born on 1/8/1960
Maria Vidal (born Maria Elena Fernandez-Vidal on August 1, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, who had one hit single with the song, "Body Rock" (#48 on the Hot 100) (the theme song to the film Body Rock) in 1984; it also reached #8 on the US dance charts, #5 in South Africa  and #11 in the UK.
Vidal, a native of Miami, was originally a member of the band, Desmond Child & Rouge, but went solo with a self-titled debut album recorded in 1987. The album included the single "Do Me Right" written by ex-bandmate Desmond Child.
She also appeared in the 1985 horror comedy film, Once Bitten, as a member of a high school band and contributed two songs to the soundtrack.
Vidal wrote and featured in a song for Tupac Shakur. Vidal also wrote "Every Time it Rains" for Ace of Base and "In the Grand Canyon" for Reggaeton artist, James Joseph. In 1989, she wrote the Belinda Carlisle hit "Summer Rain". In 2008, she released a new song, "Green", which was written for an international festival at the American School in London and made available for purchase as an MP3 on her website. In May, 2009 Maria Vidal announced the release of her new album Living in Radical Radiance. The album can be downloaded on her home page or can be ordered through the page's shop.
Vidal is married to music producer and songwriter Rick Nowels.
- 1987: Maria Vidal
- 2009: Living In Radical Radiance
- 1984: Body Rock
- 1985: Hands Off
- 1986: Just One Kiss
- 1987: Hands Off
- 1987: Do Me Right
- 1988: Make Believe
- 2008: Green (non-album track)
- http://rock.co.za/files/springbok_top_20_(V).html Retrieved 11 October 2013
- Warwick, Neil; Jon Kutner, Tony Brown (2004). The complete book of the British charts: Singles and Albums, Omnibus Press.
- Maria Vidal official website
- Maria Vidal at All Music Guide
- Maria Vidal at the Internet Movie Database
- Maria Vidal - Do Me Right -(Videoclip)