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Jon Secada performs at Palace Hall

The largest and best-known concert venue in Bucharest will host on May 19 the concert of South-American musician Jon Secada who will perform for the first time in Romania. Three-time Grammy winner Secada is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. Secada He. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has appeared as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers. In 1991, Secada legally changed his first name from Juan to Jon. The following year, Secada released his self-titled debut album Jon Secada, which sold over six million copies worldwide and being certified triple platinum in the U.S., where it reached No. 15 among the Billboard 200 albums chart.


Secada scored a No. 5 Pop hit with his Gold single “Just Another Day”, and three more top 30 hits, “Angel” (No. 18 Pop, No. 23 UK), “I’m Free” “Do You Believe in Us?” and “Do You Really Want Me” (No. 30 UK) received national radio play. The Spanish-language version of Secada’s solo album, Otro Día Más Sin Verte (EMI-Latin), became the Number One Latin album of 1992 and earned Secada his first Grammy Award for “Best Latin Pop Album”. In 1994 by Secada’s second album, Heart, Soul & a Voice (EMI) featured members of The Miami Sound Machine and guests Arturo Sandoval (trumpeter) and Betty Wright (background vocals). The album went Platinum in the US. One of its singles had a top ten Pop hit “If You Go” and a Top 30 hit “Mental Picture”, which was used in the soundtrack for the film “The Specialist”. His third album on EMI, Amor, was released in 1995 and earned Secada his second Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Performance”. Secada co-wrote the song “Bella,” the Spanish version of “She’s All I Ever Had” for Ricky Martin’s 1999 Multi-platinum self-titled album. He also co-wrote and co-produced the song “Baila” for Jennifer Lopez, which appeared on her 1999 multi-platinum album, On the 6. He worked with teen singing sensation Mandy Moore on two of her tracks, “One Sided Love” and “It Only Took a Minute” from her self-titled multi-platinum album. In 2001 he was a backing vocalist on Enrique Iglesias’s album multi-platinum Escape on the tracks “Don’t turn off the Lights” and “Love 4 Fun”. Secada has performed with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti and recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra on “The Best Is Yet to Come” from Sinatra’s Duets II album. In 1995, Secada starred on Broadway’s hit musical Grease, where he acted in the lead role of “Danny Zuko”. Broadway called upon Secada once again in 2003, where he played the Emcee role in Sam Mendes’ acclaimed version of Cabaret. In the fall of 2004, Secada also starred as “Joseph” in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s theatrical hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tickets to May 19th performance range from RON 65 to 250 and can be purchased in Diverta stores and at the Palace Hall box-office.

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