Joan Sebastian, one of Mexico’s most decorated musicians, has died following a lengthy battle with bone cancer. He was 64 years old.
Over his 40 year career, Sebastian released upwards of 50 albums. Mixing elements of Latin pop, ranchera, and grupera music, Sebastian’s sound captured large audiences across South America, Mexico, and the United States. 22 of his singles charted on Billboard’s Latin Songs chart, while 10 of his albums peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart. Of particular note, his album Con Tambora spent 22 weeks at No. 1, an all time record.
For his efforts, Sebastian won five Grammy Awards, the most of any Mexican musician. He also won seven Latin Grammy Awards.
Listen to two of Sebastian’s most popular songs, “Secreto de Amor” and “Trampa”.