Ángela Aguilar Álvarez Alcalá
October 8, 2003
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Family||Leonardo Aguilar (brother),|
Antonio Aguilar (grandfather),
Flor Silvestre (grandmother),
Majo Aguilar (cousin)
Ángela Aguilar Álvarez Alcalá (born October 8, 2003) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter. She was born in Los Angeles while her mother was accompanying her father, Pepe Aguilar, on tour. Aguilar gained notable recognition after performing "La Llorona" at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2019. Her grandparents are the actors and singers from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre.
Her debut solo studio album, Primero Soy Mexicana (2018), was met with critical acclaim and success. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards, becoming one of the youngest artists nominated for both awards.
Ángela Aguilar Álvarez Alcalá was born to Pepe Aguilar and Aneliz Álvarez Alcalá in Los Angeles, California on October 8, 2003, while her father was on tour. She was named after her great-grandmother Ángela Márquez Barraza Valle, her father's paternal grandmother. Aguilar has dual citizenship with Mexico and the United States. Aguilar was born into a musical family, known as "La Dinastía Aguilar" (The Aguilar Dynasty). Aguilar's father is Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, her paternal grandparents are Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. Since a young age, Aguilar has frequently accompanied her father on tour throughout Latin America with her brother, Leonardo Aguilar.
In 2012, at just nine years old, Aguilar released Nueva Tradición, alongside her brother, Leonardo. It featured four songs by Leonardo and four by Ángela. In 2016, Aguilar participated in the BBC 100 Woman festival in Mexico City. At just 13 years old, she was the youngest performer, she told BBC News that the music industry was dominated by men and hoped it would change.
In January 2018, Aguilar and her family launched an equestrian-musical style tour dubbed "Jaripeo Sin Fronteras". Aguilar accompanied her father, Pepe, her uncle Antonio, and her brother, Leonardo Aguilar.
On March 2, 2018, Aguilar released her first solo album, Primero Soy Mexicana, produced by her father, Pepe. The album featured eleven well known ranchera songs previously performed by other prominent music artists such as, Lucha Villa, Rocio Durcal, and her grandmother, Flor Silvestre. Aguilar performed the album's first single, "Tu Sangre en Mi Cuerpo" at the 2018 Premios Tu Mundo. On September 20, 2018, Aguilar was nominated for Best New Artist and her album, Primero Soy Mexicana was nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. At the ceremony, she performed "La Llorona", where she received a standing ovation from the audience. Aguilar received widespread praise from various artists including Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernández for her performance. On December 7, 2018, Aguilar's album Primero Soy Mexicana, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album.
On April 3, 2019, Aguilar was named the Artistic and Cultural Ambassador of Zacatecas, Mexico by Mayor Ulises Mejía Haro. On May 21, 2019, Aguilar was nominated for three awards at the 2019 Premios Juventud. She performed a medley of songs alongside mariachi singers Christian Nodal and Pipe Bueno. On July 23, 2019, Aguilar released an exclusive cover performance of "Shallow" on the Recording Academy's YouTube page, with permission from the songwriter, Lady Gaga. It is the first time that Aguilar has recorded in English.
- Nueva Tradición (2012)
- Primero Soy Mexicana (2018)
- Mexicana Enamorada (2021)
- Baila Esta Cumbia (2020)
- Que no se apague la música (2020)
- Nueva tradición (Family Disc) (2012)
- MTV Unplugged (Pepe Aguilar) (2014)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2019||Primero Soy Mexicana||Best Regional Mexican Music Album||Nominated|
Latin Grammy Awards
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2018||Ángela Aguilar (herself)||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|Primero Soy Mexicana||Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album||Nominated|
Aguilar was born into a musical family, known as "La Dinastía Aguilar" (The Aguilar Dynasty). Aguilar's father is Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, her paternal grandparents are Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, her brother is Leonardo Aguilar.
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- "Ángela Aguilar, Christian Nodal y Pipe Bueno están listos para el homenaje a la música mexicana que ofrecerán en Premios Juventud". Univision (in Spanish). July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (July 23, 2019), Angela Aguilar "Shallow" (A Star Is Born) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Cover | ReImagined, retrieved July 24, 2019
- Roiz, Jessica (July 23, 2019). "Angela Aguilar Delivers Mesmerizing Piano Cover of Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- "Ángela Aguilar Shines on Lady Gaga-Approved Cover Of "Shallow"". Remezcla. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- Roiz, Jessica. "Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Carlos Rivera with Becky G and Pedro Capó, Angela Aguilar & More". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
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- Latin Grammy Awards:
- 2018 Nominations: "2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominations: See the Complete List". ET Online. September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.