#1 "DESPACITO" superstar Luis Fonsi is topping the charts across the globe! A new Latin lover music artist to conquer Europe with his new summer hit 2017.
After graduating from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fonsi decided to better prepare himself for a future, stable career inside show business. He was offered a full scholarship to attend Florida State University School of Music. While he was finishing his degree in Vocal Performance, he began to record demo tapes in Miami. Soon after that he was offered a recording contract by Universal Music Latino.
In 1998, Fonsi recorded his debut album, Comenzaré (I Will Begin). The record peaked at number 11 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and contained the singles "Si Tu Quisieras," "Perdóname," "Dime Como," and "Me Iré". Comenzaré became an instant hit in Puerto Rico and across Latin America, with Fonsi conquering such markets as Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and Venezuela. His 2000 follow-up, Eterno, was even more successful. Around this time, Fonsi also recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her 2000 Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo. On May 1, 2000, Fonsi performed at the Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, an outdoor concert in Rome, attended by Pope John Paul II. That same year, Ednita Nazario won a Latin Grammy for a song composed by Fonsi. He also performed, with other artists, at the White House in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks.
In 2002, Fonsi was the opening act for Britney Spears' Dream Within a Dream Tour in the US and Mexico.
His fifth CD, Abrazar la Vida, sold very well, which opened new markets in Europe. "Quien te Dijo Eso?" reached #1 on the Billboard Latin charts. His sixth CD, Paso a Paso debuted at #1 and launched him into international markets. "Nada es Para Siempre" also reached #1 on the music charts, and was a nominee for the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2006, he contributed to El Piruli, a tribute album honoring Victor Yturbe, singing a classic bolero, "Historia de un amor."
His seventh CD, Palabras del Silencio debuted and stayed in the #1 position for many weeks. Luis Fonsi cracked the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in September 2008 with his song "No Me Doy Por Vencido", debuting at number 98 and peaking at number 92. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, his biggest hit to date. "No Me Doy Por Vencido" became Billboard's "Latin Pop Song Of The Decade," and spent 21 weeks in the #1 spot of the "Hot Latin Songs Chart"
In November 2009, Luis Fonsi was awarded a Latin Grammy for "Song of the Year" for his composition "Aqui Estoy Yo".
On December 11, 2009, Fonsi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, honoring recipient President Barack Obama.
In 2011, Fonsi released the album Tierra Firme, and went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America.
In July 9, 2011, Billboard named Fonsi "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation".
In 2014, Fonsi released his album 8, a reference to his eighth career album. He then did a tour named "Somos Uno" in 2014-2015. He also mentioned that acting would be on his career path and that he wouldn't mind acting with Mexican actors and actresses.
In January 2017, "Despacito", featuring Daddy Yankee was promoted and released. The music video has already reached 1 billion views, with the song becoming number 1 in nearly every latin billboard chart. Also, "Despacito" has kept No1 in Popnable WorldWide Top 200 for 8th total week. The chart is based on YouTube views In April 2017 the song was given an english remix featuring Justin Bieber. Bieber promoted the remix at one of his shows in Puerto Rico, inviting Fonsi onto stage to perform the duo with him.