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 Principe de la Salsa (The Prince of Salsa). He was one of the leading pioneers that led to the salsa romantica 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 romantica 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.
- Amor de Media Noche (1987)
- Amor y Alegria (1988)
- Mi mundo (1989)
- Luces del Alma (1990)
- Los Principes de la Salsa (1990) Compilation
- Una historia diferente (1991)
- Dilema (1993)
- Brillante (1994) Compilation
- Luis Enrique (1994)
- Genesis (1996)
- Amiga (1999) Compilation
- Timbalaye (1999)
- Evolución (2000)
- Transparente (2002)
- Dentro Y Fuera (2007)
- Ciclos (2009)
- Soy y Seré (2011)
- Jukebox: Primera Edicion (2014)
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.
Lo Nuestro Awards
|Year||Recipient / Nominated 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|
- "Luis Enrique goza sus 50 años" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- Lo Nuestro:
- 1989 Winners:"Lo Nuestro 1989 – Historia". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications, Inc. 1989. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- 1989 Nominees:Coto, Juan Carlos (May 28, 1989). "Univision Launches Latin Music Awards". The Miami Herald (The McClatchy Company). (subscription required (. ))
- 1990 Winners:Lannert, John (May 26, 1990). "Luis Enrique Tops Lo Nuestro Award Winners". Sun-Sentinel (Tribune Company). Retrieved September 4, 2013.