Ricardo Arjona

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Ricardo Arjona
Ricardo Arjona at Managua, Nicaragua (2).jpg
Ricardo Arjona in Nicaragua, 2012.
Background information
Birth name Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales
Born (1964-01-19) 19 Januar 1964 (age 55)
Oreigin Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Genres Latin pop, rock
Thrift Sangster-sangwriter, record producer,
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1985–present
Labels PolyGram (1985–1989)
Sony Music (1991–2008)
Warner Latina (2008–present)
Associate acts Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Chenoa,
Marta Sánchez, Marc Anthony,
Tommy Torres
Wabsteid www.ricardoarjona.com

Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, (born 19 Januar 1964), kent as Ricardo Arjona (Spaingie pronunciation: [arˈxona]), is a Guatemalan sangster-sangwriter. Arjona is ane o the maist successful Laitin American airtists o aw time, wi mair than 20 million albums sauld.[1] He is aften cried El Animal Nocturno (The Nocturnal Animal),[2] thanks tae his breakthrou success wi his fowert studio album which bears the same name. His muisic ranges frae ballads tae Latin pop, rock, pop rock, Cuban muisic, an mair recently a cappella performances an a mixtur o Tejano muisic an Norteño music, an ither Afro-American an Laitin soonds. Arjona is notit for his leerical style, an aften addresses topics such as luve, homosexuality, kidnappin, rape, racism an immigration.

Early years an personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales wis born on 19 Januar 1964 in Jocotenango, Guatemala, tae parents Ricardo Arjona Moscoso an Mimi Morales de Arjona. He spent maist o his bairnheid in Guatemala Ceety, whaur he began his muisical instruction.[3] At age twal, he pairticipatit in the contest "Festival Infantil Juventud 74" wi "Gracias al Mundo", a sang componit bi his faither, feenally winnin the event.[4] Awtho he initially enrolled in airchitectur an ingineerin at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), he graduatit wi a degree frae the Schuil o Communication Sciences.[5] Arjona wis a talentit basketbaw player who played for Leones de Marte an TRIAS.[6]

He toured Central Americae as a member o the Guatemalan naitional team. Till recently, he held the record for the maist points scored (78) in a single gemme bi a Guatemalan.[7] He taucht at a primar schuil (cried Santa Elena III) an aw,[5] whaur he claimit tae hae spent sax oors givin lessons an the rest o the day playin soccer.[7] This earned him a visit frae a Meenistry o Education representative, who wis sent tae evaluate his pupils. The representative foond that the students' education wis actually abuin average.[8] In the ceety o Buenos Aires, Argentinae, he met Puerto Rican Leslie Torres an haed twa childer wi her: Adria an Ricardo. They separatit in 2005. As o 2010, Arjona wis datin Venezuelan model Daisy Arvelo, wi whom he haes a son.[9]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Awairds an nominations[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1993, he receivit the Rafael Álvarez Ovalle Order frae the then Preses o Guatemala, Ramiro de León Carpio, for his internaitional accomplishments.[10] At USAC a librar haw bears his name.[5] His birthplace, Jocotenango, namit a street efter him.[8]

Grammy Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Nominee/wark Awaird Result
Template:Grammy Adentro Best Latin Pop Album Wan

Latin Grammy Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Nominee/wark Awaird Result
2006 Adentro Best Male Pop Vocal Album Wan

Billboard Latin Music Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Nominee/wark Awaird Result
2007 "A Ti" Male Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year Wan
2010 Quinto Piso Tour Latin Tour of the Year Wan

Lo Nuestro Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Nominee/wark Awaird Result
2004 Santo Pecado Pop Album of the Year Wan

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (6 April 2012). "Con la presentación de "Independiente", Ricardo Arjona volverá mañana a Córdoba" (in Spanish). Cadena 3. Archived from the original. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  2. Moscatel, Susana (23 March 2012). "Ahmadineyad vs. Arjona" (in Spanish). Milenio. Archived from the original. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  3. "Ricardo Arjona". ADN Radio (in Spanish). Chile: Grupo Prisa. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. "Los colapsos emocionales de Arjona". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Colombia: EL Tiempo Casa Editorial. 31 October 2001. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Cosme, Hector. "Arjona: de Guatemala para el mundo" (in Spanish). Periodico La Perla. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. (12 October 2010). "Biografía de Ricardo Arjona" (in Spanish). Terra. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Cobo, Leiba (4 December 2004). "Arjona Innovates On CD/DVD Set". Billboard. 116 (49). p. 23. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Biografía de Ricardo Arjona". Ricardo-Arjona.net. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. "La modelo venezolana Daisy Arvelo está embarazada de Ricardo Arjona" (in Spanish). Analitica.com. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. "Arjona en proceso de "Metamorfosis"". El Occidental. Archived from the original. Retrieved 29 April 2012.

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