Joan Sebastian

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Date of Birth April 8, 1951
Place of Birth Julianta, Mexico
Date of Death Jul 13, 2015 (64)
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Joan Sebastian

José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa, better known as Joan Sebastian, was a Mexican singer-songwriter. He composed more than 1,000 songs including compositions for Bronco, Grupo Latino, Vicente Fernández, Lucero, Pepe Aguilar, and Rocío Dúrcal. His music is a mixture of Latin pop, ranchera and grupera music. Sebastian was awarded seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards, making him the most awarded Mexican performer in Grammy history. Known for composing "Así es la Vida", Sebastian also worked sporadically as an actor. In 1996, he made his acting debut in the Mexican soap opera Tú y Yo, sharing credits with Maribel Guardia, his former wife and mother to his son, Julian. In 2015, Sebastian died at the age of 64 of bone cancer. At the time of his death, Sebastian had two number-one albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and seven top ten songs on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States.

Birth name: José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa
Born: April 8, 1951, Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico
Died: July 13, 2015, Teacalco, Guerrero, Mexico
Genres: Regional Mexican, Latin pop
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, composer, actor, producer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar Alto Saxophone
Years active: 1975–2015
Labels: Musart, Fonovisa, Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Website: Joan Sebastian's Official site
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About Joan Sebastian

Mexican singer and songwriter who blended pop, ranchera, and grupera music to win numerous Grammy Awards.

Joan Sebastian Before Fame

He started his singing career in 1977, with his first single titled "El Camino de Amor."

Achievement of Joan Sebastian

He had a part in the hit Mexican telenovela Tú y Yo.

Joan Sebastian Family Life

He had eight children, including singers Julian Figueroa, Jose Manuel Figueroa and Zarelea Figueroa. He was married to Maribel Guardia from 1992 to 1996.

Associations of Joan Sebastian

He and Marco Antonio Solis both earned Latin Grammy Awards for Best Regional Song. Sebastian took the honors for "Afortunado" in 2003 while Solis won for "Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio" in 2004.

Information related to Joan Sebastian

  • Writers from Guerrero
  • Regional Mexican musicians
  • Banda musicians
  • Mexican record producers
  • Mexican male singer-songwriters
  • Latin music record producers
  • Ranchera singers
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment artists
  • Latin music songwriters
  • Latin Grammy Award winners
Latest information about Joan Sebastian updated on April 19, 2021.

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