Luis Fonsi Biography
Grammy Award-winning Luis Fonsi is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known for the hit song “Despacito.” As a active person in this entertainment industry since 1998, he has appeared several TV series.
Luis Fonsi Early Life & Education
Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero is better recognized by his stage name Luis Fonsi. He was born on April 15, 1978, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the oldest child of Delia “Tata” López-Cepero and Alfonso Rodríguez. He has three younger siblings named Jean Rodríguez, a singer, Tatiana Rodríguez and Ramon do Salotti.
While Luis Fonsi Early was child Fonsi along with his family went to Orlando, Florida. His childhood was almost average for kids his age, starting to dream about becoming a member of Menudo, arguably Latin America’s most popular boy band in history, around the time he was ten years old.
As of the air distance between his home in Orlando and Menudo’s base back in Puerto Rico in particular, Fonsi was not capable of achieving that particular childhood dream. He did, however, participate in many local boy bands, including one, Big Guys, where he met and befriended, future *NSYNC member Joey Fatone.
Fonsi attended at Florida State University to study music in 1995. Then, Fonsi went to attend Florida State University School of Music on a full scholarship, majoring in Vocal Performance.
Luis Fonsi also entered the university’s choir, which let him travel and perform everywhere the world, and recorded demo tapes in Miami. Soon after, he was offered a recording record by Universal Music Latin.
Luis Fonsi Singing Career
Luis Fonsi recorded his first debut album in 1999, Comenzaré (I Will Begin) in 1998. ‘Comenzare’ converted an instant success in Puerto Rico and across Latin America, with capturing such markets as Dominican Republic, Colombia, the El Salvador, Mexico, and Venezuela.
In 2000, Ednita Nazario gained a Latin Grammy Award for a song which was composed by him. By then, his fame reached Europe, as he became a celebrity in Spain as well.
In 2003, Fonsi released the song’ Abrazar la Vida’ (Holding on to Life), of the album, also named Abrazar la Vida. The song, probably ironically and because of a particular situation, would later grow one of Jennifer Lopez‘s favorite songs.
Luis Fonsi received a Latin Grammy Award for “Song of the Year” for his composition “Aquí Estoy Yo” in 2009. In January 2017, “Despacito” starring Daddy Yankee was developed and released. The songs id now one of the most viewed songs on YouTube.
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In April 2017, the song was given an English remix featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The remix starring Bieber arrived number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week closing May 27, 2017, converting both Fonsi and Yankee’s first number one on the chart, and Bieber’s fifth.
Luis Fonsi Acting Career
As an actor, Luis Fonsi debuted in the serial drama “Corazones al límite” in 2000 playing Roy. He was also a special character in 2001 on the Nickelodeon television series Taina. Fonsi entered the cast of Broadway’s’ Forever Tango’ for a two-week engagement in August 2013.
Luis Fonsi Personal Life
Luis Fonsi was married to his girlfriend, Adamari López on June 3, 2006, in a religious ceremony in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The ceremony was attended by many stars such as Joey Fatone, Charytin, Ednita Nazario, and Carlos Ponce. But after living together around four years together, they officially divorced on November 8, 2010.
Then, Luis Fonsi began to date Spanish model Águeda López. After living together around three years, they were married on September 10, 2014. Beyond that, the couple welcomed their first child a girl named Mikaela in December 2011 in Miami.
Luis Fonsi Net Worth
Luis owes his luck to smart stock properties, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with ‘CoverGirl cosmetics.’ He also owns restaurants (the “Fat Fonsi Burger” chain) in San Juan, a Football Team (the “San Juan Angels”).
Fonsi has originated a brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfonsi – Puerto Rico”. He is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Luis) and a fashion line called “Luis Fonsi Seduction.” His estimated net worth has $10 million.
Holding a Puerto Rican nationality, the 5 ‘8″ actor was also active on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Luis Fonsi is articulate in both Spanish and English.