Javiera Alejandra Mena Carrasco was born in Santiago, Chili on 3 July 1983. She is considered one of the main representative of the new movement in the Latin pop-music industry. When she was a young girl, Javiera sang in a church choir.
When Mena turned 17, she enrolled in the Chili University to study music. Javiera gave her first concert in one of the classrooms. She was always ready to participate in all events that had anything to do with music.
Between 2002 and 2005, Javiera performed in Santiago with Chilean musicians Rosario Blefari and Maria Fernanda Aldana and the bands Suarez and El Otro Yo. She also got a chance to perform with the American rock group L’Altra. At the same time, the young woman experimented with different musical instruments, from guitar to the piano. She worked with acoustic, electronic music and Latin rhythms. Javiera collaborated with popular Chilean artists, such as Congelador and Termita.
In 2005, Javiera and Francisco Villela created a duo called Prissa. However, it fell apart pretty fast.