Artist Information for Alejandro Fernández

Alejandro Fernández Artist Image

Name: Alejandro Fernández

Followers: 7,494,430

Monthly Listeners: 14,339,023

Top Cities:

  • Mexico City, MX (1,101,932 listeners)
  • Guadalajara, MX (662,898 listeners)
  • Santiago, CL (550,654 listeners)
  • Bogotá, CO (473,974 listeners)
  • Puebla City, MX (391,039 listeners)

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Biography:
Singer Alejandro "El Potrillo" Fernández is one of Mexico's biggest international music stars. The son of icon Vicente Fernández, he established himself as a ranchero singer during the 1990s. His self-titled debut album was nominated for Regional Mexican Album of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards in 1993. Four years and four albums later, he debuted his first foray into Latin pop with the chart-topping Me Estoy Enamorando. He hasn't been a stranger to the charts since. Nine of his albums have ascended to the top spot on Latin Pop charts, while 11 more have entered the U.S. Top 200. 2000's Entre Tus Brazos was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards. 2004's chart-topping A Corazón Abierto wed classic Mexican romantic balladry to Latin pop production. 2009's Dos Mundos topped the charts and was certified multi-platinum. In 2017, Rompiendo Fronteras combined the ranchera sound with Latin pop and reggaeton productions, earning multi-platinum certification. In 2020, Fernandez issued Hecho en Mexico, his formal return to folk music, recording only norteno and mariachi after two decades of flirting with pop. It topped the Latin albums and Mexican Regional charts and went to 65 in the Top 200. Born on April 24, 1971, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Fernández is the son of ranchera icon Vicente Fernández, which inspired the media to nickname him "El Potrillo" (the Little Colt). Beginning with his self-titled debut album in 1992, Fernández followed in the footsteps of his father, performing traditional Mexican music of the Jalisco region such as mariachi. While this phase of Fernández's career -- which included the albums Alejandro Fernandez (1992), Piel de Niña (1993), Grandes Exitos a la Manera de Alejandro Fernandez (1994), Que Seas Muy Feliz (1995), and Muy Dentro de Mi Corazón (1996), all of which were produced by Pedro Ramírez -- spawned a steady series of hit singles, his career skyrocketed to new heights of success with the 1997 release of Me Estoy Enamorando. Produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Kike Santander -- far and away the preeminent Latin pop production team of the era -- the album marked Fernández's crossover into the realm of mainstream pop. Not only did Me Estoy Enamorando itself top Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, it also spawned four Hot Latin Tracks chart-toppers with "Si Tú Supieras," "En el Jardín" (a duet with Gloria Estefan), "No Sé Olvidar," and "Yo Nací Para Amarte." As if to reassure his fan base that he hadn't abandoned his roots, Fernández reunited with longtime producer Pedro Ramírez in 1999 and returned to ranchera music on Mi Verdad before collaborating once again with Estefan and Santander on another pop-oriented chart-topper, Entre Tus Brazos, in 2000. In subsequent years, Fernández continued to alternate between traditional albums of ranchera music (Orígenes, 2001; Niña, Amada Mía, 2003) and those oriented toward contemporary Latin pop (A Corazón Abierto, 2004; Viento a Favor, 2007). In addition, he began regularly releasing live-in-concert albums (Un Canto de México, 2002; En Vivo: Juntos por Ultima Vez, 2003; México-Madrid: En Directo y Sin Escalas, 2005) and also released his first greatest-hits collection, 15 Años de Éxitos (2008). Following the end of his seven-album contract with Sony, Fernández left the label and signed to Fonovisa. Sony then tried to release an album of his previously unreleased tracks. Fernández sued, and 6,000 copies of the album were seized by police. In 2009, under his new label, he launched an ambitious project called Dos Mundos, which consisted of two separate albums, Evolución and Tradición, released on the same day; the former was more Latin pop, the latter traditional ranchera and mariachi music. (Predictably, Evolución fared slightly better on the pop charts, although both albums were hits.) He then took the new music on tour, resulting in the live album Dos Mundos: Revolución (2010). Fernández began recording again in 2012, working in Los Angeles with producer Phil Ramone. The resulting album, Confidencias, included duets with Christina Aguilera on "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti," Rod Stewart on "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," and most poetically, his father, Vicente, on "Me Olvidé 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. Still in the collaborative spirit, Fernández worked with a variety of different artists on his next album, from Colombian band Morat to Peruvian singer/songwriter Gianmarco. It contained four songs by the venerable Joss Favela as well as a pair by Mario Dom. Released in 2017, Rompiendo Fronteras ("Breaking Barriers") took a multi-cultural stance amid the political climate of the day and offered rancheras and ballads with modern pop production and rhythms. It made the Top 200 and charted at number one in Latin Pop and Top Latin Albums. In 2020, Fernández issued Hecho en Mexico ("Made in Mexico"), his first outing to be exclusively comprised of mariachi songs. Its first single, "Caballero," scored Fernández his first number one on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. The song "Menti" was a duet between the singer and his father, while another, "Mas No Puedo," featured Christian Nodal. The album entered the Latin albums and Mexican Regional chart at number one -- his seventh to do so -- and made Fernández the first artist to achieve Top Latin Albums number ones in four consecutive decades: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s. The album also registered at number 65 in the general release Top 200. After touring nonstop across 2021 and most of 2022, Fernández issued the mariachi single "Inexperto en Olvidarte" on January 6, 2023. The track marked the first time the singer had included a song written by two women -- the recently formed hit team of Sinaloans Fernanda Díaz and Amanda Coronel -- on one of his recordings. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Dos Mundos Revolución En Vivo (Live At El Lunario En La Ciudad De México/2010) Album Image Dos Mundos Revolución En Vivo (Live At El Lunario En La Ciudad De México/2010)
Label: National Own
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
Lo Esencial De Alejandro Fernández Album Image Lo Esencial De Alejandro Fernández
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Track Count: 57
Total Play Count: 0
Te Quiero, Te Quiero (En Vivo Desde El Teatro Real) Album Image Te Quiero, Te Quiero (En Vivo Desde El Teatro Real)
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Piel De Niña Album Image Piel De Niña
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ Album Image ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1992-07-21
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
No Es Que Me Quiera Ir Album Image No Es Que Me Quiera Ir
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2023-05-19
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Caballero Album Image Caballero
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2019-10-03
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Dos Mundos Tradición Album Image Dos Mundos Tradición
Label: Fonovisa
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Se Me Va La Voz Album Image Se Me Va La Voz
Label: National Own
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Contigo Siempre Album Image Contigo Siempre
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2018-08-31
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Me Dediqué a Perderte Track Image Me Dediqué a Perderte
Playcount: 608,567,049
Duration: 03:52
Me Dediqué a Perderte Track Image Me Dediqué a Perderte
Playcount: 608,567,049
Duration: 03:51
Me Dediqué a Perderte Track Image Me Dediqué a Perderte
Playcount: 608,567,049
Duration: 03:51
Me Dediqué a Perderte Track Image Me Dediqué a Perderte
Playcount: 608,567,049
Duration: 03:51
Me Dediqué a Perderte Track Image Me Dediqué a Perderte
Playcount: 608,567,049
Duration: 03:52
Sé Que Te Duele Track Image Sé Que Te Duele
Playcount: 355,613,350
Duration: 03:48
Sé Que Te Duele Track Image Sé Que Te Duele
Playcount: 355,613,350
Duration: 03:48
Sé Que Te Duele Track Image Sé Que Te Duele
Playcount: 355,613,350
Duration: 03:48
Me Hace Tanto Bien Track Image Me Hace Tanto Bien
Playcount: 239,826,138
Duration: 03:08
Me Hace Tanto Bien Track Image Me Hace Tanto Bien
Playcount: 239,826,138
Duration: 03:08

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Vicente Fernández Artist Image Vicente Fernández
Collaborations: 13
Gaur Artist Image Gaur
Collaborations: 9
Maureen Choi Artist Image Maureen Choi
Collaborations: 9
Noa Lur Artist Image Noa Lur
Collaborations: 9
Julia Alvarez
Collaborations: 9
Javier Romero Artist Image Javier Romero
Collaborations: 9
Pedro Barberan
Collaborations: 9
Beyoncé Artist Image Beyoncé
Collaborations: 9
Antonio Orozco Artist Image Antonio Orozco
Collaborations: 5
Morat Artist Image Morat
Collaborations: 5