Barei

Bárbara Reyzábal González-Aller (born 29 March 1982), known professionally as Barei, is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “Say Yay!”.

Bárbara Reyzábal González-Aller was born March 29, 1982 in Madrid. She is the daughter of Teresa González-Aller Monterde and Fortunato Reyzábal Larrouy. Her father, who died shortly after she was born, belonged to the Reyzábal family, a family that was dedicated to production of films, investments in real estate properties, and the operation of party venues in Madrid. She has three siblings: Ignacio Jesús, Julián, and Lourdes. Bárbara studied singing, guitar, musical language, and piano.

Barei’s second album Throw the Dice, released on 7 April 2015, was strongly influenced by British and American pop, funk and soul and included some of the singles she had released the previous two years like “Foolish NaNa”, “Another’s Life” and “Wildest Horses”. In July 2015, Barei served as the warm-up act for Lenny Kravitz at the Starlite Festival in Marbella.

In September 2015, Barei released “Time to Fight”, a song she wrote together with Fernando Montesinos that served as the theme song for Atresmedia’s coverage of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.

As a songwriter for other artits, in 2015, Barei co-wrote the song “La última superviviente” for Edurne, a track included in Edurne’s sixth studio album Adrenalina, as well as the song “Encadenada a ti” for Malú, a track included in Malú’s tenth studio album Caos and its second single.

On 29 December 2015, the Spanish broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE), announced Barei as one of the six candidates in the Spanish national selection, Objetivo Eurovisión, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. On 19 January 2016, samples of the six songs were released by RTVE, with Barei singing “Say Yay!” written by herself, Rubén Villanueva, and Víctor Púa Vivó.On 1 February, Barei won the Spanish national selection with 114 points, and represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 held in Stockholm, Sweden in May.In the final she placed 22nd.

Following her win on Objetivo Eurovisión, Barei was signed to Universal Music Spain.On 22 April 2016, a re-issue of her 2015 album Throw the Dice was released, including three new tracks: “Say Yay!” and previously unpublished songs “Who Plays the Drums” and “Super Ranger”.

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