Alejandro Fernandez to Receive Billboard Hall of Fame Award
The Mexican singer will perform with daughter Camila Fernandez at Billboard Latin Music Awards
Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award during the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Billboard's Hall of Fame Award, is reserved for artists who have achieved worldwide recognition for their work, transcending musical genres and languages. It celebrates a career that goes beyond musical performance and takes into account the influence the recipient enjoys as an artist globally in multiple fields. Previous winners of the coveted award include Vicente Fernandez --Alejandro's father-- Celia Cruz and Marc Anthony.
Alejandro Fernandez first established himself in the early '90s as a champion of ranchera music before crossing over to the Latin pop mainstream in 1997 with the chart-topping album Me Estoy Enamorando. The album gained four Hot Latin Songs chart-toppers: "Si Tu Supieras," "En el Jardin" (a duet with Gloria Estefan), "No Se Olvidar," and "Yo Naci Para Amarte."
In 2009 he launched Dos Mundos, which consisted of two separate albums, “Evolucion” and “Tradicion,” released on the same day. Fernandez began recording again in 2012, working in Los Angeles with producer Phil Ramone his album Confidencias, which included duets with Christina Aguilera on "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti," Rod Stewart on "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out," and most poetically, his father Vicente on "Me Olvide de Vivir." Released in July 2013, the album hit the top of the charts in Mexico and Spain, and continued to chart for over a year.
As part of the celebration of the special edition of the awards called “Billboard Duets”, Fernandez will perform with his daughter Camila Fernandez. The 18-year-old is a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston. This is the pair's first live performance on a televised awards show.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards will be broadcast live on Telemundo from the Bank United Center in Miami, FL on April 28.
The award show is the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 25-28 at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach.