Luis Fonsi: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Luis Fonsi: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Luis Fonsi. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Luis Fonsi. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero

Born: April 15, 1978

Origin: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Genres: Latin pop – Rock en Español – Reggaeton – Pop – Pop rock – R&B – Acoustic

Zodiac: Aries

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Early Start

  • The San Juan Children’s Choir and Menudo were idolized by Fonsi.
  • He moved from Puerto Rico to Orlando, Florida with his family at the age of 10.
  • He was a member of an a cappella group called “The Big Guys” while in high school.



Career Journey

  • 1998: His debut album, Comenzaré (I Will Begin) was recorded and soared to number 11 rank on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and housed the singles “Si Tú Quisieras”, “Perdóname”, “Dime Como”, and “Me Iré”.
  • 2000: The Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, an outdoor concert in Rome, was attended by Pope John Paul II where Fonsi performed.
  • 2002: His English album “Fight The Feeling” trying to do a crossover with the first single “Secret” featuring Joey Fatone in the video was debuted.
  • 2007: Luis Fonsi was chosen to serve on the jury of a new version of the Latino boy band Menudo.
  • 2008: His seventh CD, Palabras del Silencio, made it and retained in the number one position for many weeks making Luis Fonsi entered the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
  • 2009: The Latin Grammy Award for “Song of the Year” was given to Luis Fonsi for the song “Aqu* Tengo Yo”
  • 2011: After releasing the album Tierra Firme, Fonsi went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America.
  • 2014: Fonsi launched his album ‘8’, a reference to his eighth career album.
  • 2017: “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee was released.
  • 2018: Fonsi released the single “Calypso”, with Stefflon Don where it soared to the number 11 spot on the Hot Latin chart. He did a collaboration on the track “Baby” by Clean Bandit from their second studio album in November of this year.
  • 2019: “Vida”, his 10th studio album, was released.



Awards & Recognition

  • He received his first Latin Grammy Award nominations in the Record of the Year category
  • He won one Latin American Music Award for “Échame la Culpa” with Demi Lovato
  • “Despacito” won
      • four Latin Grammy Awards
      • seven Billboard Latin Music Awards
      • five Billboard Music Awards
      • three Grammy Awards nominations
      • broken six Guinness World Records



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Luis Fonsi is a Puerto Rican but he calls Miami his home because he loves the sea.
  • He loves big cars.
  • He loves retro Air Jordan more so Air Jordan 1.



Artist’s Favorites

Land Rover:  Defender
Beach:  Culebrita
Color:  Red
Food:  Burger, Pizza and Mexican Cuisine
Destination:  London



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Luis Fonsi:


Length: 3:49

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Fonsi, DY
Oh, oh no, oh no (oh)
Hey yeah
Diridiri, dirididi Daddy
Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote
Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (DY)
Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome
Muéstrame el camino que yo voy
Oh, tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal
Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan
Solo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso (oh yeah)
Ya, ya me estás gustando más de lo normal
Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más
Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro

More Songs to Listen to:

Luis Fonsi: Top 5 Songs



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