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A native of Puerto Rico, singer Vanessa Cruz is an accomplished performer of many music styles, from romantic ballads to lively and rich merengue. Vanessa began singing professionally at age 9 with the group Las Hijas de Borinquen. She performed throughout Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic singing in different festivals such as the Festival De La Voz y La Cancion, where she won several awards together with Las Hijas de Borinquen. Vanessa has also appeared on radio and television programs throughout her career. In 1991 Vanessa went solo, sharing the stage with such famous artists as Celia Cruz, Luis Enrique, Willy Chirino, Milly Quesada, Grupo Mania, and Manny Manuel among others.
Vanessa Cruz has performed at many important events in Florida, Puerto Rico, New York and El Salvador. Recent performances include the 20th Anniversary of JJ Production, Donating Smiles, Premios Estrellas, October Fest in Puerto Rico, Exponica International Fair of the Americas, The Annual White Party Sunset T-Dance, Fiesta De Pueblo, A Night Of Stars With Roberto Levermann, Red Carpet by Charlie Lapson “Rumba”, New York Couture Fashion Week, and Calle Ocho in Miami, to name a few. Vanessa was nominated for seven Golden Mic Latin Music Awards 2013 for her new single, Me Gusta, winning “Artista Femenino Tropical del Año”.