|Tags:||spanish female vocalists romantic latin classics easy listening pop latin pop love songs reggaeton puerto rico gloria yolandita monge trevi|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Yolandita Rosa Monge Betancourt, 16 September 1955, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Although Monges Puerto Rican parents lived in New York City, they returned to their home for a few weeks for her birth. She then lived in New York until the age of seven, at which time the family moved permanently to Puerto Rico. While at school, her singing was noticed and she appeared on radio and television before she was 10. She appeared on the stage and at 12 made her first album from which came several hit singles.
Monges career gathered pace in the 70s, with hit singles, albums, and tours that took in Mexico and New York. In 1975 a record of Cierra Los Ojos Y Juntos Recordemos was a huge hit, confirming her transfer to a flourishing adult career. She appeared on-stage with Libertad Lemarque, who became a friend and mentor. Early in the 80s, Monge was again in New York, this time for an appearance at Carnegie Hall. During this decade,...