María Nieves Rebolledo Vila, better known by her stage name Bebe is a Spanish singer and actress who rose to international fame with the singles "Malo" and "Ella". Bebe's real name is María Nieves Rebolledo Vila, she was born in Valencia, although soon she moved to Extremadura, where she spent her entire childhood, her parents were members of the Extremaduran folk group Surberina. Her breakthrough album in Spain was entitled Pafuera Telarañas though she gained international recognition after winning the Best New Artist award at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, she was nominated for five awards total. The first single from Pafuera Telarañas, "Malo" charted worldwide, has since been used as the theme for the Argentinian series Mujeres Asesinas. On June 25, 2006, Bebe announced that for now her album Pafuera Telarañas would be her debut and her farewell because she was retiring from the stage for a while, she said that if there is pressure to build up a discography, "I am not thinking of making another CD for quite some time.
For a little more than two years I've promoted the same CD and I'm still not done." Nonetheless, she planned to continue touring the Mexico. "One has to recycle oneself or one becomes asphyxiated, one has to give oneself space or lose one's mind," she stated. She released a new album, Y. in 2009. Her song Se Fue was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week for November 3, 2009. 2004: Pafuera Telarañas 2009: Y. 2012: Un Pokito de Rocanrol 2015: Cambio de Piel "Malo" by Avicii and Alkistis Protopsalti 2006: Caótica Ana 2006: La educación de las hadas 2006: Busco 2003: El oro de Moscú 2003: Al sur de Granada 2002: Entre cien fuegos The Grammy Award is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement on the music industry. Bebe received one nomination. A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Bebe has received thirteen award nominations.
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Haydée Mercedes Sosa, sometimes known as La Negra, was an Argentine singer, popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the region. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción, she gave voice to songs written by many Latin American songwriters. Her music made people hail her as the "voice of the voiceless ones". Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Théâtre Mogador in Paris and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as sell-out shows in New York's Carnegie Hall and the Roman Colosseum during her final decade of life, her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of several Grammy awards and nominations, including a posthumous Latin Grammy award for Best Folk Album. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF. Sosa was born on 9 July 1935, in San Miguel de Tucumán, in the northwestern Argentine province of Tucumán, of mestizo ancestry, her parents were Peronists, although they never registered in the party, she started her career as a singer for the Peronist Party in Provincia Tucuman under the name Gladys Osorio In 1950, at age fifteen, she won a singing competition organized by a local radio station and was given a contract to perform for two months.
She recorded her first album, La Voz de la Zafra, in 1959. A performance at the 1965 Cosquín National Folklore Festival—where she was introduced and brought to the stage while sitting in the audience by fellow folk singer Jorge Cafrune— brought her to the attention of her native countrypeople. Sosa and her first husband, Manuel Óscar Matus, with whom she had one son, were key players in the mid-60s nueva canción movement, her second record was a collection of Argentine folk songs. In 1967, Sosa toured Europe with great success. In years, she performed and recorded extensively, broadening her repertoire to include material from throughout Latin America. In the early 1970s, Sosa released two concept albums in collaboration with composer Ariel Ramírez and lyricist Félix Luna: Cantata Sudamericana and Mujeres Argentinas, she recorded a tribute to Chilean musician Violeta Parra in 1971, including what was to become one of Sosa's signature songs, Gracias a la Vida. She increased the popularity of songs written by Milton Nascimento of Brazil and Pablo Milanés and Silvio Rodríguez both from Cuba.
After the military junta of Jorge Videla came to power in 1976, the atmosphere in Argentina grew oppressive. Sosa faced death threats against both her and her family, but refused for many years to leave the country. At a concert in La Plata in 1979, Sosa was searched and arrested on stage, along with all those attending the concert, their release came about through international intervention. Banned in her own country, she moved to Paris and to Madrid. Sosa returned to Argentina from her exile in Europe in 1982, several months before the military regime collapsed as a result of the Falklands War, gave a series of concerts at the Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires, where she invited many of her younger colleagues to share the stage. A double album of recordings from these performances became an instant best seller. In subsequent years, Sosa continued to tour both in Argentina and abroad, performing in such venues as the Lincoln Center in New York and the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. In a poor condition of health for much of the 1990s, she performed a comeback show in Argentina in 1998.
In 1994, she played the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. In 2002, she sold out the Colosseum in Rome in the same year. A supporter of Perón, she favored leftist causes throughout her life, she opposed President Carlos Menem, in office from 1989 to 1999, supported the election of Néstor Kirchner, who became president in 2003. Sosa was a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Caribbean. In a career spanning of four decades, she worked with performers across several genres and generations, opera, rock, including Martha Argerich, Andrea Bocelli, David Broza, Franco Battiato, Jaime Roos, Joan Baez, Francis Cabrel, Gal Costa, Luz Casal, Lila Downs, Lucio Dalla, Maria Farantouri, Lucecita Benitez, Nilda Fernández, Charly Garcia, León Gieco, Gian Marco, Nana Mouskouri, Pablo Milanés, Holly Near, Milton Nascimento, Pata Negra, Fito Páez, Franco De Vita, Lourdes Pérez, Luciano Pavarotti, Silvio Rodríguez, Ismael Serrano, Sting, Caetano Veloso, Julieta Venegas and Konstantin WeckerSosa participated in a 1999 production of Ariel Ramírez's Misa Criolla.
Her song Balderrama is featured in the 2008 movie Che, starring Benicio del Toro as the Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Sosa was former Co-Chair of Earth Charter International Commission, she won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album in 2000, 2003, 2006, as well as many international awards. In 1995, Konex Foundation from Argentina granted her the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, as the most important personality in the Popular Music of her country in the last decade, her album Cantora 1 won two awards at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2009. She was nominated for Album of the Year; the album was awarded Best Recording Package. Suffering from recurrent endocrine and respiratory problems in years, the 74-year-old Sosa was hospitalized in Buenos Aires on September 18, 2009, she died from multiple organ failure on October 2009, at 5:15 am. She is survived by Fabián Matus, born of her first marriage, he said: "She lived her 74 years to the fullest. She
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Gilberto Santa Rosa known as "El Caballero de la Salsa", is a Puerto Rican bandleader and singer of salsa and bolero. Santa Rosa was born in Puerto Rico. Here he became interested in music, he took part in his first concert while a teenager and in 1976, he made his recording debut as a backup singer with the Mario Ortiz Orchestra. He remained with the orchestra for two years, during which time he met Elias Lopez who helped to mold and polish him as a singer. During the 1980s, he recorded "Homenaje a Eddie Palmieri" with the Puerto Rican All Stars, he recorded with various orchestras, amongst them the Tommy Olivencia Orchestra, the Willie Rosario orchestra. Santa Rosa developed a unique style of "soneo" in salsa that permitted him to be successful in both the "tropical" and "romantic" styles of the music. In 1986, Santa Rosa signed with Combo Records. Santa Rosa was the first singer of tropical salsa to carry out a concert at the Carnegie Hall Theater, in New York City, where he performed as the opening number, his unique version of the salsa tune, "Represento", composed by Lou Briel.
This event was recorded live at the hall, released as an album. A highlight of the night was the four-minute unscripted addition he made to his song "Perdoname", which solidified his improvisational talent; this live version became such a sensation thereafter that Santa Rosa had to memorize his own improvised lines for future concerts, Perdoname became the closing song to his shows. In 1990, Santa Rosa joined the all star "La Puertorriqueña" project, he participated in the play "La pareja dispareja" alongside Luis Vigoreaux and Rafo Muñiz. In 1995, Santa Rosa traveled to Japan as Puerto Rico's Good Will Ambassador, where he sang "De cara al viento" in Japanese. In 1996, the greatest hits album "Caballero de la Salsa, Vol 2" was released and he participated in the First "Festival Presidente" in the Dominican Republic. In 1997, he sang with Andy Montañez in New York Citys Lincoln Center and that year, with Olga Tañón at the Universal Studios Amphitheater in Hollywood, California. Santa Rosa's hits continued with the album "Expresión" which included the single "Fulana" and in 2001 with the album "Romántico".
He released "Viceversa" in 2002 which became a "hit" in the Latin community in the United States and in all of Latin-America. Santa Rosa has taken on himself the task of keeping Tito Rodríguez's musical legacy alive and has acquired much of Tito's memorabilia, including articles of clothing and furniture from his home in Puerto Rico. Santa Rosa has staged several concerts and dances honoring the late singer, recorded an album of his where with the use of modern technology, he sings "En la soledad", composed by Puchi Balseiro in a duet with him. During the week of February 24, 2003 Santa Rosa organized a two-night concert at the Center of the Performing Arts in Caguas, Puerto Rico; as an introduction to the event, he arranged for his private collection of Tito Rodríguez memorabilia to be exhibited in the lobby of the center. In 2004, he released "Auténtico". In addition, he has long played an important role in the career of his friend and protégé, Víctor Manuelle, who Santa Rosa discovered; the two released a joint live album late in 2005, "Dos soneros, una historia."
In 2006, he released, "Directo al corazón", in 2007 he carried out a concert acknowledged by the critics, in Plaza Colón at Santo Domingo and released Contraste with Conteo regresivo being a major album hit. Furthermore, he performs alongside Chucho Avellanet, a musical comedy club-act called, Cantando y Contando, throughout the island. On February 9, 2008 Santa Rosa participated in an event named "Concierto del amor", organized in the Madison Square Garden. In June 2008, "Contraste" received Gold and Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. According to the organization, the production has sold over 1,500,000 copies. At the moment of certification, the album's first single "Conteo regresivo" had been sixteen weeks in the first place among Billboard's tropical list. Meanwhile, "No te vayas" began gaining positions in the same list. After participating in New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade, Santa Rosa prepared to begin an international tour beginning on June 13, 2008, in New Orleans before proceeding to Tampa, Ecuador, Spain and Mexico.
The concert in Chile, on June 28, 2008, was Santa Rosa's first in said country. The event took place in the Caupolicán Theatre and was attended by 8,000 fans. On July 5, 2008, Santa Rosa became the first salsa singer to perform at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona; the event was a Sold Out, filling the venue with an attendance of 2,000. Santa Rosa was selected to perform at the "Balón de Oro" award ceremony, the most important honor in Mexican football. Santa Rosa was selected to take part in "La Nueva Salsa", where he would perform along several young salsa artists. Santa Rosa has contributed to improving Puerto Rico's public education system, he participated i
Rodolfo Páez Ávalos, popularly known as Fito Páez, is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, singer-songwriter and film director. Paez was born in Santa Fe Province; when he was a child people called him "Rodolfito". With the passage of time, this nickname became just "Fito", and, where his stage name came from, he formed Staff, his first band when he was 13. In 1977, he played in El Banquete with Jorge Llonch, he began to perform solo in pubs the following year. Straight out of high school, he began touring with several bands and soon after that produced his first solo album, Del'63, released in 1984, it was promoted first in his home town, but earned attention in Buenos Aires. The recording was put together with the help of some of Argentina's most prominent musicians, including Daniel Wirtz, Fabián Gallardo, Tweety González and Paul Dourge; the disc won him critical acclaim as a songwriter and helped lead to future projects, including a 1985 album, Giros. The demo of that album earned him the praise of Luis Alberto Spinetta, as well as a partnership - Paez's next album, 1986's La La La was a duet with Spinetta.
The duo supported that album with a tour that reached all the way to Chile. The same year, he participated in the Thousand Days of Democracy festival, his 1987 recording, Ciudad de Pobres Corazones, marked a political turn for his work. It was dedicated to the memory of his grandmother, who were assassinated in Rosario. Páez got his first taste of production work with Ey!, released in 1988. Recorded in New York and Havana, it showcased many musicians with whom he had worked previously. Tercer Mundo, released in 1990, explored Latin American cultural influences and the harsh world of poverty and exploitation, it too was critically acclaimed, but it was Páez's 1992 album, El Amor Después del Amor which marked the pinnacle of his commercial success. The album sold more than 750,000 copies and when Páez toured to support it, he found himself playing to sold-out shows for 40,000 people. Shortly after this album's release, he played a benefit concert for UNICEF which raised more than $420,000; the follow-up, Circo Beat, had impossibly high expectations and though it had several hit songs, including "Mariposa Tecknicolor" and "Tema de Piluso," as well as a companion album, Circo Beat Brazil, which featured Brazilian remixes of its hits, it only sold around 350,000 copies.
Several other projects were completed in the late'90s, including a live album, Euforia and 1998's Sabina & Páez: Enemigos Intimos, with Joaquín Sabina. The year 1999 brought Abre, he took home two Grammys at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards in fall 2000. He lived with Argentine actress Cecilia Roth for some years. Páez's 2003 album Naturaleza sangre marked a return to his musical past, featuring appearances from Charly García, Luis Alberto Spinetta and Brazilian artist Rita Lee on the unreleased version of "Ojos Rojos". In 2006, Páez was given an escopetarra by Colombian musician and peace activist César López in honor of his music; the album El mundo cabe en una canción won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2007. In 2008 Páez recorded, No se si es Baires o Madrid, in Spain, he invited several important musicians such as Pablo Milanés, Joaquín Sabina and Ariel Rot to participate. In 2010, he released the album Confiá.. In December 2011 he recorded a new album with songs by other artists performed by Páez himself in a release called Canciones para áliens.
This album was presented at la Sala Nezahualcoyolt de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In January 2012, these "songs for the aliens" were transmitted to space via electromagnetic waves through the Music to Space project. Del 63 Giros La la la Ciudad de pobres corazones Ey! Tercer mundo El Amor Después del Amor Circo Beat Enemigos íntimos Abre Rey Sol Naturaleza sangre Moda y pueblo El Mundo Cabe en Una Canción Rodolfo Confiá Canciones para Áliens El Sacrificio Dreaming Rosario Yo Te Amo Rock and Roll Revolution - RRR Locura total La ciudad liberada Euforia Mi vida con ellas No sé si es Baires o Madrid El amor después del amor 20 años La La La Enemigos íntimos Locura total Grandes éxitos Crónica Lo mejor de Fito Páez Lo mejor de los mejores – Volume 1 and 2 Lo duro/Lo suave de Fito Páez Colección aniversario Fue amor Antología Serie de oro: grandes éxitos Músicos, poetas y locos Super 6 Gran reserva Grandes canciones Homenaje a Fito Páez Vidas privadas ¿De quién es el portaligas?
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Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer and actor. He is known for multiple songs, one of them being "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. Luis Fonsi received his first Latin Grammy Award nominations in Record of the Year category and won Song of the Year thanks to the song "Aquí Estoy Yo"; the song won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. "Despacito" became Fonsi's biggest success winning four Latin Grammy Award, seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Billboard Music Award and received three Grammy Awards nominations. He won one Latin American Music Award for "Échame la Culpa" with Demi Lovato; as of 2018 he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito". His latest song is Sola Fonsi was born on April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the oldest child of Alfonso Rodríguez and Delia López-Cepero, he has two younger siblings: Juan Rodríguez, a singer, Tatiana Rodríguez. Growing up, Fonsi idolized the stars of the popular group Menudo, the San Juan Children's Choir.
He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and participated in a group called "Big Guys." They sang at local festivals. One of the members of the group, Joey Fatone joined *NSYNC. In 1995, Fonsi enrolled at Florida State University to study music, he joined the school's choir the Florida State University Singers and sang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Fonsi attended Florida State University School of Music on a full scholarship, majoring in Vocal Performance, he dropped out in order to pursue a career in music. Soon after, he was offered a recording contract by Universal Music Latin. In 1998, Fonsi recorded his debut album, Comenzaré; the record peaked at number 11 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and contained the singles "Si Tú Quisieras," "Perdóname," "Dime Como," and "Me Iré". Comenzaré became a hit in Puerto Rico and across Latin America, with Fonsi doing well in markets like Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Venezuela, his 2000 follow-up, was more successful.
Around this time, Fonsi recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her 2000 Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo. On May 1, 2000, Fonsi performed at the Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, an outdoor concert in Rome, attended by Pope John Paul II; that same year, Ednita Nazario won a Latin Grammy Award for a song composed by Fonsi. He performed, with other artists, at the White House in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks. In 2002, Fonsi was the opening act for Britney Spears' Dream Within a Dream Tour in the US and Mexico. In the same year he debuted his English album "Fight The Feeling" trying to do a crossover with the first single "Secret" featuring Joey Fatone in the video. In 2003, Luis Fonsi performed to billions of viewers across the globe at Miss World 2003 in China, his fifth CD, Abrazar la vida, sold well, which opened new markets in Europe. "¿Quién Te Dijo Eso?" reached number one on the Billboard Latin charts. During his time in the studio for the next album, Fonsi recorded "Amazing", a duet with Spice Girl Emma Bunton for her 2004 album Free Me.
His sixth CD, Paso a Paso, sent him into international markets. "Nada Es Para Siempre" reached number one on the music charts, was a nominee for the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2006, he contributed to El Piruli, a tribute album honoring Víctor Yturbe, singing a classic bolero, "Historia de un Amor." In 2007, Luis Fonsi was selected to be part of the jury of the new version of the Latino boy band Menudo. The band would be a fusion of urban and rock music in English and Spanish to produce several albums with the label of Sony BMG Epic Records. Several auditions were held in different cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, among others. Fonsi was a part of the Dallas competition where along the side of radio announcer Daniel Luna they chose varies contestants and in their pickings, rising star JC Gonzalez was 1 of the 25 selected, his seventh CD, Palabras del Silencio and stayed in the number one position for many weeks. Luis Fonsi entered the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in September 2008 with his song "No Me Doy por Vencido", debuting at number 98 and peaking at number 92.
It reached number one on one of his biggest hits to date. "No Me Doy por Vencido" became Billboard's "Latin Pop Song of the Decade," and spent 21 weeks at number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart. In November 2009, Luis Fonsi was awarded a Latin Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" for his composition "Aquí Estoy Yo". On December 11, 2009, Fonsi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, honoring recipient President Barack Obama. In 2011, Fonsi released the album Tierra Firme, went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America. On July 9, 2011, Billboard named Fonsi "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation". In 2014, Fonsi released his album a reference to his eighth career album, he did a tour named "Somos Uno" in 2014–15. He mentioned that acting would be on his career path and that he wouldn't mind acting with Mexican actors and actresses. In January 2017, "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee was released. On April 4, 2018, the music video reached five billion views on YouTube, with the song becoming number one in nearly every Latin Billboard chart, the most viewed video in the world.
In April 2017, the song was given an English remix featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The remix featuring Bieber reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 27, 2017, becoming both Fonsi and Yankee's first number one on the chart, B
Amaia Montero Saldías known as the former vocalist of the Spanish pop-band La Oreja de Van Gogh between 1996 and 2007, is a singer/songwriter from Basque Country, Spain. Amaia has sung in a variety of languages, including Basque, Catalan, Italian and English, she wrote some of the most successful singles of the band on their original versions, including "La Playa", "Mariposa" and "Puedes Contar Conmigo" among many others. Including her work with the band, Montero has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Amaia Montero is the daughter of José Montero and Pilar Saldías, has an older sister, named Idoia, she attended UPV/EHU studying Chemistry, where she met the rest of the members of La Oreja de Van Gogh. When the band became famous, she switched studies to Psychology at the UNED, she stopped studying. She has a vocal instructor, though she cannot attend classes due to lack of time, the benefit to her voice is evident. Montero had nodules in her throat in 1998 when the album Dile al sol was recorded but the nodules were removed after the first tour.
"La Oreja de Van Gogh" was formed in 1996, after guitarist Pablo Benegas, bassist Álvaro Fuentes, keyboardist Xabi San Martín, drummer Haritz Garde met at a local university. They used to record covers of songs from local bands, like Soziedad Alkoholika and international rock bands, such as U2, Janis Joplin, Pearl Jam and Nirvana with San Martín providing lead vocals. Amaia Montero joined the band subsequently, following an invitation by Benegas; the two met at a dinner party after he heard Montero singing Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U". After experimenting with band names, such as "Los Sin Nombre" they decided on La Oreja de Van Gogh which means Van Gogh's ear. In 1998, the band was signed by Sony BMG. Amaia completed work on the band's first album Dile al sol, which sold about 800,000 copies in Spain, making it the 20th best-selling album in Spanish history. La Oreja de Van Gogh's second studio album, released on September 11, 2000, received the name of El viaje de Copperpot; this album was successful, selling more than 1,200,000 copies in Spain, becoming the 8th best-selling album of all time there, being certified Diamond.
It sold 750,000 copies in Mexico going 3x Platinum, more than 2,000,000 worldwide. In 2001 they won an award for Best Spanish Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Germany. In 2003, they released their third album, it was their first album to sell impressively in the Americas, with over 100,000 copies sold in the States alone, more than 2,500,000 copies worldwide. Eight singles from the album charted in four of them reaching number one, it became the 45th best-selling album of all time in Spain, while the band continued to break into the Latin American markets, including the States. It remains as the best-selling album of the 21st Century in Chile, they won several awards in the wake of the album, including an award for Best Group or Duet at the MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2004, an Ondas Award for Best Album. The album received a Grammy Award nomination, for Best Latin Album. With this release the band took the live act to France, where they played at the mythical Olympia in Paris, after their sold-out show in La Cigale, the group continued to win fans in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Tours in the U. S. where they performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Puerto Rico and Texas after their album "Lo Que te Conté Mientras Te Hacías La Dormida" went Platinum in that country. More concerts in Mexico and South America followed in 2005 including a sold-out concert at Luna Park in Argentina, two shows with crowds of over 30,000 each concert in Chile, where they received all possible audience acceptance awards when they performed at the 2005 Viña del Mar International Song Festival, taming the demanding crowd and from there they travelled to Japan to play a sold-out show in Tokyo on 25 July 2005. In 2006, Amaia Montero and La Oreja de Van Gogh, released their fourth and last work together called: Guapa; this album was successful too, becoming the 47th best-selling album of all time in Spain, being certified 7x platinum there. Sony Music issued a special edition of this album for the Italian market as well. In 2006, the band won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Album By a Duo or Group, a second nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Spanish Act, 3 nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2006 for Artist of the Year, Best Group or Duet and Best Pop Artist.
And in 2007 they received all audience acceptance awards at Viña del Mar International Song Festival 07. The Guapa Tour went through Latin America, USA and parts of Europe, with more than 50 shows in Spain. In 2007, La Oreja de Van Gogh with Amaia as lead singer, became the 16th best-selling music artists of all time in Spain. Amaia announced her departure from the group on November 2007, to launch a solo career. La Oreja de Van Gogh remains active and has now released two studio albums with new lead singer Leire Martínez. Montero recorded her first solo album in the Italian cities of Genoa and Milan, mixed the songs at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles; this new record came after the 11 years filled with hits with La Oreja d
María Natalia Lafourcade Silva is a Mexican pop-rock singer and songwriter who since her debut in 2003 has been one of the most successful singers in the pop rock scene in Latin America. Lafourcade's voice has been categorized as a lyric soprano. Lafourcade was born in Mexico City, surrounded by music and art, her father is the Chilean musician Gastón Lafourcade and her mother is the pianist María del Carmen Silva Contreras. Her uncle is the Chilean writer Enrique Lafourcade, a representative of the so-called "Generation of the 50s", she attended Instituto Anglo Español, a Catholic middle school, studied painting, theater, acting, guitar and singing. When she was 10, Natalia sang in a Mariachi group, she grew up in Coatepec, Mexico, where she studied music with her mother, María del Carmen Silva Contreras, imitating artists such as Gloria Trevi and Garibaldi. Her mother studied piano with a specialty in musical pedagogy and is the creator of the Macarsi Method for musical training and personal development for children and educators.
She adapted and practiced the method with Natalia to help her rehabilitate through music following a head injury from being kicked by a horse. In 1998, Natalia was part of a girl trio called Twist; the group was unsuccessful and they split up the following year. When she was 17, Loris Ceroni gave Lafourcade the opportunity to be in a pop/rock group under his guidance. Lafourcade was hesitant, Ceroni instead encouraged her to become independent. Lafourcade produced her first LP under the label of Sony Music, it was cowritten with Aureo Baqueiro. Sabo Romo played in 2 songs. Natalia Lafourcade is a mix of pop, bossa-nova and Latin rhythms, it features the songs "Busca Un Problema", "Elefantes", "Te Quiero Dar", "Mírame, Mírate", her biggest hit, "En El 2000". In 2003, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best New Artist category for her debut album, she was the principal contributor to the soundtrack for the Mexican movie Amar te duele and contributed the song "Un Pato" for the movie Temporada de patos.
Lafourcade was nominated for Rock New Artist at the 16th Lo Nuestro Awards, losing to fellow Mexican singer Alessandra Rosaldo. In 2011, Lafourcade won the Best New Producer of the Year award in the Indie-O Music Awards, for her work with Carla Morrison's Mientras tu dormías album. In 2005, she released Casa, her second album, but this time as Natalia y La Forquetina, the name of her band. Produced by Café Tacuba's Emmanuel del Real, Casa presents a more mature, rock-oriented sound while retaining pop and bossa-nova influences on a few tracks, such as lead single "Ser Humano" and its follow-up "Casa". Aureo Baqueiro returned to produce the few tracks not produced by del Real. In June 2006, after a tour through Mexico and parts of the U. S. on June 2, Lafourcade announced she would leave La Forquetina to once again work as a solo artist. Natalia y la Forquetina's final show was played on August 18, 2006 in San Luis Potosí. Following the group's break-up, Casa won the Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal in September.
In 2006, a documentary about the band, showing the group on the road and their travels, was aired on MTV Tr3s in the fall of 2007. Natalia Lafourcade has appeared on other songs with various other artists; these include Liquits' "Jardin", Kalimba's "Dia de Suerte", Control Machete's "El Apostador", Reik's rendition of a Lafourcade song "Amarte Duele". She along with her former band have appeared on various compilation disks with unreleased tracks such as "Y Todo Para Que" on Intocable's X and on the Tin Tan tribute album, Viva Tin Tan, with the hit "Piel Canela". In 2011, she made "Quisiera Saber", a music video with Los Daniels. More than a year after Natalia departed from La Forquetina, she recorded an instrumental album called The 4 Seasons of Love under Sony BMG label, she wrote the Lyrics for "Tú y Yo" from Ximena Sariñana's self-titled album. In 2008, she performed on Julieta Venegas' MTV Unplugged album and DVD. In 2009, she released a top 10 album in Mexico; the album was produced by Marco Moreno and Ernesto García.
It was nominated for Best female Pop Vocal Album at the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards and Best Latin Pop album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Club Fonograma named the album the second best of 2009, the seventh best of the decade. In 2012, she released a tribute album to Agustín Lara called Mujer Divina, her next album, Hasta La Raíz, was released in March 2015. "Nunca Es Suficiente", the first single off the album, was released on February 10. The track "Hasta La Raíz" was No. 5 of the Viral 50 Global Spotify Chart and the No. 1 on the Viral 50 México chart. She performed on the NPR Music Tiny Desk series on October 27, 2017. In the first month of its presence on YouTube, it had been viewed more than 1,350,000 times. In 2017, she recorded "Remember Me" as a duet with contemporary R&B singer Miguel for the credits of the movie Coco, together they performed the song at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony; the Grammy Award is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement on the music industry.
A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Official website Madrigal, Alex. "Encuentra su libertad Natalia Lafourcade experimenta nuevos ritmos en el estudio de grabación". El Universal. Retrieved 28 Dece