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Soledad Pastorutti in 2012
|Also known as||La Sole|
October 12, 1980|
|Genres||Folk music, Latin pop,|
|Labels||Sony Music Latin|
Soledad "La Sole" Pastorutti (born October 12, 1980 in Arequito, Santa Fe) is an Argentine folk singer, who brought the genre to the younger generations at the end of the 20th century, and the beginning of the 21st. She is actress of films and TV. Soledad is the older sister of Argentine singer Natalia Pastorutti.
Her first album, Poncho al Viento, is Sony Music's best-selling album ever in Argentina according to Alberto Caldero, Sony Music's president in the late 90s, in an interview with La Nación newspaper. Her second album, La Sole, is Sony Music Argentina's second best-selling album ever.
César Isella took her under his tutelage in 1995, only 15 years old, to participate in the Cosquín folklore festival. Her presentation with sister Natalia had an important impact, that gave her a contract with Sony Music Argentina to record and release her first album, Poncho al Viento, that very same year.
After one year singing in over 181 villages and cities in Argentina, Soledad was already popular in the whole country and by the time her second album was released, her first album became a huge hit in Argentina.
In three years, her album had already sold over 600,000 copies and became Sony Music's Argentina best-selling album ever. She was so incredibly successful and popular the media called her 'Huracan de Arequito' (Arequito's Hurricane).
In 1997 she edited her second disc, La Sole, which she also presented in several concerts throughout the country, including 10 concerts in Buenos Aires' Teatro Gran Rex. During the whole year, her both albums went to #1 several times. La Sole sold over 400,000 copies in one year.
In 1998 her success kept growing, duplicating the number of concerts at the Teatro Gran Rex, and accompanied the Argentina national football team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In Madrid, Spain, she received a distinction from Sony International for reaching a million units sold of her first two works.
Upon her return, Sony Music Argentina recognised her as the best seller artist of the company in all the musical genres, and edited her third album A mi gente, recorded live during her concerts. For the first time, folkloric music was getting huge airplay in radios and discos.
In 1999 she became the protagonist of the movie Edad del Sol (anagram of her name), and recorded her fourth album Yo sí Quiero a mi país this time in studios in Miami under the production of Cuban Emilio Estefan. That album opened doors to other markets in, among others, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Mexico, United States and Spain in which she would also have concerts.
Edad del Sol was a huge production for Argentina's cinema standard and Clarin reported Soledad asked for three times more than an A-list Argentine actor asks for a movie. The movie, about a graduation trip, was shot in Bariloche. The movie was not as successful as expected and Manuelita, a cartoon based on a popular children song, stole the spotlight and was the most successful national movie in 20 years. The movie also was not well received by critics.
In 2000 she returned, after 2 years, to Buenos Aires for 3 concerts at the Luna Park. In August she participated in the Martigues Folklore Festival where she was widely praised. Back in Argentina she started recording her fifth album, released in October of that year. Before the release, La Sole performed at the Barbican Centre of London during a festival of Argentine cinema and music. She also participated of the 2000 Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile, considered the most important recurring music festival in Latin America, where she received the Audience prize.
Her sixth album was recorded in 2001, produced by Alejandro Lerner and Fernando Isella, with a renovated style. She had again concerts at the Gran Rex, and received the "Silver Torch" award at the Viña del Mar Festival. Soledad debuted on TV in the telenovela (soap opera) Rincón de Luz in 2003. In 2014, Soledad released Raíz, a collaborative album featuring Mexican singer Lila Downs and Spanish artist Niña Pastori, and received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album and the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, winning the Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album.
After seven years with her boyfriend Jeremías Audoglio, they married on April 28 in Arequito. On June 10, 2010, she and Jeremias had a daughter, Antonia Audoglio Pastorutti, in Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina). They had a second daughter, Regina, on February 19, 2013.
- 1994 - "Pilchas Gauchas"
- 1996 - "Poncho Al Viento"
- 1997 - "La Sole"
- 1998 - "A Mi Gente" (Live)
- 1999 - "Yo Sí Quiero A Mi País"
- 2000 - "Mis Grandes Canciones"
- 2000 - "Soledad"
- 2001 - "Libre"
- 2002 - "Juntos Por Única Vez" (Live With Horacio Guaraní)
- 2003 - "Adonde Vayas"
- 2005 - "Diez Años De Soledad"
- 2008 - "Folklore"
- 2009 - "La Fiesta Juntos De Verdad" (Live)
- 2010 - "Vivo En Arequito"
- 2014 - "Raíz"
- 2015 - "Vivir es Hoy"
- "Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). December 30, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- Wang, Andrea; Brown, Tracy (September 24, 2014). "Latin Grammys 2014: Complete list of nominees and winners". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved September 29, 2014.
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