Aida Cuevas

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Aida Cuevas
Born (1963-09-24) September 24, 1963 (age 50)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Mariachi, Ranchera, Spanish
Years active 1975–present
Labels BMG-Ariola, IM[disambiguation needed], Sony Music, Warner Music
Website www.aidacuevas.com

Aida Cuevas (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈiða ˈkweβas]; born September 24, 1963) is a Mexican singer and actress also known as "The Queen of Ranchera".[1] She has released 35 albums selling more than 7 million copies[2] and has won numerous awards including a Latin Grammy Award. Her unique voice and style have allowed her to cultivate a successful and long lasting career, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican Music. She is the sister of Carlos Cuevas, a well-known crooner in Mexico.

She has been nominated for three Latin Grammy awards[verification needed] for "Enhorabuena" released in 2002; produced by Bebu Silvetti. Lately she's been nominated once more for best Tango album, on the 11th Latin Grammy Awards.

Early life[edit]

Aida Cuevas began singing in amateur contests at the age of 11. Her first national exposure was on a weekly live radio program called “El Taller XEW” in 1975 at the age of twelve. In 1977 she performed in Europe; this was the start of many international performances that would soon establish her as the "Ambassador of Mexican Music".

Discography[edit]

  • (1975–76) Aida Cuevas con el Mariachi Continental Estrada
  • (1977) Para Ti
  • (1978) Los Reyes del Palenque
  • (1979) Cari Cari (Produced by Armando Manzanero)
  • (1980) La Palenquera
  • (1982–83) Aida Cuevas canta lo nuevo de Juan Gabriel
  • (1984) Ahora y Siempre, La Voz de México
  • (1985) Aida Cuevas & Lucha Villa
  • (1986) Rio Crecido
  • (1987) Aida Cuevas canta a Juan Gabriel
  • (1988) Lo Mejor de José Alfredo Jiménez
  • (1989) Canciones de mi pueblo
  • (1990) Decisión
  • (1991) Aida Cuevas con la Banda del Recodo
  • (1992) Te Traigo Ganas
  • (1992) Huapangos
  • (1993) Boleros, Voz y Sentimiento
  • (1994) Aida Cuevas & Rocio Banquells
  • (1994) Definitivamente
  • (1995) El Dueto del Siglo (Duet with Carlos Cuevas)
  • (1996) Canciones Inéditas de María Grever
  • (1997) En Vivo! Aida Cuevas y Carlos Cuevas
  • (1998) Lucha Reyes: Remembranzas
  • (1999) La Reina de la Canción Ranchera
  • (2000) Los Autores del Siglo (Duet with Carlos Cuevas)
  • (2001) Háblame de Amor
  • (2002) Enhorabuena (Produced by Bebu Silvetti)
  • (2004) Suite Mexicana de Agustín Lara
  • (2010) De Corazón a Corazón

Movies[edit]

  • (1981) Te Solté la Rienda
  • (1983) No Vale Nada la Vida
  • (1989) La Gallera
  • (1989) Pero Sigo Siendo el Rey
  • (1990) El Tigre del Norte

Awards[edit]

Year Award
1977 Trophy Cenanchero (Málaga, Spain)
1978 Queen of the Taxi Drivers of Mexico City
1978 Ranchera Revelation of the National Newspaper Union
1980 Feminine Revelation of the II Ranchero Festival
1980 Queen of the Asociación of Charros of Los Ángeles
1980 Folkloric Revelation of the El Heraldo Newspaper
1981 Folkloric Revelation of the El Heraldo Newspaper
1981 Queen of the Billeteros of México
198? Folkloric Majesty (Prensa Nacional)
1990 Best interpreter of the OTI Festival
1992 Queen of the Shoemakers of San Mateo Atenco
1996 Silver Star award of the best voice in Mexico
1997 Jalisco Award of the Charreria, best voice and best dressed
1998 Queen of the Mariachis
2002 Mr. Amigo
2002 Latin Grammy nominee, Best Ranchero album (Enhorabuena)

Other honors[edit]

  • The first Mexican artist to inaugurate an American television broadcasting station.
  • Received keys of the City of Stockton by Mayor Parkinson in 1985
  • Ambassador of the friendship of México - Norteamérica in 1986

Notable Aida Cuevas songs[edit]

  • El Pastor
  • Cari Cari
  • Te Doy Las Gracias
  • A la luz de los Cocuyos
  • Quizás Mañana
  • Un Mundo Raro
  • Mi Ciudad
  • Qué Bonita es mi Tierra
  • Siempre Te Amaré

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Craig. "Biography: Aida Cuevas". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]

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