Mijares, born on 7 February 1958 in Mexico City, is an adult-contemporary pop singer.
He began his career at age 23 and achieved high popularity from the mid-80s to mid 90s in Hispanic-America and Japan mainly.
In 1985, he represented Mexico in the OTI Festival, earning "Revelación del Festival".
In 1986, he started his solo career after signing with EMI, issuing a self-titled album that featured his first international hits: "Bella" ("Beautiful woman"), "Soñador" ("Dreamer"), "Poco a poco" ("Little by little") and "Siempre" ("Always"), the latter composed by the Nicaraguan song writer Hernaldo Zúñiga.
His debut album was originally credited to "Manuel Mijares", but the disc was later reissued with the billing changed to simply "Mijares." All subsequent recordings were billed under the name "Mijares."
n 1993, he performed the theme of the telenovela Corazón salvaje, a major hit single. The song was included on the disc Encadenado.
In 1996, technology allowed Mijares to sing with the deceased Pedro Infante on the well-received "Querido Amigo".
On January 18, 1997, he married Lucero. The news of their marriage would become an international event and Televisa earned the rights to televise it, gaining more than 40 million viewers.
In 1998, El Privilegio de Amar achieved platinum status in Mexico, powered by the title track, which featured Lucero on backing vocals.
His latest album release "No se me Acaba el Alma" (2015) includes the single "El único culpable" and "Te prometí".
Over more than 24 years of non-stop work, there is hardly anyone who does not recognize his voice through an infinity of songs that have built his carrer.
Mijares has performed in the most important venues in México, South America, Spain, more that 12 millions of people have seen his show, and has sold more than 10 million albums.
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