María José had her first professional experience in the world of music in the Kabah group, of which she was a part until their separation in 2005. Two years later, she released her first solo album titled María José, with ten songs that cover genres such as pop, dance-hall and hip-hop, and have the participation of Plastilina Mosh and Sergio, ex-Kabah.
The first single “Who Are You” (featuring Trey Songz) marked a great start to his solo career, followed by the single “I Was Wrong”. Both hit Top 15 radio. Her relevance on the national scene became clear when she was invited as the opening act of the concert that Gwen Stefani offered at El Palacio de los Deportes in 2007. Two years later, in 2009, she was chosen by Rihanna to open her show in the same venue.
Amante de lo Ajeno, Amante de lo Bueno, María José de Noche, Duetos and Habla Ahora are the names of the albums that make up her discography. Songs like “I’m Not a Lady”, “My Love Love”, “Go Ahead Hart”, “A New Love”, “The Occasion to Love Each Other”, “I Prefer to Be Your Lover” and “What You Deserve” are among those featured on them.
2019 was a key year in hercareer, with the release of her most recent album Conexión, which is a Gold Record and from which hit singles such as “Hábito de ti” (featuring Vanesa Martín), “Él era perfecto” and “Hábito de ti” have emerged. The album has exceeded 200 million views on digital platforms. In addition, María José played Mary Magdalene in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Among the recognitions that María José has received for her music are the Gold Record, Platinum + Gold for Amante de lo Ajeno, Monitor Latino Award in 2012 in the Pop category as Revelation of the Year; as well as a Platinum + Gold Record for her album Amante de lo Bueno. She has Sold Out venues such as the Teatro Metropólitan and the National Auditorium.