EXCLUSIVE DJs :: Monica Naranjo

Mónica Naranjo was born in the Catalan town of Figueres on May 23rd 1974, the daughter of Andalusian parents who, despite economic hardship, signed up their daughter to the music school when they discovered the potential in her voice.

 

At the age of fourteen and fifteen she worked to improve her voice. At the same time, she recorded tapes singing her favourite tracks and sent them to music labels. One of those tapes falls in the hands of producer Cristóbal Sansano, who loved the voice of a young Mónica Naranjo. They started working together to attract the attention of a record label. This opportunity arrived in 1994 when Sony Music presented her as the new star of Spanish pop.

 

Her first album was called 'Mónica Naranjo'. Sales in Spain were poor but she became very successful in Latin America where she sold more than one million copies, an outstanding result for a new artist. She published her second album, ‘Palabra de Mujer’ in 1997 and finally became successful in her country. With it she won the Best Newcomer Music Award.

 

In 2000, Mónica Naranjo released 'Minage', with which she topped the charts in Spain during four weeks and which included her most popular track, 'Sobreviviré'. At the end of 2001, a new album was released, 'Chicas Malas'.

 

In 2008, after many years without any releases, Mónica reappears with the album "Tarántula". Tarántula is the result of three years preparing songs online between Barcelona and Glasgow. The album was recorded in both cities and in London, in small studios, looking for the essence, not appearances. In no hurry and with no pressure, in search of a path for personal expression, for Monica to express everything new she has to say. “Tarántula” isn’t an easy album on the ear. It is a world of sounds, melodies, new timbres and a mixture of styles. A world to enter without fear.

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