image Maria (born Maria Jensen on May 13, 1978 in Denmark) is a female R&B singer. Even though she was born in Denmark, Maria grew up in various countries such as England, Holland and
Spain.

Maria decided to pursue a music career despite her parents’ initial hesitation and she did not come from a musical family. She was part of a Danish female singing trio called Juice.

Maria was later signed to Soulpower/Dreamworks Records as a solo artist.imageIn 2003, Maria released her debut single “I Give, You Take” which managed to peak at #33 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart.

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During that same year, she released her debut album “My Soul” which managed to peak at #13 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers albums chart.

Unfortunately, her record label were unable to come through with a follow-up single and she was dropped from Dreamworks Records before it folded.

After that, Maria studied acting in New York City. She portrayed the role of the color purple in the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

These days, Maria is back in the music business. She currently resides in Lisbon, Portugal.

She is working and touring with Portuguese singer Mikkel Solnado, co-writing his debut album “It’s Only Love, Give it Away.”

She is also working on a new EP called “Oh, So Full of Promise.”

To see the music video for “I Give, You Take,” go to:

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