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Jon Secada
Background information
Birth name Juan Secada
Born October 4, 1961 (1961-10-04) (age 46)
Havana, Cuba
Origin Florida, USA
Genre(s) Latin Pop, Latin Music, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1991—present

Jon Secada Da Cunha (born Juan Secada on October 4, 1961) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has appeared as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ritchie Valens album cover Latin Pop (Pop Latino, in Spanish) is pop music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Hispanic American artists who sing in languages spoken in Latin America, mainly Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. ... Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Amanda Mandy Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. ...

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Early years

Secada arrived with his parents in the United States at the age of nine. While attending school, his family managed a coffee shop. As a teen, Secada discovered his gift for music. In the culturally diverse city of Miami, Secada was exposed to salsa and merengue. Secada also became interested in R&B and pop music performed by Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Spanish Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. ... Merengue is a type of lively, joyful music and dance that comes from the Dominican Republic. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ...


Secada graduated from South Florida's Hialeah High School in 1979 and then enrolled at the University of Miami. During college, he became an accomplished jazz musician. He was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor afforded a University of Miami student. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Music and then earned a Master's degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. Hialeah High School is a secondary school located at 251 E 47th Street in Hialeah, Florida; its current principal is Mr. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The Iron Arrow Honor Society, founded at the University of Miami in 1926, is the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. ...


Gloria Estefan

In the late 1980s, Gloria Estefan hired Secada as a background singer. He also started composing music for Estefan, including some of her best-known ballads. Among other songs, Secada co-wrote and sang background on "Coming Out of the Dark" Gloria's number one hit from her 1991 album Into the Light. During Estefan's "Coming Out of the Dark" tour, Secada was given the life-changing opportunity of taking over the stage and performing solo. It launched his career as a solo performer. Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Into the Light is a concept album, the third studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fourteenth overall, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Solo career

In 1991, Secada legally changed his first name from Juan to Jon. The following year, Secada released his self-titled debut album Jon Secada (SBK/EMI), which sold over six million copies worldwide and being certified triple platinum in the U.S., where it reached No. 15 among the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Secada scored a No.5 Pop hit with his Gold single "Just Another Day," and three more top 30 hits, "Angel," "I'm Free," and "Do You Believe in Us?" received national radio play. The Spanish-language version of Secada's solo album, Otro Día Más Sin Verte (EMI-Latin), became the Number One Latin album of 1992 and earned Secada his first Grammy Award for "Best Latin Pop Album". This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1994 by Secada's second album, Heart Soul and Voice (EMI) featured members of The Miami Sound Machine and guests Arturo Sandoval (trumpeter) and Betty Wright (background vocals). The album went Platinum in the US. One of its singles had a top ten Pop hit "If You Go" and a Top 30 hit "Mental Picture", which was used in the soundtrack for the film "The Specialist". His third album on EMI, Amor, was released in 1995 and earned Secada his second Grammy for "Best Latin Pop Performance". Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. ... If You Go is the name of a song written by Jon Secada and Miguel Morejon. ... For the modification for the game Half-Life, see The Specialists. ...


Secada co-wrote the song "Bella," the Spanish version of "She's All I Ever Had" for Ricky Martin's 1999 Multi-platinum self-titled album. He also co-wrote and co-produced the song "Baila" for Jennifer Lopez, which appeared on her 1999 multi-platinum album, On the 6. He worked with teen singing sensation Mandy Moore on two of her tracks, "One Sided Love" and "It Only Took a Minute" from her self-titled multi-platinum album. In 2001 he was a backing vocalist on Enrique Iglesias's album multi-platinum Escape on the tracks "Don't turn off the Lights" and "Love 4 Fun". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ricky Martin is the fifth album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... On the 6 is the debut album by American singer Jennifer Lopez, released on June 1, 1999 via Epic Records (see 1999 in music). ... Amanda Mandy Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Mandy Moore is the third album by singer Mandy Moore, released when she was 17 years old (in 2001). ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... Escape is an Enrique Iglesias album recorded in english in 2001. ...


Secada has performed with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti and recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra on "The Best Is Yet to Come" from Sinatra's Duets II album. Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... Sinatra redirects here. ...


In 1995, Secada starred on Broadway's hit musical Grease, where he acted in the lead role of "Danny Zuko". Broadway called upon Secada once again in 2003, where he played the Emcee role in Sam Mendes' acclaimed version of Cabaret. In the fall of 2004, Secada also starred as "Joseph" in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's theatrical hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and their first performed. ...


Nov 30, 2007: Jon participated in the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade which taped inside the Magic Kingdom at Disney World Orlando, Florida. The official logo for Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, three water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses...


