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  • Marco Antonio Solís

    Marco Antonio Solís (born December 29, 1959 Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican musician, composer, and record producer.

    Marco Antonio Solís began performing at age 6 as part of Los Hermanitos Solís, with cousin, Joel Solís. In the mid-1970s he formed "Los Bukis" with whom he achieved success in Mexico, Central and South America, and the United States. As lead singer and chief song-writer of Los Bukis, Solís became known in the industry for outside writing and producing for popular singers such as Marisela and Rocío Dúrcal. In 1995, after almost 20 years of working with the group, he decided to pursue a solo career.

    As a solo artist he has remained popular in his native Mexico as well throughout Latin America and Spain, and the United States with more than thirty entries on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, including multiple number one hits. He has worked with Olga Tañón, Ana Bárbara, and most recently Enrique Iglesias and Anaís, among others. On August 5, 2010, Solís received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marco Antonio Solís will appear as a vocal coach in the third season of La Voz... México. He is currently on his Gracias Por Estar Aqui 2013 world tour.

    Solís was married to Beatriz Adriana, a Mexican singer, with whom he had a daughter. His daughter is Beatriz Adriana who performs under the name B.A. Solís. The couple later divorced. He is currently married to Cristian Salas. He has two daughters with his current wife, Alison and Marla. He became a grandfather when his daughter Beatriz gave birth to her son Leonardo. Marco Antonio also has a son, Marco Antonio Solís Jr.
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  • Elvis Crespo

    Elvis Crespo Díaz o más conocido como Elvis Crespo, es un cantante de merengue-Salsa, nació en la ciudad de Guaynabo City, Puerto Rico, el 30 de julio de 1969.

    A los 17 forma parte de la orquesta de Elvistec. De ahí pasó a integrarse a otros grupos, entre los cuales estaba el del merenguero Toño Rosario.

    Posteriormente, buscando complementar su carrera artística con una educación formal, ingresó en la Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, donde cursó estudios en Administración de Empresas. Pero al presentarse la oportunidad de ingresar en calidad de vocalista principal al cuarteto Grupomanía, Elvis aprovechó el momento, por espacio de tres años momentos de gloria con esta popular agrupación merenguera.

    En plena evolución artística, Elvis decide iniciar una nueva etapa en su carrera y se lanza como solista con su propia orquesta. Al tomar esta decisión trascendental, tuvo la suerte de contar con el respaldo incondicional de su casa disquera Sony Discos. Con su debut discográfico como solista en el género del merengue, la producción "Suavemente" se convirtió en uno de los grandes aciertos de la industria hispana a nivel internacional.

    "Suavemente" rompió récords de venta tanto en Puerto Rico como en el exterior, colocando a Elvis Crespo en un sitial de importancia en el pentagrama de la música tropical. Su producción fue nominada para el premio Grammy 1999 en la categoría "Mejor álbum de Música Tropical". Y aunque Ricky Martin cargó en esa ocasión con el preciado galardón, el merenguero boricua ganó numerosos premios en el ámbito internacional, así como fue reconocido por la Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico.

    En aras de su exitoso "Suavemente", Elvis Crespo agotó una exitosa temporada en el Centro de Bellas Artes de San Juan. Pero con el lanzamiento de la producción "Píntame", el merenguero boricua marcó su consagración definitiva en el mercado internacional.

    Viajando de un extremo a otro de América, sus canciones dominaron fuertemente el pentagrama musical de 1999. Al éxito en difusión de "Píntame", le sucedió entonces su interpretación del tema "hora enamorada". Ante ello, en Venezuela fue merecedor del premio Orquídea de Diamante por ser el artista más aplaudido durante la celebración del Festival de la Orquídea de Oro del programa de Venevision, Super sábado Sensacional. En Argentina arrancó aplausos delirantes del público bailador. En Chile se anotó un nuevo acierto en su carrera al ser distinguido durante la celebración del Festival de Viña del Mar.

    Dando un salto del Cono Sur al Viejo Mundo, Elvis ha comenzado a repercutir con su música en España, así como en Italia y Bélgica. Y de regreso al Caribe, la República Dominicana, cuna del merengue, le ha dado su bendición contando con él como una de las estrellas invitadas durante las festividades de comienzos del milenio.

    En momentos en que su carrera internacional está en todo su apogeo, la nominación a un segundo Grammy ha convertido a Elvis en uno de los artistas puertorriqueños de mayor trascendencia en el merengue. Marcando el nuevo siglo la apertura de la categoría merengue en el Grammy, Elvis Crespo se coronó como el ganador durante la pasada entrega del galardón que, para el mundo del disco, es equivalente al Oscar cinematográfico. El 25 mayo de 2013 realizo concierto en La Ceiba Hoduras donde asistieron unas 300000 personas en celebración del carnaval internacional de la amistad.
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  • Alejandro Fernández

    Artista mexicano, hijo de Vicente Fernández. Excelente interprete de rancheras y musica melódica latina.
    Comenzó interpretando temas con mariachi y música tradicional mexicana. Últimamente canta también música pop.

    Alejandro Fernández (born April 24, 1971) is a popular Latin Grammy-winning Mexican singer nicknamed as “El Potrillo” (“The Little Colt”) by the media and his fans. ] Alejandro originally specialized in traditional, earthy forms of Mexican folk and country music, such as mariachi and ranchera. However, his more recent work has focused on mainstream pop music. He is the son of Vicente Fernández, also a popular Mexican country singer. His nickname “El Potrillo” (The Little Colt) was given to him by the media and his fans because of his being the son of Vicente, who is considered the most popular charro in Mexico.

    Career

    Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, he trained as an architect but turned to singing in 1991, encouraged by his father. A year later, he released his first album, titled Alejandro Fernandez. Since then, he has recorded 18 albums and sold a reported 15 million records, working with producers such as Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Kike Santander. His first public appearance was in 1976, when his father presented him on one of his shows, he was meant to perform the song “Alejandra”. In the middle of the song he forgot the lyrics, started crying and suffered a panic attack, but then, his father got on stage and helped him singing along the song, making it a very touching moment between Alejandro and his father.

    In 1992, Alejandro Fernández released his debut, self-titled album, launching one of the most prolific, successful and memorable careers in Latin music. Since then, the son of legendary ranchera singer Vicente Fernández has done what few progeny of famous parents have ever been able to achieve: He’s followed in his father’s footsteps, but at the same time, he’s carved out his own, separate path, thanks to his skilled vocals and an unparalleled stage presence. Fernández also has portrayed the lead role in zapata: El sueño del héroe, a 2004 movie about the Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata by filmmaker Alfonso Arau, which proved to be one of the greatest disappointments in the Nuevo Cine Mexicano era, spending 7 million dollars in production and publicity but faring poorly at the box office.

    While most Latin acts talk about crossovers from Spanish to English, Alejandro is one of only a handful of artists that have managed to become a superstar by crossing over from the world of traditional ranchera music to the world of pop. That duality began in 1997 with Me Estoy Enamorando, a collaboration with producer Emilio Estefan that sold 3 million copies worldwide and established Alejandro as an international star. In 1998, Alejandro performed along with the operatic tenor Placido Domingo and the French singer Patricia Kaas in Christmas in Vienna VI.

    In 2004, A Corazón Abierto reunites Alejandro with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Kike Santander, who penned his greatest hits from “Me Estoy Enamorando”. But it also finds him singing the songs of a bold new generation of songwriters, including Gian Marco, Leonel García (one half of pop duo Sin Bandera), Reyli Barba (former member of pop band Elefante) and Mexican group Tres De Copas.

    “A Corazón Abierto” is about love, but it’s hardly a staid album. Quite the opposite. Under the guidance of producers Kike Santander and Aureo Baqueiro, the sound of this record is taken beyond the traditional and is an album rich in instrumentation rippling guitars, flowing strings and mariachi lines that treads on folk, rock and ranchera elements with organic ease and conviction. The superb emotional and musical interpretations are the clincher. At times exuberant, “A Corazón Abierto” can also be an album of subtle understatement, unafraid to bare the singer in every sense of the word.

    “Romanticism is something that will never die”, says Alejandro Fernández, explaining his choice of songs on “A Corazón Abierto”, his breakthrough recording about lost love, love that is never forgotten and the capacity to always love again. “I’m super, ultra passionate. We’re releasing an album that’s an x-ray of myself. That’s why it’s titled “A Corazón Abierto”. It was something very honest. Not naked, but something deeper than that”.

    In 2005, Alejandro launches México - Madrid: En Directo Y Sin Escalas (in English: Mexico - Madrid: Nonstop). Featuring 13 tracks including one new song, this album is Fernández at his best - live and in concert! “Produced by Aureo Baquiero and filmed in front of a live audience at Spain’s Palacio de Congresos IFEMA, the production features Fernández performing some of his biggest hits accompanied by a 28-piece orchestra and some of Spain’s most important voices on three of the songs: Amaia from La Oreja de Van Gogh joins him on “Me dediqué a perderte”; Malú duets with him on “Contigo aprendí”, and with flamenco star Diego El Cigala perform a moving version of “Como quien pierde una estrella”, accompanied on cajon by famed Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele. That same year, Alejandro was chosen to sing along with the tenors Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo in a special concerto celebrating the opening of the “Forum Internacional de las Culturas” in Monterrey. Alejandro’s performance was praised by the audience. He also recorded a duet song with the tenor Mario Frangoulis called “Hay Más” from the album Follow Your Heart.

    In 2007, launches Viento A Favor features tunes written by Leonel García and Noel Schajris (better known as emotive Latin-pop duo Sin Bandera) and Mexican singer Reyli Barba. They’re all taken to wuthering heights by Fernandez’s stellar vocal range, which goes from hushed whispers to booming intensity. First single “Te Voy A Perder” is an epic romance, and “Amor Gitano”, a duet with performer Beyoncé Knowles. Closing tune “Cuando Estamos Juntos” is another surprise, an acoustic-flavored ode to simple joy.

    He has five children, (Alejandro, Jr. and the twins, América and Camila) with his ex-wife, Mexican América Guinart, and two (Emiliano and Valentina) with his now ex-girlfriend, Colombian model Ximena Díaz.

    Dos mundos is the seventeenth studio album recorded by Mexican pop singer Alejandro Fernández.
    Dos Mundos is a 2-disc CD by Alejandro Fernández featuring two different genres on each CD. Dos Mundos: Evolución features songs recorded in Latin Pop while Dos Mundos: Tradición features songs recorded in Ranchera. The two CD's were sold both separately and bundled together under the title, Dos mundos: evolución + tradicion, turning Alejandro in the one of few Latin artist to do something similar.

    Discography

    1992: Alejandro Fernandez
    1993: Piel De Niña
    1994: Grandes Exitos A La Manera De Alejandro Fernandez
    1995: Que Seas Muy Feliz
    1996: Muy Dentro de Mi Corazón
    1997: Me Estoy Enamorando
    1999: Mi Verdad
    1999: Christmas in Vienna VI (Plácido Domingo, Patricia Kaas and Alejandro Fernández)
    2000: entre tus brazos
    2001: Orígenes
    2002: Un Canto De México
    2003: Niña Amada Mía
    2003: En Vivo: Juntos Por Ultima Vez
    2004: zapata: El sueño del héroe (Soundtrack)
    2004: A Corazón Abierto
    2005: México - Madrid: En Directo Y Sin Escalas
    2007: Viento A Favor
    2007: 15 Años De Éxitos
    2009 : Dos mundos: Evolución / Dos mundos: Tradición
    2013: Confidencias
    Live albums

    1999 : Christmas in Vienna VI
    2002 : Un Canto De México
    2003 : En Vivo: Juntos Por Ultima Vez
    2005 : México – Madrid: En Directo Y Sin Escalas
    2010 : Dos Mundos: Revolución


    Website :www.alejandrofernandez.com.
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