Julieta Venegas is a Mexican singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has become one of the most successful Latin artists of her time. Her music is a mixture of Latin music and rock and is translated in a diverse range of styles. She is also a multiple-time Latin Grammy Award winner.
The daughter of Macrina Venegas de Cocilovo, a Uruguayan painter, and Javier Venegas, a Mexican sound engineer and musician, Venegas was born in Long Beach, California in 1970. As the family moved often, Venegas began playing the accordion when she was 5 years old, in her hometown of Long Beach, and guitar at the age of 14 after arriving in Tijuana. During high school, she started to play the keyboard and studied music theory as well as classical, jazz and popular music at the Centro de Estudios Canto y Jazz in Tijuana.
Venegas formed the alternative music group, "Tijuana No!" alongside friend Mitre in 1989. She was the lead singer and playing the accordion, bells and bass drum. The band was based in Tijuana and built a fan base throughout Mexico. In 1993, Venegas left Tijuana No! and moved to Mexico City, where she joined the alternative rock group "Fuerza de Tijuana".
She released her debut solo album, Aquí, in 2003 and gained widespread fame after its release. The album was certified platinum and won two Latin Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist. Venegas' 2004 follow up album, Si, was a huge international success, topping the charts in multiple countries including the U.S., Mexico, Spain and Latin America. The single "Algo Esta Cambiando" received a Latin Grammy for Best Pop Song.
Julieta Venegas has many iconic songs to her name. Some of the most well-known include Algo Está Cambiando, Limón y Sal, Me Voy, Limbo, Primera Vez, Algo Contigo and Finally Free. All of these songs have been performed countless times at Latin music festivals and concerts all over the world.
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