27 Facts About Ana Tijoux


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


In 2020, Ana Tijoux's feminist-themed song "No estamos solas" was chosen as theme song for La Jauria, the first Chilean Amazon Prime Video original series, which premiered on 10 July.


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".


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


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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In February 2019, Ana Tijoux married Jon Grandcamp Jr, a French fellow musician.


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