"Monica Naranjo Carrasco" (born May 23, 1974) is a Spanish singer born in Figueras, a village in Catalonia near Cadaques, Spain.
She started singing at a very young age. Cristobal Sansano became her first producer. After signing with Sony Music, she recorded her debut album ''Mónica Naranjo'' in 1994, resulting in the hit songs "Sola", "Solo se vive una vez", "El amor coloca" and "Oyeme".
In April 1996, the artist received acclamations during a performance at Mexico City's Metropolitan Theater. Taking advantage of her popularity, a second album, ''Palabra de mujer'', was issued. The album was a hit, managing to sell more than 2.5 million copies in the United States and Spain, thanks to songs such as "Desátame", "Pantera en libertad", "Las campanas del amor", "Entender el amor" or "Empiezo a recordarte".
In 2000, she released her third album, ''Minage'', a homage to the great Italian diva Mina, with songs from "Sobreviviré", "If you leave me now" or "Enamorada". They were a complete success and her native country became dedicated to Mónica. After having achieved widespread acceptance in Europe, she managed to sing with Pavarotti and Mina herself.