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Jos Rmulo Sosa Ortiz (born February 17, 1948), known by his stage name Jos Jos, is a Mexican singer, musician and occasional actor.[1] Born and raised in Mexico
City into a family of musicians, Jos began his musical career in his early teens playing guitar and singing in serenades. He later joined a jazz and bossa nova trio where he
sang and played bass and double bass. Jos found success as a solo artist in the early 1970s. Demonstrating his vocal ability with a stunning performance of the song "El
Triste" in a Latin music festival held in Mexico City in 1970, he climbed the Latin charts during the decade. Having achieved recognition as a balladeer, his singing garnered
universal critical acclaim from musical peers and media.

Jos Jos

In the 1980s, after signing with Ariola Records, Jos rose to international prominence as one of the most popular and talented Latin performers. His 1983 album Secretos has
sold over 7 million copies. With a large number of international hits, he received several Grammy nominations and recognitions worldwide. He sold out in venues such as the
Madison Square Garden and the Radio City Music Hall. His music reached non Spanish-speaking countries like Japan, Israel and Russia.[2] Jos has also forged a career as
an actor, starring in movies such as Gaviln o Paloma and Perdname Todo.
Also known in the entertainment world as "El Prncipe de la Cancin" (The Prince of Song), his performance and vocal style have influenced many Latin pop artists in a career
that has spanned more than four decades.[3][4][5] Due to his vocals and popularity, Jos Jos is considered by the audience and the media as an icon of Latin pop music and
one of the most emblematic Mexican singers ever.[6][7][8]
Early life
Early career
The 1970s: "El Triste", consolidation as star, Ariola Records
1980s: International stardom, Secretos, Mexico's top singer
The 1990s: "Amnesia", 40 y 20, rehab, decline
2000s: Loss of voice, movies and TV, Sony BMG concept albums
Personal life
7.1 Relationships, marriages and family
7.2 Alcoholism
7.3 Health issues
7.4 Financial problems
8 Artistry and image
8.1 Vocals
9 Legacy
9.1 Tributes
10 Filmography
11 Discography
11.1 Gold and Platinum albums
11.2 Compilations & boxed sets
12 Films
13 Duets
14 References
15 External links

Early life

Jos on stage in 2000

Background information
Birth name

Jos Rmulo Sosa Ortiz

Also known as El Prncipe de la Cancin

(The Prince of Song)
Pepe Sosa

February 17, 1948 (age 67)

Mexico City Mxico


romantic ballad, bolero, Latin

pop, bossa nova, jazz

Occupation(s) Singer, musician, songwriter,

record producer, actor

Vocals, bass, double bass,

guitar, piano

Years active



RCA Victor
Ariola Records
Sony BMG


Armando Manzanero, Camilo

Sesto, Cristian Castro, Jos
Feliciano, Juan Gabriel, Lani
Hall, Manuel Alejandro, Marco
Antonio Muiz, Paul Anka, Ral
di Blasio, Reyli, Yanni

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Jos Rmulo Sosa Ortiz was born on February 17, 1948 in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. He was raised into a Roman Catholic family of gifted musicians. His father, Jos Sosa Esquivel, was an operatic tenor (tenor
comprimario) and his mother, Margarita Ortiz, was a classical pianist. They never achieved relative large success, and when Jos began to show interest in singing, they tried to discourage him claiming that it was too
difficult to achieve success in show business. In 1963, when he was fifteen years old his mother gave him his first piano. The same year, his reportedly alcoholic father abandoned the family forcing Jos to work to help
his mother and younger brother.

Early career

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In his early teens, Jos began his attempts to become a singer. He started his career with serenades. Later, Jos co-founded a bossa nova and jazz trio called "Los PEG", where he sang and played bass and double
bass. The band played at the major jazz venues of Mexico City, where musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Erroll Garner, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joo Gilberto used to play.[9]
Searching for a solo career, in 1967 he signed a small contract of two singles under the name of "Pepe Sosa". As Pepe Sosa he released the songs "El mundo" (Jimmy Fontana's "Il Mondo") and "Ma Vie" without success.
Jos returned to serenades and to play with "Los PEG" in night clubs. He left "Los PEG", took the artistic name "Jos Jos" (in honor of his father, who had recently died of alcoholism; he joined his first name "Jos" and
the first name of his father "Jos", from whom he says, had inherited the voice), signed a contract with RCA Victor and recorded his first album: Jos Jos (also known as Cuidado). The album featured songs by Rubn
Fuentes and Armando Manzanero and had the participation of arranger Mario Patrn, who was considered the best jazz musician of Mexico and Brazilian percussionist Mayuto Correa, who was in Mexico City playing with
bossa nova stars Joo Gilberto, Carlos Lira, Leny Andrade and Tamba Trio. The sound of the album is a combination of boleros and romantic ballads with an influence of jazz and bossa nova. Because of the quality his
debut album was praised by the critics but did not achieve much popularity.[10]
By the late 1960s his fame began to rise as he was featured on several TV shows performing his songs live. With songs such as "Una maana" and "Cuidado", Jos started to get attention from the audience and the

