Benny Ibarra De Llano (born September 8, 1970 in Mexico City) is a singer, musician, producer and actor. He was born into a family of artists. His mother, Julissa, was a singer and actress in the 1960s; and his father, Benny, an actor and 1960s rock singer in the Mexican band Los Yaki. His brother, Alejandro (Alex), was a singer and actor.
Ibarra started his music career in the pop band Timbiriche (1981), and began working as a solo artist in 1992.
He is married to former Mexican model Celina Del Villar since 1988. They have two children.
As part of Timbiriche, he recorded 7 albums. He also starred in Vaselina (Grease). Ibarra left Timbiriche in 1986, and from 1985 to 1989 he studied jazz, guitar, classical music, and composition at the Walnut Hill School in Boston. In 1998, Timbiriche reunited to tour Mexico and Central America, and in 1999 released a live album El Concierto. Ibarra recorded the album Mar Adentro en la Sangre with Guadalajara-based progressive rock band Santa Sabina the same year.
After a five-year absence, this album featured collaborations with Erik Rubin, Alix Bauer, Dougie Bowne and musicians from Café Tacuba and Alex González from the Mexican Rock band Maná. The first single Uno was top of the charts for eight weeks, became a gold record in two weeks and later went to platinum. the second single was Inspiraciòn, also included in the film soundtrack of same name.
His first Greatest Hits release included a new single Irremediable from the film soundtrack La Habitación Azul, a duet with Edith Màrquez entitled La Otra, a new version of Cielo, live tracks and his chart hits. A limited edition CD included a DVD with 9 video clips. The first edition included Como un Ángel and the second Cielo 2002. The compilation became a gold record.
His most recent album in the studio went gold in 48 hours and includes the singles Cada Paso and Dejalo Ir. A limited edition includes a digipack with DVD bonus with the music video of Cada Paso, and extras such as the making of the record.
Includes the hit song "Calaveras" featuring Mexican/American singer songwriter Lila Downs and the first single "Perder Para Encontrar". In 2011, it was reissued with new songs and a DVD with videos and a documentary.