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Tatiana (right) with her mother on the way to the 2003 Latin Grammys in Miami, Florida
|Birth name||Tatiana Palacios Chapa|
12 December 1968 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Origin||Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|Genres||Pop, rock, children's music|
|Labels||Balboa, Capitol/EMI Latin, Disa, Discos Columbia, Discos Gas, EMI, Epic, Fantil, Fonovisa, Paramúsica, PolyGram, Rodven, Universal|
Tatiana Palacios Chapa (born 12 December 1968 in Philadelphia), better known as simply Tatiana, is a Mexican American singer and actress based in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been nominated for five Latin Grammy Awards for Best Children's Album and has sold over 9 million records.
Birth and childhood
Tatiana was born on 12 December 1968 in Philadelphia, while her father was attending the University of Pennsylvania. A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, Tatiana was raised in Monterrey, Mexico, by her parents, Dr. José Ramón Palacios Ortega and Diana Perla Chapa de Palacios, after her father's studies were completed in Pennsylvania.
Early career and pop music
Tatiana's first major musical project was as the character, "Jane", in the 1984 live stage performance, Kuman, a Mexican rock opera about a Tarzan-like character. The show's 1984 album soundtrack also entitled Kuman was released under the group name, Cristal y Acero ‒ the rock trio consisting of guitarist Icar Smith, bassist Carlos Ortega, and drummer Samuel Shapiro.
In 1995, Tatiana began releasing children's music albums which have since achieved no less than 24 gold, 8 platinum, and 4 diamond records.
From 1997 to 2001, Tatiana hosted the children's television show, El Espacio de Tatiana, on the Mexican network, Televisa. She currently hosts the television show, El Show De Tatiana, on the TV Azteca network. She also performs voice-over work and records soundtrack songs for various television and movie projects produced by the The Walt Disney Company.
In 2004, she appeared as the character, "Coral", on the Mexican telenovela, Amy, La Niña De La Mochila Azul.
A return to pop music
In 2005, she released her first non-children's album in over a decade entitled Acústico – Mil Gracias, an unplugged acoustic album with renditions of some of her earlier pop hits as well a number of new songs including two in English.
Her 2007 tour had 56 sold-out concerts, and her subsequent 2008 tour, Espapirifárctico, covered 64 concert dates throughout five countries.
Select album discography
- 1984: Tatiana
- 1986: Chicas De Hoy
- 1987: Baila Conmigo
- 1988: Un Lobo En La Noche
- 1989: Las Cosas Que He Visto
- 1990: Vientos De Libertad
- 1992: Leyes Del Corazón
- 1994: Un Alma Desnuda
- 2005: Acústico – Mil Gracias
- 1995: Brinca
- 1996: Brinca II
- 1996: Navidad Con Tatiana
- 1997: Sigue La Magia
- 1997: Navidad Mágia
- 1998: Superfantástico
- 1999: Vamos A Jugar
- 1999: Navidad Mágica 2
- 2000: Acapulco Rock
- 2002: Los Mejores Temas De Las Películas De Walt Disney Vol. 1
- 2003: Los Mejores Temas De Las Películas De Walt Disney Vol. 2
- 2003: El Regalo 1
- 2005: El Regalo 2
- 2006: Aventuras En Tatilandia
- 2006: Tu Regalo De Navidad
- 2007: Espapirifáctico
- 2009: Te Quiero
- 2011: El Mundo De Tatiana
- 2012: Llegó Navidad
- 1984: Cristal y Acero ‒ Kuman
Notes and references
- "The 1984 Mexican rock opera soundtrack by rock group, Cristal y Acero, entitled Kuman". discogs.com. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- Official site
- Tatiana fansite
- Tatiana discography at discogs.com
- Tatiana at the Internet Movie Database