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Full name: Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales
Alias: Ricardo Arjona, Arjona, 'disservice'
Birthday: January 19, 1964
Place of Birth: Jocotenango - Guatemala
Genre: Pop
Instrument (s): Voice, guitar, piano
Time: 1985 - Present
Ricardo Arjona

Edgar Morales, known in the artistic ambience as Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, who has been nominated for three Grammys and won two Grammy (2007) and Latin Grammy (2006), both for his album "Inside" (2005). Born in the town of Jocotenango, near Antigua Guatemala on January 19, 1964, son of Don Ricardo Arjona Moscoso and Mrs. Naomi Morales Arjona. At 3 years old, his family moved to Guatemala City where he lived throughout his childhood and was able to start their academic studies and music.

8 years, the small Ricardo and played guitar. Continued study and reaches going through a stage of adolescent rebel takes you having problems in school, but never overlooked music, the one that starts to like. Time passes, but that did not prevent him from stop thinking about starting a career as a singer.

At age 21, Ricardo Arjona has the opportunity to record a first record that titularían "Let me say that I love you" along with her teacher and guru of those years, Nicolas "Baboso" ; Belmonte. This recording it was an experience so unsatisfactory that decides to leave the world of professional music. After that, five years guided his life to the realization of a wide range of activities, and decides to teach primary in a state school (St. Helena III), which states that gave classes 3 hours and played fú ; tbol the rest of the day. Because of this a representative of the Ministry of Education came to the school to assess the students and found that the level of education of students by Ricardo Arjona was higher than the average in the country.

Loved football, but was in favor of another sport. He was outstanding basketball player, played for the team, "Lions of Mars" and formed part of the Selection basketball Guatemala, which toured Central America, even had a record be a player in this country who has scored more points in one game.

But music is a passion that can not forget Ricardo Arjona and decides to try triumph in the song with the launch of a second disk. His plaque musical "Jesus, not plural word" means your final consolidation as a composer and singer. The spectacular sales figures that achieves this album in the Latin music market make it the best-selling in history, in some Central American countries. However, at the international level is still unknown.

Although in the beginning, he enrolled in architecture and engineering subjects, graduated from the School of Communication Sciences of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, (USAC).

USAC there is now a salon that bears his name in the Library building. There is also a street in Jocotenango, Antigua Guatemala, which bears his name.

In the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Leslie Torres knows with whom she had two sons: Adria and Ricardo. Then they separated in 2002.

Awards

First prize which was Ricardo Arjona creditor was at a festival of young composers as a child. The theme with the participation was not by him but by his father.

Disc Platinum, Diamond and Gold
The year 1994 marked the emergence of the hard stories, which manages 27 Hard Disk platinum and diamond 2.

If

1996 presents the north outside the south, which receives 16 production Disc Platinum and one of Diamond.

In 1998, "Without Damage to Third" achieves exceed 700000 copies sold in just two months of its launch and receives countless Disc Platinum in the American Continent.

For more than a hundred thousand copies sold, Ricardo Arjona give (January, 2005) platinum discs for his DVD 'Only', which collects the life of the Guatemalan singer-songwriter.

In a press release, the company mentioned Sony BMG, on that occasion, that the singer of 'Women' reached Gold Record for this musical material, in the United States and Argentina.

Trophy of the ASCAP
Ricardo Arjona received the trophy from the ASCAP Latin American Heritage.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2006, was held the 14th annual awards from the American Society of Authors, Composers and Advertisers (ASCAP, by its initials in Spanish). The ASCAP Award for Latin Music is one of the most prestigious events in the entertainment industry.

At the ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, was honored, in addition to composers and publishers of the most widely spoken in Latin music during the 2005.

Ricardo Arjona won in the category of "Best Song of the Year-Pop Ballad" with the theme "Why is love so cruel."

Orgullosamente Latino 2006
On Tuesday September 19 was handed over to Ricardo Arjona the statuette that accredits him as winner of the Latino category Soloist of the Year 2006. The Audience Award is organised by the television channel Ritmoson Latino.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ricardo Arjona met with Knight Yaneyvis Gutierrez, the young Cuban resident in Paris, who was selected by Ritmoson Latino among thousands of followers of the artist. The Cuban Yaneyvis Knight Gutierrez, 25 years old, currently lives in Paris, France.

Statuette he received Ricardo Arjona is a creation of internationally renowned sculptor Mexican Carlos Aguilar Linares.

