It’s been five years since Luis Coronel was signed to his first record deal, which radically changed his life forever. The 21-year-old transformed from an amateur boxer to Regional Mexican superstar thanks to YouTube, lots of talent, and by overcoming incredible obstacles.
Last week, Coronel appeared on a Los Angeles morning news show and things got super sentimental. Take a look:
"You are going to be one of the biggest there is!" Singer Luis Coronel and our guest co-host Alex Cambert had us all crying happy tears ? Watch his full interview: http://bit.ly/2t3VEOX
Alex Cambert, who was a special co-host on “Good Day L.A.,” began the interview by attempting to introduce Coronel and said that two have known each other for at least four years. He could hardly get the words out. Host Liz Habib put her arm around Cambert to help him get through the moment.
Cambert spoke about the tough experiences the Coronel had to go through, including losing his father when he was a child, working at a boxing gym to help out his family financially, and even contemplating suicide.
“I am so proud of you, papa,” Cambert said to the young singer.
In a Facebook post, Cambert posted this message about his personal interview with Coronel.
“This got emotional today on Good Day LA. The show was gracious enough to allow me to invite Luis Coronel and he was gracious enough to accept. This was part of his first major English language interview. He’s a remarkable young man and I’m proud of how well he’s handled all his success.”
In a backstage interview at “Good Day L.A.,” Coronel was able to speak in depth about his heartbreaking situation.
We're behind-the-scenes with singer Luis Coronel ? He's performing July 15 in Los Angeles with Prince Royce!
“It’s unbelievable because at those moments in my life when I was living through that, I really thought that I’d be alone,” Coronel said on “Good Day L.A.” “I thought that my life was going to be lonely.”
Latino artists are coming together for one hell of a concert to be held at the U.S.-Mexico border – and just in time for the election.
In an event titled “RiseUp AS ONE,” some of the world’s renowned singers, actors and musicians are teaming up to demonstrate the power of inclusion, unity and diversity, despite borders. Most importantly, it will celebrate “who we are and the way we live.”
The concert, which will take place at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) in San Diego, Calif., will count with the participation of Latino artists: Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Fonseca, Andra Day, Jesse & Joy, Jorge Drexler, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte, Luis Coronel, Lupillo Rivera, Miguel Bose, Natalia Lafourcade, and Rene Perez (Resident from Calle 13).
Oh, and it’s completely free for those who wish to attend.
“This location and our incredible lineup of award-winning artists will celebrate, through the power of music, the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs when we show empathy, respect and openness to one another,” said Fusion Media Group’s Co-President and Chief Content Officer, Camila Jimenez Villa, in a statement unearthed by Huffington Post.
According to the Huffing Post, Gael García Bernal, Jonás Cuarón and Wilmer Valderrama are expected to make special appearances. Co-chairs of the event include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, America Ferrer, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Quincy Jones, Robert Rodriguez, among others.
And for those of us who don’t live nearby, “RiseUp AS ONE” will be broadcast live from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 15 via Univision in Spanish, and in English on Fusion.