English-speaking fans might just be getting acquainted with the 39-year-old singer, thanks to his hit single, “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee, but he’s been producing music for almost 20 years.
Et caught up with the international sensation ahead of the Latin GRAMMYs, airing live on Univision on Thursday, to talk about his most recent career highlights and how he’s using his global platform to help those in need.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fonsi was 10 years old when his family moved to Orlando, Florida. The transition wasn’t easy, but it ultimately helped Fonsi forge a lifelong relationship with music.
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“My dad wanted to change things up and seek new work opportunities,” Fonsi tells Et. “It was quite a big change. At the time there wasn't a big Latino