Monday, April 7, 2008

Ana

Ana (born Ana Maria Rodriguez on February 22, 1974 in Havana, Cuba) was a teen pop singer from the 80s. She moved from Cuba to Miami, Florida with her family when she was 5 years old in 1979.
In 1984, 10-year-old Ana signed to Parc Records and in 1987, she released her self-titled debut album when she was only 13 years old. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "Shy Boys" peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
Another single "The Boy Next Door" was released in Japan, but it's unknown how or if the single ever charted.
In between her debut album, Ana released the single "Before I Jump" in 1988. It's unknown how or if the single ever made the charts.
In 1990, Ana released her sophomore album "Body Language" which peaked at #191 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Maurice Starr (known for his work with New Edition & New Kids on the Block) produced the album. I don't know why this album wasn't a hit. She worked with Debbie Gibson for crying out loud and sang a duet with New Kids on the Block member, Jordan Knight.
The first single from the album "Got To Tell Me Something" peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Ana's only highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 chart.
Two more singles "Angel of Love" (featuring Jordan Knight) and "Everytime We Say Goodbye" were released in Japan, but it's unknown how much of an impact the singles made there.
After "Body Language" flopped, Ana faded into obscurity, but in 2003, she reappeared under the name "Mía" and released the album "Tentación" before fading into obscurity once again.

Ana was a great singer with the most incredible voice ever, but she didn't get enough credit for it. (PS, if you're trying to find Ana's albums, check on Amazon or Ebay.)

To see the music video for "Shy Boys," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qcX2x1kzy4

To see the music video for "Got To Tell Me Something," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oSk11oSI2Y

To see a video of Ana performing "Everytime We Say Goodbye" in Tokyo, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEWp6RfwFv8

To see a fan-made video for "Before I Jump," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnYfYhq_TVw

To see a fan-made video for "Angel of Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic2nDcOEKIQ

To see the music video for Ana (under the name Mia)'s song "Convencete" (from the album "Tentación"), go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC67acehFxA



[Updated on 04\18\2016]

2 comments:

Yisel said...

I think she is still a great artist. I am a great fan :)

MattyC said...

wow.. I remember having this on cassette and being amazed at how beautiful she was.. and how great her voice was...
I bet she was an incredible muse for many a person who loved her !
I must have played her tape till it wore out !
been looking for anything on her for YEARS.. and today I came across this !
Thank you thank you thank you !
wow.. just amazing... maybe its a sign and she will re-appear now or something !
Wonderful!
~Cave~
Nfld, Canada !