Luis Enrique (singer)

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Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2010 awards
Luis Enrique at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2010 awards
Background information
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 58)
OriginNicaraguan
GenresSalsa
Years active1973–present
Labels[]] · Top Stop Music

Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer-songwriter. He is known as "El Príncipe de la Salsa" (The Prince of Salsa). He achieved widespread success with the single "Yo No Sé Mañana".

Early life and education[edit]

He attended La Serna High School in Whittier, California.

Career[edit]

He started his career in the late 1980s and achieved success in the 1990s. He was one of the leading pioneers that led to the salsa romántica movement in the 1980s. Enrique has received two Grammy Award-nomination for "Best Tropical Latin Performance" for album Luces del Alma and his song "Amiga". He performed and recorded with salsa romántica group Sensation 85, which also included La Palabra and Nestor Torres. On May 19, 2009, his album Ciclos was nominated for numerous Latin Grammy Awards, his biggest breakthrough in over a decade. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album and also contained the hit single "Yo No Sé Mañana".

Luis Enrique hosted the first season of Objetivo Fama. He won two Latin Grammys and the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2010.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Francisco Luis Mejia Godoy and nephew of famous Nicaraguan singers, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Carlos Mejia Godoy. He mentioned in an interview with Billboard that his top five favorite salsa singers are Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Louie Ramirez, and Oscar D'Leon.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

"Yo No Sé Mañana" received a Latin Grammy Award for "Best Tropical Song" and a nomination for Song of the Year.[3] The song was nominated at the 2010 Lo Nuestro Awards for Tropical Song of the Year.[4] The song was awarded a Billboard Latin Music award for "Tropical Airplay – Song of the Year".[5]


The Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by American network Univision. Luis Enrique received one award in 1989.[6]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989 Himself Tropical/Salsa New Artist of the Year Won
Himself Tropical/Salsa Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Amor y Alegría Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year Nominated
"Tu No Le Amas, Le Temes" Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year Nominated
1990 Himself Tropical/Salsa Male Artist of the Year Won
Mi Mundo Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year Won
"Lo Que Pasó Entre Tu y Yo... Pasó" Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year Won

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luis Enrique goza sus 50 años" (in Spanish). Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Luis Enrique Shares His Picks for Top 5 Salsa Singers of All Time". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 12, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Calle 13 the Big Winnder at Latin Grammys Latin American Herald Tribune
  4. ^ Premios Lo Nuestro 2010
  5. ^ Billboard 2010 Winners Telemundo
  6. ^ Lo Nuestro: