Luis Enrique (singer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mejía and the second or maternal family name is López.
Luis Enrique
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Luis Enrique at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2010 awards
Background information
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 51)
Origin Nicaragua
Genres Salsa
Years active 1980s - present
Labels Sony Discos, Top Stop Music

Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He started his career in the late 1980s and achieved success in the 1990s earning the title "El Principe de la Salsa (The Prince of Salsa). He was one of the leading pioneers that led to the salsa romantica movement in the 1980s. Enrique has received two Grammy Award-nomination for "Best Tropical Latin Performance" for album Luces del Alma and his song Amiga. He performed and recorded with salsa romantica group Sensation 85, which also included La Palabra and Nestor Torres. In 2009, his album, Ciclos, was nominated for numerous Latin Grammy Awards, his biggest breakthrough in over a decade. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album.

Discography[edit]

  • Amor de Media Noche (1987)
  • Amor y Alegria (1988)
  • Mi mundo (1989)
  • Luces del Alma (1990)
  • Los Principes de la Salsa (1990)Compilation
  • Una historia diferente (1991)
  • Dilema (1993)
  • Brillante (1994)Compilation
  • Luis Enrique (1994)
  • Genesis (1996)
  • Amiga (1999)Compilation
  • Timbalaye (1999)
  • Evolución (2000)
  • Transparente (2002)
  • Dentro Y Fuera (2007)
  • Ciclos (2009)
  • Soy y Sere (2011)

Later life and career[edit]

Luis Enrique hosted the first season of Objetivo Fama. He won two Latin Grammys and the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2010.[1] He is the son of Francisco Luis Mejia Godoy and nephew of famous Nicaraguan singers, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Carlos Mejia Godoy.

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

The Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by American network Univision. Luis Enrique received one award in 1989.[2]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Himself Tropical/Salsa New Artist of the Year Won
Himself Tropical/Salsa Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Amor y Alegría Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year Nominated
"Tu No Le Amas, Le Temes" Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year Nominated
1990 Himself Tropical/Salsa Male Artist of the Year Won
Mi Mundo Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year Won
"Lo Que Pasó Entre Tu y Yo... Pasó" Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luis Enrique goza sus 50 años" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Lo Nuestro: