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