TDIM - Remo Fernandes and Enrique's Birthday - 8th May
Posted On 8th May, 2014 @ 11:22 am by MTV EDITOR
We wish Remo Fernandes and Enrique a very Happy Birthday
On this day in music, two equally brilliant artists celebrate their birthdays! Both of them are blessed with talent, looks and an incredible voice. Let’s start off with Enrique, shall we?
‘I’m a freak’ singer is actually from Spain. Along with singing, he’s also into acting and producing films. He started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish Language record label Fonovisa which helped turn him into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States becoming the biggest seller of Spanish-language albums of that decade.
By the turn of the millennium he made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US $48,000,000 with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Universal Republic Records, however in late 2012, Republic Records was revived after eleven years of being dormant, shuttering Universal Republic Records taking all the artists from that label to Republic Records including Iglesias. He also sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time! Enough of Enrique, let’s talk about Remo Fernandes now!
Remo Fernandes is a pop/rock/Indian fusion artist and film playback singer from Goa. His musical work is a fusion of many different cultures and styles he's been exposed to as a child in Goa and in his later travels around the world. Such influences include Goan and Portuguese music, Sega music from Mauritius and Seychelles, African music, Latin music from Spain and South America, the music of erstwhile European communist states, those of the dancehalls from Jamaica and Soca from Trinidad.
Writing and singing songs in English made his success more rare and distinctive in the context of the Bollywood dominated music. His compositions in English, reflecting life and socio-political happenings in India with which every Indian could identify, became popular largely with the growing, English-educated, Indian middle class. His Hindi pop/rock and film songs became instant hits with the Indian masses, earning him Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum Discs. A popular stage performer in India, he has also taken part in many music festivals around the world. He has performed with international names such as Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin and Queen, to name a few. Recently, he signed up as a member of the AAP, a political party in India, for Goa constituency.
We wish these two singers a very Happy Birthday!