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Sophy

Discography contributed by: Javier Vega

Sophy was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and started her artistic career on “La Nueva Ola” television program produced by Tommy Muñiz.

By the end of the 1960’s Sophy moved to New York City where she worked with the legendary Tito Puente as a singer in his orchestra, broadcasting weekly on the radio “Tito Puente y su mundo latino” from Newark, New Jersey.

Puente released an album “Tito Puente presenta con orgullo.. Sophy”, featuring the talented Sophy and her hit song “La última palabra”. The song gave Sophy recognition in New York as well as Puerto Rico during the summer of 1970.

In 1971 she released her second album: Te Reto under the Tico label. In 1972 her career took off after signing with the Velvet record label, releasing widely broadcast hit songs such as “Te apuesto”, “Los Reyes Magos” and “Será, será”.

But it was in 1973 that her album Yo soy mujer... y no soy una santa” helped establish her as the most popular female singer in Puerto Rico. The album was acclaimed in Puerto Rico with hit songs including “Locuras tengo de ti”, “Estoy sola”, “Muchacho malo”, “Perdón”, “Cuéntale a ella” and “Canción para una esposa triste” dominating the airwaves in Puerto Rico.

A succesion of hit records followed as well as night club appearances and concerts. Her popularity also spread well beyong Puerto Rico to Latin America and the United States. During one concert in the Dominican Republic, Sophy attracted more than 30,000 fans, to the Olympic Stadium under a torrential rainstorm. She sang 22 songs while the fans stayed on their feet.

In the 1980’s, Sophy scored new hit songs such as “Vicio”, “Un amante así”, “Qué sabe nadie”, “Todo comenzó” and “Beso a beso”. She also moved beyond pop music to try her hand at salsa, with an album entitled Sophy in New York, produced by Wille Colón.

Perhaps her greatest achievement though was the album The Rhythm of the Night that included American themes, sung in Spanish with merengue rhythms. The album showcased her extensive talents and opened the door to more opportunities.

Sony Records signed Sophy in 1987 who then went on to release five albums, including Sophy en portugués, various remixes and duets with noted Dominican singer Johnny Ventura. But she left Sony at the start of the 1990’s and experimented with independent record companies. Her album Esta soy yo, released in 1992 received only a lukewarm reception by radio stations.

The growing popularity of female merengue singers, led by Olga Tañón, prompted Sophy to release her Un lado aparte album in 1995 on the Combo Records label. She followed with her album Tributo a grandes voces and a re-release of her album in Portugese and other productions such as a greatest hits record from her years with the Velvet label.

The latended artist has also collaborated with many others, helping produce recordings that included other artists and music of many genres. One example is this recording of Sophy singing a classic Puerto Rican melody composed by Rafael Hernandez, Lamento Borincano (lyrics).

Discography

Sus Éxitos En Bachata (2003)

Romántica Y Tropical (2000)

Homenaje A Grandes Voces (1997)

Seduceme (1995)

Brillantes (1994)

Un Lado Aparte (1994)

20 De Coleccion (1993)

Esta Soy Yo (1992)

Toda Sophy... Siempre Sophy (1990)

Ahora Puedo Ser Feliz (1988)

En Portugués (1988)

Apartate De Mi (1987)

Felicidades (1987)

Versátil Y Temperamental (1986)

Al Ritmo De La Noche (1985)

Mas Sophy Que Nunca (1984)

En N.Y. (1983)

Comparame (1982)

Un Amante Así (1981)

Baladas y Salsa (1981)

Que Mas Te Puedo Dar (1980)

Sophy En Mexico (1979)

Dulcemente Amargo (1979)

Balada Para Un Loco (1978)

En Concierto Internacional (1978)

Sophy (1977)

Te Pido Que Te Quedes... (1976)

Que Vas A Hacer Sin Mi (1976)

Me Estoy Volviendo Tuya (1975)

Sentimientos... (1975)

Sophy (Matame De Prisa) (1974)

Te Tengo Que Decir Adiós (1973)

Yo Soy Mujer... (1972)

Sophy (Sera Sera) (1971)

Te Reto (1970)

Con Orgullo (1969)