Julieta Venegas – Mexican singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and holder of 5 Latin Grammy Awards.
Julieta Venegas Percevault was born on 24 November 1970 in Baja California (Mexico). She was growing up in Tijuana together with her twin sister Yvonne and other siblings. When Venegas turned eight years old, she started playing the piano. Initially, Juliet was studying vocals, music theory, and cello at La Escuela de Música del Noroeste music school. Then she continued her studies in San Diego South Western College.
In 1992, the singer moved to Mexico, when she immediately became very popular on the local music scene. At the same time, Venegas started writing music for various plays and learned how to play the accordion. She was one of the first members of a popular Mexican ska/rock band Tijuana No! Venegas co-wrote their hit song "Pobre De Ti." A while later, the talented young woman decided to create her own band, La Milagrosa. She invited Fratta (multi-instrumentalist) and Rafael Gomez (producer) to join her. However, in a short while, she got a contract offer from BMG label and decided to pursue a solo career.
In 1997, the singer released her debut album Aquí, which was recorded with the assistance of an Argentinean producer Gustav Santaolalla. Venegas didn’t just perform the songs, she played the piano, guitar, and accordion. Over 300,000 copies of the LP were sold in Mexico.