When Athenas Venica began to sing in a church in Luis Guillonin the south of the Conurbano, never imagined that he would promote the artistic career that today has an album of his selected to compete for the Latin Grammy awards.
Born in the Federal Capital 30 years ago, she moved to the aforementioned Buenos Aires town in the Esteban Echeverría district when she was 7 and lived there until she was 19. She went to primary school at the Mariano Moreno Institute on Celestino Galván street at 1600, while the high school he did it at the Giúdici Engineering Technological School on Pedro Suárez Avenue at 300.
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With a family with a strong religious tradition and practicing Catholicism, he began the Community Process for Confirmation (PCC) at the age of 15. “For me it was super strong because I was able to experience God’s love and give him my gifts,” she admitted. He ended up being confirmed in the “La Anunciación” Parish on José Hernández Street at 300. “It is a beautiful gift to have a practicing Catholic family,” she said.
While developing her interest in singing, she participated at the age of ten in Telefe’s television reality show, “Cantaniño”, a contest in which she was selected from among thousands of boys. She was also a member of the group “Ktrask”. As she got closer to religion, she began to forge her insertion in the music Christian.
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In 2012 he recorded music videos with producer Jonatan Narvaez, which went viral on YouTube and that sudden popularity allowed him to sing at World Youth Day in 2013 in Brazil, an event attended by thousands of people and in which the Pope was present. Francisco.
From there, his style of Christian music was a success and he recorded five studio albums: Christ Queen (2014), Your grace is enough for me (2016), Everything is yours (2018), Everything is yours Deluxe (2020, with 15 artists invited Catholics) and Alpha and Omega (2021). Her most popular song is “Praiseworthy” with six million streams on Spotify.
His nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards
Athenas Venica lives in Nashville, United States, with her partner, Tobías Buteler, with whom she has a one-year-old son named Elías. He told El Diario Sur that they moved there because his producer lives there and because “it is a city with a lot of music industry where we feel we can grow more.” After touring around the world, she is currently dedicated to raising her son, but she assures that in November she has a presentation planned in Las Vegas. “It is a place that is not characterized by being very Christian, but I think it is about bringing Jesus to every place,” said the artist, who visits her family in Luis Guillón whenever she can.
While preparing an album with traditional songs for Christmas, the news came that his album Alfa y Omega was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of “best Christian album”. She stated that her colleagues congratulated her and accompanied her happiness. «They are my friends, my brothers and they always respond with brotherhood and not with competition. The album is called that because we wanted it to have a Christian imprint and we know that all things are for Jesus, from start to finish,” she revealed.
He said the songs address topics like the Eucharist and marriage, with a focus on Jesus and faith in general. Her favorite song is “Perhaps I am here” and is based on the words that the Virgin of Guadalupe addressed to Juan Diego. The album will compete in the 23rd annual awards of the Latin Grammy, which will take place on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
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From singing in the church of Luis Guillón to being nominated for the Latin Grammys: the story of Athenas Venica