Today’s Digital – LUIS MIGUEL MEETS a HALF-CENTURY

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“The sun of Mexico”. He was born April 19, 1970 in San Juan Puerto Rico and is the son of the artist Luisito Rey and Italian Marcela Basteri. In 2011 Billboard magazine he was designated as the Latin artist more important of the last 25 years

Luis Miguel began singing with barely ten years old and soon became a phenomenon in Mexico, and in one of the great voices of the romantic song.
So much so that he was not yet 15 years old when he received his first Grammy award, and after four decades of career, remains one of the great representatives of mexican music and Latin in the world.
The so-called “Sun of Mexico” was not born in Veracruz, as they did believe in the beginning of his career, but in San Juan of Puerto Rico, but that didn’t stop that quickly became ‘The Sun of Mexico’, the protagonist of a life that has provided inspiration to for a number of the productura Netflix, which last January announced a second installment of ‘Luis Miguel. The series’.
If the first season chronicles the childhood and youth of the artist, the second installment of the series, for which there is still no concrete date of release, although we know that will come in 2020, will focus on the adult stage of Luis Miguel, again with the mexican actor Diego Boneta performing at the singer.
The artist, that the next Sunday, April 19, marks 50 years, he has led an intense life that the journalist Javier León Herrera has picked up in the biographies ‘Luis My King’ (1997), ‘Luis Miguel: the history’ and ‘Gold King. Luis Miguel, 50 years of the Sun’. In the first of them is based on the series of Netflix, which has achieved a remarkable success in Mexico and throughout the hispanic world.

A review of his biography from the perspective of the own Luis Miguel, which does not leave in good place and the role played by his father, the Spanish singer, Luisito Rey, and tries to solve the mystery of the disappearance of his mother, the Italian Marcela Basteri, an event that has marked the life of the artist.
The production helped the mexican artist to be placed again on the cusp of popularity after overcoming the biggest crisis of his career, although by the end of 2017 was launched until now is their last studio album, ‘¡Mexico forever!’, after seven years without recording an album, and the second of rancheras of her musical career after ‘Mexico in skin’ (2004).
If something has become famous with Luis Miguel, one of the great representatives of the romantic song in Spanish, their boleros and ballads, although throughout his career he has been successful with all kinds of genres, from mariachi to pop, and others, such as the tango or the jazz.

The artist is the father of three children: Michelle, born of his relationship with Stephanie Salas; Miguel and Daniel, born of his relationship with actress Aracely Arámbula, and has starred in other romances as he had with the american singer Mariah Carey.
Child prodigy
In 1982, at the age of 12, he debuted with the album ‘A Sun’, and that same year he released ‘straight to the heart’. In 1983 released his third album, ‘in the Mood’, although the ultimate success came with ‘Word of honour’, which includes the ballad that gives its title to the album, an album that a year later would launch into a version in Italian. The young Luis Miguel went on with success by the prestigious festivals of song of Viña del Mar (Chile) and San Remo (Italy), and also starred in two movies: ‘never again’ (1984) and ‘Fever of Love’ (1985), with their corresponding soundtracks. In 1985 he won the first of the six Grammy awards he has received throughout his successful artistic career.