The new award convinced the executive producer, Julio Jaramillo, to record a second album titled Yuri.
This album gave Yuri her first hit, "Esperanzas", and helped her to appear in the Mexican soap operas Colorina and Veronica.
She won the national competition to represent Mexico at the International Festival OTI, but she came in third place in the category of "Best Female Singer".
In 1985, Yuri signed a contract with EMI to record the album, Yo Te Pido Amor, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance and included the hits "Dejala" and "Dame un Beso".
Shortly after recording her second album, Yuri embarked on an international concert tour in Central and South America, the Caribbean and the United States.
"Primer Amor", "Goma de Mascar" and "Regresarás" are the most popular songs in Latin America.
A few years later, her mother in compensation allowed her to join a garage band in Veracruz called Yuri y La Manzana Eléctrica.In 1979, Yuri represented Mexico in Festival OTI; she was disqualified because the song she sang, "Siempre Hay un Mañana" by Irasema, was seen as plagiarism "Mc Arthur Park" sung by Donna Summer.