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La Oreja de Van Gogh is a Spanish group, native of Donostia / San Sebastián, formed in 1996 by Pablo Benegas, Haritz Garde, Álvaro Fuentes and Xabi San Martín, a group of friends who started playing as a band for pure fun and who after composing several songs, Met Amaia Montero, who entered the band as the main vocals. They started playing in small bars, entered various local contests and managed to make a name for themselves within their closest circle. After winning the VI Pop Rock Contest "'Ciudad de San Sebastián", the Epic / Sony Music label set their sights on them and they recorded their first album' Dile Al Sol ', which was released in mid-1998. The band became an unprecedented success in Spain, which led them to embark on a national tour of more than 150 concerts and to win the Music Award for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best New Author'. Already in the new millennium, and to give continuity to their successful first work, La Oreja de Van Gogh released in 2000 El Viaje de Copperpot, their sophomore album. Turned into a key record in the history of Spanish pop music, this second purely pop album managed to overcome the success of its predecessor and confirmed and consecrated the San Sebastian band as one of the most important groups in recent decades. In 2003, LODVG released their third album 'What I told you while you slept', where they explored new sounds and their presence and success in Latin America and neighboring countries like France grew like foam. When they completed a decade as a band, they released their fourth album 'Guapa' in 2006, the last with Amaia Montero as the band's vocalist. After the departure of Amaia Montero from La Oreja de Van Gogh, Leire Martínez joined the band as the group's new voice. With her, La Oreja de Van Gogh has released three studio albums: "At five in Astoria" (2008), "Cometas por el cielo" (2011) and "El Planetario Imaginario" (2016). Currently, La Oreja de Van Gogh has already recorded what will be their eighth studio album, scheduled for release in 2020.