Ismael Serrano is a Spanish-Italian singer, songwriter and actor. He made his debut in 2006 with the single “Cógela” which reached number one on the Spanish Top 40. His album Una Farsa received platinum certification by selling over 25,000 copies and features five songs certified gold or higher by achieving sales of over 400,000 digital downloads each.,
Biography of the Artist
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Ismael Serrano, a Spanish singer/songwriter, was born in the early 1970s and began learning solfa and piano at a young age. The composer began composing as a youngster, adding music to the writings of famous poets, influenced by the Latin style known as nueva trova. Serrano started singing in tiny places in Madrid in 1994, and in 1996, he signed with PolyGram and published his debut album, Atrapados en Azul. The singer toured around Spain in 1997 and 1998 while writing songs for his follow-up album, La Memoria de los Peces. Serrano released Los Paraisos Desiertos in 2000 after a successful tour of Latin America, and proceeded to release hit albums for the remainder of the decade, five of which reached in the top 10, culminating in 2012’s Todo Empieza y Todo Acaba en Ti. He also found time to feature in a film, El Corazón de Jesus, for which he also penned a number of songs, and produced two live albums and a 10th anniversary anthology, El Viaje de Rosetta. Serrano rose to prominence as a protest singer, influenced by the genre’s greats of the 1970s and Spain’s heritage of extreme leftist poetry, and political events of the 1990s, such as the Iraq War and the 2004 Madrid bombings, gave plenty of fodder for his mill. He kept his music contemporary by introducing new musical elements such as jazz and blues, bossa nova, and even metal into his compositions.