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Ricardo Arjona

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Guatemalan singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona is one of the more respected Latin artists, mostly for his social conscience and his integrity in writing and performing songs. Born in Antigua, he was interested in music from an early age but later decided to become a rural schoolteacher. He also played basketball for the Guatemalan national team, but continued to play guitar and write songs in his spare time. After realizing that music was vocation, he moved to Mexico City; once there, he began looking for a record contract and played at many student festivals. Arjona finally found a contract through PolyGram, but the label attempted to market him as a Latin lover type on his debut album, Dejame Decir Que Te Amo (Let Me Say I Love You). Predictably, the album failed, and Arjona spent the next five years teaching and occasionally writing songs recorded by other artists. He moved to Buenos Aires, began playing again, and soon returned to the recording sphere with material more suited to his experiences as a protest singer, namely "Jesus Verbo No Sustantivo," a controversial song about his experiences at a Catholic school as a child. It gained him a contract with Sony, which released many of his most popular albums, including 1992's Animal Nocturno. His next two albums, 1994's Historias and 1996's Si el Norte Fuera el Sur, were not only popular but critics' favorites as well. Galería Caribe, which appeared in 2000, became Arjona's first number one album on the Top Latin Albums chart, and 2002's Santo Pecado won him a Latin Grammy Award. Adentro, released in late 2005, was a landmark in Arjona's catalog; it marked the first of several contributions by Puerto Rican producer and songwriter Tommy Torres, and won Arjona another Latin Grammy. 5to Piso followed in 2008, bolstered by the help of Torres plus a massive hit single in "Como Duele." Poquita Ropa arrived two years later, in 2010, with Arjona adopting more of a stripped-down approach. Released in 2011, Independiente featured a poppier sound and style that made the album a success, and the lead single "El Amor" a big hit. In typical fashion, Arjona switched gears again for 2014's Viaje, a singer/songwriter album through and through, driven by life on the road and depression brought on by the death of his mother. ~ John Bush
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Albums by
Ricardo Arjona

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    16 songs

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    Apague la Luz y Escuche

    20 songs

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    Arjona Metamorfosis en Vivo

    14 songs

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    Viaje

    14 songs

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    Canciones de Amor

    14 songs

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    Independiente

    12 songs

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    Poquita Ropa

    14 songs

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    Santo Pecado

    14 songs

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    5to Piso

    29 songs

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    Quién Dijo Ayer

    14 songs

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    Lados B

    18 songs

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    Galeria Caribe [Spain Bonus Track]

    14 songs

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    Sin Daños a Terceros

    14 songs

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    Si El Norte Fuera El Sur

    14 songs

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    Historias

    12 songs

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    Animal Nocturno

    16 songs

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    Adentro

    26 songs

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    Independiente + Demos

    13 songs

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    Solo

    1 song

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    Nada Es Como Tú (Acústico)

    1 song

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    Apnea

    1 song

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    El Amor

    14 songs

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    Solo Para Mujeres

    26 songs

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    Dos Clásicos

    16 songs

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    Simplemente lo Mejor [Bonus DVD]

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Top Songs by
Ricardo Arjona

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  2.   Señora de Las Cuatro Decadas
  3.   Fuiste Tú
  4.   Lo Poco Que Tengo
  5.   Cavernicolas
  6.   El Problema
  7.   Acompaname a estar solo
  8.   Te Conozco
  9.   Historia de Taxi
  10.   Desnuda
  11.   Jesús Verbo No Sustantivo
  12.   Quién Diría
  13.   Cuándo
  14.   Tu Reputacion
  15.   El Amor
  16.   Primera Vez
  17.   Apnea
  18.   Como Duele
  19.   Te Quiero
  20.   Si el Norte Fuera el Sur
  21.   La Mujer Que No Soñe
  22.   A Ti by Eros Ramazzotti
  23.   Dame
  24.   Mojado
  25.   Mexico
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Ricardo Arjona

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    Romántica

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    Grandes Éxitos

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    Rock Alternativo


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