Monica Naranjo Biography
Monica Naranjo Carrasco (born May 23, 1974) is a Spanish singer born in Figueras, a village in Catalonia near Cadaques, Spain.
She started singing at a very young age. Cristobal Sansano became her first producer. After signing with Sony Music, she recorded her debut album Mónica Naranjo in 1994, resulting in the hit songs "Sola", "Solo se vive una vez", "El amor coloca" and "Oyeme".
In April 1996, the artist received acclamations during a performance at Mexico City's Metropolitan Theater. Taking advantage of her popularity, a second album, Palabra de mujer, was issued. The album was a hit, managing to sell more than 2.5 million copies in the United States and Spain, thanks to songs such as "Desátame", "Pantera en libertad", "Las campanas del amor", "Entender el amor" or "Empiezo a recordarte".
In 2000, she released her third album, Minage, a homage to the great Italian diva Mina, with songs from "Sobreviviré", "If you leave me now" or "Enamorada". They were a complete success and her native country became dedicated to Mónica. After having achieved widespread acceptance in Europe, she managed to sing with Pavarotti and Mina herself.
In 2001, she released Chicas Malas, an album with several amazing collaborations, among them Diane Warren, Gregg Alexander, John Reid, and many more. It was an excessively commercial dance album that did not achieve the success hoped for. In 2003, as claimed by her fans, she recorded the English version of "Chicas Malas", "Bad Girls".
After a long musical rest, Mónica returned with a 'greatest hits' album ("Colección Privada"), a big success that only contains one new song, "Enamorada de ti". The single and the album were both smash hits. With this album, Mónica closes a stage in her life and her career. In December, she sang with Rocío Jurado "Punto de partida" in her TV homage Rocío... Siempre.
She is currently working on a surprising new album that is expected to be released at the beginning of 2007.