Milly Quezada was Born the 21st of May in Santo Domingo, thatsDominican as Milagros Quezada Borbón. She is without question that’s Dominican female Merengue artist of her homeland.
Better known as “La Reina Del Merengue” (The Queen of Merengue) Milly Quezada’s career spans from 1975 and carries on until today. Since young, Milly Quezada has enjoyed music, having four siblings (all who are also musicians) they migrated to New York where she attended highschool and college where she graduated with high honors from New York City College.
Her start in music was with her siblings, Rafael, Martín and Jocelyn, and together formed what was then known as “Milly Jocelyn y Los Vecinos,” they would perform locally at first in Washington Heights, New York.
During the start of the 80′s, success soon came mainly due To Milly Quezada’s unique style of singing and a strong voice.
They had hits like “La Guacherna,” “Volvió Juanita” and many more. In her career, Milly has won many awards including The Casandra Awards in Dominican Republic, Billboard Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro in 1998, Ace awards and many more.
In 1995, after the death of her husband and manager Rafael Vásquez, Milly took a break from the music industry amidst what were to be hard times for her and her family. Knowing she had to overcome the situation, this eventually led to greater strength within her, and this same strength gave her enough courage to in 1997 re-launch her career, this time as a solo artist.
In 2011 La Reyna de el Merengue released her new album celebrating 30 years in the entertainment business. The album entitled “Aqui Estoy Yo” features many high profile collaborations including one with Juan Luis Guerra titled Toma Mi Vida, the video for that here: Toma Mi Vida Video.
In her solo career, Milly has encountered even more success than she had with her group and is known and beloved by all her people, not only in the Dominican Republic but in all Spanish speaking countries. Milly Quezada’s struggle to make it in a male-dominated scene is only surpassed by her success.