Luis Coronel is a highly successful singer of regional Mexican music. Born in Tuscon, Arizona, to Mexican parents, Coronel began singing in church choirs at the age of six. In his teens, he became a boxer. After a match he sang a song from the ring; the performance was videotaped. He uploaded the video to YouTube and his life seemed to change almost overnight as it spread virally. Coronel soon gave up boxing to focus on music. He began uploading videos of his songs to YouTube and Facebook. His growing list of followers on social networks attracted the attention of Del Records, who signed him at the age of 16. His YouTube videos have been viewed over a million times, while his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers number in the hundreds of thousands, counting no less than singer Luis Ortiz among of his fans.
Coronel has posted a number of his singles on the iTunes and Billboard charts, including "Mi Niña Traviesa," "Será Mas Fácil," and "Escápate." His debut album, Con la Frente en Alto, was released in September of 2013, and reached the top spot on Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart within three weeks of release. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi