Soledad "La Sole" Pastorutti (born October 12, 1980 in Arequito, Santa Fe) is an Argentine folk singer, who brought the genre to the younger generations at the end of the 20th century, and the beginning of the 21st.
October 12, 1980
Jeremías Audoglio (m. 2007)
|Labels||Sony Music Latin|
|Associated acts||Mercedes Sosa, Abel Pintos, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori|
She is also a film and TV actress. Soledad is the older sister of Argentine singer Natalia Pastorutti.
Her first album, Poncho al Viento, is Sony Music's best-selling album ever in Argentina according to Alberto Caldero, Sony Music's president in the late 90s, in an interview with La Nación newspaper. Her second album, La Sole, is Sony Music Argentina's second best-selling album ever.
In 1995, when Pastorutti was only 15 years old, César Isella took her under his tutelage to participate in the Cosquín folklore festival. Her performance with her sister Natalia landed her a contract with Sony Music Argentina to record and release her first album, Poncho al Viento, that very same year. After one year singing in over 181 villages and cities in Argentina, Soledad was already popular in the whole country. By the time her second album was released, her first album became a huge hit in Argentina. In three years, the album had already sold over 600,000 copies and became Sony Music's Argentina best-selling album ever. She was so incredibly successful and popular that the media called her 'Huracan de Arequito' (Arequito's Hurricane).
In 1997 she recorded her second album, La Sole, which she also presented in several concerts throughout the country, including 10 concerts in Buenos Aires' Teatro Gran Rex. During the year, both of her albums went to #1 several times. La Sole sold over 400,000 copies in one year.
In 1998 her success kept growing. She performed more concerts at the Teatro Gran Rex, and accompanied the Argentina national football team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In Madrid, Spain, she received a distinction from Sony International for selling a million units of her first two works.
Upon her return, Sony Music Argentina recognised her as the best seller artist of the company in all the musical genres, and edited her third album A mi gente, recorded live during her concerts. For the first time, folkloric music was getting huge airplay in radios and discos.
In 1999 she became the protagonist of the movie Edad del Sol (anagram of her name), and recorded her fourth album Yo sí Quiero a mi país this time in studios in Miami under the production of Cuban Emilio Estefan. That album opened doors to other markets in, among others, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Mexico, United States and Spain in which she would also have concerts.
Edad del Sol was a huge production for Argentina's cinema standard and Clarin reported Soledad asked for three times more than an A-list Argentine actor asks for a movie. The movie, about a graduation trip, was shot in Bariloche. The movie was not as successful as expected and Manuelita, a cartoon based on a popular children song, stole the spotlight and was the most successful national movie in 20 years. The movie also was not well received by critics.
In 2000 she returned, after 2 years, to Buenos Aires for 3 concerts at the Luna Park. In August she participated in the Martigues Folklore Festival where she was widely praised. Back in Argentina she started recording her fifth album, released in October of that year. Before the release, La Sole performed at the Barbican Centre of London during a festival of Argentine cinema and music. She also participated of the 2000 Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile, considered the most important recurring music festival in Latin America, where she received the Audience prize.
Her sixth album was recorded in 2001, produced by Alejandro Lerner and Fernando Isella, with a renovated style. She had again concerts at the Gran Rex, and received the "Silver Torch" award at the Viña del Mar Festival. Soledad debuted on TV in the telenovela (soap opera) Rincón de Luz in 2003.
She was also chosen as one of the coaches for the Argentine version of the reality singing competition The Voice, and in recent years, she served as a judge on Telefe version of the singing competition program Rising Star. Since 2008, she has hosted the best known music program Ecos de Mi Tierra.
Soledad has done over 2000 shows, many outside of Argentina some of great relevance, including: at the Martigues Folklore Festival (France) where she was widely praised, at the Barbican Centre of London during a festival of Argentine cinema and music, and at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile, considered the most important recurring music festival in Latin America, where she received the Audience Prize, and also received the Silver Torch award.
She has released 16 albums, including studio and live recordings, and has been nominated for several Latin Grammy Awards. She has recorded duets and features with international artists, including Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Santana, Niña Pastori, Lila Downs, Joan Manuel Serrat, Franco de Vita, and Juanes.
In 2014, Soledad released Raíz, a collaborative album featuring Mexican singer Lila Downs and Spanish artist Niña Pastori, and received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album and the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, winning the Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album.
In 2015, Soledad released a new album, Vivir es hoy. Her first single, “Dame una sonrisa,” featured Carlos Vives. Soledad started a new tour in several cities across Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, including three sold-out shows in the Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires.
In 2016, Soledad celebrated her 20-year career with a show at the mythical Cosquin Festival, where many of the most important artists from Argentina joined her on stage for an unprecedented event.
In April, she was the only Argentine artist invited to the Billboard Latin Conference & Awards, as a part of the Divas panel, and later, to give a show at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason. She returned to Santiago, Chile just in time to sell out shows at the Teatro Nescafe and the Dreams in Viña del Mar. In June, her career reached a new milestone when she was contracted by the American cable network ABC to sing "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" in one of their most popular reality shows, "The Bachelorette"
When she returned to Argentina, Soledad released a CD/DVD set, "20 años" (20 years), which coincided with the beginning of a tour of Argentina and internationally, complete with an enormous stage show that sold out Luna Park and other major cities in Argentina, and had great success at 30 shows in 7 countries (Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, US, Canada and Spain).
After seven years with her boyfriend Jeremías Audoglio, they married on April 28 in Arequito. On June 10, 2010, she and Jeremias had a daughter, Antonia Audoglio Pastorutti, in Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina). They had a second daughter, Regina, on February 19, 2013.
- 1994 - "Pilchas Gauchas"
- 1996 - "Poncho Al Viento"
- 1997 - "La Sole"
- 1998 - "A Mi Gente" (Live)
- 1999 - "Yo Sí Quiero A Mi País"
- 2000 - "Mis Grandes Canciones"
- 2000 - "Soledad"
- 2001 - "Libre"
- 2002 - "Juntos Por Única Vez" (Live With Horacio Guaraní)
- 2003 - "Adonde Vayas"
- 2005 - "Diez Años De Soledad"
- 2008 - "Folklore"
- 2009 - "La Fiesta Juntos De Verdad" (Live)
- 2010 - "Vivo En Arequito"
- 2014 - "Raíz" (with Niña Pastori and Lila Downs)
- 2015 - "Vivir es Hoy"
- 2016 - "20 Años"
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- "SOLEDAD PASTORUTTI - 09/05/18". Islington Assembly Hall.