José José, born José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz on February 17, 1948, in Mexico City, was a legendary Mexican singer and songwriter. Rising to prominence in the 1970s, he became an icon of Latin American music, earning the title "El Príncipe de la Canción" (The Prince of Song).
With a distinctive baritone voice and emotive delivery, José José gained international acclaim for his soulful interpretations of romantic ballads. His breakthrough came with the release of the album "El Triste" in 1970, which marked the beginning of a prolific career.
Throughout the decades, José José's discography included numerous hits such as "Almohada," "Lo Dudo," and "Amar y Querer." His music transcended borders, resonating with audiences across Latin America and beyond. He received multiple Grammy nominations and awards, solidifying his status as one of the most influential Spanish-language singers in the world.
Despite personal struggles with alcoholism and health issues, José José's commitment to his craft endured. His magnetic stage presence and heartfelt performances endeared him to fans, earning him a devoted following.
José José's life was marked by triumphs and tribulations, including a tumultuous personal life and financial challenges. However, his musical legacy remains indelible, and his impact on the Latin music scene is immeasurable. His contributions to the bolero and romantic ballad genres continue to inspire new generations of musicians.
José José passed away on September 28, 2019, leaving behind a rich musical legacy that continues to touch the hearts of fans worldwide. His story is one of resilience, passion, and a profound love for the art of song.