‘Princess Mily’ was the artistic name of Milagros Soto, who at the time served as the main voice of Pintura Roja, the popular cumbia group that emerged at the end of the 20th century. She performed some of the songs the group’s most successful hits, such as “El Telefonica”, “Amor de Verano” or “Jamás”, which marked more than a generation in Peru and are still being heard with emotion in various Peruvian homes.
Next, we will tell you what happened to the life of the remembered interpreter and in what areas she worked after leaving the orchestra, which Alejandro Zárate founded, at the end of the 80s.
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‘Princess Mily’ She was one of the first women to enter the cumbia genre. Her father was a member of the Los Dinámicos group, of which Zárate was also a member. Milagros Soto joined the group and a short time later she adopted her artistic name that characterizes her.
Soto was born on March 25, 1966 in the city of Lima, in the Employee Hospital. Between the years 1984 and 1986 she was the main voice of
Red paint and made presentations in different cities of the country.
‘Princesita Mily’ was one of the first singers to venture into cumbia. Photo: capture Princess Mily / Facebook
After passing through the well-remembered orchestra, he joined the Halley group, but returned to Pintura Roja at the end of the 1980s. That same year, he met Jhonny Orosco, with whom he had a romantic relationship for a time.
What happened to the life of ‘Princess Mily’?
Milagros Soto was only 18 years old when she gained public recognition for her melodious voice and the emotional lyrics she performed. She stopped singing in Pintura Roja in 1989. In those years she also had a daughter and after a while she converted to the Christian faith.
In an interview with the newspaper el Trome,
‘Princess Mily’ made it known that he preaches the word of God for free through Facebook. He also explained that he currently has a company dedicated to organizing events, with which he also makes artistic presentations.
Little Princess Mily sings Christian songs today. Photo: Princess Mily / Facebook
Along with members of her family, Milagros Soto provides decoration services, food, cakes and artistic presentations for all kinds of events. His company is called Unavisión Producciones. Soto revealed to said media that he has been in the field for more than 10 years and that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to implement virtual shows.
He also has a Facebook page where he shares his productions, so he can be seen performing Christian music songs. In this social network he also disseminates the audiovisual record of some presentations he had at the time with the group Pintura Roja.
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At the end of the 80s, the ‘Princess Mily’ had a relationship with
Johnny Orozco. Both met in 1989, because she returned to sing in the orchestra and Orozco supported the choir of the songs and played the guitar.
“I remember that he took his guitar and sang ‘Ojos Azules’ to us and we all looked at him dumbfounded, he always had a beautiful voice,” said the remembered
‘Princess Mily’ in an interview with El Popular.
However, the relationship did not last and they later parted ways. According to Milagros Soto, she began to attend church and wanted to start a family, but this could not be done at that time.
What songs did ‘Princesita Mily’ perform in Pintura Roja?
Some of the songs that “Princesita Mily” performed in Pintura Roja and that continue to be heard to this day are the following:
“I want to talk to you about love”
Who founded Red Paint?
The musician Alejandro Zárate is the founder of Pintura Roja. Zárate created the group Los Dinámicos in 1969 and some time later it was renamed Pintura Roja. From that moment on, the orchestra has not stopped playing and remains in force until today.