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Fanny Lu
Portrait of Fanny Lu
Fanny Lu performing on La Voz Colombia in 2013
Background information
Birth nameFanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura
Born (1973-02-08) February 8, 1973 (age 46)
OriginSantiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Latin pop
  • Tropipop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active
  • 1994–present (as an actress)
  • 2005–present (as a singer)
  • Universal Latin
  • Sony

Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura (born February 8, 1973), better known professionally as Fanny Lu, 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.[1] She signed with Universal Music Latin 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 as a famous artist. Her single "Tú No Eres Para Mi" was number one in several countries.[citation needed] She released her third album, Felicidad y Perpetua on November 2011. Her humanitarian work granted her to be named "Goodwill Ambassador" from the FAO.[2]


  • 1 Early and personal life
  • 2 Acting career
  • 3 Music career
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 Discography
  • 6 Awards and nominations
    • 6.1 Premios Nuestra Tierra
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Early and personal life[edit]

Fanny Lu 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. In 2009 she filed for divorce.[1]

Acting career[edit]

In 1994, Fanny Lu became a TV presenter on the popular show Locomotora. Afterward, she went into the music industry.[3] She has appeared in many television series such as, Perro Amor and Más Vale Tarde. She also voices Beth in the Spanish version of the Sony Pictures animated film, Open Season (Amigos Salvajes). In 2012, the second season of Pequeños Gigantes reality show, she was chosen as replacement judge.[4]

Music career[edit]

Lu's debut album, Lágrimas Cálidas, was released in 2006. The album spent five weeks at No. 1. The lead single "No Te Pido Flores" also spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts in Latin America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico. In the U.S., the song peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and No. 1 on Billboard Tropical Songs chart. The second single from her debut album, "Y Si Te Digo", peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.

Her second album, Dos, was number one in its first week in Colombia. 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 No. 1 song played on radio for 12 weeks.[citation needed] This single also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks in April 2009. On October 16, 2009, Lu was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.[2]

In 2010, Fanny Lu was chosen to record the Spanish version of the theme song, "Something That I Want", ("Algo Quiero") for the Disney film Tangled.[5]

She released the first single, "Fanfarrón", from her third studio album, Felicidad y Perpetua. The second single is "Ni Loca".[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Amigos Salvajes Beth Voice
2008 Sopa Norteña Unknown role Minor role
2010 Paulina and Friends Herself Television film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Hermosa niña Bianca Lead Role
1998 Perro Amor Ana María Brando Lead Role
2000 Pobre Pablo Silvanna Lead Role
2000 La Caponera Unknown role Lead Role
2008 Más Vale Tarde Herself (1 episode)
2012 Pequeños Gigantes Herself Judge
2012 La Voz Colombia Herself Coach
2013 11-11 In my Block nothing Blocks Danna Invited
2013 La Voz Colombia Herself Coach
2014 La Voz Kids Colombia Herself Coach
2015 La Voz Kids Colombia Herself Coach


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Fanny Lu 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.

Lu 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".

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Fanny Lu has received four nominations.[7]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 Herself Best Tropical Solo Artist or Group Nominated
Herself Tweeter of the Year Nominated

See also[edit]

  • Music of Colombia