Pedro Fernández (Mexican singer)
Legal name: José Martín Cuevas Cobos
José Martín Cuevas Cobos (born September 28, 1969), known professionally as Pedro Fernández, is a Mexican singer, actor, TV host, and songwriter. Fernández began his international career as Pedrito Fernández at the age of seven. Today Pedro has recorded 39 albums, starred in 7 soap operas, 25 films and continues captivating audiences all over the world. He has achieved 3 Diamond records, 37 Gold records and 26 Platinum records. He is also professionally known as "El Aventurero de América" and "El Aventurero de México".
Recording artist, composer, producer, television presenter and actor Pedro Fernández is a Mexican winner of endless national and international awards such as, TVyNovelas Award for Best Actor (2010) for "Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe", Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2001) for "Yo No Fui", Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2010) for "Amarte a la Antigua", Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2013) (writer and performer) for "Cachito de Cielo", and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2015) for "Acaríciame El Corazón".
He is widely recognized around the world for his variety of music and his passionate interpretation and performances. He has had a long successful singing and acting career beginning with his first recording which would skyrocket with the song "La de la mochila azul" (The blue backpack) in 1978 which led to his starring role in the film "La niña de la mochila azul" (The Girl with the Blue Backpack) in 1979 which made this song a virtual reality and became the theme song of the movie.
In 2010 for his protagonist role of "Rafael Medina Nuñez" in Televisa's award-winning telenovela Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe, Pedro Fernández won the Premios TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor of 2010, see TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor.
Pedro Fernández has performed for international important characters such as, Queen Sofía of Spain in her visit to Mexico in 2000, former U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House in 2002 honoring the Mexican holiday "Cinco de Mayo”, Arnold Schwarzenegger former governor of California, Pope John Paul II in his first and last visit to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI, and at the Monterrey Special Summit of the Americas for all the Latin-American presidents in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico in 2004. He often represents Mexico by performing the Mexican anthem in important sports events.
A recent news article commented; "To hear the name Pedro Fernández (or as he is still called by many, Pedrito), everyone remembers that child who sang La De La Mochila Azul (the blue backpack), which became the theme song from the film La niña de la mochila azul (The girl with the blue backpack) in 1979". Since that time he became one of the most recognized artists not only in Mexico but throughout Latin America for his music and acting which continues today.
He is married, has three daughters and one grandson.
Most recently Pedro Fernández has appeared as a team coach for La Voz Kids 2015 and 2016. and as an official Presenter/Host for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2015 and 2016. He continues touring and performing concerts with his Mariachi when not performing in his television roles and is currently working on his next album.