Eugenia León

About Eugenia León

Born in Mexico City, vocalist Eugenia León began her career in the 1970s with groups performing the nueva cancíon and political repertoire popular throughout Latin America. In 1982, she began to appear solo, performing selections written by popular songwriters of her generation. In 1985 León claimed a victory for Mexico at the OTI Festival in Sevilla a short two days after a catastrophic earthquake destroyed a large part of her home town. As her popularity grew, so did her discography. She recorded nearly a record a year from her 1983 debut onward. Léon's status as a Latin American musical icon took her to stages all over the globe; she shared the spotlight with artists like Lola Beltrán, Willie Colón, José José, Mercedes Sosa, and others. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez

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