About Mijares

In the ’90s and early 2000s, Mexican pop vocalist Manuel Mijares rose from backup singer to adult contemporary music superstar, thanks to his suave stage persona and powerful crooning.

∙ In 1985, Mijares represented Mexico at the annual OTI Festival—a spinoff of the Eurovision Song Contest—winning the title Revelation of the Festival.
∙ He fell in love with costar and future duet partner Lucero while making his acting debut in the 1987 musical comedy Escápate Conmigo, and their 1997 wedding drew 40 million viewers.
Amor y Rock ’N’ Roll, the singer’s 1987 album, was his global breakthrough, with the ballad “No Se Murio el Amor” hitting No. 1 in Mexico and going Top 10 in Japan.
∙ He’s one of the few Latin singers to have won the coveted gold medal at the World Popular Song Festival, taking the 1987 title for “El Rey de la Noche.”
Que Nada Nos Separe, from 1991, was his best-selling album to date, spawning the No. 1 Mexican chart smashes “Que Nada Nos Separe” and “Persona a Persona.”
∙ In 2011, he celebrated a quarter-century in music in front of 20,000 fans at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional—performances released later that year as Zona Preferente 25.

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • BORN
    February 7, 1958

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