Disc Platinum Sony BMG
On Tuesday, October 10 (2006) Ricardo Arjona record company, Sony BMG, had their hands no less than four discs Platinum for having sold over 160 thousand copies of his new disc INSIDE, só , as in Argentina.

Latin Grammy Awards'S AWARD
Ricardo Arjona won a golden gramophone Latin Grammy, the night of November 2, 2006, in the category Best Male Pop Album for her album "Inside". Ricardo Arjona was not present during the awards ceremony because he was giving a series of concerts in the National Auditorium in Mexico City, as part of its 2006/2007 tour Indoors.

Ricardo Arjona was also nominated for three other awards in the categories of Best Song of the Year, "Acompáñame to be alone"; Best Video for "Wet & rdquo and Best Recording of the Year for "Acompáñame to be alone."

Grammy International
The Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona, won a new golden gramophone, Grammy Award, the highest award from the British and American music, the night of 11 2007 in the category of Best Album Latin Pop for his album "Inside". Ricardo Arjona was not present during the awards ceremony which took place on the campus STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, because it was once again offering a series of concerts in the National Auditorium of the City Mexico, as part of its 2006/2007 tour Indoors.

Ceremony delivery number 49 of the prestigious Grammy Awards International was transmitted with sound HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound, the American television channel CBS Television Network at 8 pm (ET / PT) (01:00 GMT on Monday 12). In addition, the event took on the air for the entire world, through the Westwood One radio stations and XM Satellite Radio, and was covered on the Internet at the following address: http:// GRAMMY.yahoo.com

Tours

Sharp Inside 2006/2007

Tour 2006/2007 Inside Ricardo Arjona began on Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Toluca, Mexico. Initiated in Toluca because this plaza brings good memories from its inception and is a way to thank his public support offered for so many years.

Toluca Why?

Ricardo Arjona: "Whenever I begin my tour in Toluca. When I started there was no employer who will be encouraged to invest because it is a theater pequeñoy we carry the entire production, so we left that we lost, but that does not matter because you I have much to the state. And regularly at the end of the tour we return to this place, to finish well in Toluca or Santo Domingo. "

Set

Seven giant screens, eight musicians and a scenery that resembles a subway station are accompanying the singer, on stage, and from which again lead the public in his tour of this magical world, where love stories, love, hope, sorrow desilusióny come alive.

Station with walls covered with graffiti, signs of urban lines, a magnetic strip that allows you to move from the 'backstage' to the tables. The author of "Mojado" hired film producers and theater set designers to recreate on stage a subway line universal to begin filming for the world.

Tour Indoors in several scenarios

In order, from the first concert in Toluca, on Thursday, May 4 (2006), Guatemalan singer has come with his eight musicians, a number of scenarios, from other cities in the interior of Mexico, Auditorio Nacional de la Ciudad de Mexico, a number of cities throughout the United States, guatemala in which filled the stadium Mateo flowers, El Salvador, the Caribbean and more than a month in the theater Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina and interior of this South American country.

Viewers


Sharp Indoors 2006

The [first part of the] Tour Inside ended with 4 appearances in Chile. More than 1 million people saw recitals of the tour Inside Ricardo Arjona. All concerts

Sharp Indoors 2007

The [second part of the] Tour Indoors began in Bolivia with 2 presentations, both in La Paz, also in Santa Cruz. Until September 2007, almost 2 million people witnessed the musical recitals of his tour. Moreover, in March, the Guatemalan singer visited Venezuela, and in May reached Central America, where it was well received, but especially in his native country, Guatemala, where the general public who extrañ ; aba both completely filled Mateo Flores stadium, which has a capacity for 20000 people.

End of Tour 2006/2007 Inside

The Sharp Inside 2006/2007 ending 14 September at the International Fair of great Barquismeto (Venezuela), anniversary gift for the city and its inhabitants, which was total success. They sang in front of more than 100 thousand people.

Ricardo Arjona on tours

"(...) Tours help me tremendously. In addition you have circles of friends in each country, though many of them have nothing to do with each other. That exercise adaptacióna jokes, the humor, the stories of each person will enrich you. I gave me some hard to put the times and places that would write songs and then I realized that; Argentina, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta City, Colombia, etc.. Me too have helped inspire & rdquo ;.

