|Full Name Lena Perez|
Instruments Vocals piano
Parents Malena Burke
Other names Lena Burke
Years active 2005–present
Albums Alex, Jorge Y Lena
Name Lena Burke
Grandparents Elena Burke
Genres Latin ballad
Music group Alex, Jorge Y Lena
|Born February 18, 1978 (age 37) (1978-02-18) La Habana, Cuba.|
Occupation Pianist singer-songwriter actress
Similar People Jorge Villamizar, Malena Burke, Elena Burke, Alex Ubago
Lena Burke - Puerto Rico 2015
Lena Burke, also known as Lena Pérez or simply Lena (February 18, 1978, in La Habana, Cuba) is a Cuban singer-songwriter. She is the oldest daughter of Malena Burke and granddaughter of legendary Cuban singer Elena Burke. Her first songs were written at age 3, followed by guitar classes at age 5 by her father (Rey Nerio), and classical piano at age 7. After 12 years of studio recording, Lena becomes a concert pianist, winning several prizes. At this point her voice was discovered.
Burke learned to play guitar and classical piano as a child. Burke started her musical career singing backing vocals on albums by Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Jaci Velasquez, Chayanne and Alejandro Sanz. Sanz introduced Burke to executives at his label, who signed her. Her debut single, "Tu Corazón", a duet with Sanz, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. Her second album La Mala was released in 2008.
She participated in the chorus of many important productions: Plácido Domingo, Chayanne, Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias among others. In 2010, Burke joined Alex Ubago and Jorge Villamizar on the trio Alex, Jorge y Lena.
First record of Lena that came out in 2005 with the successful first single "Tu Corazón" a pop ballad recorded with the Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, after this releasing two other not so successful singles "Puedo Jurarlo" and "Que Seria De Mi", the album have a little quiet success, but was praised by critics due the lyrics and voice of Lena.
La Mala (2009)
Soundtrack of the first film released with Lena acting, "La Mala" a biographic film about the famous Cuban singer La Lupe, Lena released this soundtrack and movie in 2009 witch contains 9 song covers of La Lupe witch one of them featuring with Yotuel from the Cuban rap group Orishas, 3 original songs written by Lena and a cover of the famous jazz song Fever in Spanish and featuring of the reggaeton singer Tito El Bambino
Alex, Jorge y Lena (2010)
With this compilation project, Lena made a comeback in the music industry with Spanish singer Alex Ubago and the ex-Bacilos member, Colombia's Jorge Villamizar forming this new project titled "Alex, Jorge y Lena". Their first single was "Estar Contigo." In 2011 the trio was nominated for a Premio Lo Nuestro for Best Breakout Group or Duo. They also performed "Estar Contigo" during the ceremony.