Mon Laferte

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Mon Laferte
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Background information
Birth nameNorma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte
Also known asMon Laferte
Born (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 35)
Viña del Mar, Chile
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, drums, harmonica
Years active1995–present
LabelsWarner Music, Independent (2011–2015), Discos Valiente/Universal Music (2015–present)
Websitemonlaferte.com

Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte (born 2 May 1983), known professionally as Mon Laferte, is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress. Being currently the most listened to Chilean artist on Spotify worldwide, she has also been the Chilean artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards (5 in 2017).[citation needed]

To date she has sold more than half a million albums in Latin America and nearly 800,000 digital copies between albums and singles, making her the Chilean singer with the most sales in the digital era.

Some of her most outstanding successes are "Tormento,” "Amor completo,” "Si tú me quisieras,” "Tu falta de querer,” "Amárrame" and "Mi buen amor.” She received a Latin Grammy in 2017 for Best Alternative Song for "Amárrame.”

Early life and education[edit]

Mon Laferte was born Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte in Viña del Mar, Chile. She started her career at the age of 9, after winning a guitar in a singing contest.[1] She received a scholarship to attend a musical conservatory in Viña del Mar at the age of 13, and soon after began playing in bars in Valparaíso and Santiago.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2003, Laferte, then known as Monserrat Bustamante, entered in the Chilean reality competition series Rojo. The same year she released her first studio album, La Chica de Rojo. The album had great success in Chile, receiving Gold and Platinum certifications. She became part of the "Clan Rojo" and was on the television series for four seasons.

In 2007, Laferte decided to start a new chapter in her musical career by moving to Mexico City from Chile, where she began singing in nightclubs and recording cover songs.[3] In 2009, she released a single titled "Lo mismo que yo," which was to be the lead single from an upcoming album.[4] The same year, Laferte was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, effectively putting a halt to her album.[5]

Around the time of her battle with cancer, she abandoned her original stage name and introduced the world to Mon Laferte, expressing that the name represented a new beginning for her:

"Mi cambio de nombre no es por querer ser otra persona, es que las circunstancias de la vida me han llevado a cambiar mucho y sentí que tenía que empezar de cero."[6]

Laferte decided to scrap the album she was recording in 2009, and returned two years later with her second studio album, titled Desechable. The next year, in 2012, she was invited to judge the second season of the Chilean version of The X Factor, called Factor X, along with Karen Doggenweiler, Tito Beltrán and José Luis Rodríguez.

In 2013, she released her third album, Tornasol. She received media attention in 2015 with her single "Tu falta de querer" from the album Mon Laferte, Vol.1. In 2016, she won a MTV Millennial Award for the "Latin Video of the Year"[7] and receiving two nominations on the Latin Grammy Awards of 2016 for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.

Laferte released her fifth album La Trenza, her most acclaimed album to date, in 2017. Her single with Colombian rock star Juanes, "Amárrame," won the Best Alternative Song award at the 18th Latin GRAMMYs,[8] in which she was also nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year.[9]

In October 2013, Laferte became a vegetarian for ethical reasons. As of 2017, she is a vegan.[10][11][12]

In June 2018, she co-hosted the 2018 MTV Millennial Awards in Mexico City at the Mexico City Arena along with the Venezuelan YouTube personality La Divaza.[13]

Discography[edit]

Title Studio album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ARG MEX CHI SPA US Latin Pop US Latin
La chica de Rojo

(The artist is presented as Monserrat Bustamante)

  • CHI: Platinum + Gold[14]
Desechable
  • Released: 30 June 2011
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Tornasol
  • Released: 7 January 2013
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Mon Laferte Vol.1
  • Released:
    • 31 January 2015 (Independent Edition)
    • 21 August 2015(New edition Label Discos Valiente, filial of Universal Music)
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP, CD + DVD (Deluxe Edition)
4 1
  • CHI: 4× Platinum[15]
  • MEX: 3× Platinum + Gold[16]
La Trenza
  • Released: 28 April 2017
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP, CD + DVD (Deluxe Edition)
1 1 76 4 12
  • CHI: 4× Platinum[17]
  • MEX: 3× Platinum + Gold[18]
  • PER: 2× Platinum[19]
  • COL: Gold[19]
  • ECU: Gold[19]
Norma 11
[20]
3
[21]
67
[22]
9
[23]
24
[24]
  • CHI: Platinum
"—» Indicates that the album was not released or was not positioned in that territory.

Singles[edit]

  • 2009: "Lo mismo que yo"
  • 2011: "Soy"
  • 2011: "Depresión"
  • 2011: "Tóxico"
  • 2012: "Desechable"
  • 2012: "Un solo hombre no puedo tener"
  • 2013: "Ángel negro"
  • 2013: "Hey hey"
  • 2013: "Tornasol"
  • 2014: "Cielito de abril"
  • 2014: "Lo que pido"
  • 2014: "Orgasmo para dos"
  • 2015: "Tormento"
  • 2015: "Amor completo"
  • 2015: "Tu falta de querer"
  • 2015: "Si tú me quisieras"
  • 2017: "Amárrame" (feat. Juanes)
  • 2017: "Mi buen amor" (feat. Enrique Bunbury)
  • 2017: "Primaveral"
  • 2018: "Antes de ti"
  • 2018: "El beso"
  • 2018: "Por qué me fui a enamorar de ti"
Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
CHI ARG MEX PER BOL
Lo mismo que yo 2009 Non-album single
Soy 2011 Desechable
Depresión
Tóxico
Desechable 2012
Un solo hombre no puedo tener
Ángel negro 2013 Tornasol
Hey hey
Tornasol
Lo que pido 2014
Orgasmo para dos
Tormento 2015 16

Mon Laferte Vol.1

Amor completo 6
Tu falta de querer 3 4
Si tú me quisieras 2016 10 16
Tírate [n. 1] 69 Non-album single
Amárrame (feat. Juanes) 2017 2 2 81 70 La Trenza
Mi buen amor (feat. Enrique Bunbury) 16 8
Primaveral 16 9[32]
Antes de ti 2018 19 - 13[33] Non-album single
Invéntame 26 Todos somos MAS
El beso 1 71 5 Norma
Por qué me fui a enamorar de ti 33
El Mambo 80

Promotional singles[edit]

  • 2009: Lo Mismo Que Yo
  • 2012: Vuelve Por Favor
  • 2013: Serena
  • 2016: Todos quieren ser un gato jazz (with Esteman and Caloncho)
  • 2017: Yo Te Qui

Featured artist[edit]

  • 2017: Palmar (feat. Mon Laferte) – Caloncho

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Mon Laferte Best New Artist Nominated
Mon Laferte Vol.1 Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
2017 La Trenza Album of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
"Amárrame" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Song Won
2018 "Antes de Ti" Song of the Year Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards was established in 1994 by MTV Europe to award the music videos from European and international artists.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Mon Laferte Best Latin America North Act Nominated
2017 Best Latin America North Act Won
2018 Best Latin America North Act Nominated

MTV Millennial Awards[edit]

The MTV Millennial Awards, held annually in Mexico, were established in 2013 by MTV Latin America to award music artists.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Mon Laferte Buzz Artist Won
"Tu falta de querer" Video of the Year Won
"Palmar" (with Caloncho) Collaboration of the Year Nominated
2017 Amárrame (with Juanes) Collaboration of the Year Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated
Mon Laferte #InstaCrush Nominated
Mon Laferte Mexican Artist of the Year Won
2018 Mon Laferte Mexican Artist of the Year Nominated
Antes de ti Video of the Year Nominated

Shock Awards[edit]

The SHOCK awards held annually in Colombia. They recognize artistic and technical excellence in the arts and sciences of recorded music, through public voting. It has become a prestigious award in national and international music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Mon Laferte Best Artist or Group "New Latin American Wave" Won

Heat Latin Music Awards[edit]

The Heat Latin Music Awards are presented annually by HTV to reward the best of Latin music.

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Best Artist Southern Region Mon Laferte Pending [34]

Telehit Awards[edit]

This is an annual award show run by the Mexican music channel Telehit.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Mon Laferte Best Artist or Rock Band Won
2017 Best Pop / Rock Artist Won
Best Act of the Night Won
You saw my joke Won

Viña del Mar International Song Festival[edit]

The Viña del Mar International Song Festival is a music festival that has been held annually during the 3rd week of February in Viña del Mar, Chile. Started in 1960, it is the oldest and largest music festival in Latin America.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Mon Laferte "Gaviota de Oro" Won
"Gaviota de Plata" Won
"Reina del Monstruo" Won

Copihue de Oro[edit]

The Copihue de Oro is an award created by the Chilean newspaper La Cuarta to recognize the figures of the world of entertainment and entertainment in the country.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Mon Laferte Female Artist Won
2017 Best Group or Popular/Tropical Singer Won
Revelation Nominated

Pulsar Awards[edit]

The Pulsar Awards were created in 2015 by the Chilean Copyright Society (SCD) of Chile to recognize the best of the musical creation of that country in the period of one year.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Mon Laferte Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Artist Won
La Trenza Album of the year Nominated
Amarrame Song of the Year Won
Amarrame Song most listened to on Chilean radiosSong of the Year Won

Lunas del Auditorio[edit]

"Lunas del Auditorio" is a recognition granted by the National Auditorium to the best live shows in Mexico.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Mon Laferte Pop in Spanish Nominated

Fans Choice Awards[edit]

"Fans Choice Awards" is an Award for the Best Signature of Autographs and / or Showcase of the Year in Mexico, organized by Showcase Entertainment S.A.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Mon Laferte Best signing of autographs and / or showcase of the year in Mexico Rock category Won
2018 Best signing of autographs and / or showcase of the year in Mexico Rock category Nominated

Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM)[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Tu falta de querer "Presea Exito SACM" Won
Amarrame Won

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Rojo, La Pelicula Belén Chilean film
2013 Japy Ending Eli Peruvian film
Television
Year TV serie Role
2003–2007 Rojo Fama Contrafama Contestant
2006–2007 El Baile en TVN Singer
2012 Factor X Judge and mentor

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cover de los Tres.

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Todos los ganadores de los premios #MTVMIAW 2016 – MTV America Latina".
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  26. ^ a b c "Queridos amigos, estoy en plena grabación del nuevo disco y hoy recibí una linda sorpresa en el estudio, sencillo de oro para #amorcompleto y #situmequisieras y sencillo de platino más oro para #tufaltadequerer Muchas gracias por tanto cariño. Esto me motiva mucho!!! #vol1". Instagram. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
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