Republican politics and charity

Secada, who supports the Republican Party, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. The committee is charged with creating a multi-year action plan aimed at closing the educational achievement gap between Hispanic students and their peers. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Apart from his dedication to music, Secada has devoted himself to assisting charitable organizations. He has a lifelong commitment to community service and charity endeavors. He has been active with causes to help children, including education, AIDS research, and child abuse. His commitment to education and helping others lead him to create the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami, his alma mater.


He has been instrumental in raising funds in Washington, D.C. for the national effort "Keeping Music in Schools." He is a supporter of many initiatives including the Pediatric AIDS Unit at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Lifebeat Concert to benefit AIDS, Amigos Together for Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, among other charitable organizations.


In addition, Secada has been active in the Hurricane Relief Efforts. His song, "The Last Goodbye," is a tribute song dedicated to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This song, along with three other versions including an all-star version in Spanish with the participation of over 100 Hispanic Artists around the world, was released as a single, with all proceeds going to the victims' families. Currently, the single has raised some $250,000 for victims' families. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Personal

Secada's first marriage to Jo Pat Cafaro ended in divorce in 1993. In 1999 he married Maritere Vilar (born 1972), who gave birth to their first child, a daughter.


Discography

Albums

  • Jon Secada (1992)
  • Otro Día Más Sin Verte (1992)
  • Heart Soul & A Voice (1994)
  • Si Te Vas (1994)
  • Amor (1995)
  • Secada [English] (1997)
  • Secada [Spanish] (1997)
  • Better Part Of Me (2000)
  • The Gift (2001)
  • Amanecer (2002)
  • Same Dream (2005)
  • A Christmas Fiesta [English] (2007)
  • Una Fiesta Navidena [Spanish] (2007)

The Gift is The Gift (movie) - an American movie, directed by Sam Raimi in 2000. ...

Compilations

  • Greatest Hits (1999)
  • Grandes Exitos (1999)
  • Latin Classic (2002)
  • 30 Exitos Superables (2003)

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 US Adult Hot Latin Tracks US Dance
1992 "Just Another Day" 5 2 -- -- Jon Secada
1992 "Do You Believe In Us" 13 3 -- -- Jon Secada
1992 "Angel" -- -- 1 -- Jon Secada
1993 "Tiempo Al Tiempo" -- -- 9 -- Otro Día Más Sin Verte
1993 "Sentir" -- -- 1 -- Otro Día Más Sin Verte
1993 "I'm Free" 27 4 -- -- Jon Secada
1993 "Cree En Nuestro Amor" -- -- 1 -- Otro Día Más Sin Verte
1993 "Angel" 18 3 -- -- Jon Secada
1994 "Whipped" 65 -- -- -- Heart, Soul, and a Voice
1994 "Solo Tu Imagen" -- -- 13 -- Si Te Vas
1994 "Si Te Vas" -- -- 1 -- Si Te Vas
1994 "If You Go" 10 2 -- -- Heart, Soul, and a Voice
1995 "Mental Picture" 29 10 -- 30 Heart, Soul, and a Voice
1995 "If I Never Knew You" (with Shanice) 108 -- -- -- Pocahontas
1996 "Es Por Ti" -- -- 5 -- Amor
1997 "Too Late Too Soon" 41 8 -- -- Secada
1997 "La Magia De Tu Amor" -- -- 25 -- Secada (Spanish Version)
1997 "Amándolo" -- -- 10 -- Secada (Spanish Version)
2000 "Stop/Así" -- 23 32 15 Better Part of Me
2002 "Si No Fuera Por Ti" -- -- 3 -- Amanecer
2003 "Por Amor with Gloria Estefan" -- -- 18 -- Amanecer
2006 "Window To My Heart" -- 6 -- 18 Same Dream
2006 "Free" -- 21 -- -- Same Dream

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... 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See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... If I Never Knew You is the love theme and the second single from Disneys 1995 animated feature Pocahontas. ... Shanice (born Shanice Lorraine Wilson on May 14, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award nominated American R&B singer. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

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Jon Secada - Music Downloads - Online (276 words)
Bio: Jon Secada (he legally changed his first name from Juan in 1990) immigrated to the U.S. at the age of nine in 1971, settling in Miami where his parents opened a coffee shop.
As well as becoming a huge English-language pop star, he became one of the hottest Latin artists recording in the '90s; Otro Día Más Sin Verte (a Spanish-language version of Jon Secada) was Billboard's number one Latin album in 1992 and won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album.
Secada (1997) was a commercial disappointment, and the singer moved to Sony Music's Epic Records where his first duties including writing songs for labelmates Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
Jon Secada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1191 words)
Jon Secada (born October 4, 1962 in Havana, Cuba) is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter.
Secada arrived with his parents in the United States at the age of nine.
Secada is currently working on a duet with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Diva Lilian Garcia as well as co-writing several songs for her upcoming album [1] which is scheduled to be released in early 2007.
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