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Vicente Fernandez

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Biography

Musical career

Source: Wikipedia

Vicente "Chente" Fernández Gómez (born February 17, 1940) is a Mexican recording singer, actor, and film producer. Nicknamed as "El Rey de la Cancion Ranchera" (The King of Ranchera Music) throughout the Hispanosphere, Fernández started his career singing for tips on the street, and has since become a cultural icon, recording more than 50 albums and contributing to more than 30 films. He is the father of the popular singer Alejandro Fernández and Vicente Fernandez Jr, and uncle of Jackeline ("Jackie") Fernandez.

Fact file

  • Born: Vicente Fernández Gómez February 17, 1940 (age 75) Huentitán el Alto, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Other names: "El Rey de la Canción Ranchera" "Chente" "El Charro de Huentitan""la vaca chenta"
  • Occupation: Singer-songwriter actor film producer
  • Years active: 1968–present
  • Spouse(s): Maria del Refugio Abarca (1963-present)
  • Children: 4
  • Genres: Ranchera bolero
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Labels: Sony Music

Read more about Vicente Fernandez at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Billboard, 2020-01-31 17:00:05
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Billboard, 2019-11-15 02:44:09
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