Julieta Venegas (born November 24, 1970 in Long Beach, California, United States) is a Mexican-American singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who performs Spanish-language rock and pop music. Venegas, who grew up in Tijuana, began studying music at the age of eight and went on to join several bands, including Tijuana No!, before starting a career on her own. In addition to singing and writing her own songs, she plays numerous instruments including acoustic guitar, accordion, and keyboard. She has won two Latin Grammys and one Grammy. She fluently speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has a twin sister, Yvonne, who is a photographer.
Julieta started playing music at the age of 8, when her parents first sent her to piano lessons. Since then, music grew to be her passion, eventually leading her to become a vocal artist and songwriter. Before her solo career, she collaborated with a few bands in Tijuana, and then later in Mexico D.F. Her first album, Aqui, emerged in 1998 with the collaboration of Gustavo Santaolalla. The appearance of this album initiated her first experience with the many facets of the music industry, some of which included recording, touring, and playing live while a mass of people sang-along to her songs for the first time. In 2000, she recorded her second album, Bueninvento, where she experimented with the electric guitar, and cooperated with producers and musicians: (Gustavo Santaolalla, Meme de Real, Quique Rangel, Toy Hernandez, Joe Chiccarelli and other great musicians.) In 2003 she made her third album, Si, which she recorded and produced between Buenos Aires and Madrid with the company of Cachorro Lopez and Coti Sorokin. In 2006, her 4th album, Limon y Sal, debuted with the help of producer Cachorro. In 2007, she collaborated with Miranda! to make Perfecta, which in 2008 became a chart-topping single in Latin America. In 2008 she made her MTV Unplugged, from which she has released one video, titled 'El Presente.
List of other songs by Julieta Venegas