Ángela Aguilar

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Ángela Aguilar
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Ángela Aguilar in 2018
Born
Ángela Aguilar Álvarez

(2003-10-08) October 8, 2003 (age 16)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Citizenship
  • Mexico
  • United States
OccupationSinger
Years active2012–present
Parent(s)Pepe Aguilar
Aneliz Álvarez-Alcala 3
FamilyLeonardo Aguilar (brother),
Antonio Aguilar (grandfather),
Flor Silvestre (grandmother)
Musical career
GenresRegional Mexican
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2012–present
Labels
  • Machin
  • Equinoccio Records S.a de C.V.
Websiteangelaaguilaroficial.com

Ángela Aguilar Álvarez (born October 8, 2003), known as Ángela Aguilar, is a Mexican-American singer. 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 2018.

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.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Ángela Aguilar was born to Pepe Aguilar and Aneliz Álvarez-Alcala in Los Angeles, California on October 8, 2003, while her father was on tour.[1] Aguilar has dual citizenship with Mexico and the United States.[2] Aguilar was born into a musical family, known as “La Dinastía Aguilar” (The Aguilar Dynasty).[3] Aguilar's father is Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, her paternal grandparents are Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre.[4] Since a young age, Aguilar has frequently accompanied her father on tour throughout Latin America with her brother, Leonardo Aguilar.[4]

In July 2018, Aguilar partnered with Voto Latino to encourage more Latino Americans to vote in American elections.[5]

Career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] Aguilar performed the album's first single, "Tu Sangre en Mi Cuerpo" at the 2018 Premios Tu Mundo.[9] 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.[10][11] At the ceremony, she performed "La Llorona", where she received a standing ovation from the audience.[12] Aguilar received widespread praise from various artists including Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernández for her performance.[13] On December 7, 2018, Aguilar's album Primero Soy Mexicana, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album.[14][2]

On April 3, 2019, Aguilar was named the Artistic and Cultural Ambassador of Zacatecas, Mexico by Mayor Ulises Mejía Haro.[15][16] 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.[17] 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.[18][19] It is the first time that Aguilar has recorded in English.[20]

On January 31, 2020, Aguilar released a tribute album to American singer, Selena, titled Baila Esta Cumbia.[21]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by The Recording Academy in the United States. Aguilar has received one nomination.[2][22]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 Primero Soy Mexicana Best Regional Mexican Music Album Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by The Latin Recording Academy in the United States. Aguilar has received two nominations.[23]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Ángela Aguilar (herself) Best New Artist Nominated
Primero Soy Mexicana Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Nominated

Personal life[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografía de Ángela Aguilar". Ángela Aguilar (in Spanish). Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Meet First-Time GRAMMY Nominee Angela Aguilar". GRAMMY.com. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Leonardo Aguilar Artist Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Hijos de Pepe Aguilar debutan con 'Nueva tradición'". LaOpinion (in Spanish). December 23, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Pepe Aguilar, y su hija Ángela, se unen a Mundo Latino para promover el voto latino". Telemundo (in Spanish). July 4, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "100 Women 2016: Mexico festival draws thousands". BBC News. November 25, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Kiest, Jim (January 18, 2018). "Ranchera star Pepe Aguilar bringing family-style rodeo to San Antonio". my San Antonio. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ángela, la hija menor de Pepe Aguilar, lanza su nueva producción discográfica". Telemundo. March 2, 2018. p. Spanish. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Pepe Aguilar & More to Perform at Telemundo's 2017 Premios Tu Mundo". Broadwayworld. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (September 25, 2018). "Latin Grammys 2018: Meet the Best New Artist Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ángela Aguilar y Christian Nodal: la juventud del regional mexicano destaca rumbo al Latin Grammy". Univision (in Spanish). September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Indiscutible: 7 razones por las que Ángela Aguilar fue la reina de Latin Grammy... aún sin premio". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. November 15, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "El más grande de la música ranchera quedó impactado con la actuación de Ángela Aguilar en los Latin Grammy". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Lynch, Joe (December 7, 2018). "Grammys 2019 Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "Designan a Ángela Aguilar representante artística y cultural de Zacatecas capital". El Sol de Zacatecas (in Spanish). Organización Editorial Mexicana. March 4, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Ángela Aguilar nombrada Representante Artística y Cultural de Zacatecas". Bandamax (in Spanish). April 3, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (2019-07-23), Angela Aguilar "Shallow" (A Star Is Born) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Cover | ReImagined, retrieved 2019-07-24
  19. ^ Roiz, Jessica (July 23, 2019). "Angela Aguilar Delivers Mesmerizing Piano Cover of Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Ángela Aguilar Shines on Lady Gaga-Approved Cover Of "Shallow"". Remezcla. 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  21. ^ Roiz, Jessica. "Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Carlos Rivera with Becky G and Pedro Capó, Angela Aguilar & More". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  22. ^ Grammy Awards:
  23. ^ Latin Grammy Awards: