The beginning of this story has been told many times. The boy, barely six years old, is urged onstage to sing alongside his superstar father. The boy has rehearsed his part, he knows it well, but faced with a sea of tens of thousands of faces, he gets frightened.
And for well over a decade he never sings in public again.
What happens next has also been told. The boy grows up, studies architecture, and somewhere down the line discovers that what once terrified him is the only thing that can now satisfy him.
In 1992, Alejandro Fernandez released his debut, self-titled album, launching one of the most prolific, successful and memorable careers in Latin music. Since then, the son of legendary ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez has done what few progeny of famous parents have ever been able to achieve: He's followed in his father's footsteps, but at the same time, he's carved out his own, separate path, releasing 15 albums and selling more than 12 million copies along the way thanks to a magnificent, velvety voice and an unparalleled stage presence. With stage fright long forgotten, Alejandro has even forayed into film, most recently portraying Mexican hero Zapata in the acclaimed film by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Arau ("Like Water for Chocolate).
In 2005 Alejandro launches MEXICO MADRID EN DIRECTO Y SIN ESCALAS (Mexico - Madrid Nonstop). Featuring l3 tracks including one new song, MEXICO MADRID EN Y DIRECTO SIN ESCALAS is Fernandez at his best - live and in concert! "Un concierto inolvidable, muy Ãntimo, magico y especial", said Fernandez that night. MEXICO MADRID DIRECTO SIN ESCALAS also includes super-exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage filmed during rehearsals and during the concert. The production includes an innedit song "Todo", which was written especially for this album by Sin Bandera's Leonel Garcia. The album is a great meeting between the country of Spain and Mexico's greatest pop and traditional voices; Alejandro Fernandez is the best of both worlds and never compromises in either.
In the hands of a prodigious singer, the results are stunning. Alejandro Fernandez is definitely all grown up and the future is his.