Birth name Mónica Vives Orozco
Also known as Maía
Born 1982, Barranquilla, Colombia
Origin  Colombia
Genres Latin pop. Tropipop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment

Mónica Andrea Vives Orozco, more commonly known as Maía (born 1982 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Colombian singer-songwriter.



Mónica Vives Orozco (Maía) is the only child of Rafael Vives and Mónica Orozco. She grew up in Prado Mar 15 km from Barranquilla, the capital of the Atlántico Department on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

In 1998 at the age of 16, Maía won the Colombia Suena Bien (English: Colombia Sounds Good) contest organised by Sony Music.

After finishing secondary education, Maía studied 5 semesters of mechanical engineering at La Universidad del Norte and a semester at the Northwestern University in Chicago before dedicating herself to her musical career.

In 2003 at the age of 22, Maía released her first studio album El Baile de los Sueños which was distributed throughout Latin America, Spain and the United States of America. The tracks Niña Bonita and Se Me Acabó El Amor were released as singles. Niña Bonita was used as the main theme for the Colombian telenovela La Costeña y El Cachaco

In 2005 Maía released her second album Natural from which the track Ingenuidad was released as a single. Also in 2005 Maía won "Best Female Soloist" in the Premios Shock awards.

In January 2007, Colombian newspaper El Tiempo reported that Maía was dedicating herself to her third album which was promised to be a change of musical direction including collaborations with foreign artists. In September 2010, Maia released a new hit single "Que Sera de Mi" in anticipation of the release of the third album.

In 2010, Maía joined forces with Avon as a celebrity judge for Avon Voices, Avon’s first ever global, online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women.

Maía continues to perform her material in Colombia and other countries. In addition to Spanish, her native tongue, Maía is also fluent in English and German.


  • 2003: El Baile de los Sueños
  • 2005: Natural


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