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Oscar Cortez born on December 10, 1993 in the city of Los Angeles, California, is the youngest of two older sisters and the blessing of his parents who are originally from Tepatitlán, Jalisco, and Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico respectively.
The young singer-songwriter describes his humble childhood in the city of East Los Angeles as a happy and grateful one since his parents never let anything be missing.
Oscar remembers with great affection how his grandmother and his godmother bought him music instruments instead of toys. The first instrument he played was the piano and to this day is his favorite.
The music running through his veins since a child, he remembers his father play drums with a local group at family parties. At the age of 11 his father proposed to him to sing in a local kermes of his community in which it would become his first presentation in public.
On that occasion he performed the song "Nadie es Eterno en el Mundo” (Nobody Is Eternal In The World) that was originally sang by his idol Chalino Sánchez and seeing the reaction of the public he was motivated to pursue his dream.
Influenced by millennial tendencies in high school, he participated in a Rap contest at the Home Depot Center through the after-school program called "After School All Stars" and at 15 he had already been part of several local groups where he began to compose his own song with different concepts.
In his spare time Oscar enjoys playing the accordion, drums, piano, bass, and guitar, but he also likes to work on construction sites and enjoys hikes.
His unique style and innovative songs were what caught the attention of the entrepreneur Angel del Villar who heard his talent for the first time through a mutual friend "El Rojo."
Today Oscar Cortez is one of the most anticipated soloists to debut as part of the prestigious label DEL Records roaster.
He initiates his professional career in the field of corridos and this year debuts his first album titled "Gente Del Este", and single "DEL Rojo" ft. Ulices Chairez, Lenin Ramirez and Los del Arroyo. In this material 14 unpublished songs of his authorship are included.
DEL Records is the most successful Latin independent entertainment label in Regional Mexican music today. Since its launch in 2009, it has created an innovative and successful number of influential artists, songs, and music within its walls. Consisting of DEL Records, DEL Publishing, DEL Studios, DEL Store, and DEL Entertainment, the family-‐owned business boasts such international Latin superstars as Gerardo Ortiz, Regulo Caro, and Ulices Chaidez y sus Plebes on its roster. The company is also known for developing new talents such as Lenin Ramirez, T3r Elemeno, Los del Arroyo, Banda Culiacancito, Jaziel Avilez, Cheli Madrid, among others. The company was established in 2008.