25 Facts About Ana Tijoux

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Anamaria Tijoux Merino, commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a Chilean-French singer and musician.

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Ana Tijoux became famous in Latin America as the MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s.

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3.

Anamaria Tijoux Merino was born on 12 June 1977 in Lille, France.

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4.

Ana Tijoux is the daughter of two Chilean exiles who fled Chile to France after the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat.

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5.

Ana Tijoux's mother is the renowned Chilean sociologist Maria Emilia Tijoux.

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6.

Ana Tijoux moved to Chile after the return of civil power in 1993.

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7.

In 1995, influenced by the local rap group Makul in Santiago, Chile, Ana Tijoux formed her own group called Los Gemelos with Zaturno, another rap artist.

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In 1997, Ana Tijoux became widely popular for her participation in the group Los Tetas and their first studio album release.

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9.

Ana Tijoux specified that she would be abandoning hip-hop and her music career.

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10.

In 2003, Ana Tijoux returned to Chile and worked on musical projects with Aluzinati, a Chilean funk band.

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11.

Ana Tijoux recorded "Lo Que Tu Me Das" with Mexican singer Julieta Venegas for the soundtrack to the film Subterra, and appeared as a featured artist on Mexican hip-hop group Control Machete's final album Uno, dos: Bandera.

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12.

In November 2006, Ana Tijoux released her first single "Ya no fue" and debuted as a solo artist.

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13.

In January 2007, Ana Tijoux collaborated again with Julieta Venegas on her song "Eres para mi" from her album Limon y sal.

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14.

In September 2007, Ana Tijoux released her first solo album under the independent label Oveja Negra, founded by the Sociedad Chilena del Derecho.

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15.

Ana Tijoux was nominated for Song of the Year with Julieta Venegas on their collaboration "Eres Para Mi".

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16.

On 29 June 2009, Ana Tijoux performed at the Mexican music festival Vive Latino and continued touring across Mexico soon thereafter.

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17.

In March 2010, Ana Tijoux released her second solo album, 1977, titled after the year she was born.

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18.

The album marked a significant distancing from the pop music and pop collaborations Ana Tijoux had been doing in collaboration with other artists.

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19.

Ana Tijoux rapped on this album in both Spanish and French as a raw and direct, as well as mature, MC.

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20.

Ana Tijoux was invited to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

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21.

In 2014, Ana Tijoux performed at the SXSW music festival, and based on her performance she was named "Best Rapper en Espanol" by Rolling Stone magazine.

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22.

In November 2020, Ana Tijoux was included on the BBC's 100 Women 2020 list, highlighting her involvement "in campaigns against inequality and oppression in the world".

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23.

Ana Tijoux was born in Lille, and moved with her parents to Paris when she was 6 years old.

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24.

Ana Tijoux returned to Chile with her parents aged 14, and was given a scholarship to study at a private school for French immigrants located in Vitacura.

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25.

In June 2019, Ana Tijoux left Chile to permanently settle in Paris, France, with Grandcamp and her two children.

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