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Ricardo Arjona

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Published on Apr 18, 2012

Richard Arjona

Born in the town of Jocotenango, Department of Sacatepéquez, Son of Ricardo Arjona Moscoso and Mimi Morales de Arjona.

His family moved to the Guatemala City at age 7. He spent his childhood and started his academic and musical studies. At age 21, had the opportunity to record his first album to be known under the title Let me say that I love you. This recording was not to their liking, which led him to leave the world of professional music. After that, for some years directed his life to various activities, one of them teach at St. Helena Elementary School IIII.

However, it returned to its music and launches a second album. His musical plate Jesús, verbo no sustantivo mean the definitive consolidation as composer and singer. The success of getting that album sales make it the best-selling history in some countries Central. However, at the international level was still unknown.

Although initially studied architecture e engineering, Graduated from the School of Communication Sciences of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

In his honor, the university hall bears his name and also a street in his hometown.

Ricardo has been a great athlete with ability to excel in various sports who participated. But basketball was his passion and achievement score 78 points in a single encounter, Guatemala record he held for over 2 years.

Already enshrined decides to travel to Buenos Aires, Where it remained for 1986, 1987 and 1988. There he earned his living by singing and even tangos his subjects in the Calle Florida and a bar on Calle Suipacha. All this was, as he says, "to set foot on land again," since it had risen to fame as the composer was gone.

In 1999, Ricardo Arjona represents his country in the OTI festival (similar to Eurovision Song Contest), Which took place in Argentina. Ricardo Arjona participated with the song "With a star". On his return to Guatemala recorded this song on an album of 45 rpm. in which also includes the song "Here in El Salvador." Ten years later of that participation in the Festival OTI, edit the record "No damage to third.

Between 1989 and 1990 writes songs that would be interpreted by other artists. Under the tutelage of producer Marcos Flores Ricardo Arjona write some themes for the album "Energy is love" Microchips Bolivian group among which "is why I love you", "In light of the moon", "A recess", etc..

Between 1997 and 1999Ricardo Arjona funding a new disc that would be one that would lead to fame: Animal Nocturno.

So, little by little, was progressing with records like, Stories, If the North is the South, No damage to thirdAmong others that led him to achieve his current international reputation.

In the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Met Leslie Torres with whom she had two children, Adria and Richard. Later in the year 2005 separation.

Awards and honors [edit]The first award was received Ricardo Arjona in a festival of young composers as a child. The topic that was not part of its authorship, but of his father.

In December 1993, President Guatemala, Ramiro de León Carpio gives the Order Rafael Alvarez Ovalle for his achievements at international level.

In 1994, Your hard Stories with which he had 27 platinum and two disks diamond.

In 1996 presents If the North is the South, Managing to get 16 platinum and one of diamond.

In 1998"No damage to third"The title of this album is apparently a reaction to a song Alejandro Filio, Entitled "The kingdom of the blind", succeed to the 700,000 copies sold in just two months after its launch and get plenty of platinum in America.


In 2005Thanks to over a hundred thousand copies sold, Ricardo Arjona give the platinum by DVD Alone, Which captures the life of British actress.

Furthermore, in a press release, the company Sony BMG Music Entertainment mentioned that the singer reached gold in United States and Argentina per song Women.

In 2006The company Sony BMG Music Entertainment gives credit for more than 12 million copies sold.

In 2006, Received the award "Latin Heritage" by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

In addition, he won awards in the category of "Best Song of the Year (Pop-Ballad)" and was winner of the category "Latin Soloist of the Year 2006".

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