Natalia y la forquetina is the band for Natalia Lafourcade. Natalia Lafourcade (born Natalia Lafourcade Silva on 26 February 1984 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican pop-rock singer and songwriter.
Since she was very young, Natalia had a great interest in music, partly because her parents were musicians. At three years old she began to sing and at four, she realized that she wanted to be an artist.
She attended Instituto Anglo Español, a Catholic middle school. In her childhood and adolescence she studied painting, flute, theater, music, acting, piano, guitar, saxophone and singing. When she was 10, Natalia sang in a Mariachi group.
She lived many years in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico, where she studied music with her mother, imitating artists like Gloria Trevi and Garibaldi.
In 1998, Natalia was part of a girl trio called Twist. Unfortunately, the group was unsuccessful and they split up the next year.
Soon after, she began preparing to be a solo artist. When she was 17, Loris Ceroni gave Natalia the opportunity to be in a pop/rock group under his guidance, but when she wasn’t sure, he encouraged her to go solo.
Although LaFourcade didn’t join the group, Loris Ceroni produced her first LP under the label of Sony Music. It was recorded in Italy and was cowritten with Aureo Baqueiro. Sabo Romo played in 2 songs. Natalia Lafourcade is a mix of pop, rock, bossa-nova and latin rhythms. It features the songs Busca Un Problema, Elefantes, Te Quiero Dar, Mirame, Mirate, and her biggest hit, En El 2000.
In 2003, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best New Artist category (she lost to David Bisbal) for her debut album. Also, she collaborated on the soundtrack of the Mexican movie Amarte Duele and Un Pato for the movie Temporada de patos.
In 2005, she released Casa, her second album, but this time as Natalia y La Forquetina (the name of her band). Produced mostly 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" (pop-rock) and its follow-up "Casa" (pop-bossa-nova). Aureo Baqueiro returned to produce the few tracks not produced by del Real.
In 2006, after a tour through Mexico and parts of the U.S., on June 2, Natalia announced that she will be leaving 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 Potosi. Following the group’s break-up, Casa won the Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal in September.
Natalia Lafourcade has also appeared on other songs with various other artists. These include Liquit’s Jardin, Kalimba’s Dia de Suerte, Control Machete’s El Apostador, and Reik’s rendition of a Lafourcade song Amarte Duele. Also she along with her former band have appeared on various compilation disks with previously 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.
She is now living in Ottawa, Canada Learning English.
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