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Vicente Fernandez

More than just the undisputed king of Mexico's traditional ranchera music, Vicente Fernández -- "El Idolo de Mexico" -- is one of that country's most recognizable and influential cultural icons. Since his emergence in the mid-'60s, Fernández's popularity has escalated to the point that his status among Mexicans and Mexican-Americans has been likened to that of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley in the United States. His concerts both in Mexico and the U.S. routinely sell out despite a near-total dearth of non-Latino media coverage, and his 100-plus albums have reportedly sold in excess of 50 million copies. Fernández has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has been nominated for Grammy Awards, and has collected a number of honors, including being named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy in 2002 and garnering membership in the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

With his supersized sombreros, prominent black mustache, and eye-popping costumes, and an orchestra overpopulated with horns and strings players in glittery, matching mariachi outfits, the glitzy Fernández on-stage is an imposing, larger-than-life figure. Matching his visual presentation is an operatic voice that plumbs the depths of the emotional spectrum to connect on an intimate level with his audience, which relates to the singer's humble beginnings and everyman song lyrics.

Vicente Fernández Gomez was born February 17, 1940, in Huentitan del Alto, Jalisco, Mexico. His youth was marked by struggle. Forced to drop out of school in the fifth grade to help support his family, he held a number of odd jobs. He began to sing and play guitar at age eight and won amateur contests almost from the start. Fernández lore claims that he would go to Guadalajara, where he would stop cars and offer to sing for the drivers for a few pesos. By the early '60s, he had turned semi-professional, singing with local mariachi bands. Moving to Mexico City, he joined Pepe Mendoza's band, Amanecer, and then the band led by José Luis Aguilar.

In Mexico City, Fernández was regularly rejected by record labels, but he was finally noticed by CBS Mexico in 1966. His career did not take off quickly. Although he managed to sell modest quantities of albums and singles, began appearing in Mexican films (he has been in more than 25 to date), and logged such hit singles as "Tu Camino y el Mio" and "Cantina del Barrio," it wasn't until 1976, ten years into his recording career, that Fernández truly began his ascent to the top. "Volver, Volver," a ranchera written by Fernando Z. Maldonado, became a massive hit, its lyrics of forgiveness in a relationship touching a nerve among listeners. The song established Fernández not only in his home country but among other Spanish-speaking populations, including the millions of Mexican-Americans in the United States. Many Mexican music groups covered the song when they performed live.

From that point on, Fernández could seemingly do no wrong. His every single and album was a hit, and the public adored him. He became the first performer to sell out Mexico's Plaza de Toros bullfighting stadium, singing to over 50,000 fans. In the U.S., he has sold out such large-capacity venues as New York's Madison Square Garden, where he once shared a bill with his son, Alejandro Fernández, himself a major singing star. Vicente Fernández, Jr., one of the star's other sons, is also a well-known singer. In 2005, Fernández opened a covered rodeo arena on his ranch outside of Guadalajara. He named it after himself. ~ Jeff Tamarkin, Rovi
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Track List: Cuando Manda El Corazon (Single)

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Track List: El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo (Radio Single)

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Track List: La Vida Es Una Copa De Licor (Single)

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Track List: Mano A Mano (Single)

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Track List: Miedo (Radio Single)

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Track List: Necesito De Ti (Radio Single)

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Track List: Nos Estorbo La Ropa (Single)

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Track List: Volcanes Dormidos (Single)

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Hay duele de verdad
Vicente #ernandes
ARRIBA SINALOA PLEBES ..WHOOP WHOOP AQUI CON TINO CHAIDEZ ASIENDO DESMADRES PURO PHOENIQUERA PRIMO YAJUA;-)
Las amo !!mujeres!! (por siempre)����
No puedo estar contigo y Quedat Con RUBy o si es. con Erika las baby dolls del million, ,
Ruby o ERIKA se acostaron con.el
Vicent fer











Vicetefernan d e z
Y la MADRASTRA no se queda atras. .
VERDAD RUBY y ERIKA quien quiere ser Verónica para decir YOU.
Por mi NO t preocupes a la OTRA le va mejor. .
Q válido la pena el esfuerzo. ...
Aprwndiste a volar y mira como t dejaron..
I love you Vicente!!!!
La verdad aunque a muchos artistas de su jenero l e s duela nunca le van a llegar
El mejor cantante con cervesitas
Destapesela. K. Siguecompa
Is it that really true. ..???
SALUDOS PARA LA GRAN SENORA TEQUILERA DE LA PHOENIQUERA" A Y AMOR SABES CUANTO ME ACES FALTA CHINGAO"
arriba jalisco
Love youh chente!!!
Viva mexico cabrones
villacis_edg a r
Las mañanitas
Beto questions
Love you
Mi cancion..que bonito amor
MI Cancion. .Que bonito Amor !!!
Gaoog
Cvs
Love this beautiful!!
Vicente Fernandez major cantante de mexico
Echale chente heres el mejor numero uno te amoooooo
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Pasa pa la rasa ...
Que chulada de mais prieto
Y a ganar billete $
Paisano, sabias que al quemar madera al aire libre produce lluvia y sus cosechas produceran buena milpa
Viva chente
Eso es con chente
isabelfiguer o a 1 1
Eso estodo chente
El mejor. Vicente Fernández
El mejor
Me gustan tus cansiones
SIMPLEMENTE EL REY DE LA MUSICA RANCHERA MEXICANA.
Laoigo ilaoigo kermosa cancion
Te amo chikita
Y no vuelvas jamás
Para toda la vida...ése será tu castigo
Estas son las buenas para pister
MI TIA LILY Y YO
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