Javier Mendoza

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Mendoza
Birth name Javier Alberto Mendoza Cañas
Born Washington, D.C., United States
Origin United States, Spain, Mexico
Genres Pop/Rock, Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels Independent
Website http://www.javiermendoza.com

Born in Virginia and raised in Spain, Javier Mendoza headed back to the United States on a soccer scholarship to play for St. Louis University. When an injury kept him from playing, he picked up the guitar and began writing music. Soon after he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, writing for Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Emilio Estefan and others. Approached by Bass/Schuler Entertainment to begin showcasing and an increase in demand to tour, Mendoza hit the road as a singer-songwriter and performer.

Mendoza has independently sold over 50,000 albums and has received many honors including “Best Solo Artist”, “Best Male Vocalist” & “Best Pop Artist” by the Riverfront Times Music Awards. He was a finalist in the Independent Music Awards and was selected as a Budweiser True Music Artist. “Beautiful”, “On Top of the World” and “Veronica” received radio airplay. Mendoza’s songs have also been featured on several TV reality shows and he’s had multiple magazine features and live performances on both radio and TV. He’s played at more than 200 music venues and Universities across the country and Europe and was voted “One of Colleges Hottest Artists” by Campus Magazine. He’s released 15 albums and will be back in the studio this Fall recording some new music with Grammy Award Winning Record Producer, Toby Wright. Javier has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, The Roots, Ben Folds, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Santana, Idina Menzel, Martin Sexton, Raining Jane, Victor Wooten, and many more.

Recently having moved to Nashville, TN, he’s been welcomed into the songwriting community…performing with Barry Dean (Ingrid Michaelson's "Girl Chase Boys"), Luke Laird (Grammy winning producer and writer for Kasey Musgraves), Lori McKenna (Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy") and others.

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