Franco (singer)

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This article is about Franco Javier Iglesias. For Congolese singer Franco, see Franco Luambo Makiadi. For other uses, see Franco (singer) (disambiguation).

Franco Javier Iglesias, better known simply as Franco (born December 14, 1959 in Cuba), graduated from the university of Miami with a bachelor's degree in Theater and Communications.

In 1983, while participating in a local branch of the famous Latin Song Festival "OTI" in Miami, he was offered his first major record contract with RCA Mexico, in 1984 he switched labels to Peerless, and Franco obtained fame rapidly with huge number ones hits in Mexico like "Toda la vida" which remained at the tops of the charts in Mexico for over 30 weeks, rapidly crossing him over to the US booming Latin market where he as well became a number one for several weeks as indicated by the Billboard Magazine Latin Charts, "Toda la vida" which went triple gold as well as "Platinum album" in Mexico, also with other songs such as "Yo Canto", "Soy", "Chévere," "Muriendo aqui," "María," "Nena" and "Bonito y sabroso" to name a few. At the same time he appeared as a co-star in the televisa Mexican soap opera: Pobre Señorita de Limantour". In that year, la ACCA of New York (Latin Critcs Association of Entertaintment) declared him the masculine revelation of 1986, and in 1987. He also won three times "Los 15 grandes de Siempre en Domingo" as one othe top fifteen Latin artist in Latin America given by the well recognized Televisa program "Siempre en Domingo" which in the late 1980s was an equivalent to a Latin Grammy.

He hosted a TV show, Bailando, that aired through Univision from February 10, 1990 to August 15, 1992 by every Saturday nights in the US and Latin America, as well as becoming the spokesperson of major firms such as Target, Burger King and World Vision, for whom he recorded the official song of this organization.

His motto: "To be Happy".

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