Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican singer, composer and producer who was born in 1984 in Mexico City and grew up in the country. She has written songs since the age of 16 and she released her first album in 2002. Over her career spanning more than 15 years, she has recorded 8 albums. She has received 11 Latin Grammy Awards and one Grammy Award. She sang at the Recording Academy’s Person of the Year ceremony honoring Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Alejandro Sanz y Miguel Bosé, and has participated various times in the Latin Grammy ceremony. She took part in the Oscar Awards ceremony in 2018, performing the theme song from the film Coco from Pixar alongside Gael García and the rapper Miguel. In February of 2019, she participated in the Grammy Awards ceremony for the first time sharing the stage with Aída Cuevas and Ángela Aguilar representing Latin talent with pride.
She primarily sings her own compositions, although she also interprets classic Latin American songs. Her artistic breadth has led her to collaborate with diverse national and international artists. She has performed on important stages in Mexico, Spain, Italy, England, France, more than 25 U.S. cities, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Guatemala and other countries, with her band and different orchestras.
Throughout her career, in-depth features about Natalia have been published and broadcast by media outlets from around the world, like BBC World News, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, Digitallpost, NPR, National Radio and Television of Colombia, Buzfeed, El Diario in Spain and Chile, El País, Glamour, Gatopardo, Vogue and the Los Angeles Times.
She has written and interpreted music for film and television, such as El secreto de Selena, Güeros, Amarte duele, No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas, El gato con botas, y Locas de amor. She has taken part in the Lunas del Auditorio Nacional, the Fénix film awards, and the MTV awards on various occasions.
Natalia is a humanitarian, caring for the environment and for others, as reflected in her music and her support of social organizations and movements, such as the UN Refugee Agency, Save the Children International, Un techo para mi país in Mexico, and the Safe Passage/Camino Seguro Foundation in Guatemala. Now she leads the project to rebuild the Center of Documentation of the Son Jarocho, affected by the 2107 earthquakes in Mexico.