Being just a child became a real phenomenon in Mexico that soon swept across the Latin world. A star that, thanks to the romantic song, arose as one of the leading voices in Spanish, and that after years of bump in his career he returned to popularity thanks to the series based on his life.
Winner of six Grammy awards, 2011 Billboard magazine he was designated as the Latin artist more important of the last 25 years.
The second season of ‘Luis Miguel, the series’ debut over 2020 on the platform Netflix.
Luis Miguel was born April 19, 1970 in San Juan Puerto Rico and is the son of the artist Luisito Rey and Italian Marcela Basteri.
He began to sing with just ten years ago 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.
Luis Miguel 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 launch although we do know that it will arrive in 2020, will focus on the adult stage of Luis Miguel, again with the mexican actor Diego Boneta performing at the singer.
The artist, who on the 19th of April 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.
The fiction is also based on interviews with the singer himself, and information published during all these years, and with the approval of the artist.
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.
After some tv appearance, accompanied to the guitar by his father, Luis Miguel acted with great success at the wedding of the daughter of the mexican president José López Portillo, in 1981, when I was 11 years old, which helped her get her first recording contract with the company EMI.
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 career.
Luis Miguel has received dozens of awards, among them a half-dozen Latin Grammy awards and three times the World Music Award for the Latin artist with the highest number of sales (1990, 1995 and 1998).
KING OF THE ROMANTIC SONG.
After their landing at Warner Music in 1987 came one of the biggest successes of her career, thanks to the collaboration with the composer Juan Carlos Calderón: the albums ‘I Am as I want to be’ (1987), ‘Seeking a woman’ (1988) and ‘20 years’ (1990), with ‘unconditional’, a song from the album ‘I Am as I want to be’, as a signature issue of his career.
In 1991, Luis Miguel released his first album of boleros, ‘Romance’, followed by ‘Second Romance’ (1994), ‘Romance’ (1997) and ‘My Romance’ (2001), with the collaboration, among others, Armando Manzanero.
‘Romance’ was a real success record, not only in Mexico, where it was placed as the third best selling album, but is still one of the albums in Spanish sold to the global level, a merit added to their multi platinum records for other recordings which, without doubt, contributed to that in 2011, Billboard magazine will be designated as best Latin artist of the past 25 years.
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.
Since the release of ‘Love is a pleasure’ (1999) publications record each time have been more scarce, to the point that in the last decade has only released the album ‘¡Mexico forever!’, and among his latest works are a live album, one of “remixes” and other Christmas songs.
For more than a year and a half the tour of presentation of its last year took the artist all over the world in a series of 150 concerts in which, among other emblematic places, he returned to fill in for several consecutive nights at the National Auditorium of Mexico, showing that, despite everything, The Sun is still in great shape after almost four decades of musical career.
By Miriam Soto.