Sonia & Selena, also known as Sonia y Selena, was a Spanish Latin pop duo Sonia Madoc and Selena Leo formed in 2000. They gained success with their first album Yo quiero bailar (Spanish: I want to dance). The group dissolved in 2002.
Sonia & Selena formed in 2000 with members Sonia Madoc (born on October 23, 1974) and Selena Leo (born on August 23, 1975). They first gained publicity as the Spanish participation for the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, but eventually they were not chosen as representatives. Despite the group not being selected, their debut album Yo quiero bailar was a big success. It achieved gold and platinum certification in countries such as Spain, Latin America and Europe and sold over than 1,000,000 copies there.
By the end of the year, the group had won numerous awards and achieved much success. Despite their huge success there were rumors of disbanding. Those rumors were later confirmed by both of the artists. The reason of disbanding were the numerous fights between members Sonia and Selena. Finally they officially disbanded in the spring of 2002.
Careers as solo artists
After the disbanding of the group, Selena pursued a solo career making two albums with sales of 100,000 copies. In 2005, she participated in the second run of reality TV show The Farm but she only stayed in the game for two weeks.
Sonia returned in 2007 after six years of musical absence, announcing a new pop and dance album in the same musical style as "Sonia & Selena" tracks. During the summer of 2008, she eventually released her record but only digitally.
The attempts of both singers in pursuing a solo career were not as successful as the results with their 2001 hit album "Yo Quiero Bailar", neither in the part of sales nor in the part of fans.
Yo quiero bailar
Que viva la noche
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Sonia y Selena's song "Yo quiero bailar toda la noche" was a smash hit on summer of 2001, becaming the song for Super Águias' performance in Estádio da Luz, Benfica. It was also part of the soundtrack for the great movie, "Futebolada" from Pants Down Productions. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.