Luis Fonsi

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Luis Fonsi
Luis Fonsi 2015 (cropped).JPG
Fonsi in 2014
Background information
Birth nameLuis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero
Born (1978-04-15) April 15, 1978 (age 41)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active1998–present
LabelsUniversal Latin
Websitewww.luisfonsi.com

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.

In 2011, Fonsi released the album Tierra Firme, and went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America.[1]

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luis Fonsi en Costa Rica". adondeirhoy.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  2. Nevins, Jake (4 August 2017). "Despacito becomes most-viewed video in YouTube history". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2017.

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