The Latin Recording Academy® statement re: José José

September 30, 2019 -- 6:47 pm PDT

José José, the "Prince of Song," was an internationally renowned and distinguished Mexican singer, musician, composer and actor who conquered markets with his romanticism-infused performances. His career reached its peak in the 1970s, but during his lifetime he overcame highs and lows on at least three different occasions, while topping the charts with hits such as "El Triste," "Si Me Dejas Ahora," "Gavilán o Paloma," "Lo Dudo" and "40 y 20," among many others. José José was recognized by The Latin Recording Academy with the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award and later received the organization’s highest honor as The 2005 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. His music and voice will forever reign in the history of Ibero-American music.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family, friends and fans. We have lost a great man and a better artist.

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.
The Latin Recording Academy

The Latin Recording Academy
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