Luis Enrique (singer)
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Luis Enrique at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2010 awards
|Born||September 28, 1962|
|Years active||1980s - present|
|Labels||Sony Discos, Top Stop Music|
Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He attended La Serna High School in Whittier, CA. He started his career in the late 1980s and achieved success in the 1990s, earning the title "El Príncipe de la Salsa" (The Prince of Salsa). 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. In 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.
Later life and career
Luis Enrique hosted the first season of Objetivo Fama. He won two Latin Grammys and the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2010. 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.
Lo Nuestro Awards
|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|
- Amor de Media Noche (1987)
- Amor y Alegria (1988)
- Mi Mundo (1989)
- Luces del Alma (1990)
- Una historia diferente (1991)
- Dilema (1993)
- Luis Enrique (1994)
- Genesis (1996)
- Timbalaye (1999)
- Evolución (2000)
- Transparente (2002)
- Dentro Y Fuera (2007)
- Ciclos (2009)
- Soy y Seré (2011)
- Jukebox: Primera Edicion (2014)
- "Luis Enrique goza sus 50 años" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- "Luis Enrique Shares His Picks for Top 5 Salsa Singers of All Time". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 12, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- Lo Nuestro:
- 1989 Winners:"Lo Nuestro 1989 – Historia". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications, Inc. 1989. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- 1989 Nominees:Coto, Juan Carlos (May 28, 1989). "Univision Launches Latin Music Awards". The Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company.
- 1990 Winners:Lannert, John (May 26, 1990). "Luis Enrique Tops Lo Nuestro Award Winners". Sun-Sentinel. Tribune Company. Retrieved September 4, 2013.