Timeless…Soulful…Brilliant…Seductive…Unique…These words can only be used to describe the sultry voice of India, Latin music’s leading lady. This voice, which first captured the hearts and minds of American dance music enthusiasts in the 1980s, has been one of the driving forces of tropical music for over 10 years. However, this is just the beginning!
Yamillette Aponte-Yunqué, artistically known as Melina León, was born on July 12 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. Melina began her professional career as a teenager, exposing her melodious voice in musical groups such as Las Cherís and Rubí, Las Chicas de Puerto Rico; Merengue Orchestra and Paparazzi; a rock band that performed at various hotels in Puerto Rico.
She showed great vocal versatility as she performed songs in the ballad and pop genres, which served as the basis for what would later be her greatest aspiration: to launch herself as a soloist.In 1997 she became a soloist with her first production “Mujeres Liberadas”(Liberated Women), which represented the beginning of an ascending and successful artistic career. The album, produced by Alejandro Montalbán and Eduardo Reyes, was a success and many of the songs occupied the top positions of radio in Puerto Rico.