Gerardo Ortiz Medina was born on October 5, 1989. Ortiz is a widely recognized and celebrated American-Mexican singer, songwriter, and producer. Growing up he always had a passion for music and, by the time he was eight years old, he was making it. His career officially began in 2010, when he released his debut album known as “Ni Hoy Ni Manana.” The album generated massive commercial success. It included phenomenal hit singles such as ‘A la Moda’ and ‘La Ultima Sombra,’ which did exceptionally well. He followed that with another massively successful second album known as “Entre Dios y El Diablo.” In 2013, he released his third album, “Archivos de Mi Vida” in which he incorporated new sounds to it including mariachi. These wowed the fans even more. He has also received several awards and accolades such as nominations for the Grammy Award. He is an immensely talented artist and we are proud to celebrate him today.
Gerardo Ortiz Medina
Son of Sinaloa
October 5, 1989
Gerardo Ortiz Medina was born on October 5, 1989, in Pasadena, California. Ortiz is one of the most talked-about musicians in his genre. This American-Mexican singer, songwriter, and producer has proven his talent with one successful album after another. He was born to Antonio Ortiz, his father, and Cecilia Medina, his mother. Immediately after he was born, his family relocated to Sinaloa. He was raised together with his four siblings, with one of his brothers growing up to follow the musical path. Their passion for music was influenced by their parents, who had always appreciated art. Ortiz started considering music as a career when he turned eight years old and became serious about it and made plans around it. He released his own recorded first amateur album titled, “Encuentro De Amor” around the same time. This gave him local celebrity status and he started performing on stage around his hometown.
He went to Blair High School and while there, he focused on music as his priority. By the time he was 13 years, he was famous locally and was referred to as The Son of Sinaloa. He decided to take part in the “Codigo FAMA” show, which turned his career around. He began working on his first album shortly after graduating from high school. In 2009, he released his first live album titled, “En Vivo Las Tundras” which was produced by Del Records. The album did not do so well, so he immediately began working on his next album. His career officially peaked in 2010, when he released his debut studio album known as “Ni Hoy Ni Manana.” The album generated massive commercial success. It included phenomenal hit singles such as ‘A la Moda’ and ‘La Ultima Sombra,’ which did exceptionally well. He followed that with another massively successful second album known as “Entre Dios y El Diablo” which he released in 2011.
In 2012, he released “El Primer Ministro,” which was his third album. It comprised countable romantic ballads which were different from his previous albums. His audience received it extremely well and the album did surprisingly well. In 2013, he released his fourth album, “Archivos de Mi Vida” in which he incorporated new sounds, including mariachi and cumbia. These wowed the fans even more. In 2015, he released his next album titled, “Hoy Mas Fuerte” which achieved commercial success mainly because of its lead single, ‘El Cholo’ which he had released prematurely. Apart from music, Ortiz has been featured in two television programs. The first one is known as “Como un Sueno,” which is a Telemundo concert movie and the second is “Gerardo Ortiz: Sin Censura” an N.B.C. Universo four-part documentary series based on his life. He has also received several awards and accolades such as nominations for the Grammy Award.
He releases his first live album known as “En Vivo Las Tundras.”
He releases his debut studio album titled “Ni Hoy Ni Manana” which becomes an instant success.
He releases the “El Primer Ministro” album which has a different sound from his previous albums.
He releases “Gerardo Ortiz: Sin Censura,” an N.B.C. Universo four-part documentary series based on his life.
Why We Love Gerardo Ortiz
He is passionate about music
His passion for music started when he was a child. It was influenced by his parents’ love for music. He made it his priority and decided to pursue it as a career.
He is celebrated in his hometown
He released his own recorded first amateur album titled, “Encuentro De Amor” at eight years old. This gave him local celebrity status and he started performing on stage around his hometown.
He is a risk taker
He is always experimenting with his music to gauge how his fanbase would take different genres of music. He changes from mariachi to cumbia and from upbeat songs to romantic ballads which have always worked for him.
5 Surprising Facts
He was arrested
He was once arrested by Mexican police for showcasing extreme violence in one of his music videos.
He survived a kidnapping attempt
He was involved in a violent kidnapping attempt but survived it.
He loves tequila
He enjoys good tequila and his favorite is Don Julio Blanco.
His favorite movie is “Public Enemies”
He enjoys the movie “Public Enemies” in which Johnny Depp stars.
He finds Sofia Vergara charming
His celebrity crush is Sofia Vergara, whom he describes as beautiful and charming.
Gerardo Ortiz FAQs
What music genre is Ortiz?
Regional Mexican is the musical genre.
What label is Ortiz signed to?
He is signed to Sony Music Latin and Badsin Music Inc.
Why did Ortiz leave Del Records?
Before Del Records’ suit against him, Ortiz publicly announced he had terminated his contract with the company on March 29, 2019, stating: “I want to thank Del Records for being with me for nine years of my career. From this moment my musical career will be led by a new team.”
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