Julión Álvarez

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Julión Álvarez
Birth name Julio César Álvarez Montelongo
Born (1983-04-11) April 11, 1983 (age 35)
La Concordia, Chiapas, Mexico
Genres Banda
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Fonovisa Records
Associated acts Banda MS

Julio César Álvarez Montelongo (born April 11, 1983), better known as Julión Álvarez, is a Mexican singer. Álvarez has been nominated for a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards.

Early life and career[edit]

Julión Álvarez was born and raised in the Benito Juarez municipality of Concordia Chiapas.[1] In 2003 he joined the Mexican band, "Banda MS", until 2006. Following the leave of "Banda MS" he decided to form a band called "Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda".[1]

In 2014, Álvarez was selected by Miguel Angel Fox, producer of the Mexican talent show, La Voz... Mexico to participate as coach in its fourth edition. He later went on to be the winning coach with his pupil, Guido Rochin.[2]

In September 2015, Álvarez's album, El Aferrado was nominated at the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards for Best Banda Album. His song, "El Amor De Su Vida" was nominated for Best Regional Song.[3]

In May 2016, it was announced that Álvarez would embark on a 22-City Arena Tour in the United States, the first for a regional Mexican act.[4] /In September 2016, Álvarez' album, Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!! was nominated for Best Banda Album at the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards.[5]

On August 10, 2017, the United States Department of the Treasury, froze Álvarez's assets in the United States and forbid American persons and companies from doing business with him for allegedly violating the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. As a result, Álvarez's U.S. tour was cancelled.[6] Álvarez has denied the allegation brought by the U.S. Treasury Department and says he is willing to cooperate with authorities.[7]

In November 2017, it was announced that; Ni Diablo, Ni Santo is currently nominated for Best Regional Mexican Music Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • Corazón mágico (2007)
  • Cumbia del río (2008)
  • Corridos (2008)
  • Julión Álvarez: con Banda (2009)
  • El rey del carnaval (2010)
  • Ni lo intentes (2010)
  • Márchate y olvídame (2011)
  • Tu amigo nada más (2013)
  • Soy lo que quiero...Indispensable (2014)
  • El aferrado (2015)
  • Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!! (2016)
  • Ni Diablo, Ni Santo (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Álvarez has received one nomination, which is currently pending.[9]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Ni Diablo, Ni Santo Best Regional Mexican Music Album Pending

Latin American Music Awards[edit]

The Latin American Music Awards are awarded annually by the television network Telemundo in the United States. Álvarez has received two awards from five nominations.[10]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Julión Álvarez y Su Norteña Banda Artist of the Year Nominated
Favorite Regional Mexican Band, Duo, or Group Won
"Y Fue Así" Favorite Regional Mexican Song Won
2016 Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!' Favorite Regional Mexican Album Nominated
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteña Banda Favorite Regional Mexican Band, Duo, or Group Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the United States. Álvarez has received three nominations.[11]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 El Aferrado Best Banda Album Nominated
"El Amor De Su Vida" Best Regional Mexican Song Nominated
2016 Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!! Best Banda Album Nominated

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

The Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by the television network Univision in the United States. Álvarez has received three awards from fifteen nominations.[12]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Julión Álvarez (himself) Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2012 Julión Álvarez (himself) Banda Artist of the Year Nominated
Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 Márchate y Olvídame Regional Mexican Album of the Year Nominated
Julión Álvarez (himself) Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2014 Tu Amigo Nada Más Regional Mexican Album of the Year Nominated
Julión Álvarez (himself) Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Soy Lo Que Quiero... Indispensable Regional Mexican Album of the Year Nominated
Julión Álvarez (himself) Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2016 Banda Artist of the Year Nominated
"Y Fue Así" Regional Mexican Song of the Year Won
Julión Álvarez (himself) Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2017 Julión Álvarez (himself) Banda Artist of the Year Won
Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year Won
Male Artist of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography". Julion Alvarez Official (in Spanish). Julion Alvarez. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Julión Álvarez feliz de ser juez en La Voz México". Telemundo (in Spanish). Telemundo Communications. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Roiz, Jessica (23 September 2015). "Latin Grammy 2015 Nominations: Ricky Martin, J Balvin, Alejandro Sanz Get Nods, Plus Full List". Latin Times. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (May 4, 2016). "Julión Álvarez to Launch 22-City Arena Tour -- A Historic First for a Norteño Act". Billboard. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Latin Grammy 2016 Nominations". Billboard. September 22, 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Bieler, Des (August 9, 2017). "U.S. Treasury sanctions Mexican soccer star Rafa Marquez for ties to drug trafficking". Washington Post. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ Cobo, Leila (August 14, 2017). "Julion Alvarez Denies U.S. Treasury's Accusations of Drug Ties" (Billboard (magazine)). Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Julión Álvarez está nominado a GRAMMY pero sigue sancionado por Estados Unidos". Univision (in Spanish). November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Grammy Awards
  10. ^ Latin American Music Awards
  11. ^ Latin Grammy Awards
  12. ^ Lo Nuestro Awards