Luz Casal

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Luz Casal (Spanish pronunciation: [luθ kaˈsal]; born November 11, 1958 at Boimorto) is a Spanish pop singer. She grew up in neighbouring Asturias, took singing, piano and ballet classes, and moved to Madrid to pursue a career as a musician.

She became famous in the early 1980s, and remained an important figure in Spanish pop music all through said decade and beyond, with her sound gradually maturing towards soft adult pop. She recorded a cover version of Étienne Daho's French language song "Duel au Soleil" in Spanish called "Un nuevo día brillará", which became a hit song. Since the beginning of her career, she has sold over five million albums.

In 1992, she enjoyed great success with her appearance in the soundtrack of Pedro Almodóvar's acclaimed film High Heels singing Agustín Lara's theme "Piensa en mí".

In January 2007, Luz Casal was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an operation at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid., seven months later, she revealed to the Spanish media that she had overcome her disease. More recently in May 2010, she announced that she had been diagnosed with cancer in her other breast and had to cancel her current tour to be operated on.

Her first name, Luz, means “light” in Spanish.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Luz Luz 1
1984 Los ojos del gato Luz 1
1985 Luz III Luz 1
1987 Quiéreme aunque te duela Luz 1
1989 V Luz 2
1991 A contraluz Luz 3 3
1996 Como la flor prometida Luz 1
1998 Piensa en mi Luz Casal 1
1999 Un mar de confianza Luz 3
2002 Con otra mirada Luz 3 3
2004 Sencilla alegría Luz 2
2007 Vida tóxica Luz 1
2009 La pasión Luz Casal 2
2013 Alma Luz Casal 1
2013 Almas gemelas Luz Casal 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Pequeños y grandes éxitos Luz 3 1
1997 Pequeños y grandes éxitos 1982–1996 Luz 1
1998 Luz Casal Luz Casal 1
2005 Pequeños, medianos y grandes éxitos Luz Casal 1
2006 Pequeños, medianos y grandes éxitos Luz Casal 1
2011 Un ramo de rosas Luz Casal 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Un ramo de rosas Luz Casal 1

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