Discography

Discs edited independently

He lived in Mexico where continued writing as a composer of motion. In Guatemala had already recorded in 1985, his first musical themes that later composed what is known today as' the first album from Arjona, 'Let me say that I love you, the age of 21. With this album was not comply. Later tested fate with a new album, Jesus Verbo not plural, which is more satisfied. It showed for the first time an issue with which gave its name to the disc, which caused controversy and was placed in the first place in Colombia for 6 weeks, 14 weeks in El Salvador, and continues to n in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. Ricardo Arjona traveled to Mexico and there remain composed the theme of the telenovela Reaching a star, which made its debut as an actor. Another topic of peak A woman who was not dreamed. However, during his tour of "Animal 1992/1993 night" categorically denied that any song written for a novel, but for a girl from El Salvador, whose beauty he was on the inside.

In December 1993, the president of Guatemala, Ramiro de Leon Carpio granted the Order Rafael Alvarez Ovalle on its merits at the international level. Already enshrined, decides to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina (1986-88) where he earned his living singing themes and even tangos in the Florida Street and a bar on Suipacha Street. Anything was, as he said, to be able to put our feet on the ground again, as it had risen to fame as a composer (Edgar) was gone.

In 1988, Arjona represented his country at the festival OTI (similar to the Eurovision Festival (in English Eurovision Song Contest in French Concours Eurovision de la Chanson). Festival OTI Argentina took place in that year and Ricardo Arjona participated with the song "With a star on the belly." Upon their return to Guatemala recorded this song in a 45rpm record, which also includes the song "Here in El Salvador." Ten years later of that participation in the Festival OTI, edited the first, ie, "With a star in the womb," disk "No harm to others", with a new title ( "Star") and a new musical arrangement.

Edited by Sony Discos

The album Animal Night (1993) was his first work for Sony Music. This album was Disc Platinum in many countries, including the USA.

His next album, Stories (1994), reached the 2 million copies sold and, among others, contained the themes Lady of 4 decades History Taxi and I know you. If North Outside the South continued the line of his predecessor with the same impact on the public. Topics such as the one titled disc, along with Your reputation She and he were successful in several countries. In 1997, Sony Music gives recognition as a result of having sold more than 6 million records.

Launches its 1998 disc No damage to third parties. Ricardo Arjona with this disc sold half a million copies a day of its official launch. Say no, it was also successful in several countries.

In 1999, he recorded his album Live in a concert at the National Theatre in his native Guatemala. For the moment, Arjona had already won 5 discs Diamond, 50 platinum and more than 80 gold, from the sales of their previous albums. He becomes the soloist foreigner who has filled more dates in Theaters: The Arts of Puerto Rico and Teresa Carreno of Venezuela. In addition to be the Gaviota Gold in the Festival of Viña del Mar.

For 2000, decided to mix Caribbean rhythms and performs a disc called Gallery Caribbean that combines salsa, bachata, merengue. He had help from Angel "Cuco" Peña (Grammy winner), Sergio George, Arturo Sandoval, Giovanni Hidalgo and the Venezuelan group Guaco. This disc also includes the theme When, born while chateaba song with a group of girls on the Internet, which is included on the disk (and then finished and ready to go on sale) because Arjona so wishes. This issue reached great popularity throughout Latin America.

In November 2002 launches its seventh album, Sao sin. His first single The problem reached the top 5 in the rankings radio, in just two weeks for dissemination.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2005 Launches Inside disk. This disc, less than a month after leaving the sale, reached half a million copies sold. His first single, Acompáñame to be alone, reached the sympathy of the people and was placed first in popularity like the song Mojado, and second single, which tells the living reality people who migrate illegally to the United States. This song also placed first in popularity, not only in the pop stations, but stations grupera music, and with the participation of group Intocable. The third single from this album is the song Penguins in bed, which placed first in popularity in Latin America, quickly. Finally, his latest single "To You" also sounded on the radios and it was almost an immediate success.

Discography in detail

[1985] Let me say that I love you

Let me say that I love you
For love
Monotonía
And now I tu te vas
Not resign
Go with the soldier
Romeo and Juliet
We love
It has been love
Thief

[1989] Personal

I think this is love
Let me say that I love you
Your love my
Guerrera its war
Go with the bachelor
Anatonía
For love
Romeo and Juleta
And now I tu te vas
Jesus Verbo not Substantive
Fire Youth
Why is love so cruel
It has been love
S. O. S. Rescatenme
One + one = two
Brothers time
How can a heavy hand

[1990] Jesus Verbo not Substantive

Jesus Verbo not Substantive
Brothers time
Why is love so cruel
One + one = two
S. O. S. Rescatenme
Guerrera its war
Your love my
Fire Youth
How can a heavy hand
I think this is love

