Erasmo Catarino

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Erasmo Catarino González Delgado (born Xalpatlahuac, Guerrero, November 25, 1977), is a Mexican singer and the first-place winner on the popular Mexican television show La Academia 4 (2005). He was selected as the winner by the public.[1]

Early life[edit]

Erasmo Catarino González is an indigenous Nahuatl and speaks the Nahuatl language fluently. Before entering La Academia, González was a schoolteacher, teaching second grade in a primary school for Nahuatl children in Xalpatlahuac, Guerrero. He studied Primary Education in Puebla, Puebla, and received his teaching degree there.

Success[edit]

Since he appeared on La Academia he has performed in several genres, but prefers "rancheras" especially. On July 3, 2005 he became the winner of the fourth Generation.

He competed on the Mexican television program Desafío de Estrellas (2006), in which 32 of the best young Mexican singers vied for the top spot and three million pesos. Erasmo won second place; first place went to Toñita, a singer from Veracruz, from La Academia 1. His first album, "Erasmo: El Conde de Xalpatlahuac" was released in December 2005 selling more than 100,000 copies. His second album, "A Toda Banda", went on sale in mid-2006, achieving gold status weeks after the release. On June 26, 2007 Erasmo released his third album which consists of six covers and six new songs.

He is one of the few alumni from La Academia to win a muse from Premios Oye! alongside Nadia, Yahir, Yuridia and Víctor.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 Erasmo: El Conde de Xalpatlahuac
2006 A Toda Banda
2007 Por un Amor
2012 Solo Por Ella

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album
2005 Apple Three Erasmo: El Conde de Xalpatlahuac
2005 Mi baquita marina Erasmo: El Conde de Xalpatlahuac
2006 Que rica esta la manzana A Toda Banda
2007 Lloraras Por un amor

Trivia[edit]

  • His favorite composer is Joan Sebastian.
  • He is married to Yesenia a.k.a. "La Beluga" and has a baby named Jesús.
  • His first album has been certified platinum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bailan policías con Erasmo Catarino". El Universal (Mexico City). 7 March 2006. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2010.