Mon Laferte

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Mon Laferte
Mon Laferte en Querétaro (28348181570).jpg
Background information
Birth name Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte
Also known as Mon Laferte
Born (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 34)
Viña del Mar, Chile
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, harmonica
Years active 1995–present
Labels Warner Music, Independent (2011-2015), Discos Valiente/Universal Music (2015-present)
Website monlaferte.com

Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte (born May 2, 1983), better known by her stage name Mon Laferte, is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress.

Laferte was born in Viña del Mar. She mixed her musical styles with rock, blues, pop, bolero, and electronic. She started her career at the age of 9, after winning a guitar in a singing contest[1]. She entered a musical conservatory in Viña del Mar, Chile at the age of 13.[2] Soon after, she began playing in bars in Valparaíso and Santiago.

In 2003, she released her first studio album named La Chica de Rojo. In 2009, Laferte was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.[3] But two years later, she recorded her second album under her stage name Mon Laferte, titled Desechable. The next year, 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 2007, Mon Laferte decided to start a new chapter in her musical career by moving to Mexico City from Chile, where she began a new project with her own songs and music, obtaining a successful career in Mexico and popularity throughout South America.

In 2013, she released her third album named Tornasol. In 2015, she released her fourth album named Mon Laferte, Vol.1 where she obtained the attention of the media with her single "Tu falta de querer", and then winning an award on MTV Millennial Awards in 2016 as the "Latin Video of the Year"[4] and receiving for her first time, two nominations on the Latin Grammy Awards of 2016 as "Best New Artist" and "Best Alternative Music Album". In 2017, she released her fifth album named La Trenza, her most acclaimed album to date. Her single "Amárrame" won the "Best Alternative Song" on the 18th Latin GRAMMYs celebrated in 2017[5], in which she was nominated to "Best Alternative Music Album", "Song of the Year", "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" on the same ceremony[6].

In October 2013, Laferte became a vegetarian because of ethical reasons and since 2017 she is a vegan.[7][8][9]

Discography[edit]

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"

Promotional singles[edit]

  • 2009: Lo Mismo Que Yo
  • 2012: Vuelve Por Favor
  • 2013: Serena
  • 2017: Yo Te Qui

Featured artist[edit]

  • 2017: Palmar (feat. Mon Laferte)- Caloncho
  • 2017: Funcional (feat. Mon Laferte) - Okills

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vogue.mx/vip/perfiles/articulos/mon-laferte/7412
  2. ^ "Mon Laferte". Mon Laferte. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ S.A.P., El Mercurio. "El radical giro de Mon Laferte: "Ya no me reconocen"". lasegunda.com. La Segunda. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.mtvla.com/cr/lo-ultimo-en-mtv/noticias/ganadores-de-los-premios-mtvmiaw
  5. ^ https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/mon-laferte-wins-best-alternative-song-18th-latin-grammys
  6. ^ https://www.latingrammy.com/en/nominees
  7. ^ "Mon Laferte y su lado vegetariano: "No utilizo nada de animales, me parecía súper falso comérmelos"". El Ciudadano (in Spanish). 28 March 2017. Archived from the original on 12 May 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  8. ^ Laferte, Mon. "Laferte's official Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Los lectores entrevistan a Mon Laferte". Marca (in Spanish). 12 September 2017. Archived from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "MetalRose 2012 Featuring Monlaferte *English Edition* by Mystica Girls on iTunes". apple.com. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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