Now with two critically-acclaimed albums under her belt, she's a household name in her home country as well as a burgeoning international star.
Scarcely 25 years old, Sarinana sold over a hundred thousand copies of her first album, Mediocre, in Mexico alone. She's since moved to Los Angeles, where her eponymous follow-up (and English-language debut) won her rave reviews, a performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and a headlining US tour. Her upbeat sound is a diverse blend ranging from Motown to electropop, corralled by sultry voice that's drawn comparisons to Fiona Apple and Cat Power. At once fiery and artful, Ximena Sarinana has the feel of an iconic album that makes you wonder why you hadn't heard it yet.
Hear Ximena play live and talk about how she first decided to make an English record in the U.S.
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Recent Release: Ximena Sarinana
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Label: Warner Music
Band Origin: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico