Alejandro Fernández is a popular Latin Grammy-winning Mexican singer.
Nicknamed as “El Potrillo” by the media and his fans, he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Alejandro is the son of the legendary ranchera singer Vicente Fernández. He originally specialized in traditional, earthy forms of Mexican folk music, such as mariachi and ranchera. However, his more recent work has focused on mainstream pop music.
Alejandro Fernández has performed with artists like: Plácido Domingo, Marc Anthony, José Carreras, Chayanne, Amaia Montero, Joan Sebastian, Gloria Estefan, Malú, Julio Iglesias, Patricia Kaas, Miguel Bosé, Mario Frangoulis, Ednita Nazario, Yuri, Franco De Vita, Diego El Cigala, Nelly Furtado and Beyoncé Knowles.
His first public appearance was in 1977, when his father presented him on one of his shows; he was meant to perform the song “Alejandra”. In the middle of the song he forgot the lyrics, started crying and suffered a panic attack, but then, his father got on stage and helped him, singing along the song.