María de los Ángeles Felisa Santamaría Espinosa (born 2 August 1947), professionally known as Massiel, is a Spanish pop singer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with the song “La, la, la“, beating the British pop singer Cliff Richard‘s “Congratulations“.
In 1997 she released a Spanish album called Baladas Y Canciones De Bertolt Brecht. Massiel returned in 1981 with a brand-new sound and a new record label, Hispavox. Her label début, Tiempos Dificiles, was a major comeback in Spain where songs like “El Amor” (written by Rafael Pérez Botija), “Hello America” and covers of Mexican songs “Eres” (written by José María Napoleón) and “El Noa Noa” (written by Juan Gabriel) not only exposed Mexican talent in Spain but were very popular for the singer. Massiel would finish her pop comeback in 1983 with her career-defining record, Corazon De Hierro. Not only was this album successful in her native country, but it was also her reconciliation with Latin America. The song “Brindaremos Por El” was a massive hit worldwide and topped the charts in many countries. In many ways, Massiel came back to the continent that loved her so throughout the 1960s.
Video: Massiel – Brindaremos Por El (1983)