She is called an absolute sensation of the current music world. Young, charismatic, stylic, and incredibly talented Spanish singer Rosalia Vila Tobella, better known as Rosalía, is shaking the worldwide tops, collaborating with such starts as Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, Pharrell Williams, and James Blake, conquering hearts of people around the globe with her hits that are full of flamenco and electronic music interpretations, and winning one award after another. Who is she?
Background and Musical Style
Rosalía was born in a little town Sant Esteve Sesrovires near Barcelona and she is famous in Spain for a long time after she appeared on the Spanish TV singing competition when she was 15. The year 2016 was an international icebreaker when she together with Spanish rapper C. Tangana released the song “Antes de Morirme”. This song was a hit, won all tops of Spanish Charts, and became the soundtrack of the first season of Spanish Netflix show “Élite”.Her music can be described as pop electronic with elements of flamenco and Spanish folklore. Rosalía has said that rhythmic traditional Spanish music holds a special please in her life and this style has formed her musical taste, as a result, she is honoring the classic sound of flamenco in her albums. All songs of Rosalía has deep, meaningful, and usually painful lyrics that are accompanied by her soft like a velvet voice.
The worldwide fame and top positions came in 2018 when she released the song “Malamente”. The song was described as an explosion of flamenco elements and electro sounds that made the world crazy. The third album called “El Mal Querer” was released in the same year. The concept of this album is another experiment of traditional Spanish sounds, modern electro music, and hurtful songs telling about different ways of toxic relationships. The whole album was inspired by the anonymous 13th-century Occitan novel Flamenca, and every song has the same titles as the chapters of this book. “El Mal Querer” won the peaks of charts in Europe, the USA, and was an unbeatable number one in the US Latin Pop Albums chart. There is no surprise that the album has been nominated for four Latin Grammys, a Latin Billboard Music award, a Latin American Music award, and a LOS40 Music award. In 2019, the album “El Mal Querer” won the Grammy Award as the best album in the category of the best Latino rock, urban or alternative album.
Another worldwide hit by Rosalía is “Con Altura”. This time, she collaborated with J Balvin and introduced some new reggaeton and Afro-Caribbean music. The song faced a huge success again, it was a top hit in Spain and the video has been viewed over 1.3 billion times on YouTube. Later, she released a few more pop hits as “Milionària” and “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” together with another famous Latino singer Ozuna. The freshest songs “Dolerme” and “TKN” made together with Travis Scott are going to be the highlights of this year.