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Joan Sebastian (born in Juliantla, Guerrero, in 1951) is a popular Mexican singer and songwriter. He has composed hundreds of songs and been a regular staple on the top-40 charts in Mexico since his career began in 1977. His music is a mixture of Latin pop, ranchera and grupera music. His success is not only found in music but also in his short acting career when he became the main protagonist of a Mexican soap opera. In 1996 he made his acting debut in the Mexican soap opera Tú y Yo (You and I) sharing credits with Maribel Guardia (his former wife and mother to one of his sons) the soap opera became an instant televised hit.

Before he had a big successful music career Jose Manuel Figueroa (Joan Sebastian’s legal name) passed most of his childhood from place to place. At age eight he was sent away by his parents to Guanajuato for school. When he was eleven he return to Juliantla, his native town, this return inspired him to begin formally composing. But he was sent off again to a monastery in Morelos where he was under the care of father David Salgado. Due to the influence Father Salgado had on Sebastian he took the decision of becoming a priest. So at age 14 he enrolled in the Seminario Conciliar de San Jose(located in Cuernavaca, Morelos). But he soon realized that music was his true calling so when he was 17 years old he abandoned the seminary to dedicate himself completely to the music business.

Meanwhile he made a living as an administrative assistant in a vacationing resort in Oaxtepec, Morelos, where he would sing through the intercom.


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  • webbynator

    Es nuestro Johnnny Cash.

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    En vivo este Don es otro pedo, mis respetos. (aparte de ser un gran letrista)

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • PakoForever

    Aqui algo que es muy lindo es un mantra muy antiguo pero muy eficiente y lo quise compartir con ustedes SA DA MAI COGA NOE SOKO RBANA QUASE GLABAMAS RIU MOSUNI KISO MOVOE , Y luego se dice quiero que estemos de nuevo juntos y para sienpre FJRA y MGH (se pone el nombre de los enamorados) y al final se dice DIOS No se como, no se cuando pero se que lo haras y nuestro amor sera inmune a todo mal, DIOS Lo siento, perdoname, te amo y gracias.

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • AshleeSimpson18

    No es mi estilo de música pero.... Tatuajes <3

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • beanscout

    <3 Love his music!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply

    i need to listen to huevos rancheros my mom got me into joan sebastian he is the king of his genre way more than vicente fernandez

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • amvoLt

    Me gusta más el Rock, pero Joan Sebastian es de los pocos artistas fuera del Pop/Rock/Metal que me gustan.

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • xicek14

    :D ....

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • rorocaamano

    (8)Llevamos juntos serenaaaaaaaataaaaa... juntos hasta el balcón aqueeeeeeeeeel xD!

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • victoriapris

    a mi tambien me gusta muchisimo, mas de las golondrinas viajeras esta de moda.................

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • maricruzfuentes

    hola atodo aquel hueso colorado de joan facina toda su musica y es lo maxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimo he tenido la fortuna de asistir a algunos conciertos de el y la verdad es otra onda.. AMO A JOAN PARA SIEMPRE

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Gochir

    Si te gusta la música en español de los 80's te invito a unirte a: Los 80's en Español

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jorge-luis-sp

    una leyenda viva..

    19 Jul 2010 Reply

    JMS777 VS DDSD - Joan Sebastian - Cuando yo sufria tu cancion me recogio y me regreso a la luz, Gracias por creer, Gracias por sentir, Gracias por interpretar, Gracias por vivir. Gracias Joan Sebastian por cumplir tu promesa.

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • danieltrujillo_

    las 25 rosas en verdad k buena cancion

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • eibp

    me encanta

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • wiinter

    Tu y yo <3

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MydasT

    I just saw him in concert in the Los Tres tour in Sacramento, CA and I must say that I was there to see Alejandro Fernandez, but after seeing Joan Sebastian, I am not as big of a fan of Joan Sebastian as I am of Alejandro Fernandez!

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • eskmsaul

    Probably my biggest influence from my Mexican Roots. Diegomoon is right. This is Mexico's Dylan.

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jorge-luis-sp

    un gran veterano de la musik mex.........

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
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