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Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero

(1978-04-15) April 15, 1978 (age 41)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active1998–present
Adamari López
(m. 2006;div. 2010)

Águeda López(m. 2014)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Labels Universal Latin

Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero (born April 15, 1978), known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for multiple songs, one of them being "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.

Despacito 2017 single by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee

"Despacito" is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi's 2019 studio album Vida. On January 12, 2017, Universal Music Latin released "Despacito" and its music video, which shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría. The song was written by Fonsi, Erika Ender, and Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. A remix version featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released on April 17, 2017, which helped to improve the song's chart performance in numerous countries, including various number-one positions. "Despacito" has been widely credited by music journalists as being instrumental in popularizing Spanish-language pop music in the mainstream market again. The worldwide increase of Latin pop music consumption throughout 2017 and 2018 has been referred to as "the 'Despacito' effect."

Daddy Yankee Puerto Rican musician

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. Daddy Yankee is the artist who coined the word Reggaeton in 1994 to describe the new music genre that was emerging from Puerto Rico; he is known as the "King of Reggaetón" by music critics and fans alike.


Luis Fonsi received his first Latin Grammy Award nominations in Record of the Year category and won Song of the Year thanks to the song "Aquí Estoy Yo". The song also won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. "Despacito" became Fonsi's biggest success winning four Latin Grammy Award, seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Billboard Music Award and received three Grammy Awards nominations. He also won one Latin American Music Award for "Échame la Culpa" with Demi Lovato.

Latin Grammy Award accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences of the United States

A Latin Grammy Award is an award by The Latin Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States. Submissions of products recorded in regional languages from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula of Hispanophone or Lusophone countries such as Catalan, Guarani, Quechua may also be considered. Both the regular Grammy Award and the Latin Grammy Award have similar nominating and voting processes, in which the selections are decided by peers within the Latin music industry.

Aquí Estoy Yo single

"Aquí Estoy Yo" is a song written by Luis Fonsi, Claudia Brant and Gen Rubin; it was produced by Luis Fonsi and Sebastián Krys for Fonsi's seventh studio album Palabras del Silencio (2008), and it is performed by Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, David Bisbal, and Noel Schajris.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. The Billboard awards are the Latin music industry’s longest running award. The award ceremonies are held during the same week of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. The first award ceremony began in 1994. In addition to awards given on the basis of success on the Billboard charts, the ceremony includes the Spirit of Hope award for humanitarian achievements and the Lifetime Achievement award, as well as awards by the broadcasting partner. Musician Enrique Iglesias has won 47 awards. The Billboard Latin Music includes entrants from the United States, Latin America, and Spain, although other countries are eligible if an artist performs Latin music.

As of 2018 he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito". [1]

<i>Guinness World Records</i> Reference book listing world records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception from 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London in August 1954.

Early life

Fonsi was born on April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the oldest child of Alfonso Rodríguez and Delia López-Cepero. He has two younger siblings: Juan Rodríguez, who also is a singer, and Tatiana Rodríguez.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Capital and municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.)

San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it is the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States, with a population of 395,326. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's capital is the third oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 and Panama City, in Panama, founded in 1519. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city's former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristóbal, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.

Growing up, Fonsi idolized the stars of the popular group Menudo, [2] and the San Juan Children's Choir.[ citation needed ]

Menudo was a Puerto Rican-based, Latino boy band that was formed in the 1970s by producer Edgardo Díaz. Menudo was one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history, releasing their first album in 1977. The band achieved much success, especially during the 1980s, becoming the most popular Latin American teen musical group of the era. The group disbanded in 2009.

The San Juan Children's Choir is a children's choir from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group was founded in 1966 by its director, Evy Lucío Córdova, whose founding members included Gloria Tristani, who went on to become the first Hispanic member of the Federal Communications Commission during President Clinton's Administration, and Giannina Braschi, the Puerto Rican writer who chronicles her experiences with Evy Lucío and the San Juan's Children's Choir in her novel "Yo-Yo Boing!"

He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, and participated in a group called "Big Guys." They sang at school parties and local festivals. One of the members of the group, Joey Fatone, later joined *NSYNC.

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In 1995, Fonsi enrolled at Florida State University to study music. He also joined the school's choir the Florida State University Singers and sang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. [3]

Fonsi attended Florida State University School of Music on a full scholarship, [4] majoring in Vocal Performance. Eventually, he dropped out in order to pursue a career in music. [5] [6] Soon after, he was offered a recording contract by Universal Music Latin.


In 1998, Fonsi recorded his debut album, Comenzaré (I Will Begin). The record peaked at number 11 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and contained the singles "Si Tú Quisieras," "Perdóname," "Dime Como," and "Me Iré". [7] Comenzaré became a hit in Puerto Rico and across Latin America, with Fonsi doing well in markets like Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and Venezuela. His 2000 follow-up, Eterno , was even more successful. Around this time, Fonsi also recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her 2000 Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo . On May 1, 2000, Fonsi performed at the Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, an outdoor concert in Rome, attended by Pope John Paul II. That same year, Ednita Nazario won a Latin Grammy Award for a song composed by Fonsi. He also performed, with other artists, at the White House in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks.

In 2002, Fonsi was the opening act for Britney Spears' Dream Within a Dream Tour in the US and Mexico. In the same year he debuted his English album "Fight The Feeling" trying to do a crossover with the first single "Secret" featuring Joey Fatone in the video. In 2003, Luis Fonsi performed to billions of viewers across the globe at Miss World 2003 in China.

His fifth CD, Abrazar la vida , sold very well, which opened new markets in Europe. "¿Quién Te Dijo Eso?" reached number one on the Billboard Latin charts. During his time in the studio for the next album, Fonsi recorded "Amazing", a duet with Spice Girl Emma Bunton for her 2004 album Free Me . His sixth CD, Paso a Paso , debuted at number one and sent him into international markets. "Nada Es Para Siempre" also reached number one on the music charts, and was a nominee for the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2006, he contributed to El Piruli, a tribute album honoring Víctor Yturbe, singing a classic bolero, "Historia de un Amor."

In 2007, Luis Fonsi was selected to be part of the jury of the new version of the Latino boy band Menudo. [8] The band would be a fusion of urban, pop and rock music in English and Spanish to produce several albums with the label of Sony BMG Epic Records. Several auditions were held in different cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, New York, among others. Fonsi was a part of the Dallas competition where along the side of radio announcer Daniel Luna they chose varies contestants and in their pickings, rising star JC Gonzalez was 1 of the 25 selected.

His seventh CD, Palabras del Silencio , debuted and stayed in the number one position for many weeks. Luis Fonsi entered the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in September 2008 with his song "No Me Doy por Vencido", debuting at number 98 and peaking at number 92. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, one of his biggest hits to date. "No Me Doy por Vencido" became Billboard's "Latin Pop Song of the Decade," and spent 21 weeks at number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

In November 2009, Luis Fonsi was awarded a Latin Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" for his composition "Aquí Estoy Yo".

On December 11, 2009, Fonsi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, honoring recipient President Barack Obama. [9]

In 2011, Fonsi released the album Tierra Firme , and went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America. [10]

On July 9, 2011, Billboard named Fonsi "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation".

In 2014, Fonsi released his album 8 , a reference to his eighth career album. He then did a tour named "Somos Uno" in 2014–15. He also mentioned that acting would be on his career path and that he wouldn't mind acting with Mexican actors and actresses.

In January 2017, "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee was promoted and released. On April 4, 2018, the music video reached five billion views on YouTube, with the song becoming number one in nearly every Latin Billboard chart, and the most viewed video in the world. In April 2017, the song was given an English remix featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The remix featuring Bieber reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 27, 2017, becoming both Fonsi and Yankee's first number one on the chart, and Bieber's fifth. Bieber promoted the remix at one of his shows in Puerto Rico, inviting Fonsi onto stage to perform the duet with him. The song remained number one for 16 consecutive weeks, tying One Sweet Day, by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men as the longest reigning top song in the chart's history.

In November 2017, he released the song "Échame la Culpa", featuring Demi Lovato, which debuted at number three on the Hot Latin chart. [11] The song won Song of the Year at the Latin American Music Awards of 2018 and received one nomination for Best Latin at the MTV Video Music Awards. As of 2018 the song sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

In June 2018, Fonsi released the single "Calypso", with Stefflon Don. [12] The song peaked at number 11 on the Hot Latin chart. On 2 November 2018, he collaborated on the track "Baby" by Clean Bandit from their second studio album. [13] The song peaked at number 13 of Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and at number 15 of UK Singles Chart.

On 13 January 2019, the singer joined with Wisin, Alejandra Guzmán and Carlos Vives as coaches of the first Spanish season of La Voz by Telemundo. [14]

After five years since "8", on 1 February 2019 his 10th studio album "Vida" was released. The track list contains "Despacito (Remix) ", "Échame la Culpa" and "Sola". [15] The album topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Spanish album chart, and entered at number 18 of the Billboard 200. [16] [17]

In 2019, Fonsi performed "Right Where I'm Supposed to Be" as the Official Song of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in collaboration with Ryan Tedder, Avril Lavigne Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala Nasri and Tamer Hosny. [18]

Acting career

In 1992, Fonsi made a brief cameo in the romance film Como Agua Para Chocolate in which he played the friend of the male lead, Pedro Múzquiz.

In 2004, Fonsi made his second acting appearance on the Mexican telenovela named Corazones al límite in which he played Roy. He also had a special appearance in 2001 on the Nickelodeon television series Taina . Fonsi joined the cast of Broadway's Forever Tango for a two-week engagement in August 2013

Personal life

In 2003, Fonsi started to become romantically interested in actress Adamari López, who, as an Univision artist and fellow Puerto Rican, constantly found herself near Fonsi. [19] That same year, Fonsi released the song "Abrazar la vida" ("To Embrace the Life"), off the eponymous album. The song would later become one of López's favorites. [19]

During 2005, Fonsi was in the middle of an international tour that was abruptly cancelled when López was diagnosed with cancer. Fonsi promised to stay by her side, and traveled with her to Mexico, Miami, and Puerto Rico for various treatment and work-related trips. [19] She has been in remission since 2006.

On June 3, 2006, Fonsi and Adamari López were married in a religious ceremony in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico attended by many celebrities including Joey Fatone, Charytín Goyco, Ednita Nazario, and Carlos Ponce, as well as his brother, aspiring singer Jean Rodríguez, professionally known as "Jan". On November 8, 2010, they officially divorced. [20]

Fonsi and Spanish model Águeda López were married on September 10, 2014, after three years of living together. They had their first child together, a daughter Mikaela, in December 2011 in Miami. [21] On December 20, 2016, they welcomed their second child, a son named Rocco. [22]


Since 2008 Luis Fonsi has been ambassador of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which fights against childhood cancer. [23] In 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards honored him with the Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian work. [24]

After the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, the singer became one of the major helpers to raise the islands from the devastation. [25] For his contribution he was honored with the Global Gift Philanthropy Award. [26]

He is also a supporter of spreading the Latin culture around the world. [27]


Studio albums


Awards and nominations

American Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 [28] Luis FonsiFavorite Latin ArtistNominated
"Despacito"Collaboration of the YearWon
Favorite Pop/Rock SongWon
Video of the YearNominated

Billboard Music Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018 Luis FonsiTop Latin ArtistNominated
"Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Top Hot 100 SongWon
Top Selling SongWon
Top Streaming Song (Audio)Nominated
Top Streaming Song (Video)Won
Top CollaborateWon
Top Latin SongWon

Billboard Latin Music Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006 "Nada Es Para Siempre"Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year – MaleNominated
"Paso A Paso"Latin Pop Album of the Year – MaleNominated
2009 Luis FonsiYour World Award (Premio Tu Mundo)Won
"No Me Doy Por Vencido"Hot Latin Song Of The YearNominated
Hot Latin Song of the Year- MaleNominated
Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year, MaleNominated
"Palabras del Silencio"Latin Pop Album of the Year, SoloNominated
2010 [29] [30] Luis FonsiArtist of the YearNominated
Latin Pop Airplay Artist of the Year, MaleWon
Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, SoloWon
"Aqui Estoy Yo"Latin Pop Airplay Song of the YearWon
2018Luis FonsiArtist of the YearNominated
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, MaleWon
Latin Pop Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
Songwriter of the YearNominated
"Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Hot Latin Song of the YearWon
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal EventWon
Airplay Song of the YearWon
Digital Song of the YearWon
Streaming Song of the YearWon
Latin Pop Song of the YearWon
2019“Echáme La Culpa” (with Demi Lovato)Latin Pop Song of the YearPending

BMI Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018 [31] Luis FonsiPresident's AwardWon
"Despacito (Remix)"Contemporary Latin Song of the YearWon
Award Winning SongsWon

Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2009 [32] "Palabras del Silencio"Best Latin Pop AlbumNominated
2018"Despacito (Remix)"Song of the YearNominated
Record of the YearNominated
Best Pop Duo/Group PerformanceNominated

Heat Latin Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019 [33] Luis FonsiBest Male ArtistPending
"Échame La Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Best VideoPending

iHeartRadio Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018 [34] "Despacito (Remix)"Song of the YearNominated
Best CollaborationNominated
Best RemixNominated
Luis FonsiLatin Artist of the YearWon
"Despacito"Latin Song of the YearWon
Best LyricsNominated
2019 [35] "Échame la Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Latin Song of the YearPending

Latin America Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 Luis FonsiArtist of the YearNominated
Favorite Pop/Rock Male ArtistNominated
"Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Song of the YearNominated
Favorite Pop/Rock SongNominated
Favorite CollaborationNominated
2018 Luis FonsiArtist of the YearNominated
Favorite Pop ArtistNominated
"Échame La Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Song of the YearWon
Favorite Pop SongNominated

Latin Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2009 [36] "Aquí Estoy Yo" (with Aleks Syntek, David Bisbal and Noel Schajris)Song of the YearWon
2017 "Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Record of the YearWon
Song of the YearWon
Best Urban/Fusion PerformanceWon
Best Short Form Music VideoWon

LOS40 Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 Luis FonsiBest Latin ArtistNominated
"Despacito"International Song of the YearWon
International Video of the YearNominated
LOS40 Global Show AwardNominated
Golden Music AwardsWon

MTV Europe Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 "Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee) Best Song Nominated

MTV Millennial Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 "Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Collaboration of the YearNominated
Best Party AnthemWon
2018 [37] "Échame La Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Hit of the YearNominated

MTV Video Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 "Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Summer SongNominated
2018 "Échame La Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Best LatinNominated

Premio Lo Nuestro

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005 Luis FonsiMale Artist of the Year – PopNominated
"Abrazar la Vida"Album of the Year – PopNominated
2006 Luis FonsiMale Artist of the Year – PopWon
"Nada Es Para Siempre"Song of the Year – PopNominated
Video of the YearWon
"Paso a Paso"Album of the Year – PopNominated
2007 Luis FonsiMale Artist of the Year – PopNominated
"Por Una Mujer"Song of the Year – PopNominated
2009 Luis FonsiMale Artist of the Year – PopWon
2010 Artist of the YearNominated
Male Artist of the Year – PopWon
"Aquí Estoy Yo"Collaboration of the YearWon
Song of the Year – PopWon
2012 "Respira"Video of the YearNominated
2013 Luis FonsiMale Artist of the Year – PopNominated
2016 "Llegaste Tú" with Juan Luis Guerra Pop Song of the YearNominated
2019 "Calypso" with Stefflon DonCrossover Collaboration of the YearPending

Swiss Music Awards

The Swiss Music Awards are presented the Press Play Association in conjunction with Media Control Switzerland to national and international musicians in over ten categories. [38]

2019Best Hit - International"Échame la culpa" (Luis Fonsi)Won [39]

Teen Choice Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017 Luis FonsiChoice Latin ArtistNominated
"Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber)Choice Music Single – Male ArtistNominated
Choice Latin SongWon
Choice Summer SongWon
2018 Luis FonsiChoice Latin ArtistNominated
"Échame La Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)Choice Latin SongNominated

Premios Juventud

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006 Luis FonsiFavorite Pop StarNominated
He's Got Style AwardNominated
Luis Fonsi & Adamari LópezHottest RomanceWon
2007 Luis FonsiFavorite Pop StarNominated
He's Got Style AwardWon
2009 Luis FonsiVoice of the MomentWon
Favorite Pop ArtistWon
My Idol IsWon
What a Hottie!Nominated
He's Got Style AwardWon
Adamari López and Luis FonsiHottest RomanceWon
"Aquí Estoy Yo"The Perfect CombinationWon
My favorite VideoWon
Catchiest TuneWon
Best BalladNominated
"No Me Doy Por Vencido"Won
The Perfect CombinationWon
My RingtoneNominated
"Palabras del Silencio"CD To Die ForWon
2010 Luis FonsiVoice of the MomentNominated
My Favorite ConcertNominated
Favorite Pop ArtistNominated
What a Hottie!Nominated
Adamari López and Luis FonsiHottest RomanceWon
2012 Luis FonsiFollow me The GoodNominated
My Favorite ConcertNominated
Favorite Pop ArtistNominated
Best MovesNominated
"Tierra Firme"Everything I touch itNominated
My Favorite ConcertNominated
"Respira"Best BalladNominated
2017 "Despacito"The Perfect CombinationWon
Best Song For SingingWon



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The following is a list of events and releases that have happened or are expected to happen in 2018 in Latin music. The list covers events and releases from Latin regions including Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.

<i>Vida</i> (Luis Fonsi album) 2019 studio album by Luis Fonsi

Vida is the tenth studio album by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, released on February 1, 2019, through Universal Music Latin Entertainment. It is Fonsi's first album in five years, and features the singles "Despacito", "Échame la Culpa", "Calypso", "Imposible" and "Sola".


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