Edurne García Almagro (Madrid, December 22, 1985), better known as Edurne, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, model, actress, streamer, and presenter.
When Edurne was 7 years old, she participated in a musical group called Trastos, with whom she released 3 albums and performed on the TV program TVE Música sí and at Reyes Magos. Before her appearance on Operación Triunfo, she had minor roles in series such as Ana y los siete on TVE, Hospital Central, and Robles, investigador, and she did various TV commercials.
In 2005, she competed in the fourth edition of Operación Triunfo. She was eliminated in the final stages of the program after being nominated only once, becoming the sixth finalist. After her time on OT, she signed with the record label Sony Music.
In 2006, she released her first album titled Edurne. It reached number 3 on the Spanish sales charts in its first week. The first single, “Despierta,” debuted at number 5 on the physical singles sales charts in Spain. In the summer of the same year, the song “Amores dormidos,” composed by one of the members of La Oreja de Van Gogh, was released as the second single.
She had a cameo appearance in the Disney Channel series Cambio de clase, playing a music teacher. She also recorded the theme song for the tv-series Yo soy Bea titled “Te falta veneno,” and released a reissue of her first album that included this song as well as two exclusive remixes of her first single, “Despierta.”
From January to June 2007, she hosted the show CMTop. On June 19, she released “Ilusión”, her second album, with the song “Ven por mí” as the first single. The album debuted at number 13 on the sales chart in Spain with limited promotion. In November, “Fue para los dos” was released as the second single from the album. In October of the same year, she presented the show Baila con Edurne on Nickelodeon.
She starred in Grease, the musical of your life as Sandy in 2017. Initially, she was only supposed to be in the musical for one season, but due to its success, she renewed her contract and participated in the tour that took her to various cities in Spain such as Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Bilbao.
In January 2008, she recorded another program for Nickelodeon called Edurne y sus bichos. In April, she received an award at the Garamond National Music Awards.On May 17, 2009, Edurne finished her time in the musical Grease.
“Première” was released on June 4, 2008. It is an album of versions of songs from the most famous musicals. The first single was “Un poco de amor,” a version of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” from the musical We Will Rock You. It also included songs from musicals such as Mamma Mia!, Hoy no me puedo levantar, and Hair, among others. The music video for “Un poco de amor” was filmed in New York.
It debuted at number 39 on the Promusicae chart and remained on the chart for two weeks. The second single from this third album was “Sigo enamorada de ti,” a version of the song “Hopelessly Devoted to You” from the musical Grease. The music video was also filmed in New York. In October, “Tú serás para mí” was confirmed as the third single. The music video was filmed at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá in Madrid, with all the actors from the musical Grease.
On May 17, 2009, Edurne left the musical Grease.
Edurne went to the English cities of Liverpool, Manchester, and London, as well as Dublin, Ireland, to take English, singing, dancing, and composition classes, among others, and to prepare her fourth studio album. During her stay in London, she recorded some songs. In October, she returned to Spain to continue working on the album, which was finished on February 14, 2010. In early that year, she participated in the eighth edition of ¡Más que baile!, where she finished as the second runner-up and received the jury’s award.
Her fourth studio album, titled Nueva piel, was released on March 23. The first single, “Soy como soy,” is an electropop song produced by Óscar Clavel and recorded at Red Led Studios in Madrid. The 2nd single was “Oigo mi corazón.”
In 2011, she returned to Grease, with a new cast and script. In 2012, Edurne focused on her return to the new production of Grease and her tour, which extended until 2013. She also collaborated on music projects, including a collaboration with DJ Brian Cross on the song “More Than a Lover,” which was used in advertising campaigns.
From October 2013 to March 2014, Edurne participated in the third season of Tu cara me suena, where she won. After winning, she appeared as a guest in the Portuguese adaptation of the format, A Tua Cara não me é Estranha.
On May 17, a 14-second preview of the first single from the album, “Pretty Boy,” was released. The song was entirely in English. The album, titled “Climax”, was released on September 24, 2013.
On January 14, 2015, after an internal selection process, TVE announced that Edurne would represent Spain at the 60th Eurovision Song Contes. She finished in 21st place. Her song was titled “Amanecer”. Edurne won the Shiri Maimon Award 2015 for the best-dressed participant at the contest.
After her participation in Eurovision, she released the English version of “Amanecer” titled “Break of Day”. On June 8 of the same year, a week before the release of her sixth album, she premiered “Basta” as the second single from the album. On June 16, she released her sixth studio album titled “Adrenalina”. The album includes songs in both English and Spanish, including “Soñar (A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes),” a song from the Cinderella soundtrack.
In early 2016, she joined the judging panel of the show Got Talent España, and has participated in all eight seasons aired to date. In June of the same year, her representative, Óscar Tarruella, announced the end of Edurne’s 11-year record contract with Sony Music.
In late 2017, Edurne provided the voice for Commander Tempest in the animated film My Little Pony: The Movie, directed by Jayson Thiessen. She also participated in some of the film’s music. In December 2018, she joined the cast of the series Servir y proteger.
On April 24, 2019, she released the duet “Demasiado tarde” with Carlos Baute. The song reached the top 10 on radio charts and marked her return to music after five years. Following “Demasiado tarde,” she released her second single “Tal vez,” a song dedicated to her partner David De Gea.
In 2020, she released promotional singles, including “No vives por mí,” “Despiértame cuando te vayas,” and “Lo que perdí al perderte.” On June 12, 2020, she released her seventh studio album Catarsis, five years after her last album. The album reached the third position on Promusicae chart. The release of the album had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and includes collaborations with Carlos Baute, Belén Aguilera, and Andrés Suárez.