Who is Luis Coronel?
Luis Coronel is a Mexican-American singer of Regional Mexican genre, who gained attention through the songs he posted on various social media channels. His following grew steadily, and he was signed by Del Records when he was sixteen years old. The deal with Del Records acted as the game changer for Coronel, then a teenage sensation. Earlier, he was training to be a boxer, where he sang a song for his rumored girlfriend in the ring that was videotaped and uploaded on social media. He went on to release singles such as ‘Será más fácil’, ‘Escápate’, and ‘Mi niña traviesa’ among others. His debut album, ‘Con la Frente en alto’, found a spot on the Regional Mexican Albums Billboard chart in just three weeks. The boxer-turned-singer has a huge fan following among Latin pop lovers.
Rise to fame
During his training as a boxer, a video was recorded of Luis Coronel where he was seen singing in the ring for his rumored girlfriend. Coronel uploaded the video on social media platforms such as Facebook and Youtube. He started uploading more videos of him singing on his social media channels. In some time, his popularity caught the attention of Angel Del Villar, an employee of DEL Records, and he was signed by the label.
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Luis Coronel began his professional career as a musician at the age of 16 when Del Records signed him. He released his first album, ‘Con la Frente en Alto’, in September 2013, which climbed the Regional Mexican Albums Billboard chart to reach the top spot in three weeks. The album was certified gold for selling 30,000 copies in Latin by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2014, he won the ‘New Artist of the Year’ award at the Latin Billboard Music Awards. Coronel was also nominated for the ‘Male Artist of the Year’ in the regional Mexican category at the 27th Lo Nuestro Awards in 2015.
In 2016, he released his second album, ‘Quiero Ser Tu Dueño’. It too reached the number one spot on the Top Latin Albums chart. This album helped him enter the Top 40 of the Main Album charts. His album won the Regional Mexican Album of the Year and helped him earn the Regional Mexican Male Artist of the Year in the same year at Premio Lo Nuestro.
He released his next album, ‘Ahora Soy Yo’, in October 2017 and it was produced by Sony Music Latin. The album led him to debut at number one on Regional Mexican Albums and Latin Albums Sales.
As of May 2019, he has over 2.1 million followers on Instagram, 5 million followers on Facebook, 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and 400,000 thousand followers on Twitter.
Family & Personal Life
Luis Coronel was born on February 3, 1996, in Tucson, Arizona. His full name is Luis Miguel Coronel Gámez, where Miguel is his paternal name and Gámez is his maternal name. He has two siblings named Mireya and Bebe.
He started singing at an early age, joining the church choir at the age of six. Later, Coronel wanted to become a boxer, but he soon shifted his focus on music.
He is dating Cristina Bernal – a relationship he confirmed through an Instagram post. The couple is often seen in public together.