Aida Cuevas

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Aida Cuevas
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Background information
Born (1963-09-24) September 24, 1963 (age 53)
Mexico City, Mexico
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Mariachi, Ranchera, Spanish
Occupation(s) Singer and Actress
Instruments Voice
Years active 1975–present
Labels BMG-Ariola, IM, Sony Music, Warner Music
Website www.aidacuevas.com

Aida Cuevas (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈiða ˈkweβas]; born September 24, 1963) is a famous Mexican singer who has created one of the most important careers in the traditional Mexican and Latin American music. Affectionately known as the "The Queen of Ranchera Music”, [1] With a 40-year artistic career, this Latin Grammy Award winner and nominated singer has released 37 albums, selling more than 7 million copies worldwide. [2] Cuevas is a master of the Mariachi art song, offering a full range of mariachi numbers including her infamous falsetto heavyweight “El Pastor ” and "La Cigarra", her iconic Juan Gabriel hits including “Te Doy Las Gracias,” “Te Vas a Quedar Con Las Ganas,” and “Quizás Mañana,” to the people pleasers “Traición a Juan,” “Me Equivoque Contigo,” and “No Me Amenaces.” Her unique voice and style have allowed her to cultivate a successful career spanning decades, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music.

Early life[edit]

Aida Cuevas began singing in amateur contests at the age of 11 and was quickly discovered because of her exceptional talent. Her first national exposure was singing in a weekly live radio program called "El Taller XEW" in 1975 at the age of 12 years. A year later she was performing on stages across Europe. These performances quickly lead her to be known as "La Voz de México" (The Voice of Mexico) at an early age. Her talent has led her to perform across 4 continents since 1976.

Discography[edit]

Year CD Title Artist Produced by
1976 Aida Cuevas con el Mariachi Continental Estrada Aida Cuevas
1977 Para Ti Aida Cuevas
1978 Los Reyes del Palenque Aida Cuevas y Humberto Cabañas
1979 Cari Cari Aida Cuevas Armando Manzanero
1980 La Palenquera Aida Cuevas
1983 Aida Cuevas canta lo nuevo de Juan Gabriel Aida Cuevas Juan Gabriel
1984 Ahora y Siempre, La Voz de México Aida Cuevas Rigoberto Alfaro
1985 Exitos Aida Cuevas y Lucha Villa Juan Gabriel
1986 Rio Crecido Aida Cuevas Prisma
1987 Aida Cuevas canta a Juan Gabriel Aida Cuevas Juan Gabriel
1988 Lo Mejor de José Alfredo Jiménez Aida Cuevas Rigoberto Alfaro
1989 Canciones de mi pueblo Aida Cuevas Rigoberto Alfaro
1990 Decisión Aida Cuevas
1991 Aida Cuevas con la Banda del Recodo Aida Cuevas y la Banda del Recodo Don Cruz Lizárraga
1992 Te Traigo Ganas Aida Cuevas Kiko Campos y Fernando Rivas
1992 Huapangos Aida Cuevas Rigoberto Alfaro
1993 Boleros, Voz y Sentimiento Various
1994 Exitos Aida Cuevas y Rocio Banquells
1995 El Dueto del Siglo Aida Cuevas y Carlos Cuevas Chamín Correa
1996 Canciones Inéditas de María Grever Aida Cuevas Chucho Ferrer
1997 En Vivo desde El Auditorio Nacional Aida Cuevas y Carlos Cuevas
1998 Lucha Reyes: Remembranzas Aida Cuevas Rigoberto Alfaro
1999 La Reina de la Canción Ranchera Aida Cuevas Cutberto Pérez
2000 Los Autores del Siglo Aida Cuevas y Carlos Cuevas Chucho Ferrer
2001 Háblame de Amor Aida Cuevas Sonia Rivas
2002 Enhorabuena Aida Cuevas Bebu Silvetti
2004 Suite Mexicana de Agustín Lara Aida Cuevas
2010 De Corazón a Corazón... Mariachi Tango. Aida Cuevas Rodrigo Cuevas
2013 Totalmente Juan Gabriel Aida Cuevas Rodrigo Cuevas y Fernando de Santiago
2014 Canto a mi Tierra Aida Cuevas Rodrigo Cuevas
2015 Pa' Que Sientas Lo Que Siento Aida Cuevas y Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles Rodrigo Cuevas y José Hernández

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
1979 First Mexican Artist to inaugurate an American television broadcasting station Channel 56
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)
1985 Received keys of the City of Stockton by Mayor Parkinson
1986 Ambassador of the friendship of México - Norteamérica
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)
2005 Queen of the Mariachis
2010 Latin Grammy Award, Best Tango album (De Corazón a Corazón... Mariachi Tango)
2013 Latin Grammy nominee, Best Ranchero album (Totalmente Juan Gabriel)
2015 Latin Grammy nominee, Best Ranchero album (Pa' Que Sientas Lo Que Siento)

Notable Aida Cuevas songs[edit]

  • El Pastor
  • Cari Cari
  • "La Cigarra"
  • Te Doy Las Gracias
  • A la luz de los Cocuyos
  • Quizás Mañana
  • Te vas a quedar con las ganas
  • Qué buena suerte
  • Un Mundo Raro
  • Mi Ciudad
  • Qué Bonita es mi Tierra
  • Siempre Te Amaré
  • "Pa' Que Sientas Lo Que Siento"

References[edit]

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

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