Spain based Andalusian singer-songwriter Virginia Maestro became well known after winning Operación Triunfo, a televised singing competition in 2008.
Soon after she was signed to Sony Music and her debut for the label, Labuat, was issued in February of 2009. The album reached No. 2 on the sales charts in Spain in just a few days.
In 2011 Virginia released her second album Dulce Hogar. The first single of this album, The Time Is Now, reached the No.1 on the iTunes charts and No.8 on the sales charts in Spain. Dulce Hogar hit the top 10 of the best selling albums in Spain and jumped to No.1 of most downloaded albums and videoclips on iTunes.
Virginia toured all around Spain for months presenting this album which let her to perform in London after winning the contest Be the Sound of the Taste of Spain. That same year, Virginia Maestro received two nominations for Best Spanish Revelation Artist and Best Videoclip from the 40 Principales Awards, one of the most important music award ceremonies in Spain.
The third and the last studio album that Virginia released with Sony Music in 2013 was titled Night and Day. This CD-DVD album consisted of 22 original songs written by Virginia with vintage pop, folk, blues, soul and americana sound. The first single, Dream Man, and its videoclip reached the No.1 on iTunes and the album also hit the top 5 on the best selling albums in Spain.
Virginia continued to record her own albums, earning acclaim for releases like her fourth studio album Bluebird in 2015 and a five-song EP titled Roots in 2018 which featured Latin Grammy-winer Gaby Moreno, Kate Bowen, Latin Grammy-winer El Twanguero on guitar and Julian Maeso on keys.
Combining both love and admiration for country music´s rich history, Virginia visited Nashville in 2015 and 2017. In April 2017 she had the chance to play during the whole month in many city venues such as the famous Blue Bird Cafe.
In 2018 Virginia´s EP catched the ear of the renown Nashville-based guitar player and producer Colin Linden. Colin was so impressed that got in touch with Virginia and in October 2018 she found herself visiting Nashville for a third time, in that occasion to record at Pinhead Recorders with Colin Linden her fifth studio album titled Del Sur.
Del sur is out now and reached the No. 5 on iTunes charts when it was released on October 4, 2019. This new album marks a new chapter for Virginia Maestro who has written 10 new honest and full of deeply self examination songs in Spanish and 2 songs in English featuring Kate Bowen. The musicians that played on this record were Jim Hoke, John Dymond, Fred Eltringham, Fats Kaplin and also Colin Linden.
In addition to her own musical career, in 2016 Universal Music signed Virginia to a publishing deal and by that year´s end a Spanish world known major artist like Raphael had recorded one of her songs. As a songwriter she has earned a reputation and remains in demand songwriting for many other artists nowadays.
Virginia Maestro has played as support act for singers such as Beyoncé in 2009, Jamie Cullum and Seal in 2011 or Amy MacDonald and Vonda Shepard in 2018 when they toured in Spain. Virginia also shared the stage in two concerts with Gaby Moreno in 2015.
Virginia has perfomed at many famous festivals in Spain along these years as Blues Cazorla Festival, Sonorama Ribera, Monkey Week, Ribeiro Blues Wine Festival, Ribeira Sacra, Elgoibar Blues Gaua, POP CAAC and Kuldigas Live Fest 2016 in Latvia.