Pilar Sánchez Luque, better known by her stage name Pastora Soler, is a Spanish singer-songwriter. Her compositions usually mix copla or flamenco with pop or electronic music.
In 1994 she was signed to the record company Polygram to release her first studio album, which consisted of covers of ten classical copla songs. Pop and commercial sounds arrived in 1996 with her second album, which was the last she published with Polygram.
In 1999, she signed a record deal with Emi-Odeón and released three albums over a five-year period before moving to Warner Music Spain in 2005. Between 2005 and 2010 she released a number of albums, including a Greatest Hits album celebrating 15 years in the music business.
In 2011, she was selected internally to represent her country in the 2012 contest in Baku. As a Big Five country, she was automatically qualified for the final, where she finished in 10th place overall.
In 2013, she was hired as a judge for the second season of Spanish talent show El Número Uno along with David Bustamante, Mónica Naranjo and Pitingo. The show was broadcast on Antena 3 from 31 May to 5 July 2013. In September of that year she released her tenth studio album which became her most successful on the Warner Music Spain label.
On 1 December 2014, Soler announced that she would stop her career for a while citing stage fright problems. The career hiatus announcement coincided with the release of a compilation album to celebrate her 20 years in the music business.