Cuban-born pop star Jon Secada said that he finds himself at a moment of fulfillment in his professional career as a composer, singer-songwriter and actor.
“I’ve had the blessing of having an international career ... (and being able to develop myself as a) composer, musician and actor in musicals,” the singer told Efe.
Secada participated this week in a ceremony in Miami to announce the first six artists to be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and he will perform Wednesday night at South Florida’s Hard Rock Live.
The creator of hits such as “Angel” and “Otro dia mas sin verte,” said that he is presently immersed in a television project in Chile and in the production of two new albums, one in Spanish and the other in English, with well-known producer and composer Rudy Perez.
“I’m working with Rudy and we’ve just (released) a song in English with the title ‘I’m Never Too Far Away’ and its Spanish version ‘Yo nunca te olvidare,’” said Secada.
The singer’s 1991 debut album, “Jon Secada,” sold more than 6 million copies and went triple-platinum in the United States while picking up a Grammy for best Latino pop album.
Secada has sold about 20 million records, has recorded duets with Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti and has composed hits for Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
The artist has also acted on Broadway stages in revivals of “Cabaret” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”