Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Karina Saucedo

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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = karina saucedo
Born = birth date and age|1968|11|19
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Origin = Caracas, Venezuela
Genre = Latin Pop
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, Actress
Years_active = 1987 - Present
Label = Rodven Records
URL = http://www.karinaofficialsite.com

Karina (born November 19, 1968) is a pop-ballad singer-songwriter and actress from Venezuela.

Her stardom

After "Amor a Millon", in 1987, she recorded her second album, "Sin máscara", confirming her status as a serious singer not just in Venezuela, but in Mexico, the country that turned out to be her launchpad as a music star. That same year, she was nominated in six categories of the Ronda Music Awards in Venezuela, winning Best Female Breakthrough, Best soap opera song ("Se Como duele"), Best Videoclip ("A Quien"), Best-selling album of the year ("Amor a Millon") and also Rudy LaScala (writer and composer of "Se Como Duele"), won an award for Best Composer of the Year. Karina Tamara Vargas has not only demonstrated her talent on stage but also on television. In 1988 she has the leading role in the successful telenovela "Alba Marina", broadcasted by Venevision, with Xavier, Johnny y Rene, who formed the group "Proyecto M" (former members of the Puerto Rican band Menudo) and the Venezuelan stars Elluz Peraza and Daniel Alvarado.

That same year she also won two Ronda Music Awards, one for Best Young Female Singer, and another for Best Videoclip ("La Noche es Magica", composed by the former Mecano member Nacho Cano)

In (1989), she recorded another album, "Desde mi sueño", which portrayed a professionally evolved Karina. With "Desde Mi Sueño", Karina made her debut as a composer with the songs “Lamento de la Jungla" and "Soni". She also made hits out of the songs "Desde mi Sueño", "No Puedo Vivir Sin Amor", "En el Amor" and "No Se".

In 1990, however, she left her music career to pursue other ambitions.

econd chance

On September 3, 1993, Karina took her second breath and made a comeback at the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, in which she introduced her fourth album, "Esta es mi vida", and took the audience by surprise again with a new image and style. In this album, she composed the songs "Esta es mi vida" and "Quiero que estés aquí".

In 1995, she came back to Venevision and took the leading role again in a telenovela, "Pecado de amor", with the Venezuelan star Víctor Camara, and in 1996 she launched her fifth album, "Renacer". In 1998, with a new image and style, she launched her sixth album, "Karina", which included a dance version of Amanda Miguel's hit "El me mintió", which is a classic of the late 1970s and early '80s in Latin American Music.

Marriage and a new family

Karina married on June 21, 1998 Marcello Azevedo, a Brazilian Jewish entrepreneur, in a religious ceremony broadcasted by Venevision. They have a daughter, Yasha Marcela, who was born in mid-1999. On June 15, 2006 her second daughter, Hanna, was born.

Four years later

Years after her huge success with her image of good girl with a warm smile, she made a comeback on June 13, 2002, declaring to the newspaper "Ultimas Noticias" that she missed singing and acting very much. She also worked as her husband's representant, an idea she just came across; she understood he needed help and she started doing it with no previous experience while he continued creating and composing.

In July 2004, she presents her show "Intimamente Karina" in which she performed acoustic verions of her hits, but on October of that same year, she recorded another album, with which she expected to return to all the success she experienced in the 80s. The album "Siempre Karina" was introduced slowly in pubs and clubs and later in 2005 it was officially launched. This album was produced by her busband Rayden Rivera, producer of other Latin American singers such as Chayanne and Paulina Rubio. This album contained new versions of her hits like "Se Como Duele", "Salvame" and "A Quien", plus seven new songs, among which "Sin Ti" was widely listened in Latin America and she recently launched another single, named "Borrón y Cuenta Nueva"


Her comeback to the stage was on April 30, 2005 in Lia Bermudez Arts Center in Maracaibo, where she delighted the attendees with her voice during more than an hour and a half. Nine months later, she returned to Mexico, where she currently participates as one of the judges-teachers in the Televisa reality show "Cantando por un sueño".

External links

* [http://www.karinaofficialsite.com Sitio Oficial]
* [http://www.siemprekarina.com Siempre Karina]
* [http://www.fanskarina.com fanskarina]
* [http://www.geocities.com/karinahits Karina - Greatest Hits - Lyrics]
* [http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Mezzanine/2882/ Karina - Unofficial page]
* [http://www.vencor.narod.ru/fotos/karina.htm Karina in VenCOR]


*1985 "Amor a millón" (Sonorodven)
*1987 "Sin máscara" (Sonorodven)
*1988 "A Millón" (TH-Rodven) (in the US) (#11 Billboard Latin Pop Albums)
*1989 "Desde mi sueño" (Rodven Discos)
*1993 "Esta es mi vida" (Sonorodven)
*1996 "Renacer" (independent label)
*1998 "Karina" (Caimán Music)
*2005 "Siempre Karina" (Maxximusic Producciones (in Venezuela) *)


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