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