A Spanish singer/songwriter with a youthful pop/rock style, Vanesa Martín made her solo debut in 2006 with the album Agua and the breakout single "Aún No Te Has Ido." Hailing from Málaga, Spain, she collaborated with producer Carlos Jean on Agua. Released in association with EMI, the album spawned the lead single "El Tren de la Cordura" and the follow-up single "Aún No Te Has Ido," the latter of which proved more popular. A deluxe edition of Agua was released in 2007 and spawned another single with "Durmiendo Sola," a duet with David DeMaría. Though fairly successful from a critical standpoint, Agua wasn't a big seller, and Martín switched labels for her second album, Trampas (2009). Released in association with Warner Music, Trampas peaked at number 25 on the Spanish albums chart and spawned the lead single "Caprichoso." Martín then went on to receive the 2009 Dial Prize at the Cadena Dial Awards for one of the best national artists of the year.
She followed up with her third effort, Cuestion de Piel, in 2012. The record featured collaborations with fellow singer/songwriters Malú and Pablo Alborán as well as flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez. The record was an instant success, climbing to the Top Ten on the Spanish Top 100 Albums Chart. The young creative artist rounded off a busy year in 2012 with the release of her first live acoustic album, Ven, Siéntate y Me lo Cuentas..., which was composed of 14 songs recorded at the El Olivar Foundation in Madrid that September. The following year, she was awarded the Youth Art Award by the Andalusian Institute for Youth. Her fourth studio effort, Crónica de un Baile, arrived in 2014. The album was once again a success, rising high in the charts at the time of release, eventually going on to be certified platinum for Spain. She returned with more material in 2016, beginning in March with the release of Mujer Océano, a book that collected various poems she had written over the years around recording sessions. She put out her fifth studio effort, Munay, later that year. The record rose to number one on the Spanish albums chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier & Rob Wacey