Luis Enrique (singer)

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Luis Enrique
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Luis Enrique at the Premios Lo Nuestro 2010 awards
Background information
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 56)
Years active1980s - present
LabelsSony 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[edit]

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] 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]

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

The Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by American network Univision. Luis Enrique received one award in 1989.[3]

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


Studio albums


  1. ^ "Luis Enrique goza sus 50 años" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 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. ^ Lo Nuestro: