Hernaldo Zuniga began composing while studying law in Chile. He made his live debut in 1974 and his first album, Del Arco Iris, Una Canción, soon after. In 1977, the Nicaraguan native signed up to Zafiro, making his second record, called Cancionero. The album was produced by Juan Carlos Calderón. A self-titled album featuring the hit singles "Procuro Olvidarte" and "Insoportablemente Bella" followed in 1980.