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New documentary to plot meteoric rise of Rosalía

Upcoming project by Honda Stage and Billboard will tell the story of Catalan singer's musical career in three parts

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26 February 2020 05:42 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

'La Rosalía' is the title of an upcoming documentary in three parts from Honda Stage and Billboard magazine about the meteoric rise of the Catalan singer.

Honda Stage announced the documentary on its social media on Wednesday and posted a trailer, but gave no date for the film's release.

"Catalan flamenco star Rosalía is determined to become a Spanish artist with global influence," said the company on Twitter.

The trailer shows Rosalía performing on stage and in video clips, and includes never-before-seen images of her, along with quotes from the singer.

Small-town obscurity to international stardom

From Sant Esteve Sesrovires, a town of less than 8,000 residents not far from Barcelona, Rosalía has taken the international music scene by storm.

In January, the Catalan music star won her first main Grammy Award for the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, for ‘El Mal Querer.'

Before that, the singer picked up two other awards at the Latin Grammys, while she was also ranked fifth in the BBC's Sound of 2019 rankings.

She also won two awards for her song 'Con Altura' at the European MTV awards at the start of November, as well as two more for the same tune at the global MTV awards.

In fact, performing before 30,000 fans in Barcelona in December, the 26-year-old star told the crowd: "I want to confess something: this has been the best year of my life."

A music career that began at 16

Rosalía began studying music at the Taller de Músics in Barcelona when she was 16. Her high grades meant she later finished her education at the Catalonia College of Music.

While at the prestigious college located in Barcelona's L’Auditori concert hall, she took lessons from Chiqui de La Línea, a flamenco teacher who only accepts one student a year.

Following Spain's general election in November, Rosalía courted controversy when she tweeted 'fuck Vox,' after the right-wing nationalist party's good showing in the polls.

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  • Catalan singer Rosalía performing at the Grammy Awards ceremony in January 2020 (by Reuters)

  • Catalan singer Rosalía performing at the Grammy Awards ceremony in January 2020 (by Reuters)

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