“I don’t make up songs — I live songs. My songs are a response to feelings, to what I’ve lived… The important thing is that the songs be sincere, that they be truthful.”Joan Sebastian
Jose Manual Figueroa Figueroa (1951-2015), aka Joan Sebastian, is the most awarded Mexican performer-songwriter in history with a total of twelve Grammy Awards. A Latin Pop icon, Sebastian is a Billboard Latin Music Hall Of Fame inductee and recipient of three ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year awards. Having penned more than 1,000 songs for himself as an artist, including evergreens like “Secreto De Amor” and “Mas Ala Del Sol”, as well for other popular Mexican artists such as Vicente Fernandez, Lucero, Pepe Aquilar and Rocio Durcalas, the highly prolific Sebastian and his songs are some of the most played ever on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart.