María José (singer)

María José (singer)
María José
Birth name Maria José Loyola
Also known as La Josa
Born January 12, 1976 (1976-01-12) (age 35)
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Latin pop, dance music, electronica
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1992–present
Labels Warner Music(2006-2007),
OCESA Sei Track (2007-Present)
Associated acts Kabah, Trey Songz

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María José (born January 12, 1976) is a singer, ballet and flamenco dancer, and athlete, she also has a B.A. in Communications. She is well known and established within the music industry since she was part of a very popular pop-singing band in Mexico, Kabah, from the mid to late 90's.

Her first experience on stage was at age 14 debuting as a dancer in the Spanish Dance Company led by Maria Elena Anaya. She remained in the dance company participating with Flamenco songs as well.


Career as a Soloist Singer

During 2007, Maria Jose posed for the cover of MAX Magazine, its equivalent to Maxim in the US.

María opened for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour in Mexico. This part of the tour included concerts in Monterrey's Arena Monterrey and in Mexico City's Palacio de los Deportes. Josa also appeared in the Reventour, a series of concerts in several places in Mexico, both as a singer and as a host.

In late July, the singer was part of an American tour with LU and Motel and announced the release of her first album in August in the United States, which she will promoted extensively. Josa was also invited to participate in Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar, the Mexican musical based on the career and songs of the Spanish pop group Mecano.

Josa was announced during this time to be a nominee for Best New Artist in the Premios Oye!, the Mexican Grammys. Maria Jose shared the category with Eiza Gonzales, from the telenovela Lola...Érase una vez and pop duo Jesse & Joy, who won the award.

Maria Jose participated in El Show de los Sueños from September 30 to October 19, 2008, finishing in fourth place. In the first show Maria jose, along with her counterpart Thalia, sang "Tocando Fondo". In the following show the two sang "Te Aprovechas". The third show Maria jose and Thalia sang "No me quedas mas" while in the fourth show they sang "Quererte a ti". In the fifth show "Amores Extranos" followed by the sixth show with "Amiga Mia".

On February 6, 2010, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors proclaimed February 6 as "Maria Jose Day" during Maria Jose's club performance in the city.

Debut album María José

In 2007, her first solo album, Maria Jose, was announced and the first single "Quien Eres Tu?", featuring Trey Songz and of dance and hip-hop influences, started to pick up airplay in Mexico.

Two weeks after the release date, the album reached number 84[1] on the top-selling albums in Mexico.[2]

This song has also appeared on iTunes as a free single during the week of January 11, 2008.

Josa has stated in various interviews that she expects the second single to be "Mas de ti" or "Habla menos". "Me Equivoque", another track from the album, has garnered major digital sales in Mexico.

In late August, "Me Equivoque", along with its video, was released. "¿Donde Esta?", the third and final single of her debut album, was officially released in April 2008. The song's video was filmed in Mexico City at Estudios Churubusco. Twenty lucky fans, who were chosen after winning a contest, were invited to attend the video's filming.[3]

Josa announced on April 18, 2008, that she had officially 'divorced' from Warner Music. No explanation was given on why the decision was taken, but she did clarify that her third single was released as an independent artist and not with the help of Warner Music.[4]

Track listing

  • 01. Más de Ti
  • 02. ¿Quién Eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz)
  • 03. Ya Te Dije Adiós (Feat. Golden Boy)
  • 04. ¿Dónde Está?
  • 05. Detrás De Tus Palabras
  • 05. No Soy Yo (Feat. Blu From Moroccoblu)
  • 07. Me Equivoqué
  • 08. Habla Menos
  • 09. It's A Party (Feat. Plastillina Mosh)
  • 10. Quédate Cerca
  • 11. ¿Quién Eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz)
  • 12. Más De Ti"
  • 13. ¿Quién eres Tú? (Feat. Trey Songz)

Second album Amante de lo Ajeno

María José began the promotion of her new album by offering a short performance as the opening act of Rihanna's Disturbia tour in Mexico city on January 24, 2009.[5] She premiered the song "No soy una señora" during the show.

Amante de lo ajeno was released on May 12, 2009. It consists of 11 songs that form part of memoirs of many generations because they became hits in the voices of pop divas in the 1980s.

Track listing

Track No. Title Original Artist
1 Adelante Corazón Daniela Romo
2 Acaríciame Maria Conchita Alonso
3 No Soy Una Señora Melissa
4 Y Aquí Estoy Ana Gabriel
5 Mi Amor, Amor Lucía Mendez
6 Cosas del Amor con Edith Marquez Vikki Carr
7 Sola No, Yo No Se Estar Fiordaliso
8 Este Hombre No Se Toca Rocío Banquells
9 Herida de Muerte Manoella Torres
10 Frente a Frente Jeanette
11 No Me Pregunten por El Crystal
12* En Mi Soledad Arianna
13* Quiéreme Más Denise de Kalafe

* Edición Especial

"No soy una señora" was launched as the first single on March 2, and has become very popular in Mexico especially among teenagers.[5] The follow-up singles were "Mi Amor, Amor" and "Adelante Corazón", both of which experienced success in Mexican charts. The fourth single was planned to be "Sola No, Yo No Se Estar", but was scrapped due to the release of her third album.

Third album Amante de lo Bueno

María José released her third album "Amante de lo Bueno" on November 9, 2010. It is another compilation of hits from the 1980s. The first single "La Ocasión Para Amarnos" was released in October. The single became another huge success in her home country.

Track listing

Track No. Title Original Artist
1 Un Nuevo Amor Maria Del Sol
2 Francamente Flor Yvon
3 La Ocasión Para Amarnos Daniela Romo
4 No Soy Una Muñeca Rocío Banquells
5 Después de Tu Adios Marianne
6 Castillos Amanda Miguel
7 Sera El Ángel composed by Marco and Richard Mancilla Lisa Lopez
8 Baila Ivan
9 Este Amor Ya No Se Toca Yuri
10 Completamente Tuya Marisela
11 Corazón Encadenado Camilo Sesto y Lani Hall
12* Fíjate Que No Manoella Torres

* Bonus Track


María José has declared many times that a few of her major influences are Eugenia Leon, Rocio Durcal, Mecano, Moenia, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Boyz 2 Men among many others.


With Kabah

  • 1994: Kabah
  • 1996: La Calle de las Sirenas
  • 1998: Esperanto
  • 2000: XNE
  • 2002: La Vida que va
  • 2003: La Vuelta al Mundo
  • 2005: El Pop

Solo albums

  • 2007: María José Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #36 , Mexico Top 20 Pop Chart #16 - Copies Sold: 20,000+ Not certified
  • 2009: Amante de lo Ajeno Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #2 , Mexico Top 20 Pop Chart #2 - Copies Sold: 200,000+ 2xPlatinum
  • 2010 Amante de lo bueno Mexico Top 100 Album Chart #1 , Mexico Top Pop Chart #1 - Copies Sold: 60,000+ Platinum

Solo singles

María José

  • ¿Quien Eres Tú?
  • Me Equivoque
  • ¿Donde Está?

Amante de lo Ajeno

  • No Soy Una Señora
  • Mi Amor, Amor
  • Adelante Corazón
  • Sola No, Yo No Se Estar

Amante de lo Bueno

  • La Ocasión Para Amarnos
  • Un Nuevo Amor
  • Después de tu adiós


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