Pedro Fernández

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Pedro Fernández
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Background information
Birth name José Martín Cuevas Cobos
Also known as
  • Pedrito Fernández
Born (1969-09-28) 28 September 1969 (age 47)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Origin México
Genres Latin pop, Folk, Mariachi, Banda, Ranchera, Latin ballad
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
  • TV host
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 1976 - present
Website Pedro Fernández

José Martín Cuevas Cobos (born September 28, 1969), known by his stage name Pedro Fernández, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, actor, and television host. Fernández began his international career as Pedrito Fernández at the age of seven.

Fernández has recorded thirty-nine albums, acted in seven soap operas, and twenty five films. He has won 4 Latin Grammy Awards.[1] His stage name is composed of the names of two of his favorite singers, (Pedro) Infante and Vicente (Fernandez).

Early life[edit]

His first album, La de la Mochila Azul, named after the single, was released in 1978. His starring role in the film La niña de la mochila azul (The Girl with the Blue Backpack) was released in 1979 and led to a lifetime career of recording and film contracts.[2]

Career[edit]

His album De Corazón was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards.[3]

In 2009 Fernández starred in Televisa's telenovela Hasta que el dinero nos separe with actress and singer Itatí Cantoral. He won the Premios TVyNovelas Award for TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor of 2010 for his portrayal of "Rafael Medina Nuñez" in the telenovela.

In 2010 Fernández starred as the protagonist in the telenovela Cachito de cielo. Fernández wrote the theme song "Cachito de Cielo" for the telenovela and as the theme song's songwriter and performer, he won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song in 2013.

Fernández has also appeared on TV as a team coach for La Voz Kids for seasons three (2015) and four (2016),[4] and as an official presenter/host for the Billboard Latin Music Awards for 2015 and 2016.[5]

In September 2016, Fernández collaborated with Grupo Cañaveral for their 20 year anniversary album, recording a Cumbia version of Fernández's song "Si Te Vas".[6]

In October 2016, Fernández appeared on stage in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico with recording artist Thalía in front of an audience of 7,000 at the Auditorio Citibanamex and the two performed the song "De Ti".[7][8]

The Honduran paper La Prensa has called Fernández "one of the most recognized artists not only in Mexico but throughout Latin America for his music and acting which continues today".[9]

Awards[edit]

Among his many national and international awards over his long career Pedro Fernández has been awarded the TVyNovelas Award for Best Actor (2010) for Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe, Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2001) for Yo No Fui,[10] Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2010) for "Amarte a la Antigua",[11] Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2013) (writer and performer) for "Cachito de Cielo",[12] and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2015) for Acaríciame El Corazón.[13]

Discography[edit]

Pedro Fernández in 2014.

as Pedrito Fernandez[edit]

  • La de la Mochila Azul (1978)
  • Mamá Solita (1979)
  • La Mugrosita (1980)
  • Guadalajara (1981)
  • Mis 9 Años (1981)
  • La de los Hoyitos (1982)
  • Ay Jalisco no te rajes (1982)
  • Rosa María (1982)
  • Pucheritos (1983)
  • Coqueta (1983)
  • Delincuente (1984)
  • Es Un Sábado Más (1985)
  • El mejor de Todos (1986)

as Pedro Fernandez[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 La niña de la mochila azul Raúl García Palomares Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1980 Amigo Poncho Also known as Forja de amigos
1980 El oreja rajada Julián
1980 Mamá sólita Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1981 La niña de la mochila azul 2 Raúl García Palomares Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1981 Allá en la plaza Garibaldi Julio
1982 La Mugrosita Andrés Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1982 La niña de los hoyitos Ferco Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1983 Los dos carnales Pablito
1983 Niño pobre, niño rico Mario y el niño chico es Pepe
1983 Coqueta Pablo Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1984 Delincuente Alejandro
1985 Un sábado más Martín
1986 Como Si Fueramos Novios Andresito
1988 Vacaciones de terror Julio
1989 Pánico en la montaña Pedro
1989 Había una vez una estrella Rodrigo
1990 Un corazón para dos Bernardo
1990 Trampa infernal Nacho
1991 Vacaciones de terror 2 Julio
1992 El ganador
1992 Crónica de un crimen Alex Kamper
1992 Comando de federales 2 Puma
1993 Las mil y una aventuras del metro
1993 Derecho de asilo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Juana Iris Juan Bernardo
1987 Tal como somos Valerio Cisneros
1991 Alcanzar Una Estrella II Jorge
1993 Buscando el paraíso Julio Starred in and performed theme song
2009–2010 Hasta que el dinero nos separe Rafael Medina Nuñez Lead role; 231 episodes; wrote and performed theme song
2012 Cachito de cielo Salvador Lead role; 110 episodes; wrote and performed Latin Grammy winning theme song
2014 Hasta el fin del mundo Salvador "Chava" Cruz Sánchez Lead role; 80 episodes; wrote and performed theme song
2015–2016 La Voz Kids Himself - Coach of Team Pedro Seasons 3–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners Search". Latin Grammy. Latin Recording Academy. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pedro Fernández es el tercer coach de 'La Voz Kids'". Telemundo.com (in Spanish). Talpa Media. January 7, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fernández, Pedro". Encyclopedia .com. Cengage Learning. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (January 25, 2016). "Daddy Yankee, Natalia Jimenez & Pedro Fernandez Return as Coaches on 'La Voz Kids'". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Tinoco, Armando (April 21, 2016). "Premios Billboard 2016: 9 Things We Know About Telemundo Latin Music Award Show". Latin Times. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Huitrón, Alejandro (8 September 2016). "Grupo Cañaveral, prepara su nuevo material" (in Spanish). ActualMX. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Thalía recibe a Pedro Fernández en su concierto en Monterrey" (in Spanish). Radio Fama 101.5 FM. October 17, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Thalía cautivó a más de 7 mil personas en Monterrey" (in Spanish). Publimetro. October 16, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.  October 16, 2016
  9. ^ Ramos, Daniela Michelle (September 4, 2016). "'En la musica hay que dar lo mejor siempre': Pedro Fernández" [In music you must always give your best.: Fernández]. La Prensa (in Spanish). 
  10. ^ "Latin Recording Academy Announces 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Award Winners". La Prensa San Diego. October 30, 2001. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mexican pop-rock group Camila, singer Guerra big winners at Latin Grammys". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. November 12, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2016. Pedro Fernandez wore an elegant white charro suit to sing 'Celosa' and 'Amarte a la antigua,' which won best regional Mexican song. 
  12. ^ "Latin Grammys 2013: The complete list of winners and nominees". latimes.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Latin Grammys 2015: See the Full Winners List". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

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