Álex Ubago is a Spanish singer-songwriter. He is known for his heartfelt voice and his ballads, he was able to record his debut album "Que Pides Tu" when manager Iñigo Argomaniz that used to go to Alex's cousin's bar heard a demo that Alex made for his girlfriend, his first cd contain songs from this first demo, the songs are "Sabes" and "Hay Que Ver". Alex started to tour national radios with his guitar to be interviewed; this strategy worked and his album hit the charts. But he reached absolute fame with the publication of the song "Sin Miedo A Nada", featuring Amaia Montero, his biggest hit to date; when he was four years old, his parents moved to San Sebastián. He wrote his first song at the age of 15, he taught himself. Alex replied. That's how I started at 15. One day I finished a song that I liked and wanted someone to listen to it, I wanted to sing it to someone; that first song still exists, it's written but not recorded. From that moment on I kept writing". Álex Ubago taught himself to sing, at the age of 22 released his debut album ¿Qué pides tú?, which sold 900,000 units in Spain and was certified 2X platinum in Mexico.
Ubago received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2003, but the award was won by fellow Spanish performer David Bisbal. Ubago's album Fantasía o Realidad was released in 2004, was as successful as his first album. Ubago was nominated again for a Latin Grammy for his album Calle Ilusión which peaked at number three in the Spanish Albums Charts. Alex Ubago wrote several songs, he contacted his cousin David, a musician with a home studio. Together, the two recorded some of Ubago's compositions, hoping to present them to Ubago's girlfriend as a birthday present. Soon these casual recordings were received by manager Inigio Argomaniz, who presented the material to some of his friends working in the industry. Ubago was urged to record some more of his material, in time enough material had been written to be formally presented; the new songs were received by DRO Atlantic artistic director Alfonso Pérez. In October, 2000, the contracts were signed. Three years ¿Qué Pides Tu? was released, followed by Fantasia o Realidad in 2004.
The latter record achieved gold and platinum status, given its strong sales in Spain, Latin America, the U. S. In 2006, Ubago released Aviones de Cristal, featuring the song "Viajar Contigo", one of Ubago's many Billboard chart successes, he made it to the top of the Latin music charts, Ubago’s face appeared on every cover of Latin and Spanish entertainment magazines, including Rolling Stone. He performed over 100 concerts in his home country after that release, his album went platinum several times worldwide. In 2010, Alex collaborated with Cuban singer Lena and the ex-Bacilos member, Colombian Jorge Villamizar, forming a new project titled Alex, Jorge y Lena, their first single was "Estar Contigo". In 2011 the trio was nominated for a Premio Lo Nuestro for Duo, they performed "Estar Contigo" during the ceremony. Alex Ubago Official Site Alex Ubago Official Site in English Alex Ubago's Official Label Site
Acústico (Ednita Nazario album)
Acústico is the 18th album and second live album of Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario. Is the first of two albums recorded during a special presentation of her at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the album is the realization of a unique project of Nazario where she turned the Arts Center into a recording studio, inviting 300 friends to share with her that night. The album includes special appearances by Puerto Rican singer/producer Tommy Torres, who would become Ednita's producer for her next few albums, singer Jorge Laboy; the album was certified Disco de Oro by the RIAA on October 15, 2002 for selling over 100,000 in the states. It was certified Disco Platinum for selling over 200,000. "Eres Libre" "Tú Sin Mí" "Tu Sabes Bien" "Ahora Es Tarde Ya" "Hielo Bajo El Sol" "Medley" "El Dolor De Tu Presencia" "Un Corazón Hecho Pedazos" "Lloviendo Flores" "Mas Grande Que Grande" "Medley" "Por Ti Me Casaré" "Mi Pequeño Amor" "No Voy A Llorar" "Tanto Que Te Dí" "No Me Mires Así" Produced by Ednita Nazario
"Tal Vez" is a Latin pop song and the first single from Ricky Martin's Spanish language album, Almas del Silencio. A Spanish language song, it was released as a promotional single on March 17, 2003 in Latin territories. A music video, directed by Kacho Lopez and Carlos Pérez, aired in March 2003. "Tal Vez" spent eleven weeks at the top. It spent thirteen weeks at the top of Latin Pop Airplay and peaked at number one on the Tropical Songs for one week. "Tal Vez" reached number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to its seventy-three peak on the Hot 100 Airplay. European promotional CD single "Tal Vez" – 4:41US / Latin America promotional CD single "Tal Vez" – 4:15 List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Tracks of 2003 List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Pop Airplay of 2003 List of number-one Billboard Hot Tropical Songs of 2003 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas, known professionally as Juan Luis Guerra, is a Dominican musician, singer and record producer. He has sold over 30 million records, has won numerous awards including 18 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Latin Billboard Music Awards. Guerra won 3 Latin Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. In 2012, he won the Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year. Guerra is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists of recent decades, his popular style of merengue and Afro-Latin fusion has garnered him considerable success throughout Latin America. He is credited for popularizing bachata music on a global level and is associated with the genre, although his distinct style of bachata features a more traditional bolero rhythm and aesthetic mixed with bossa-nova influenced melodies and harmony in some of his songs, he does not limit himself to one style of music. "Ojalá Que Llueva Café" is one of his most critically acclaimed pieces. Guerra studied literature at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
He studied guitar and music theory at El Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Santo Domingo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, from which he graduated in 1982 with a diploma in jazz composition. After returning to the Dominican Republic, he released his first album, "Soplando" with local musicians who became known as Juan Luis Guerra y 440; the number refers to the standard tuning of A440. According to Guerra, this first album was based on jazz tunes and concepts he had learned at Berklee, it "wasn't intended to be a commercial hit." Subsequently, however, he began to write more merengues. In 1984, after a performance in front of the Dominican entrepreneur Bienvenido Rodríguez, Juan Luis Guerra was signed to Karen Records; this marked a radical shift in Guerra's musical style toward merengue. In this period, he recorded two albums, Mudanza y Acarreo in 1985 and Mientras Más Lo Pienso... Tú in 1987; these works gained more recognition, the band was nominated to attend the Festival of OTI to represent the Dominican Republic.
In 1988, during the recording of the album Ojalá Que Llueva Café, Guerra became the dominant vocalist of 440. This album began his international recognition. In 1990, 440 released their next album, Bachata Rosa, which became a major hit and earned Guerra his first Grammy award. With sales over five million, the album let Guerra keep touring Latin USA and Europe, it contains memorable love songs such as "Burbujas de amor", "Bachata Rosa", "Rosalía", "Como abeja al panal", "A pedir su mano", "Carta de amor", "Estrellitas y duendes". Guerra attracted controversy in 1992 after he released Areíto, it featured the hit single "El costo de la vida", whose video has an anti-capitalist message. Other songs included in this album protest the poor conditions in many Latin American countries, the celebration of the'discovery' of the Americas, the double standards of first-world nations. "El costo de la vida" was his first number-one hit in the Hot Latin Tracks. His next album, Fogaraté avoided such controversy.
It focuses on more rural and lesser known types like Perico Ripiao. Guerra's 1998 release Ni es lo mismo ni es igual won three Latin Grammys in 2000 for Best Merengue Performance, Best Tropical Song, Best Engineered Album, its hits include "Mi PC", "Palomita Blanca", "El Niágara en Bicicleta". In 2004, Guerra released his first new album in six years. Entitled "Para Tí", the album's songs are Christian; this album won two awards at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, in the categories of Gospel-Pop and Tropical-Merengue, for the hit single Las Avispas, the first time that one song has won these two categories at the same time. Other hits included "Para Tí" and "Soldado". At the same time, Guerra was honored with the Latino Special Award for the Music Academy of Spain for his contributions to the music of his country and the Caribbean in the last 20 years. In January 2006, Guerra performed at Berklee's 60th anniversary, along with other artists such as Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Michel Camilo and Chiara Civello.
That same year, he recorded with Diego Torres in "Abriendo Caminos" and with Maná in "Bendita Tu Luz". Guerra set records for the highest-grossing music tour when he opened for The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour at their San Juan, Puerto Rico show in February 2006, he was invited by Sting to sing with him at a concert at Altos de Chavón, La Romana in the Dominican Republic in 2006. At the Premio Lo Nuestro awards in 2007, he was given the honorary lifetime achievement award, he performed the lead single of his new album, "La Llave De Mi Corazón", released in March 2007. Guerra won more than 20 awards with this CD, including 5 Latin Grammy Awards, 6 Premios Casandra awards, 4 billboard Awards, 2 lo nuestro, one Grammy Award. On April 6, 2006, Guerra was honored as a BMI Icon at the 13th annual BMI Latin Awards. Named BMI's 1995 Latin Songwriter of the Year, Guerra's songw
Calle 13 (band)
Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band formed by stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar who calls himself Residente and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez, who calls himself Visitante and their half-sister Ileana Cabra Joglar aka PG-13 or ILE. Stepbrothers Pérez and Cabra first got a record deal with White Lion Records after sending the label a demo tape, after the controversial song "Querido F. B. I." was released, the group gained notoriety in Puerto Rico. In 2005, Calle 13 released its eponymously titled debut album, which became popular due to the singles "Se Vale Tó-Tó" and "¡Atrévete-te-te!". In 2007, the group released its second album, Residente o Visitante, very successful and experimented with a wide variety of genres; the album win three Latin Grammys. The group released its third album, Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo, in 2008, which won Album of the Year at the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards. Calle 13 released Entren Los Que Quieran in November 2010 and its latest album, Multi Viral, on March 1, 2014. Calle 13 is noted for its eclectic musical style using unconventional instrumentation in its music, which distances the group from the reggaeton genre.
The band is known for its satirical lyrics as well as social commentary about Latin American issues and culture. The stepbrothers are strong supporters of the Puerto Rican independence movement, a stance that has generated controversy. For their work, the group has won twenty-one Latin Grammy Awards, holding the record for the most Latin Grammy wins, they have won three Grammy Awards. Residente and Visitante met when they were both two years old, when Residente's mother married Visitante's father; the family developed strong ties to the Puerto Rican arts community. The duo asserts that they lived a comfortable lifestyle growing up, as Residente places himself in a group of Puerto Ricans who are "too poor to be rich and too rich to be poor." Although their parents divorced, the stepbrothers remained close. When they were children, Visitante would visit his brother at the Calle 13 of the El Conquistador subsection of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico every week. Since the subsection is a gated community, visitors were asked "¿Residente o visitante?" by a security guard when approaching the community's main gate.
Therefore, Visitante would identify himself as a visitor, while Residente would have to insist that he was a resident to clear the gate. The pair named themselves Calle 13 after the street. Before living there, they lived at Calle 11. Residente studied to be an accountant, Visitante finished a computer science degree. An art course prompted Residente to pursue a career as a multimedia designer, Visitante became a full-time musician and producer. Residente states that his degree in design has influenced his musical style: "What I used to do with my visual art is the same thing I do now with my lyrics. My songs are descriptive visual." Besides this, Residente was a fan of what was called "underground rap" in Puerto Rico, started to earn a reputation as a lyricist. Meanwhile, Visitante participated in a rock and Brazilian batucada group. After Residente finished studying in Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design and earned a master of fine arts in animation, sequential art and film, he returned to Puerto Rico.
Soon after, both of them started working on their music. They claim they did it as a joke, but they still managed to get some of their songs heard throughout Puerto Rico, they began recording music together in 2004, with the idea of hosting their work on a website, beginning with two demos. Within a year, the duo began looking for a record label to distribute their music commercially, they decided to pursue a deal at White Lion Records, because Tego Calderón was on the label, whom the two admired. While their first album was being mixed, Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, leader of the Puerto Rican revolutionary group known as Los Macheteros, was killed in the course of arrest by the F. B. I. Angered by the F. B. I.'s action, Residente wrote a song protesting against what had happened to Ojeda and asked his record label to allow the group to release it on the Internet through viral marketing through Indymedia Puerto Rico, an alternative news website. Public controversy about the song's lyrics ensured immediate attention from mainstream media in Puerto Rico and gave the band instant rise to local fame.
The song, according to critics, "redefined what a reggaeton vocalist's relationship to Puerto Rico should be." Soon after this, the duo rose to fame in 2005 with two back-to-back hits on Puerto Rican radio stations: "Se Vale Tó-Tó" and "Atrevete-te-te!" Both songs were included on their eponymously titled debut album, released on November 29, 2005. After this rise to fame, the duo was sought by other reggaetón artists, they collaborated with artists such as Voltio in the song "Ojalai", with the Three 6 Mafia
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri is a Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer and icon in Latin America referred to as El Sol de México. He is regarded by many as the most successful artist in Latin American history, having performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, boleros, jazz, big band and mariachi. Luis Miguel is recognized as the only Latin singer of his generation to not crossover to the anglo market during the "Latin Explosion" in the 1990s. Despite singing only in Spanish, he continued to be the best selling Latin artist in the 1990s, was credited for popularizing the bolero genre into the mainstream market. To date, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Latin pop music, along with his personal life and showmanship on stage, has made Luis Miguel popular for nearly his entire career, which started in Mexico in 1982. Having won his first Grammy Award at the age of fourteen for his duet "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" with Sheena Easton, he is the youngest male artist in music history to have received this accolade.
In 1991, the RIAA recognized the high sales for his 1991 album Romance, itself being the third best-selling music album in Mexico, one of the best-selling Spanish language albums of all time. He was the first Latin artist to have been awarded two Platinum certified Spanish-language albums in the United States with ‘‘Romance’’ and ‘‘Segundo Romance’’ the latter earning him 35 platinum records throughout Central and South America, he is recognized by Billboard, as the artist with the most top 10 hits on the Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart. His album Complices was released in 2008 and peaked at No.10 on the Billboard 200. His most recent album ¡México Por Siempre! was released in 2017, it earned him his second No. 1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Albums and achieved double platinum status. Luis Miguel is known for his high-grossing live performances, he is the first-highest grossing Latin touring artist since Boxscore began tracking touring data in 1990, with a towering total of $278.5 million.
With the Luis Miguel Tour, which took place in 2010, he visited 22 countries in North America, South America and Europe, where he performed in a three-year span with a total of 223 shows all over the world, making it the longest and highest-grossing tour made by a Latin artist. He holds the record for the most consecutive presentations in the Auditorio Nacional with a total of 30 consecutive concerts as well as the record for the most presentations in the same venue with a total of 258 concerts. During his child years, his father, his manager, encouraged him to watch and analyze nearly every movie and concert performance of Elvis Presley. In 1982, Luis Miguel released his first album, Un Sol, by the Mexican branch of EMI Records, which won him his first gold disc at the age of 11. Two years he started touring Latin American countries including Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina, he scored a major hit with his single, "1+1=Dos Enamorados". In 1984, Luis Miguel turned into Spanish rock-pop style, with the international release of his fourth studio album Palabra de Honor produced by the Spanish Hispavox director Honorio Herrero.
In 1985, at age of 15, he took part at the Sanremo Music Festival, where he won the second place award with his song "Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi". That same year, he was presented with the "Antorcha de Plata" Award in the Viña del Mar Music Festival for his duet single "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" with Scottish singer Sheena Easton. In 1983, he co-starred in the film Ya Nunca Más and in 1985, Fiebre de Amor with singer Lucero as his co-star. In 1986, Luis Miguel gave his career a brief break, as his relationship with his father was souring due to alleged mismanagement, poor financial decisions and risking his earnings of his career. Shortly after signing with Warner Records, in 1987, he fired his father and started to work with Juan Carlos Calderón. Luis Miguel's album Soy Como Quiero Ser in May 1987 sold well over 2.5 million records. The album featured covering hits such as "Cuando Calienta El Sol", "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar", "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Ti". On 25 November 1988, Luis Miguel's second album Busca Una Mujer was released.
The first single La Incondicional became a top-ten hit throughout Latin America in the first half of 1989, thanks in part to the music video it spent over seven months on the top ten of many Latin American charts. The video was shocking to many fans; this cemented his transition from a child star into an adult superstar. By the end of 1989, the second single Fría Como el Viento reached No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks. He had a top-ten single Separados in early 1990, peaking at #8. In 1990, he made a successful transition from a child singer to an adult showman with the album 20 Años and an ensuing string of sold-out shows first in Mexico throughout Latin America and elsewhere in the world. 20 Años which sold 600,000 copies in its first week of release, resulted in release of three singles "Tengo Todo Excepto A Ti", "Entrégate", "Amante Del Amor" with the two former hitting number 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks in 1990. In 1991, Luis Miguel's career went to greater heights and earned him the respect of a wider audience with the release of Romance, an album of romantic boleros, most of them from the 1950s.
He has been credited with reinventing the bolero for modern audiences. The album Romance, which became his most successful material eventually sold 7 million units worldwide. In 1993, Luis Miguel's fifth studio album, was released, which won him that year'
American Airlines Arena
The American Airlines Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture; the Arena is home to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. The American Airlines Arena is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at Government Center station via free transfers to Metromover Omni Loop, providing direct service to Freedom Tower and Park West stations; the Arena is within walking distance from the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail station. The American Airlines Arena has 2,105 club seats, 80 luxury suites, 76 private boxes; the Waterfront Theater is Florida's largest theater, housed within the arena, that can seat between 3,000 and 5,800. The theater can be configured for family events, musical theatre and other stage shows. American Airlines which has a hub at Miami International Airport maintains the American Airlines Arena Travel Center at the venue.
The airline holds the naming rights for another NBA venue, the American Airlines Center for the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, which opened in 2001. The American Airlines Arena opened on December 31, 1999 and its construction cost was $213 million. Architectural design team members included George Heinlein, Cristian Petschen, Reinaldo Borges, Lance Simon; the American Airlines Arena was inaugurated with a concert by Gloria Estefan. Two days on January 2, 2000, the Miami Heat played its first game in the new arena by defeating the Orlando Magic 111–103; as part of its sponsorship arrangement, American Airlines had a giant aircraft painted atop the arena's roof, with an American Airlines logo in the center. The design is visible from airplanes taking off and landing at Miami International Airport, where American has a hub; the arena has luxury skyboxes called "Flagship Lounges", a trademark used for American's premium-class lounges at certain airports. Local sportscasters refer to the arena as the "triple-A".
Some sports reporters on the local news stations such as WSVN have referred to the arena as "A3". The arena is known for its unusual scoreboard, designed by Artist Christopher Janney. Drawing on the underwater anemone forms, the scoreboard changes colors depending on the atmosphere. For concerts in an arena configuration, end stage capacity is 12,202 for 180° shows, 15,402 for 270° shows, 18,309 for 360° shows. For center stage concerts the arena can seat 19,146; the Miami Heat has not had to pay to use the $357-million venue, which sits on $38 million of county land. "It was never a good deal," says former Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson, who opposed the new arena in 1996. "There are certain politicians who just get stars in their eyes and don't think about what the real cost is going to be." WTVJ, the city's NBC owned-and-operated station in Miami, had their Downtown Miami Studios in the back of the arena from 2001 till 2011. Despite American Airlines' logo change, American Airlines Arena still uses the airline's old logo.
Traffic congestion after events can cause delays for those. Visitors to the American Airlines Arena are encouraged to take Metrorail, Metromover, or Metrobus, as parking can be scarce and expensive. Metromover's Freedom Tower station is located two blocks west of the arena; the nearest Metrorail stations are Historic Overtown. The Metromover connects to Metrorail at Government Center station. American Airlines Arena features 939 parking spaces during HEAT Games. On-site parking is reserved for Dewar's 12 Clubhouse ticket holders. On-site parking spaces must be pre-purchased through the Arena's Official Parking Provider, ParkJockey; the American Airlines Arena along with the American Airlines Center in Dallas, hosted the 2006 NBA Finals and the 2011 NBA Finals. The Miami Heat played the Dallas Mavericks; the Heat won the championship in 2006 in Dallas and the Mavericks won in the 2011 rematch in Miami. These series were the second appearances in the NBA Finals for both franchises; as the airline held the naming rights to both venues, people nicknamed the matchups as the "American Airlines series".
The arena hosted the 2012, 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals along with the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City in 2012, the AT&T Center in San Antonio in 2013 and 2014. In 2012, the Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games, winning the championship at home. In 2013, the Heat played the San Antonio Spurs; the Heat faced a 3-2 series deficit returning to Miami but won games 6 and 7 to defend their championship. In 2014, the Spurs defeated the Heat in five games in San Antonio and won the championship and the rematch. Since 2015, the arena has hosted the annual Hoophall Miami Invitational, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball showcase event; the American Airlines Arena hosted the first UFC event in the state of Florida, UFC 42: Sudden Impact, on April 25, 2003. The arena held the WCW pay per view Uncensored in March 2000; the NFL Honors is scheduled for American Airlines Arena in 2020. Mariah Carey performed here as part of her Rainbow World Tour on March 29, 2000.
On November 7–8, 2002, Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour performed at American Airlines Arena for an NBC special, which aired in April 2003, winning an Emmy Award. On March 28, 2004, Britney Spears performed to a sold out show as part of The Onyx Hotel Tour; the show was broadcast live over the world. She performed as part of her The Circus Starring Britney Spears Tour at the arena on March 7, 2009 and set an attendance record with a s