Lu (duo)

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Lu
Origin Guadalajara, Mexico
Genres Latin pop
Years active 2000–2007
Labels Warner (2002–2007)
Past members Mario Sandoval
Paty Cantú

Lu was a Mexican pop duo formed by Mario Sandoval and Paty Cantú, both from Guadalajara, Mexico. Paty was studying Law, but she changed to Music when they were signed to Warner Music Mexico. Mario started to write lyrics at the age of 6 when he wrote a song called "Teresa." The sound of their music is similar to Aleks Syntek's, Sin Bandera, Mecano or Sentidos Opuestos. Their debut album is self-titled and was produced by Aureo Baqueiro, producer of artists like Natalia Lafourcade, Sin Bandera, Kabah, and Moenia. They have received moderate success in the Spanish-speaking world, with songs like "Por Besarte" and "Duele."

Their videos have had good reception between MTV, Telehit, and Ritmoson Latino, among others. Also they did a ReEdition of their album debut which has a cover of Alejandro Sanz's song "Viviendo Deprisa."

Recently, they enjoyed success in Brazil because their song "Por Besarte" is played on Rebelde. Their album debut was released on May, 2006. Actually, their album debut sold over 30,000 in that country and gained the status of Gold. The downloads of the ringtone "Por Besarte" peaked at #2.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album information
Lu
  • Released: March 3, 2004
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Mexican Sales: 100,000+
  • World Sales:
  • RIAA Certification:
  • Certifications: 1x Platinum (MEX)
Lu Edición Especial
  • Released: February 14, 2005
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Mexican Sales: 50,000+
  • World Sales: 30,000+
  • RIAA Certification: Gold (United States)
  • Certifications: Gold (MEX), (BRA)
Lu Re-Edición Especial
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Mexican Sales: -
  • World Sales: -
  • RIAA Certification:
Álbum
  • Released: September 26, 2006
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Mexican Sales: 60,000+
  • World Sales:
  • RIAA Certification:
  • Certifications: Gold (MEX)[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
MEX MTVla Year End MTVla Top 20 Brazil Billboard Latin Chart Latin Pop Airplay
2004 "Duele" Lu - - - - - -
"Una Confusión" - 57 11 - 40 18
2005 "Por Besarte" 1 64 12 1 20 10
"Será" - 95 - - - -
2006 "La Vida Después De Ti" Álbum 4 63 15 - 22 11
2007 "Si Tú Me Quisieras" 26 TBA TBA - - -

still charting*

Award nominations[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2004[edit]

  • Best New Artist Mexico
-Belinda won
-Kalimba
-La Quinta Estación
-Lu
-María Barracuda

Premios Lo Nuestro 2006[edit]

  • Solísta o Grupo Revelación del Año (Best New Soloist or Group of the Year)[2]
-Lena
-Lu
-RBD won
-Reik

Break-up[edit]

After several rumors, finally, on August 7, 2007 it was confirmed that the duet would say "goodbye" to the stages. Mario stated that the reason behind the separation were personal and professional differences between him and Paty. Paty then declared that the separation was "definitive".

Their last concert as a duo was the past October, in Reynosa, México.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notimex (2006). "Lu transforma a los jóvenes". yucatan.com.mx. Retrieved 2006-12-15. 
  2. ^ LMN (2005). "‘Premio Lo Nuestro’ 2006 Nominees". atinmusicnews.com. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 

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