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About Pepe Aguilar


José Antonio Aguilar Jiménez , better known as Pepe Aguilar, is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actor.


From a young age, Aguilar accompanied his parents, Mexican singer-actors Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre on tour. He played his first concert at the age of three, joining his father onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He now does the same with his own children, Leonardo Aguilar and Ángela Aguilar, who have also continued in the steps of their father and grandparents.


Aguilar has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. His work has earned him four Grammy Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, nineteen Lo Nuestro Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Pepe Aguilar was born to Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre in San Antonio, Texas, on August 7, 1968, while his parents were on tour. Although born in the United States, he was raised in Zacatecas, Mexico. Aguilar made his debut as a singer at the age of three, when his father, Antonio, had a concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. As a teenager, Aguilar was a rock music fan and had a band called "Equs". The band did not last long, but that led him to make his first album. Aguilar's musical influences were Pink Floyd and The Who, among other rock bands. Nevertheless, while leaving his teenage years behind, he turned to Mexican Regional music once again, mixing the traditional style with his modern pop influences and becoming a strong identity in the Latin scene, in addition to developing a successful acting career.


Aguilar began his career as a solo artist in 1989 with the launch of "Pepe Aguilar Con Tambora", and later released special editions. In 1992, Aguilar recorded his first mariachi album titled "Recuérdame Bonito", produced by Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian. He subsequently released "Que Bueno" and "Chiquilla Bonita" in 1993 and 1994.


After refusing to release an album due to legal disputes between Aguilar and his record label, in July 1998, he released "Por Mujeres Como Tú", which transformed him into a household name in Mexico and Latin America.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pepe Aguilar", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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