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Verónica Romero (born 18 July 1978 in Elche, Spain), also known as Veronica Romeo, is a Spanish singer who rose to fame in 2001 after appearing on the reality singing contest Operación Triunfo, in which she finished in sixth place. Among the songs she performed on the program were "You'd Better Stop", "Un-break My Heart" ("Regresa a mí") and "One Day I'll Fly Away".
Performance of Verónica in the commemoration concert of the 15th anniversary of OT in the Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona (31-10-2016)
|Birth name||Verónica Romero Sotoca|
|Born||18 July 1978|
|Genres||Pop rock, pop punk|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Having already sold more than 250,000 albums in Spain, Romero is attempting successes in the American market. Since 2001, she has gained fans worldwide and has multip-latinum sales and several awards.
In 2005, she moved to London, where she studied drama and took dancing lessons. She also improved her songwriting skills and wrote her third album Serotonina. That year she founded her label, VK 48 Music. In 2006, she released Serotonina and her single, “Conectado a mi”, was given a Platinum Award by MSN (Microsoft) as the most downloaded single in MSN history. Romero was the winner of the “Golden Minute” in Spain where 15 million viewers tuned in to watch her.
She is deeply involved in every single aspect of the creation of her work, from singing all of her backing vocals to overseeing treatment of the instruments, as well as their recording until to the final mix. She moved to Miami where she worked with Rodolfo Castillo (Santana, Bacilos, Chayanne, Julio Iglesias), Iker Gastaminza (Shakira, Chayanne, Daniel, Ricky Martin, Bacilos), Dan Warner (Madonna, Rihanna, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Mika), Lee Levin (Shakira, Barbra Streisand, P!nk, Julio Iglesias) and began co-writing and collaborating with Nina Ossof (Daughtry, High School Musical), Elsten Torres (Luis Fonsi, Julio Iglesias Jr), Jim Camacho (John Legend, Alicia Keys), John M Flacone (Shakira, Gloria Estefan). In January 2010, she moved to Los Angeles.
Romero is a voting member of NARAS and LARAS which presents the recording industry's most prestigious awards, the Grammy and Latin Grammy.
Serotonina was released 2 October 2006. This is Romero's first album with her own label, VK48 Music. She has moved from R&B, pop and jazz influences to pop-punk pop rock music, although she still performs her old hits in her live performances. The first single released from Serotonina was "Sería Imposible". Romero composed the song herself, and the video is schediled to be recorded live at one of her performances in Madrid. The second single was a song about MSN Messenger entitled "Conectado a Mi". The music video for this single features Antonio López, a soccer player with Atlético Madrid.
- 2002 La Fuerza Del Sol
- 2003 Lluvia
- 2004 El Amor Brujo
- 2006 Serotonina
- 2009 EP Limited Edition
- 2002: "Bésame"
- 2002: "No Por él"
- 2004: "No hay otro amor (No Other Love)"
- 2004: "Tal Vez (So Long)"
- 2004: "Magnético (Magnetic)"
- 2006: "A 4 Ruedas" (promo)
- 2006: "Sería Imposible"
- 2007: "Conectado A Mi"
- 2009: "Latidos"
- 2009: "Hola Mundo"
- 2010: "Un Corazón Más Roto"
- 2011: "Contigo O Sin Ti" with Anand Bhatt
- 2003: "OT: La Película"
- 2005: "Fín De Curso"
- 2005: "Las Palabras De Vero"
- 2006: "La Abuela"
- 2008: "PUIU"
- 2009: "El Excesivo Consumo de Estrógenos de Ludoviko Graham"
- "Verónica Romero, ex concursante de OT, prepara en Los Ángeles su nuevo álbum". Público. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011.