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Alejandro Fernández Recording With Father Vicente Fernández – Billboard

When Alejandro Fernandez finished recording Hecho En Mexico, he brought the album to his father Vicente Fernandez days before the scheduled release in February 2020.

“I want his opinion,” the 50-year-old Mexican singer previously said Billboards while sitting down interview in Los Angeles last year.

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That’s what Alejandro usually does, consulting his father, but this debut is even more special. It was his great comeback to ranchera recording after his successful transition to pop music. And when it comes to ranchera, his father is, after all, called El Rey (King).

Fernandez died on Sunday (December 12) at the age of 81 in a hospital in Guadalajara. A ranchera giant, for whom Mexican music is everything, family is equally important. As the father of Alejandro, Vicente Jr., Gerardo, and daughter Alejandra, he often invited Alejandro to the stage to sing ranchera national anthems such as “Amor de los Dos,” “Perdón” and “Volver Volver.”

But the actual recordings in the studio, there are not many that feature the father-son duo. “When I showed my dad the new album, I said to him, ‘Did you realize that we only record a song together once and that’s early in my career and we have never done that again? ”” Alejandro said. “So I suggested that it would be great if he could support me by recording another duo for this album, especially since this is my return to Mexican music.”

His father agreed. Out of 11 songs above Hecho En Mexico, Fernández chose “Mentí” to record with his son. “He loved that song and he went on to record his part in one day,” recalls Alejandro. “I had to deliver the album in two days so he could get to work and finish it on time. It went perfectly. ”

The only other song they recorded was “Qué Pregunta Muchacho” from Alejandro’s debut album of the same name, released in 1992. “As a father, I couldn’t help but congratulate him. and now that he loves this career so much, I wish that it all goes well for him, just as it was for me,” Fernández said during one of their first performances together in the early 1990s. 90.

Supporting the careers of his kids, from Vicente Jr to Alejandro, is one of his most memorable qualities and he has also become one of his grandchildren’s biggest fans and supporters. . Alex Fernández, 28 years old, son of Alejandro, join his grandfather and father in 2019 Latin Grammy to sing an ensemble of “Te Amaré,” “Caballero,” “La Derrota” and “Volver Volver.”

“It was a beautiful process but I also learned a lot from them. I think of them as my guardian angels, despite being giants in the music industry, they are also excellent teachers,” Alex previously said. Billboards. “One of my main accomplishments to date has been performing at the Latin Grammys with two people who are not only my teachers but also my family.”

Fernández’s family confirmed his death through a official statement posted on social media. “Rest in peace, Sister Vicente Fernández. We regret to inform you that he passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, December 12. It was an honor to share with you a wonderful musical trajectory as he paid tribute. give it all to his fans. Thank you for clapping your hands and always singing along. ”

https://www.billboard.com/music/latin/alejandro-fernandez-recording-with-vicente-fernandez-menti-interview-1235008442/ Alejandro Fernández Recording With Father Vicente Fernández – Billboard

Dais Johnston

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