Jon Secada

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Jon Secada

In the late 1980s, John Secada gets backing vocalist ‘Gloria Estefan’. But he was not limited to the role assigned to him, and soon began writing songs for the band, many of which have become popular. He wrote the song ‘Coming out of the dark’ becomes a hit 1991 album. After the huge success of ‘Coming out of the dark’, the band members are reviewing the decision, and John became a soloist ‘Gloria Estefan’.

Author: Denis Pravdyuk

Jon Secada (birth name Juan Secada) – American singer and songwriter, born October 4, 1962 in Havana on the island of Cuba, and raised in Haylehe, Florida, USA. In his music in the styles of funk, soul and pop Latin harmoniously intertwined motifs. John is the author of songs by such famous artists as Jennifer Lopez. Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore, and many others.

When John was nine years old, his parents emigrated to the United States. John graduated from high school Hayleha in South Florida in 1979, and then enrolled at the University of Miami. During his studies, he established himself as a talented jazz musician. John graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in music, and then received a master’s degree in jazz vocal performance.

In the late 1980s, John Secada gets backing vocalist ‘Gloria Estefan’. But he was not limited to the role assigned to him, and soon began writing songs for the band, many of which have become popular. He wrote the song ‘Coming out of the dark’ becomes a hit 1991 album. After the huge success of ‘Coming out of the dark’, the band members are reviewing the decision, and John became a soloist ‘Gloria Estefan’.

At the same time Secada starts thinking about a solo career. In 1991, he officially changed its real name Juan on a new name, John. And in 1992 released their debut album titled ‘Jon Secada’, which sold over six million copies in the USA and Europe. The album went triple ‘platinum’ in the US and reached number 15 in the charts ‘Billboard 200’.

In 1992, Jon Secada decides to record an album in Spanish and in the same year released a solo album, ‘Otro D & # 237; a M & # 225; s Sin Verte’. ‘Spanish’ album brought John first prize Grammy in the category “Best Latin Pop Album ‘.

The second English-language album titled John ‘Heart, Soul & a Voice’ appears in 1994 and, like the first, it is ‘platinum in the’ USA. The single ‘If you go’ entered the top ten of the charts, and the song ‘Mental picture’ became the soundtrack to ‘specialist’. His next album, ‘Amor’, John was released in 1995 and was awarded the second prize Grammy in the category ‘Best Latin Pop Artist’.

In the same year, John received an invitation to participate in theatrical productions on Broadway. He played a major role – Danny Zuko – in his famous statement ‘Grease’. On Broadway, John appeared two more times: in 2003, he played a leading role in the formulation of the well-known Sam Mendes ‘Cabaret’, as the autumn of 2004 appeared in the role of Joseph in the theatrical hit of the season ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.

In 1999, John co-wrote the song ‘Bella’ (the Spanish version of ‘She’s all I ever had’) for ‘multi-platinum’ Ricky Martin’s album of the same name. In the same year, John becomes a co-author and co-produced the song ‘Baila’ to Jennifer Lopez. it went down in ‘multi-platinum’ album ‘On the 6’. John also worked on the creation of two songs for Mandy Moore: ‘One sided love’ and ‘It only took a minute’.

When recording songs ‘Don`t turn of the lights’ and ‘Love 4 Fun’ for his album, Enrique Eglesias in 2001, invited John to perform backing vocals.

John is very proud of what he had come up with the opera legend Luciano Pavarotti and record with Frank Sinatra single ‘Best is yet to come’.

At this point, John has released 12 albums, which sold millions of copies around the world.

Since February 1997, he is married to Jon Secada Maritere Vilar. The couple have two children – Michael and John Henry.

In addition to his devotion to music, John also devoted himself to philanthropy. He is an active participant in events dedicated to the fight against child abuse, AIDS, and sponsoring research programs to improve education. In an effort to help children get a good education

e, John opened scholarships for musically gifted children at the University of Miami. He did his best and played an important role in raising funds for the implementation of the social program “Save the music in schools’.

In addition, John has been actively involved in assisting families who have lost loved ones in the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001 in New York. His song ‘The last Goodbye’ is a tribute to the memory of victims of the terrorist attack. With the release of the single ‘The last Goodbye’ John he promised that it will distribute the proceeds to the bereaved families. John fulfilled his promise, brought together about 250 thousand dollars.

US President George W. Bush included Jon Secada of the advisory committee on education of Hispanic Americans. The Committee was tasked with creating a multi-year action plan aimed at eliminating educational failure among Hispanic students and their English-speaking peers.

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