Luis Fonsi (Puerto Rican Singer)
Luis Fonsi BIOGRAPHY
Puerto Rican musician Luis Fonsi (pronounced [ˈlwis ˈfonsi]) was born on April 15, 1978 and goes by his stage name Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero. He is well-known for his dance-friendly, soulful tunes, such “Despacito” from 2017.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 15, 1978, Fonsi was the eldest child of Alfonso Rodríguez and Delia López-Cepero. Tatiana Rodríguez and Jean Rodríguez, both singers, are his two younger siblings.
When he was ten years old, his family made the decision to leave Puerto Rico and settle to Orlando, Florida.He went to Dr. Phillips High School and Westridge Middle School in Orlando. He sang in an a cappella group named “The Big Guys” while in high school. They performed for school events and neighbourhood fairs. Joey Fatone, one of the group members, eventually joined *NSYNC.
Fonsi received a full scholarship and enrolled at Florida State University School of Music in 1995.In addition, he sang in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Florida State University Singers, the school’s choir. He eventually left school to focus on his musical career.Universal Music Latin extended an offer of a recording contract to him shortly afterward.
Fonsi’s debut album, Comenzaré (I Will Begin), was recorded in 1997 and released in 1998. The album featured the hits “Si Tú Quisieras,” “Perdóname,” “Dime Como,” and “Me Iré,” and it peaked at number 11 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.With Fonsi performing well in places like Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and Venezuela, Comenzaré became a smash song in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. Eterno, his 2000 follow-up, was even more popular. At this same period, Fonsi collaborated with Christina Aguilera on a duet for her Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo, released in 2000.
Luis Fonsi was chosen in 2007 to serve on the jury for the reincarnation of Menudo, a Latino boy band.Under the Sony BMG Epic Records label, the band would create multiple albums with a blend of urban, pop, and rock music in both English and Spanish.
Fonsi honoured President Barack Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo on December 11, 2009.Fonsi embarked on a tour to promote his album Tierra Firme throughout Latin America in 2011 after it was released.
Despacito” with Daddy Yankee was released and promoted in January 2017. The music video became the most viewed video globally and the number one single in almost every Latin Billboard chart on YouTube on April 5, 2018, when it attained five billion views. The English remix of the song, which included Canadian singer Justin Bieber, was released in April 2017. For the week of May 27, 2017, the Bieber-featured remix peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Fonsi and Yankee’s first and Bieber’s sixth number one on the list, respectively. During one of his Puerto Rican concerts, Bieber invited Fonsi to the stage to perform the duet with him in order to promote the remix. For 16 weeks in a row, the song was the top tune.
He released “Échame la Culpa” in November 2017 with Demi Lovato, and it peaked at number three on the Hot Latin chart.19] The song was nominated for Best Latin at the MTV Video Music Awards and won Song of the Year at the 2018 Latin American Music Awards.The song had sold over a million copies globally as of 2018. Fonsi and Stefflon Don released the single “Calypso” in June 2018. On the Hot Latin chart, the song reached at number 11. He worked with Clean Bandit on the song “Baby” from their second studio album on November 2, 2018.Number 13 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and number 15 on the UK Singles chart were the song’s top positions.
Fonsi gave a performance at the Pan American Games opening ceremony in Lima, Peru, on July 26, 2019.At the ceremony, he performed a number of his songs, including the global hit “Despacito”.Fonsi will narrate Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in December 2023 as a guest.
$20 million is the estimated net worth of Puerto Rican musician and composer Luis Fonsi. Well-known hits by Luis Fonsi include “Aquí Estoy Yo,” “Échame la Culpa,” and “Despacito.” The latter song, which featured Justin Bieber and rapper Daddy Yankee, went on to win five Billboard Music Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards, making it Fonsi’s greatest hit to date. In addition, the song’s music video became the most watched YouTube video ever, with over 11 million copies sold.
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