- Name: Luis Fonsi
- Age: 39 years old
- Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $15 Million
- Status: Alive
Luis Fonsi is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, composer and actor. He’s best known for the hit single “Despacito” featuring rapper Daddy Yankee. His discography includes Comenzare (1998), Palabras del Silencio (2008) and Tierra Firme (2011). Fonsi was born Luis Alfonso Rodriguez Lopez-Cepero on April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents are Alfonso Rodriguez and Delia Lopez-Cepero. He has three younger siblings, Jean, Tatiana and Ramon. Fonsi and his family moved to the United States when he was 10. They settled in Orlando, Florida where he attended Dr. Phillips High School. He later studied singing and vocal techniques at Florida State University.
Fonsi started out singing as a member of the San Juan Children’s Choir. He was inspired by the boy band Menudo. During high school he performed in the band ‘the Big Guys’ alongside Joey Fatone (*NSYNC). Fonsi secured his first recording contract with the label Universal Music Latino. His debut album, Comenzare (I Will Begin), was released in September 1998. It peaked at #27 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album was certified Platino with more than 100,000 copies sold. His follow-up album, Eterno, was released in June 2000. That same year he performed a duet “Mi Reflejo” with Christina Aguilera. He also composed a Latin Grammy Award-winning song for Ednita Nazario in 2000.
Fonsi has released 8 studio albums, 2 compilation albums and more than 25 singles. Selected albums include Amor Secreto (2002), Abrazar la Vida (2003), Paso a Paso (2005), Palabras del Silencio (2008) and Tierra Firme (2011). His most recent project, 8, was released in May 2014. It featured a collaboration with Juan Luis Guerra on the song “Llegaste Tu”. It was dedicated to his daughter Mikaela. The song “No Me Doy por Vencido” became his first Billboard Hot 100 single. Fonsi’s most popular single to date “Despacito” was released in January 2017. It features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The song was certified 55x Platinum (Latin) by the RIAA. It won multiple awards including a MTV Millennial Award and 2 Teen Choice Awards. The song’s official music video has been viewed more than 3.6 billion times on YouTube. A remix version of Despacito featuring Justin Bieber was released in April 2017.
In addition to music, Fonsi has done a bit of acting. In 2004 he was cast as “Roy” on the Mexican telenovela ‘Corazones al limite’. Prior to that he was a featured guest on the Nickelodeon sitcom Taina. Fonsi performed briefly on the set of Broadway’s Forever Tango in 2013. He was a guest performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in September 2017. Other television appearances include Viva la Vida, Conan, and Good Morning America.
Luis Fonsi is about 5ft 6in tall and he’s of Puerto Rican descent. His net worth is estimated at $15 million. He was married to actress ‘Adamari Lopez’ from 2006 to 2010. Fonsi wed second wife, Spanish model ‘Agueda Lopez’ in September 2014. They have two children, Mikaela and Rocco.
Luis Fonsi Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Luis Alfonso Rodriguez Lopez-Cepero
- Birthday: April 15, 1978
- How Old : Age: 39 years old
- Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Years Active: 1998-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $15 Million
- Marriage(s): Adamari Lopez, Agueda Lopez
- Death-O-Meter: Alive