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Jon Secada became one of the biggest adult contemporary artist of the '90s. His smooth mix of R&B, pop, and Latin music appeals to a variety of different audiences. What separates him from the overly slick sound of most adult contemporary artists are his considerable songwriting skills he is able to write sweet, affecting ballads that rarely seem contrived.
Jon Secada was born Juan Secada in Havana, Cuba, where he lived with his family. The family applied to leave Cuba legally when Jon was 9 years old, but as a punishment his father was sent to a work camp for a year and a half. The family finally left Cuba in 1971 and opened a coffee shop in Miami Beach. Jon studied hard at school and quickly learned English. While he was in the 11th grade, his vocal talent began to show itself. When Jon sang his way through the part of a young Scrooge in a musical version of "A Christmas Carol," even his friend, Miguel Morejon, now a songwriter, was surprised at Jon's talent.
Jon went on to earn a Masters Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami, after which he took a teaching job at the Miami Community College. Emilio Estefan discovered Jon's talent after hearing one of Jon's demo tapes. Soon Jon was writing and performing as a backup singer for Gloria Estefan and other performers. Jon co-wrote several songs on Gloria's "Into The Light" album, including "Coming Out Of The Dark" and performed in her "Into The Light World Tour."
Jon has become a big star in his own right with album sales well in excess of 6 million worldwide. His album "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte" achieved number one status in Billboard's Latin Album chart and gained a Grammy award for "Best Latin Pop Album" in 1992. His album "Amor" (1995) also won a Grammy award for "Latin Pop Performance" in 1996.
A versatile performer, he performed on Broadway during 1995 as Danny Zuko in Tommy Tune's production of "Grease."
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