With an elegant and graceful style reminiscent of Mexico’s classic mariachi crooners, recording artist Lupita Infante brings a sensual and soothing vocal contrast to the bold sounds of regional Mexican music. Infante’s GRAMMY nominated debut album, “La Serenata”, is proof that she is a star on the rise not only for her talent but for her perseverance. Although heir to the Infante Mexican music and film dynasty, Lupita has worked diligently amidst hardship for her current successes.
She was born in Los Angeles, California to Marisol Esparza, a Mexican immigrant from the state of Zacatecas, and Pedro Infante Torrentera, the son of legendary icon Pedro Infante (1917-1957). She grew up loving and deeply respecting everything that makes Mexican music special, which is why her commitment to paying tribute to the greats – including her own family – is a central theme throughout her recorded and live performances.
She had a humble upbringing typical of working class immigrant families in south east Los Angeles. She was far removed from the spotlight and luxury that her last name might suggest. After her father’s untimely death in 2009, Lupita rose from the ashes and decided to pick up the torch of the Infante legacy.
After years of honing her craft and simultaneously working her way through college, she graduated in 2017 from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music with a bachelor of arts degree in Ethnomusicology (world music). Upon graduating she was a contestant and semifinalist on Mexico’s rendition of the talent competition The Voice. This proved to be the launching point of her professional career. The exposure from the show allowed her to put a team together that led to the creation of the GRAMMY nominated debut album, “La Serenata”. The album’s opening track, “Dejaré”, cowritten by Lupita and Luciano Luna, was nominated for best regional Mexican song in the LATIN GRAMMYS, and the entire album received an American GRAMMY nomination for best regional Mexican album.
A big part of Lupita’s artistry is paying tribute to the tradition and beauty of her heritage, while also providing a youthful bicultural perspective to the regional Mexican genre. Although Lupita’s music is traditional in some ways, she believes in the power of progress and bravely questions some long-held traditions through her songwriting and fashion style. Woman empowerment is a subtle yet central theme throughout her music in a tradition historically dominated by men.
Lupita understands her responsibility as an artist following in her family’s footsteps. She is often acclaimed for continuing the legacy that brings cross-generational audiences to admire Mexico’s beautiful music traditions. Along the way, she has emerged as an artist with her own identity, capable of honoring the past while celebrating the present and creating the future.
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