Mon Laferte

Nom de naissance

Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte


2 Mai 1983


Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte , who goes by the name Mon Laferte, is a singer-songwriter from Viña del Mar in central Chile who began singing and playing the guitar as a child, won a regional talent contest and studied at the local musical conservatory. She performed and made recordings under the name Monserrat Bustamante until she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. Following successful treatment, she moved to Mexico City and had a stint with a female metal band called Mystica Girls before going solo. She was a judge and mentor on the Chilean TV talent show 'Factor X' and in 2013 she released an album titled 'Tomasol'.

Her 2016 release 'Mon Laferte Vol. 1' topped the chart in Chile and reached number four in Mexico . It was nominated as Best Alternative Music Album in the Latin Grammy Awards and she was nominated as Best New Artist. 'La Trenza' (2017) topped the charts in Chile and Mexico, reached number four on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts and went to number 12 on the Top Latin Albums chart. It was nominated as Album of the Year and Alternative Music Album in the Latin Grammy Awards and the track 'Amárrame' with Colombian rock vocalist Juanes won the award for Best Alternative Song. It also had nominations as Song of the Year and Record of the Year. 'Norma' (2018) reached number three in Mexico and number nine on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart, number 12 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and number 24 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

She co-hosted the MTV Millenial Awards in Mexico City in 2018 and her single 'Antes De Ti' was nominated as Song of the Year in the Latin Grammy Awards. She also featured on Gwen Stefani's 'Feliz Navidad', which peaked at number 34 on Billboard's Holiday Digital Song Sales chart. Her 2019 schedule was to include appearances across Mexico.

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