Chilean singer, songwriter and musician, Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, known professionally as Mon Laferte, has released her new album, “1940 Carmen.”
Born 2 May 1983, in Viña del Mar, Chile, Laferte cites her grandmother who sang boleros as one of her first influences, and also recalls following her at young age to tango clubs in Valparaíso.
She started her career at the age of 9, after winning a guitar in a singing contest. She received a scholarship to attend a musical conservatory in Viña del Mar at the age of 13, and soon after began playing in bars in Valparaíso and Santiago.
In 2003, Laferte, then known as Monserrat Bustamante, entered in the Chilean reality competition series Rojo. The same year she released her first studio album, La Chica de Rojo. The album had great success in Chile, receiving Gold and Platinum certifications. She became part of the Clan Rojo and was on the television series for four seasons.
In 2007, Laferte decided to start a new chapter in her musical career by moving from Chile to Mexico City, where she began singing in nightclubs and recording cover songs.
In 2009, she released a single titled “Lo mismo que yo,” which was to be the lead single from an upcoming album. The same year, Laferte was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, effectively putting a halt to her album.
Around the time of her battle with cancer, she abandoned her original stage name and introduced the world to Mon Laferte.
1940 Carmen Tracklist:
1. Placer Hollywood
2. Algo Es Mejor
3. Good Boy
6. Beautiful Sadness
7. Química Mayor
8. A Crying Diamond
9. No Soy Para Ti