The award-winning Singer and holder of a few number one singles in UAE Clarita. She is a classically trained pianist, percussionist, vocalist and model who has become many things to many people, but no matter what category you put her in, she’ll always find some way of getting out of it. Her affinity with the keys as well as percussion has fuelled a fire that has driven her musical direction as well as igniting a passion for vocals.
De Quiroz has been a successful international commercial and beauty model since 2008 as well as a musician. She has appeared in the ‘City of Life’ movie in the UAE featuring Jaaved Jaafri and Jason Flemyng and Dubai Global Tourism Commercials.
Clarita has been the face of Craft AC Commercials UAE, Guerlain makeup UAE, Ultimo Lingerie, MAC cosmetic makeup UAE, Men’s Fitness Magazine, became the face of Val Saint Lambert Belgium crystal in October 2009.
So far for 2012, Clarita has been chosen by Sir Elton John’s management for her to be his support artist for the UAE Performance.
In March 2012 Clarita was also awarded ‘Best Singer of the UAE 2012’ by GR8! TV and Magazine awards; a prestigious award running for more than 11 years.
In February 2011 Clarita was privileged to have been awarded the accolade as being one of Ahlan Hot 100 2011, where she performed live on stage entertaining the guests with a mix of her own composed music and a selection of chart-topping covers. During this performance, Clarita had a very special guest that joined her on stage as lead vocalist, this special guest was Sheila Ferguson, previously from the band 3 Degrees. Clarita is now sponsored by Galaxy Piano.
Other performances in 2011 from Clarita have included, L’Official Woman of the Year Award, Esquire Magazine Awards, Woman of Substance Awards, and the 21st Century Leaders Awards alongside Macy Gray as well as two live performances in national television in the UAE on both MBC and Dubai One.
In November 2010, Clarita supported international artists Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle, The Sugababes, Chipmunk, and Sean Paul in the UAE.
Clarita’s album is due to be launched on the 14th of April 2015 with Sony Records.
Awards and Recognitions:
Best Music Act Shortlist 2015 (Time Out Awards)
Signed Sony Artist 2014
Ahlan! Hot 100 2013
Time Out Dubai Shortlist – Best Music Act – 2013
Ahlan! Best in Dubai Nominee 2013 (Best Music Act)
Gr8! Women Awards – Best Singer UAE 2012
21st Century Leader – 2012
Ahlan! Hot 100 2011
Ahlan! Best In Dubai 2010 (Best Music Act) Nominee
Illustrado – Women of Substance 2009
Performances & Supporting Artist Performances Include:
Paolo Nutini (2015)
Missy Elliot (2013)
Formula 1 Akon and Missy Elliot Support 2012
Apl de Ap (Black Eyed Peas) Support 2012
Sir Elton John March 2012 UAE
Nasimi Beach Atlantis Boutique Launch 2012
Roger Sanchez support 2012
The Global Celebrity Party 2011
Sheila Ferguson (3 Degrees) 2011
Macy Gray Support 2011 Doha
Kelly Roland Support Formula One 2010
Gabrielle Support Formula One 2010
Sugababes Support 2010
Akon 2009 Support Act
Martin Luther (from the Root) Support Act
Grazia Style Awards 2009
Time Out Awards 2009
Esquire Magazine Launch 2009
Emirates Woman of the Year Awards 2009
Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards 2009
As well as radio plays on:
BBC 1xtra, Radio 1, Radio 1 UAE, Virgin Radio, and Radio Scotland
Clarita is currently an Ahlan! Hot 100 as well as a nominee for the Time Out Nightlight Awards for Best Music Act!