en YouTube puedes llegar incluso a más gente que sacando un disco"". Europa Press. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Marta Soto – Quiero verte (EP)". Warner Music. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Marta Soto estrena el videoclip de 'Quiero Verte'". El Rescate Musical. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Las jugadoras de España cantan 'Un Sueño Compartido' con Marta Soto". MARCA (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Marta Soto: "Los halagos hacen que sienta una gran responsabilidad"". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Marta Soto – Míranos (Deluxe Edition)". Warner Music. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Marta Soto, como nunca la hubieras imaginado". Cadena Dial (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Marta Soto – CD Míranos". La Casa Del Disco (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Marta Soto, Ozuna y Aitana lideran las listas de ventas españolas". Popelera (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Marta Soto, Ozuna y Aitana lideran las listas de ventas españolas". Popelera. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Marta Soto anuncia Nuevo Single, "Hoy En El Metro"". Fotoconciertos. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  27. ^ "Marta Soto – Como el mundo nos miraba". Warner Music. Retrieved 23 May 2020.