Julión Álvarez gave a passionate performance at Nokia Theatre on May 24. (Marvin Vasquez/Living Out Loud LA)
Julión Álvarez is one of the most prominent young singers that regional Mexican music currently has to offer. At the age of 31, he has transformed himself into one of the beloved icons of the genre because of his ability to captivate a live audience and his undeniable vocal talent.
During a press conference before his much-awaited show on Saturday, May 24 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Álvarez spoke about a variety of subjects: his personal life and family, his musical career moving forward, the significance of Los Angeles and the purchase of a private jet. After the press session, the noble Álvarez – who was full of smiles and laughter – took time from his busy itinerary to meet and greet every single reporter and photographer present.
That there is what having class is all about. Songs like “Te Hubieras Ido Antes,” “A Dónde Quiera Que Vaya” and “La Fory Fay” contribute to the ongoing musical success Álvarez has had throughout his career. Here are three more reasons why Álvarez continues to succeed in what he’s doing.
Humility – The man is humble. Though he’s now beyond popular and famous (and rich), he dresses, talks and acts quite humble. The Chiapas, Mexico-born Álvarez hasn’t let success get to his head. He now lives in Guadalajara and only uses his private jet within his native country. He is very close with his family and continues to support them.
Open-mindedness – A person who sports an open mind is able to take advantage of all opportunities that come his way. In 2014, Álvarez collaborated with Mexican pop singer Dulce María on “Lágrimas,” a track fusing both of their styles. Also, earlier this month, acclaimed Spanish singer David Bisbal performed a duet with Álvarez in Guadalajara, and both are apparently in talks to record a song together. If this is indeed the case, Álvarez sure does have an open mind about reaching other markets, not just regional Mexican music (the genre that grosses the most revenue in the industry).
Joan Sebastian – Mexico’s beloved Joan Sebastian, who is still going strong at age 63, has influenced the majority of Álvarez’s repertoire. Sebastian’s music is a mixture of many styles, but mainly Latin pop, ranchera and grupera music. Sebastian is known for his romantic melodies, which is something Álvarez does quite well, too. Álvarez looks up to Sebastian – who is the perfect role model for him moving forward.