2x Grammy Winner & Best Latin Pop Artist
With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, Jon Secada is adored by millions around the world and recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice. His acclaimed, romantic vocals fusing funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish, establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success.
Jon’s career skyrocketed in 1991, with the release of his self-titled debut album Jon Secada, which sold over six million copies worldwide, was certified triple platinum in the U.S., and reached No.15 on Billboard’s Pop album chart. The Spanish-language version of the album went on to become the Number One Latin album of 1992 and earned Jon his first Grammy Award, for “Best Latin Pop Album.” Three more top 20 Billboard hits would eventually come from that album including “Angel,” “I’m Free,” and “Do You Believe In Us.” The unprecedented success continued in 1994 with the platinum selling release of his second album Heart, Soul and Voice, which garnered another top 10 hit, “If You Go”, and followed with his third album, Amor, earning him his second Grammy Award for “Best Latin Pop Performance.”
Beyond his own hits, Secada is widely recognized for his impeccable songwriting skills, having penned countless popular songs for superstars such as Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. Still friends to this day, Estefan shares the world’s passion for Secada’s talent, remarking, “I’ve been a big fan of Jon’s since I first heard his beautiful voice! He’s one of those special singers that makes my hair stand on end!”
Jon has toured wih opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, recorded duets with Jim Brickman, Olivia Newton John and Frank Sinatra and collaborated in many movie soundtracks such as Dance with Me, Disney’s Pocahontas, Empire, Chasing Papi, and Zorro. He has also starred on Broadway: playing the lead role of Danny Zuko in Grease, the emcee role in Sam Mendes’ acclaimed version of Cabaret, and Joseph in the Andrew Lloyd Weber/ Tim Rice theatrical hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was named Humanitarian of the year in 2016 by The Muhammad Ali Foundation for his charity work supporting music education scholarships, AIDS research, child welfare, and other causes.