Spanish vocalist/recording artist Vega was born in Cordoba, Spain, on February 18, 1979, the middle child of three sisters.
Like many gracing the Spanish charts, her visibility is thanks to the pop music competition TV show Operacion Triunfo. Though for the public her career started with her appearance on OT, Vega began performing publicly as early as age 14, playing in bars and at parties accompanying herself on guitar. Playing well-known American artists like Sinatra
or European songs from U2
or K's Choice
honed her skills and developed her eclectic tastes, which would serve her well in later years. When she auditioned for OT she had been studying public relations in Segovia. She quickly established a reputation as a rebel among her competitors. Vega decided at the beginning of her solo recording career that, unlike other Operacion Triunfo veterans, she would be committed to recording only material that she liked, and would not be swayed by public opinion nor by record label pressure. Her first record, called India, was released in 2003. Nearly three years later, her sophomore effort hit the market, with Vega's name in the writing credits for ten out of 12 tracks. Circular was released on February 27, 2006. Vega continues to strive for individuality, hoping to differentiate herself from the host of artists given their breaks by the reality television phenomenon. 2009 saw her return with the album Metamorfosis and subsequently sold over 25,000 copies in her native country alone. She followed this up with another album La Cuenta Atras in 2011. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi