Yuri Canseco Valenzuela (born January 6, 1964) better known in the entertainment world plainly as Yuri, is a famous Mexican diva, born in the state of Veracruz.
At a very young age, Yuri showed artistic interest and she was accepted to a famous Russian ballet. However, she wasn't allowed to join because her parents were afraid of the prospect of little Yuri living in a foreign country.
When Yuri was 12, she participated in two famous Mexican television children's shows for Televisa, including the Cepillin show.
In the late 1970s, she released her first album and represented Mexico in the Festival Oti, reaching second place and winning an award as the best newcomer to the contest. In 1980, she was signed to a contract by Gamma Records, and her career took off, becoming widely known in Spain, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Argentina, and many other hispanic countries. But before she gained international superstar status, in 1982, she participated again in the Festival OTI, earning a fourth place.
During the rest of the 1980s, Yuri's albums often reached the top, earning her over 100 golden albums in Mexico.
In 1994, Yuri and Chayanne were the stars of the Volver a Empezar telenovela, and in 1995, she married a Chilean musician. Later, she became a born-again Christian and has been making Christian albums ever since.