Leonardo Aguilar

Leonardo Antonio Aguilar Álvarez Alcalá (born August 15, 1999), known simply as Leonardo Aguilar is a Mexican singer. As of 2017, Aguilar has been nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards.

Leonardo Antonio Aguilar
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Aguilar at a press conference in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameLeonardo Antonio Aguilar Álvarez Alcalá
Born (1999-08-15) August 15, 1999 (age 22)
Mexico City, Mexico
GenresRegional Mexican
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2012–present
Labels
  • Machin
  • Equinoccio Records S.a de C.V.
Websiteleonardoaguilaroficial.com

Aguilar was born into a musical family, known as "La Dinastía Aguilar" (The Aguilar Dynasty). Aguilar's father is Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, his paternal grandparents are Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre.

Early lifeEdit

Leonardo Aguilar was born to Pepe Aguilar and Aneliz Álvarez Alcalá in Mexico City, Mexico on August 15, 1999.[1] Aguilar holds dual citizenship with Mexico and the United States, through his father, who was born in San Antonio, Texas.[2] Aguilar was born into a musical family, known as "La Dinastía Aguilar" (The Aguilar Dynasty). Aguilar's father is Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, his paternal grandparents are Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre.[3] Since a young age, Aguilar has frequently accompanied his father on tour throughout Latin America with his younger sister, Ángela Aguilar, who also performs.[3]

CareerEdit

In 2012, at just twelve years old, Aguilar released Nueva Tradición, alongside his sister, Ángela Aguilar. It featured four songs by Leonardo and four by Ángela.[3]

On December 2, 2016, Aguilar released his first solo album, Gallo Fino, produced by his father, Pepe.[4][5] Aguilar worked with other prominent Mexican artists such as Espinoza Paz and El Chapo de Sinaloa.[6] Gallo Fino was nominated for Best Norteño Album at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2017. His song "Compromiso Descartado" was also nominated for Best Regional Mexican Song.[7]

DiscographyEdit

  • Gallo Fino (2016)
  • Tu Mendigo Recuerdo (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biografía de Leonardo Aguilar". Leonardo Aguilar (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 28, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Leonardo Aguilar entornará himno mexicano en pelea de "Canelo"". NoticiasYa (in Spanish). September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Hijos de Pepe Aguilar debutan con 'Nueva tradición'". LaOpinion (in Spanish). December 23, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Leonardo Aguilar estrena 'Gallo Fino'". La Prensa (in Spanish). December 10, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Leonardo Aguilar lanza su primer disco". BandaMax (in Spanish). December 15, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Leonardo, el hijo de Pepe Aguilar, lanza su primer disco como cantante de regional mexicano". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. December 19, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Marti, Diana (September 26, 2017). "2017 Latin Grammy Awards: Complete List of Nominations". E! News. Retrieved September 27, 2017.