The 18-year-old Regional Mexican star shares Christmas spirit with kisses.
Eighteen-year-old Regional Mexican singer Luis Coronel is counting his blessings this Christmas and giving back to fans with a new holiday song.
A lyric video for his acoustic accordion-and guitar-accompanied inspirational ballad “Feliz Navidad” (not to be confused with the Jose Feliciano classic) shows the young star greeting his (overwhelmingly female) followers, and giving the luckiest of the girls a kiss on the cheek. The song and video were released Dec. 8.
In October, Coronel became the youngest solo artist in 13 years to hit No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart with his sophomore album Quiero Ser Tu Dueño. The album is at No. 21 on that chart this week. "Tenerte," the first single from that album, rose to the top of Regional Mexican Songs, where it currently stands at No. 12.
An artist for a new Latino generation with ranchera roots and pop appeal, Coronel will be up for the Male Artist of the Year at Univision’s Premios Nuestro Awards in Feb. 2015. He’ll end this year with an appearance on Azteca America’s Christmas special Navidad Azteca, and be the subject of a Mun2 special, Estrellas de Reventon: Luis Coronel on Dec. 14.
"It's a dream come true," Coronel said in an earlier interview with Billboard about his rise in music. "I promised my dad before he passed away that I would take care of the family. [Now] I'm able to give my mom a house… and that's because of the singing. I feel blessed."