Cristian Castro

Cristian Castro

Cristian Castro
Cristian Castro in concert on the Viva el Príncipe album tour, December 16, 2011
Background information
Birth name Cristian Sáez Castro
Born (1974-12-08) December 8, 1974
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Latin pop, bolero, AOR, Heavy metal
Years active 1992–present
Labels Orfeón (1982)
Fonovisa (1992–1996)
BMG U.S. Latin (1997–2004)
Universal Music Latino (2005–2012)
Sony Music Latin (2012–present)
Website www.christiancastro.net

Cristian Castro (born Cristian Sáez Castro or Cristian Valdez on December 8, 1974 in Mexico City), referred to as Christian Castro or Cristian is a Mexican pop singer.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Fonovisa years 1992–1996 1.1
    • Sony BMG 1997–2004 1.2
    • 2005–2012 Universal Music Latino years 1.3
    • 2012–present 1.4
  • Personal life 2
  • Discography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

Born in Mexico City, he is the son of renowned actress and singer Verónica Castro and comedian Manuel "El Loco" Valdes. Castro also has a younger brother named Michelle Sáez Castro, his uncle is José Alberto Castro and his aunt is Beatriz Castro, who both are producers. As a baby, he made his acting debut with her during the telenovela named El Derecho de Nacer. Soon after, he appeared on a television commercial with her, and on the Mexican version of the broadway show Mame alongside the prominent actress Silvia Pinal.

Castro is one of the best selling Latin artists and has worked with renowned Latin producers including Kike Santander, Rudy Pérez, and Richard Daniel Roman.

Fonovisa years 1992–1996

Castro began his singing career in 1992 with the release of Agua Nueva. After appearing in several telenovelas and recording some albums as a teenager, Castro began his "internationalization" in 1993, starting with concerts in Lo Nuestro Awards of 1993.[1]

In 1994, Cristian released El Camino del Alma. The album hit, "Mañana", meaning Tomorrow, a song composed by Mexican singer, Vuélveme a Querer", which hit #2 on the Hot Latin Tracks (held off by Enrique Iglesias' debut single Si Tú Te Vas). In 1996, Cristian released El Deseo De Oir Tu Voz (The Wish To Hear Your Voice) which featured hits such as Morelia, Amor, Amarte a Ti, and the title track. At the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards, Castro received a nomination for Male Pop Artist of the Year.[2]

Cristian has also done opening themes for telenovelas such as Morelia (1994) Angela (1998) and Mujer De Madera (Woman of Wood) (2004)

Sony BMG 1997–2004

Christian Castro in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, 29 June 2006

In 1997, Castro left Fonovisa and began contract to BMG with the release of Lo Mejor De Mi. Famous pianist Raúl di Blasio did the piano work for the song "Después De Tí...¿Qué?" (After You...What?). The album was nominated "Best Latin Pop Album of the Year". Following the album's success, Castro sang in duets with other singers such as Olga Tañón, Grupo Limite, and José Alfredo Jiménez. In 1999 he released Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor, which won him many credits because it had four singles to go in the Top ten of Billboard's Hot Latin tracks ("Alguna Vez" #2, "Por Amarte Asi" #3, Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor #3, Volver a Amar #4). In 2001, he released Azul, which won "Best Latin Pop Album of the Year". In 2005, he released Galltio Feliz, a collection of his childhood songs, Nunca Voy A Olvidarte...Los Exitos, a CD/DVD greatest hit album which features both Fonovisa and BMG songs,

2005–2012 Universal Music Latino years

In 2005, Castro released Días Felices with "Amor Eterno" and "Sin Tu Amor" as the album hit under the Universal Music Latino label. In 2006, Castro contributed on a tribute work to Victor Yturbe "El Piruli", in which he sang Mil Besos. On June 26, 2007, Castro released his first mariachi album, El Indomable, which was produced by Vicente Fernandez, and released the single from the album, "Tu Retirada". Castro announced that the divorce with Valeria has led him to bankruptcy.[3] A new album, "El culpable soy yo", was released on April 28, 2009. He sang at the "Latin Grammy Celebra José José" ceremony and is said to have made one of the best tributes to his idol.[4] On September 28, 2010, he released the single "La Nave del Olvido"and "Amor, Amor" as part of his tribute album to José José, Viva el Principe.[5] In 2011, a follow-up to Viva el príncipe is being recorded under the title Mi Amigo El Príncipe.[6]

2012–present

After disappointing sales of albums with Universal Latin Entertainment, Castro returned to Sony Music.[7] For his first album with Sony since Hoy Quiero Soñar, Castro recorded a live album titled Primera Fila which contains live recordings of his well-known songs as well as original songs. The album is set to be released in February 2013.[8]

Personal life

Castro was married to the model Gabriela Bo from Paraguay. After he divorced Bo, he married his Argentinian Jewish ex-girlfriend, Valeria Liberman. Castro converted to Judaism upon marrying Liberman.[9] He has since reverted back to Roman Catholicism following his divorce with Liberman.[10]

Discography

Studio Albums

Compilation Albums

Live Albums

  • En Primera Fila: Dia 1 (2013)
  • En Primera Fila: Dia 2 (2014)[11]

References

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  3. ^ http://www.peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/en/articles/0,22490,1823866,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/en/articles/0,22490,1828011,00.html
  5. ^ CRISTIAN CASTRO ESTRENA NUEVO ÁLBUM Universal Music Latin Entertainment
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  9. ^ "Cristian Castro declares bankruptcy", muevelolive.com, Monday August 04, 2008
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