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Natalia Lafourcade

One of the more colorful and charismatic pop artists to emerge in Mexico during the early 2000s, Natalia Lafourcade debuted in 2003 with a fascinating solo effort before switching to a rock band format, Natalia y la Forquetina, and proved herself worthy of acclaim in whatever guise she chose. Born Natalia Lafourcade Silva on February 26, 1984, in Mexico City, she took an early interest in music, for her parents were musicians. She knew at an early age that she wanted to become an artist, and over the course of her childhood she studied accordingly: painting, theater, and music, including such instruments as flute, guitar, piano, and saxophone, as well as singing. Though she attended a Catholic middle school, Instituto Anglo Español, Lafourcade spent several years living with her mother in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico, where they both studied music. Some of her cited contemporary influences are Fiona Apple, Björk, Café Tacuba, and Zuco 103. With time, Lafourcade was taken under the wing of Loris Ceroni, a well-regarded Italian producer perhaps best known for his work with Alejandra Guzman. Recording at Le Dune Estudios in Italy, he produced the bulk of what would later be released by Sony Norte as Natalia Lafourcade (2003), with the remainder of the album produced by Aureo Baqueiro back in Mexico. An eclectic, free-spirited album encompassing everything from gentle bossa nova-style acoustic guitar to hard-hitting dance beats, often within the same song, Natalia Lafourcade is a fascinating album of pop confetti anchored by well-written songs and charismatic singing. It found a captive audience in Mexico, generating four hit singles ("En el 2000," "Busca un Problema," "Elefantes," "Te Quiero Dar"), topping the album chart, and going three-times platinum. Moreover, it wasn't only consumers who were captivated by the album, as Lafourcade earned four Latin Grammy nominations for her debut effort: Song of the Year ("En el 2000"), Best New Artist, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, and Best Rock Song ("En el 2000"). She also earned a standard Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. In 2004, the following year, Lafourcade assembled a four-piece rock band, Natalia y la Forquetina, also comprising Alonso (drums, programming), Chanona (guitar, bass guitar), and Yuno (accordion, keyboards). Fernando Eimbcke, a filmmaker who had directed the video for "En el 2000," invited Lafourcade and her new band to record a song for the soundtrack to his film Temporada de Patos (2004). The song, "Un Pato," is a reinterpretation of a traditional bossa nova, "O Pato," and it marked the debut of Natalia y la Forquetina. Meanwhile, the band worked on a full-length album with producer Emmanuel del Real, aka Meme, from the band Café Tacuba, and also with Baqueiro once again. The resulting album, Casa (2005), is indeed the product of a genuine rock band, with surging electric guitars driving many of the songs. Though considerably more one-dimensional than Lafourcade's self-titled debut, and not quite as successful, Casa nonetheless spun off some hits, topped the album chart, went platinum in Mexico, and won a Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Furthermore, the band arrangement facilitated Lafourcade's emergence as a concert performer, and indeed, she took Natalia y la Forquetina on the road, touring extensively throughout Mexico over the course of a year's time. Their last show was August 18, 2006, after which Lafourcade disbanded la Forquetina and resumed her solo career with the classical EP Las 4 Estaciones del Amor (2008). She then returned to pop with the Grammy-nominated Hu Hu Hu (2009) and Mujer Divina: Homenaje a Agustín Lara (2012), as well as Hasta la Raíz (2015). ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Natalia Lafourcade

  1.   Song
  2.   En el 2000
  3.   Mango
  4.   Suelo
  5.   Te Quiero Dar
  6.   Cuarto Encima
  7.   Mi Lugar Favorito
  8.   Hasta La Raíz
  9.   Ser Humano
  10.   Amor, Amor De Mis Amores
  11.   Nunca Es Suficiente
  12.   Elefantes
  13.   Ya No Te Puedo Querer
  14.   María Bonita
  15.   Imposible
  16.   Amarte Duele
  17.   Saul
  18.   Solamente Te lo Doy a Ti
  19.   Hawaii - Bombay
  20.   Cuando Todo Cambia
  21.   Para Qué Sufrir
  22.   Coplas Guajiras
  23.   Piensa en Mí by Paco Familiar
  24.   Oración Caribe
  25.   Morir Y Renacer
  26.   Farolito
  27.   Invierno
  28.   Introducción
  29.   Me Voy de Casa
  30.   Duele
  31.   Partir de Mí
  32.   Lo Que Construimos
  33.   Vámonos Negrito
  34.   Te Quiero Ver
  35.   Palomas Blancas
  36.   Antes de Huir
  37.   Piensa En Mí
  38.   La Fugitiva
  39.   Limosna
  40.   Mujer Divina
  41.   Y Todo Para Que
  42.   Si No Pueden Quererte
  43.   Otoño
  44.   La Cigarra
  45.   Tiempo al Viento
  46.   Siempre Prisa
  47.   Running Too Fast
  48.   Look Outside
  49.   Hu Hu Hu
  50.   Ella Es Bonita
  51.   Cursis Melodías
  52.   Azul
  53.   Gusano
  54.   Casa
  55.   El Amor Es Rosa
  56.   En Tus Ojos
  57.   O Pato (Un Pato)
  58.   En Direccíón Contraria
  59.   Alimento de la Vida
  60.   Mañana Olvidaré
  61.   Georgina
  62.   El Destino
  63.   Verano
  64.   Otra Vez
  65.   No Más Llorar
  66.   El Amor Acaba
  67.   Aventurera
  68.   Niño Hojas
  69.   Tic Tac
  70.   Mirame, Mirate
  71.   Con las Hojas las Hormigas
  72.   Slowly by Leiva
  73.   Busca un Problema
  74.   Un Lugar Para Renacer
  75.   Let's Get Out
  76.   Hora de Compartir
  77.   Estoy Lista
  78.   Noche Divina
  79.   Primavera
  80.   Azul by Leonel García
  81.   No Viniste
  82.   En el Dos Mil
  83.   Jardín by Liquits
  84.   El Amor Es Rosa by Forquetina
  85.   Casa by Forquetina
  86.   Ser Humano by Forquetina
  87.   O Pato by Forquetina