Monday, August 19, 2013

Natalia Lafourcade

Natalia Lafourcade Silva was born on February 26, 1984, in Mexico City Mexico. She is a singer, and songwriter.

When she was only 3 years old, Natalia began singing.

As a young girl, Natalia went to Instituto Anglo Espanol, which was a middle school where she studied painting, flute, theater, music, acting, piano, guitar, saxophone, and singing.

At 10 years old, Natalia sang in a Mariachi group.

In 1998, she was part of a female trio called Twist.  The group didn't have success, and they broke apart after a year.

At 17, Natalia prepared to be a solo artist, and Loris Ceroni gave her the opportunity to be in a pop/rock group under his guidance, but since she wasn't sure about it, he encouraged her to go solo. He produced her first album under the Sony Music label. The album was recorded in Italy, and was cowritten with Aureo Baqueiro. It was a mix of pop, rock, bossa-nova, and Latin rhythms. This album featured her biggest hit, "En El 2000", (In the 2000's).

In 2003, Natalia was nominatied for a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist category, but lost to singer David Bisbal.

Also in 2003, she collaborated on the soundtrack of the Mexican movie "Amar te Duele", and "Un Pato" for the movie "Temporada de Patos.

In 2005, Natalia with her band called Natalia y La Forquetinareleased "Casa", her second album, which was mainly produced by Cafe Tacuba's Emmanuel del Real. This album was a more mature Rock-oriented sound, while still retaining pop, and bossa-nova influences.

In 2006, after touring through Mexico, and parts of the U.S., Natalia left the band to go solo again. The album "Casa" won the Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo, or Group with Vocal.

Natalia appeared was featured on songs with artists such as Kalimba, Liquits, Control Machete, and Reik.

In 2011, she made a very clever, and popular music video with Los Daniels, called "Wuisiera Saber".

Also in 2011, Natalia was nominated for and won Best New Producer of the Year award in the fourth edition of the Indie-O Music Awards for her work with Carla Morrison's "Mientras tu Dormias" album.

In 2012 she released a tribute album to Agustin Lara, called "Mujer Divina".








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