I’ve enjoyed listening to Mexican romantic music (pop & bolero) for over a decade and a half. My favorites include Cristian Castro, Alejandro Fernández, and Marco Antonio Solis. Three other Latin artists I like are Pepe Aguilar (US), Alex Ubago (Spain), and Charlie Zaa (Columbia).
I first heard what turned out to be the title song of Alex Ubago’s debut album in San Miguel de Allende. I went to the studios of the local radio station to find out who the singer was and immediately bought Que Pides Tu?, Warner Music, 2001. This was followed by two other pop albums released by Warner Music: Aviones De Cristal, 2004 and Calle Illusión, 2009.
The 31-year old singer-songwriter has a clear, forceful voice I find pleasant to listen to. He accompanies himself on guitar or piano. I look forward to future releases of his work.
In 2010 he joined with Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar to form a supergroup called Alex, Jorge Y Lena. AJ&L has already been nominated for a Latin Grammy. More information is available at alexjorgeylena.
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