Latin GRAMMY winner and multi-platinum selling Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez was at the GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE on Thursday celebrating the worldwide success of Confidencias, his latest album for Universal Music Latino. Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, presented Fernandez with Gold and Platinum plaques for sales of the album in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr., 9th District, read the Los Angeles City Council Proclamation declaring today (Sept 12th) “Alejandro Fernandez Day” in the City of Los Angeles. “El Potrillo” then presented the GRAMMY Museum with the sombrero from his “charro” suit worn on the cover of his acclaimed, pivotal 1995 release Que Seas Muy Feliz, which will be on display in the museum’s permanent collection.
In a Q&A dialogue with the audience, Fernandez also revealed details about his upcoming tour, Confidencias World Tour, and discussed the new production Confidencias. “I am very happy and grateful for all that is happening around my album Confidencias and my new tour. And the surprises do not stop. This recognition and affection of the public is what motivates me. I’m excited to start the tour and share the new production with my fans and audience,” expressed Alejandro.
“This recognition and affection of the public is what motivates me.”
The 11-city U.S. leg of the tour begins at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on November 16th, and continues to Atlanta, GA (Nov 17th); New York, NY (Nov 21st); Chicago, IL (Nov 24th); McAllen, TX (Nov 27th); Dallas, TX (Nov 29th); Houston, TX (Nov 30th); Laredo, TX (Dec 1st); El Paso, TX (Dec 4th); San Jose, CA (Dec 6th) and Los Angeles, CA (Dec 7th). Tickets for Confidencias World Tour, produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), are now on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The Confidencias World Tour tour promises an unprecedented production from one of the most iconic voices in Mexican musical history. The dazzling show pays homage to Mexico via Fernandez’s exceptional mariachi, orchestra and vocal prowess, featuring a collection of his greatest hits, including traditional “rancheras”, pop hits and songs from his new album Confidencias.
Confidencias has become this year’s most dominant Latin album on an international level. Debuting at #1, it is Alejandro Fernandez’s biggest-selling debut in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Within the first week of its release, it was certified Platinum in Mexico and Colombia; and Gold in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, United States, and Spain. The album also debuted at #1 on iTunes in 19 countries.
Confidencias continues to be the highest-selling Latin album in the United States and Puerto Rico. Recorded in Los Angeles last summer, the album is available in two formats, standard and deluxe, with 11 tracks and 15 tracks plus a DVD, respectively. Featuring duets with Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart and Vicente Fernandez, Confidencias was produced by the late legendary producer Phil Ramone. The first single and video from the album, “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti,” features Christina Aguilera and is the theme song to Univision’s new prime time soap, La Tempestad. The video has been a huge success, racking up more than 3M views the weekend of its release and hitting #1 in 17 countries.
Author: Rob Perez
Rob Perez is a freelance writer who has been with The Music Universe early on. As a Correspondent for The Music Universe, you will find him writing reviews and live tweeting awards shows.