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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.

Pedro Fernández
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Martín Cuevas Cobos
Also known as
  • Pedrito Fernández
Born (1969-09-28) 28 September 1969 (age 49)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
OriginMexíco
GenresRegional Mexican, Latin pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • producer
  • TV host
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1976 - present
WebsitePedro Fernández Oficial

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).

Pedro Fernandez.

Early lifeEdit

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]

CareerEdit

In 2001 his album Yo No Fui won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album.

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 won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2010) for "Amarte a la Antigua",[4]

In 2012 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.

In July 2014 Fernández starred in the Mexican telenovela Hasta el fin del mundo produced by Televisa. Fernández also wrote and performed the theme song for the series and produced an album by the name Hasta El Fin Del Mundo.

In 2015 his album Acaríciame El Corazón won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[5] Fernández appeared on TV as a team coach for La Voz Kids for seasons three (2015) and four (2016),[6] and as an official presenter/host for the Billboard Latin Music Awards for 2015 and 2016.[7]

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".[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]

In November 2017 Fernández recorded “El Mudo” with La Sonora Santanera on their Latin Grammy nominated album “La Fiesta Continúa”. [10]

2018 was an eventful year for Fernández. This year he began celebrating 40 years of his artistic career with a year of concerts and television appearances. In February he was named “Mr. Amigo”.[11] Each year, the Mr. Amigo Association honors a Mexican citizen to promote international friendship and goodwill between the U.S. and Mexico. [12]

In March Fernández released the first single titled from his upcoming new album Arránquense Muchachos. March also saw the release of “Toquen Mariachis Canten” (En Vivo), a duet Fernández recorded with Leo Dan for his new album “Celebrando a una Leyenda” (En Vivo). [13]

In May Fernández recorded another duet “Un Millón De Rosas” with the Grammy winning Tejano Group, La Mafia on their new album “Vozes”.

July brought the release of “Como Ella”, the second single from his new album Arránquense Muchachos. In August the complete album was released.[14]

In September the title cut from the album ¡Arránquense Muchachos¡ was nominated by the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards [15] for Best Regional Song.[16]

In 2019 along with the continuation of his multi-country “40th Anniversary Tour”, Fernández was selected to perform the opening theme “Como Te Extraño Mi Amor” for the Telemundo new political drama Preso No. 1 an American political thriller television series produced by Keshet International and Telemundo Global Studios which premiered on 30 July 2019. [17][18] On August 30, 2019 Spanish singer Natalia Jiménez released her album “México De Mi Corazón” (Mexico of my heart), that includes a duet with Fernández, “Ya Lo Sé Que Tú Te Vas” (I know that you are leaving). [19]

AwardsEdit

DiscographyEdit

 
Pedro Fernández in 2014.

as Pedrito FernándezEdit

  • 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 FernándezEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

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

TelevisionEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "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.
  5. ^ [1] Billboard.com.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (January 25, 2016). "Daddy Yankee, Natalia Jimenez & Pedro Fernandez Return as Coaches on 'La Voz Kids'". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Tinoco, Armando (April 21, 2016). "Premios Billboard 2016: 9 Things We Know About Telemundo Latin Music Award Show". Latin Times. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Huitrón, Alejandro (8 September 2016). "Grupo Cañaveral, prepara su nuevo material" (in Spanish). ActualMX. Retrieved December 9, 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. ^ "La fiesta sigue para la Sonora Santanera". elsiglodetorreon.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved August 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ "Mr. Amigo Pedro Fernández wows Charreada audience with warmth, charm". www.utrgv.edu/. Retrieved August 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ {cite web|title=Leo Dan lanza su nuevo album Celebrando una a Leyenda/|url=https://www.sonymusic.com.mx/leo-dan-lanza-su-nuevo-album-celebrando-una-leyenda/%7Cwebsite=www.sonymusic.com.mx%7Caccessdate August 2019|language=Spanish}}
  14. ^ ""¡ARRÁNQUENSE MUCHACHOS!" que ahí viene Pedro Fernández". Saps.com.mx. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  15. ^ "19a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY". Latingrammy.com. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Latin Grammy 2018 con nominados al Regional Mexicano". Saps.com.mx. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  17. ^ Cite error: The named reference people was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  18. ^ "TELEMUNDO INTRODUCES STAR-STUDDED CAST FOR UPCOMING POLITICAL-THRILLER "PRESO NO. 1"". nbcumv.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Why Natalia Jiménez Was Afraid to Release a Tribute Album in Honor Of Mexico". Billboard.com. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Latin Recording Academy Announces 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Award Winners". La Prensa San Diego. October 30, 2001. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "Latin Grammys 2013: The complete list of winners and nominees". latimes.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  23. ^ "Latin Grammys 2015: See the Full Winners List". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

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