[1991] On the other side of the sun

Skin consommé
I know you
Here I am
History
Urban Gypsy
Free
From the street 36
On the other side of the sun
What I do Conmigo
Women who do not Soñé

[1993] Animal Night

Free


First
Women
Time In A Bottle
As Olvidarte
Only
Baila Conmigo
Who would say
We will find you
So De Ilógico
Animal Night
Jesus Verbo not Substantive

Stories [1994]

If I were


Lady of the four decades
Casa de Locos
History taxi
The night brings surprises
Love teleseries
I know you
History goalkeeper
I really am not just
On the other side of the sun
I jodiendo are life
Help Sabina
Free
Guys plastic

[1996] If the outside north south

Noticiero
Your reputation
She Ély
We love dies
If the south outside the north
Still I love you (Letter No. 3)
Abarrotería love
Sleep
You remember me (Letter No. 2)
Meet at the bar
I enseñastes
In front of the TV
You ...
Mexico

[1997] Animal Stories of a Night

History Taxi
I know you
Jesus Verbo not Substantive
Your
Lady of 4 decades
She and he
Women
Your reputation
Who would say
Noticiero
On the other side of the sun
First
I am really just
Love teleseries
Free
Animal Night

[1998] No Damage to Third

You like it or not
Liar
Olvidarte
Nude
Mad
Tell me that not
Good night David
I am not alone
Nursery stomach
Today is a good day to begin
Millionaire Light
With a star
Seven meters
Afternoon (without harm to others)

Alive [1999]

Here I am


She and He / History taxi
Who would say
We love dies
I really am not so crazy
If the north outside the south
History
Lady of the four decades
From the street 36
Afternoon (Live)
I enseñastes
Your reputation
The branch of the sky
I know you
Tell me that no
Women

Gallery Caribbean [2001]

Carabelas
Women Guarahani
What little is left of me
A New York Carib
When
Recipe
I just wanted a coffee
Messiah
We enamoraste my
What little is left of me (acoustic version)
If you oliera (Confesor)
Recipe (acoustic version)
Thinking of my
Thinking of my (acoustic version)
When (Pop Version)
We enamoraste you (acoustic version)
I just wanted a cup of coffee (acoustic version)
Why talk to Ednita Nazario

[2002] Santo Pecado (in some countries is CD / VCD)

Problem
Dame
Cheeses, things, houses
Minutes
Life without you is possible
Holy Fish
Women
Mr Judge
It was
The Nena (Log kidnapping)
I dejastes
It is no use
It hurts to see
Amarte you

[2003] Sides B

Just wanted a coffee
Afternoon (without harm to others)
Animal Night
Still I love you (Charter. 1)
Help Freud
On the other side of the sun
What little is left of me (Acoustic Version)
Recipe
Sleep
Nursery stomach
Abarroterí-a love
Thinking of you (Acoustic Version)
You
A face or cross

[2004] Only (CD / DVD)

I know you


Nude
Women
What little is left of my
Because it's so cruel love
Your Reputation
Subject pending
Olvidarte
Soledad
If the north outside the south
I really am not just
Lady of the four decades
The woman who was not dreamed

Inside [2005]

For better or Evil
They see in months
For that I want as I want
Penguins in bed
Iluso
Bye-melancolí to
Mojado
Acompáñame to be alone
I do not care anything
Laura (The train of purgatory)
Do not change for anything
Pa'Que
And I do not remember my
To you
Bar
Penguins in bed [Piano & Strings Version]

[2007] Who said yesterday

Disc one (Dúos, unpublished and new musical arrangements)

It dies

We Love
Who [New simple]
Dime Que No
I want
If El Norte Fuera El Sur (The Mexican group Rococo Pantheon) (rhythms of ska and reggae)
I know you
Scarecrow
History Taxi (A duet with Marc Anthony) (salsa rhythms)
Afternoon (No Damage To Third) (A duet with Marta Sanchez)
Women
A Ti (A duet with Eros Ramazzotti)
Your Reputation (reggae version)
Lady Of The Four Decades
Jesus Verbo No Substantive
When
So I am really not only (A) (duet with Sandro tango rhythms - bandoneon)]

Disc two (original versions)

It dies

We Love
Dime Que No
If El Norte Fuera The South
I know you
History Taxi
Afternoon (No Damage To Third)
Women
To you
Your Reputation
Lady Of The Four Decades
Jesus Verbo No Substantive
When
So I am really not only


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