Born in Havana, Cuba, Secada arrived in the United States at the age of nine. He later enrolled at the University of Miami where he developed his considerable skills as a songwriter. In the late 1980's he joined Gloria Estefan as a background singer and co-wrote "Coming Out of the Dark," Gloria's number one hit from her 1991 album "Into the Light."
His self-titled solo debut (released 1992) sold six million plus copies worldwide and was certified triple platinum in the U.S., where it reached No. 15 among Billboard Pop albums. He followed with the Gold single "Just Another Day," and three more top 30 hits, "Angel," "I'm Free," and "Do You Believe in Us?" "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte" (Spanish-language version of the album), became the Number One Latin album of 1992 earning Jon his first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. His third album, "Amor," (released 1995) brought his second Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance and in 2006, Jon was once again honored when "Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers," featuring twelve of today's top artists including Jon, won the Grammy for the "Best Musical Album For Children." Jon has amassed a career sales total of more than 20 million albums worldwide.
His multi-faceted talent extended beyond singer/songwriter when he lent his producing talent to the like of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Mandy Moore to name only a few. He's performed with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, recorded a duet with the late Frank Sinatra on "The Best Is Yet to Come" (Sinatra’s Duets II), and starred on Broadway as Danny Zuko in 1995's hit musical Grease, the Emcee role in Sam Mendes' critically acclaimed 2003 version of Cabaret, and as "Joseph" in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s & Tim Rice's theatrical hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2004.
In April 2005 Jon signed a multi-album recording/management deal with Big3 Records/Okie Dokie Management, LLC, headed by Chairman & CEO Bill Edwards. "Same Dream" (released October 2005) includes the Top 10 hit "Window To My Heart," which garnered solid airplay on nationally-syndicated radio shows "Delilah" and "The John Tesh Radio Show." Additionally, over the 2005 holiday, Jon released his new rendition of "Feliz Navidad," which quickly became the 1 most listened to Christmas Current in America.
Apart from his dedication to music, Jon devotes himself various charitable endeavors. He was appointed by President Bush to serve on his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans with a goal of closing the educational achievement gap between Hispanic students and their peers. His commitment to education and helping others lead him to create the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami. He also raises funds in Washington, D.C. for the NARAS national "Keeping Music in Schools" and is a supporter of many initiatives including the Pediatric Aids Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Lifebeat Concert to benefit Aids, Amigos Together for Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, among a host of other charitable organizations.
HAPPY MOTHER`S DAY to all the mothers on this special day...
To my mother who has been an example of perseverance all my life, to my mother in law that has become like a second mother to me, and to my incredible wife for all of her unconditional love to our family .. happy mother`s day!
En este día tan especial comparto el cariño y un amor unico para todas las madres en su día. Felicidades para mi madre que es mi mejor ejemplo de perseverancia, mi suegra que es como otra madre para mí, y mi bella esposa que día a día brinda un amor incondicional a nuestros hijos y familia...
El amor de una madre no tiene limitaciones y no hay obstáculo alguno que puedan enfrentar para darles a sus hijos un mejor futuro lleno de felicidad, prosperidad, y sobre todo libertad. En este día tan especial quiero mandar un gran abrazo de solidaridad y apoyo en particular a todas las madres Venezolanas que en este día protestan por un mañana mejor para sus familias... fuerza y paz!
Mi gente listos!! OnDIRECTV desde SoundStange. Vamos a recordar juntos y volvernos a enamorar.. #OnSTAGE #COLOMBIA #ECUADOR #PERU #tobenymorewithlove
Un día muy especial.. está noche llega el concierto de SoundStage a Latinoamérica por OnDIRECTV. No se pierdan música del nuevo disco #tobenymorewithlove el tributo al gran Beny Moré y todas los clásicas. Comparte tus fotos y vídeos mirando el concierto, quiero ser parte de su noche... Un abrazos a todos, LOS QUIERO! #onstage
Great honor to be part of @Hispanicize this year.. Join me for an exclusive Q&A and an unplugged performance on Thursday April 6th at 3pm. Check hispanicizeevent.com for more information..
Este Jueves 6 de Abril tendré el placer de participar en @Hispanicize donde tengo la oportunidad de contestar preguntas del publico y cantar en un ambiente muy intimo. visita hispanicizeevent.com
Come and join me and my friends at Salute To Our Heroes.
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Charleston, IL dont miss tonight and tomorrow night SoundStage PBS.
Friday 3/31/2017 9:00 PM
Saturday 4/1/2017 11:00 PM
En pocas horas mi gente.... Unámonos
En muy pocas horas millones de personas se unirán al rededor del mundo para apoyar #EarthHour 2017. Se parte de este movimiento y participa de un mejor planeta para todos. http://wwf.to/2mWy3w4