Fanny Lú: Biography History

Name: Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura
Date of Birth: February 8, 1973 (age 40)
Place of Birth: Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Genres: Latin Pop, Tropipop
Occupations: Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active: 1994–present (actress), 2005–present (singer)
Labels: Universal Music Latino

Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura (born 8 February 1973), better known professionally as Fanny Lú, is a Colombian singer-songwriter and actress from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. She studied at the University of the Andes and received a degree in industrial engineering. She is the mother of two children, Mateo and Valentina, and is currently divorced. She signed with Universal Music Latino record label.

Her first job in the entertainment industry was in Colombia, as hostess to a music magazine called "Siempre Música". She then moved on to radio voice in the principal radio stations from her country. However, she wasn't recognized until 1998, when she made part of the cast from the Colombian soap opera Perro Amor.

In 2006 she released Lágrimas Cálidas, winning fame in Colombia and some countries from Latin America, with her two singles that reached the top on the Latin charts. Her 2008 album Dos consolidated her musician career, giving credibility like famous artist. Her hit single "Tú No Eres Para Mi" was number one in several countries. She released her third album Felicidad y Perpetua on November 2011. Her humanitarian work grented her to be named "Goodwill Ambassador" from the FAO.

Early and personal life
Fanny Lú was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia to Colombian parents. She attended Colegio Bolivar before moving to France to finish her primary education. After returning to Latin America, she studied at the University of the Andes, where she graduated with a degree in industrial engineering. She is the mother of two children, Mateo and Valentina. In 2009 she filed for divorce.

Acting career
In 1994, Fanny Lú became a TV presenter on the popular show Locomotora. Afterward, she went into the music industry. She has appeared in many television series such as, Perro Amor and Más Vale Tarde. She also voices Beth in the Sony Pictures animated film Spanish version of Open Season (Amigos Salvajes). In 2012, the second season of Pequeños Gigantes reality, was chosen like judge in replacement of Noel Schajris.

Music career
2006: Lágrimas Cálidas
Lú's debut album, Lágrimas Cálidas, was released in 2006. The album spent five weeks at #1. The lead single "No Te Pido Flores" also spent seven weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts in Latin America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico. In the U.S., the song peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and #1 on Billboard Tropical Songs chart. The second single from her debut album is the song called "Y Si Te Digo" and it peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.
2008-2011: Dos and Felicidad y Perpetua

Lú released her second album Dos in Colombia where it was number one in its first week. Dos was released the following week in the United States and Puerto Rico on December 16. The lead single Tú No Eres Para Mi was the #1 song played on radio for 12 weeks. This single also peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks in April 2009. On October 16, 2009, Lú was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

In 2010, Fanny Lú was chosen to record the Spanish version of the theme song "Something That I Want" ("Algo Quiero") for the Disney film Tangled. Fanny Lú released the single "Fanfarrón" and is the official song of her third studio album Felicidad y Perpetua. Recently she released her second single "Ni Loca".

Amigos Salvajes as Beth (2006)
Sopa Norteña as Unknown role (2008)
Paulina and Friends as Herself (2010)
Hermosa niña as Bianca (1998)
Perro Amor as Ana María Brando (1988)
Pobre Pablo as Silvanna (2000)
La Caponera as Unknown role (2000)
Más Vale Tarde as Herself (2008)
Pequeños Gigantes as Herself (2012)
La Voz Colombia as Herself (2012)

Lágrimas Cálidas (2006)
Dos (2008)
Felicidad y Perpetua (2011)

Awards and nominations
Fanny Lú was nominated for two Lo Nuestro Awards. The ceremony took place on February 21, 2008 and aired on Univisión. She was nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year under the Tropical-genre categories. In 2009, she was once again nominated for Female Artist of the Year under the Tropical-genre category.

Lú received six Latin Billboard Music Award nominations in 2008, including Tropical Album of the Year and Tropical New Artist Album of the Year for her album "Lagrimas Calidas" as well as Tropical Airplay Song of the Year and Tropical Airplay New Artist Song of the Year - categories that her singles "No Te Pido Flores" and "Y Si Te Digo" share together. The awards aired in Telemundo on April 2007. She went on to win the award for Tropical Airplay New Artist Song of the Year for her song "Y Si Te Digo".


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