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Jon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada Ramírez; October 4, 1961) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan.

Jon Secada
John Secada 1996.jpg
Secada in 1996
Background information
Birth nameJuan Francisco Secada Ramírez
Born (1961-10-04) October 4, 1961 (age 57)
Havana, Cuba
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
GenresPop, Latin pop
Years active1984–present
LabelsSBK, EMI


Early lifeEdit

In 1979, Jon Secada graduated from South Florida's Hialeah High School. He then attended the University of Miami where became an accomplished jazz musician. In 1983 Secada received his bachelor's degree in Music then continuing his education earning a master's degree in Jazz vocal performance. He graduated cum-laude in 1986 and was later inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society. Throughout this time, Secada worked incessantly at nightclubs, did voiceovers and wrote numerous jingles.


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1992 Grammy Awards Best Latin Pop Album Jon Secada Won [1][2]
1992 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated
1993 BMI Awards Most Performed Latin Song "Otro Día Más Sin Verte",

"Sentir", and "Cree en Nuestra Amor"

Won [1]
The World Music Awards Best-Selling Latin American Recording Artist Himself Won [1][2]
The Caribbean Music Awards Best New Latin Pop Album Otro Día Más Sin Verte Won
Billboard Latin Music Awards Best Latin-Pop Album of the Year Won
Best Latin-Pop Artist Himself
Best New Latin-Pop Artist of the Year
Hit Radio Awards (Hong Kong) Best Male Artist of the Year Won [1]
Rolling Stone Magazine Best Male Vocalist Won [2]
1994 Asian Music Awards Best Pop Song "Mental Picture" Won
1996 Grammy Awards Best Latin Pop Album Amor Won
1998 BMI Pop Awards Best Pop Song "Too Late, Too Soon" Won
Best Latin Song "Amandolo"
2001 Billboard Latin Music Awards Best Dance Song "Asi" Nominated
BMI Pop Awards Best Pop Songwriter "Bella" Won
BMI Latin Awards Best Latin Songwriter "Bella" Won
2017 Latin Grammy Awards Best Traditional Tropical Album To Beny More With Love Won


  1. ^ a b c d Chavez Candelaria, Cordelia (2004). Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture (M-Z). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 749. ISBN 0-313-32215-5.
  2. ^ a b c "Awards & Honors - Jon Secada". Jon Secada. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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