The New York Times dedicates the cover of its magazine, which accompanies the printed edition of the newspaper next Sunday, to the Spanish singer Rosalía and includes extensive reporting from the beginning of her career to becoming a star.
"Rosalía's incredible journey from flamenco to mega-star" is the title of the special article dedicated to culture, published once a year, available since Wednesday in its digital edition.
"I started from scratch. No one in my family is linked to the industry. No contact at all with the music industry or the entertainment industry," the artist told the magazine in the extensive article.
The report begins by recalling his presentation to 40,000 people at the Mad Cool festival on the outskirts of Madrid last July, to take the reader to know, through a story told by Rosalia and other interviewees, how it made its way into the World of music
He emphasizes that his collaborations with other stars such as J. Balvin and that his album "El mal querer" of 2018 received praise throughout Europe and the United States as one of the best albums of last year.
Also remember that the song "Malamente", included in that album had 15 million continuous reproductions in its first week in May 2018 and obtained a platinum record in the Latin American popularity charts earlier this year.
Thanks to "Malamente", Rosalia won two Latin Grammy awards out of a total of five nominations, which made her the most nominated female artist of 2018, the publication highlights.
It also earned him five Latin Grammy nominations, including the one of the year's record, whose winners will be announced next month.
"A success like this inevitably provokes negative reactions," says the magazine, which recalls criticism that the 26-year-old singer has been targeted.
"But, if you love music, the supernatural voice and Rosalía's revolutionary compositions are the best answers to these socio-cultural darts," says the New York Times magazine.
"Before he headed lists on YouTube and Spotify, Rosalia spent more than a decade training in flamenco, one of the most complex, ancient and genuine musical arts in the world. It is as if a promising mezzo-soprano had decided to leave the opera to bring color. to R&B, "he adds.
The magazine remembers when in September 2017 the Colombian star Juanes saw Rosalia sing flamenco in a theater in Madrid.
"And this woman began to sing. I wanted to die. I mean, I had never felt anything as strong with someone singing in front of me as I felt that day, and also for being such a young girl, you know? For me it was like watching Carlos Gardel or Edith Piaf sing or someone like that, "after which he called his commercial partner at the Latin entertainment company Lionfisch, Rebeca León, to speak with Rosalia, he says.
The article warns that it is still too early to know how Rosalia's career will evolve, who reiterates that she will grow old making music.
"When you're in a relationship, there are moments of everything," the artist told the magazine.
"At the beginning it is usually one way, the medium is usually another and the end is usually another. I know that I will go through all that. I know that I will grow old making music and I want to see how my music changes over the years," He said to express that what he most desires is "never to lose the desire to make music".
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