|Birth name||Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero|
|Born||April 15, 1978|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero (born April 15, 1978), known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for the hit song "Despacito" (2017). In January 2017, "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee was promoted and released.
On July 9, 2011, Billboard named Fonsi "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation".
On July 4, 2017, the music video has reached two billion views on YouTube, with the song becoming number one in nearly every Latin Billboard chart, and the most viewed video in the world. In August 2017, "Despacito" became the number one most viewed video on YouTube, with three billion views and counting.
As of 2018 he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito".
After five years since "8", on 1 February 2019 his 10th studio album "Vida" was released. The track list contains "Despacito (Remix) ", "Échame la Culpa" and "Sola". The album topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Spanish album chart, and entered at number 18 of the Billboard 200.
In June 2018, Fonsi released the single "Calypso", with Stefflon Don. The song peaked at number 11 on the Hot Latin chart. On 2 November 2018, he collaborated on the track "Baby" by Clean Bandit from their second studio album. The song peaked at number 13 of Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and at number 15 of UK Singles Chart.
On 13 January 2019, the singer joined with Wisin, Alejandra Guzmán and Carlos Vives as coaches of the first Spanish season of La Voz by Telemundo.
References[change | change source]
- "Luis Fonsi en Costa Rica". adondeirhoy.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- Nevins, Jake (4 August 2017). "Despacito becomes most-viewed video in YouTube history". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Universal Music Latin Entertainment | Luis Fonsi Archived 2019-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Official website
- Luis Fonsi on IMDb
- Luis Fonsi Fan Site Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Fonsi on AOL music Archived 2018-12-15 at the Wayback Machine