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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 as 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. 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). The latter recording hit the top of the Mexican albums chart and peaked at number on the Top Latin Albums list. It also won two Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album. Its title track took home both the Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song awards. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Natalia Lafourcade

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