The 1970s: "El Triste", consolidation as star, Ariola Records

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He released the song "La nave del olvido" that became his first big hit in Mexico and Latin America,[10] and recorded his second album: La Nave Del Olvido. Jos's big break came on March 25, 1970, when he
represented Mexico in an international song festival, the "II Festival de la Cancin Latina" (Latin Song Festival II, predecessor of the OTI Festival) with an amazing performance of the song "El Triste". The performance of
the song was so impressive that caused tears, standing ovations and cheers from Anglica Mara, Alberto Vzquez, Marco Antonio Muiz, the judges and the spectators in the Teatro Ferrocarrilero in Mexico City. The
fact that Jos Jos got the third place shocked the audience.[11] After the hit of "El Triste", his popular romantic ballad style mixed with a unique voice made him the star of stars in Mexico. He began his first international
tour through Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil and Argentina. He played leading roles in such small films as Sueo de amor and La carrera del milln . Jos performed seasons at the
Hollywood Palladium and the Hollywood Bowl.
During the early 1970s, Jos Jos became one of the best known romantic ballad singers in Latin America. He was featured constantly on the most popular Mexican television shows, where he used to sing live with icons
of the Hispanic music such as Pedro Vargas and Carlos Lico. In 1974, he performed a season in the Casino Royale & Hotel of Las Vegas. The same year he was invited by Frank Sinatra to record a duet and an album
under Reprise Records. It was not possible because of the exclusivity agreement that Jos had with RCA Victor.
He made a large number of international hits and toured Latin America several times during the early to mid-1970s. His main hits were: "Del altar a la tumba", "Buscando una sonrisa", "De pueblo en pueblo", "Soy como
quieras t" (Mina's "Sono, come tu mi vuoi"), "Cuando tu me quieras", "Hasta que vuelvas", "Candilejas" (Charles Chaplin's "Terry's Theme"), "Paloma 'Cada maana que te vas'", "Sentimientos", "Vive", "Dejame
conocerte" (Paul Anka's "Let Me Get To Know You"), "Divina Ilusin" and "Sabrs que te quiero". "El Prncipe" (The Prince) is the song that earned him the nickname "El Prncipe de la cancin" (The Prince of the song).
In 1977, Jos signed a contract with Ariola Records (Today part of Sony BMG). He recorded the album Reencuentro in London under the new record label. Reencuentro released the hits " El amar y el querer" and
"Gaviln o paloma" that got him to the top of the lists of popularity. During 1978 and 1979, he achieved enormous success with the albums Volcn, Lo Pasado, Pasado and Si Me Dejas Ahora. His main hits were "O t o
yo", "Farolero", "Volcn", "Lo que un dia fu no ser", "Lo pasado, pasado", "Si me dejas ahora", "Te quiero tal como eres" (written by Billy Joel) and the hit ballad "Almohada".

1980s: International stardom, Secretos, Mexico's top singer

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In 1980, Jos released the album Amor Amor, recorded in Los Angeles, California. Amor Amor released the singles "Insaciable amante", "No me digas que te vas", "Amor Amor" and the classic bolero "No me platiques
mas". He later recorded the album Romntico; in this album, he recorded with success the classic boleros with a touch of romantic ballad, bringing back the bolero to mainstream. In 1991, Luis Miguel retook the concept
with great success in his album Romance. In 1981, the production Gracias was released. The songs "Me basta" and "Preso" were the main hits of the album. Jos released the highly successful record Mi Vida in 1982.
The album featured the hits: "Desesperado" and "Mi vida" (an autobiographic song written by his future partner Rafael Prez-Botija). Jos co-produced his albums and wrote songs like "Si alguna vez" and "Amor para los
dos". He did a duet with Lani Hall on the hit "Te quiero as". Jos's performance was sold-out for seven days in a row at the National Auditorium and a month in the popular night club "El Patio". He recorded the Spanish
version of the hit "New York, New York", as a gift to Frank Sinatra, who several years before had invited him to do a duet, but due to differences with the record labels, it could not be performed.[12]
In 1983, Jos released what proved to be by far the biggest album of his career: Secretos. The album was recorded in Spain and was written and produced by Manuel Alejandro. It was his first album that released a video
for each song. Its main hits were "Lo dudo", "El amor acaba", "Lagrimas", "He renunciado a ti", and "A esa". Secretos was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the Grammy Awards of 1985. It has sold over 7
million units until today. Following the hit of Secretos, Jos continued with international success. He released the album Reflexiones in 1984. The production was written, produced and arranged by Rafael Prez-Botija.[13]
The songs "Payaso", "Ser", "Tu ganas", "De hombre a hombre" and "Y qu?" were the main hits. Reflexiones sold over 2 million copies worldwide,[14] became his first number-one set on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums
and was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the 1986 Grammy Awards. Later, Jos Jos joined Jos Feliciano to release a duet that became a major hit for both singers: "Por ella". Their song was also
nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the Grammy Awards of 1986.
In 1985, Jos Jos joined performers such as Plcido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Roberto Carlos, Jos Luis Rodrguez "El Puma", Pedro Vargas and Vicente Fernndez for the song "Cantar, cantars". It was recorded in

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Los Angeles in April 1985, at the A&M Studios, the same studio used for "We Are The World". The same year, Jos starred in his autobiographic film Gaviln o Paloma, alongside Christian Bach and the comedian Jorge
Ortiz de Pinedo.[15] Later that year, he released the album Promesas,[16] written, produced and arranged by Prez-Botija.[17] Its main hits were "Amantes", "Me vas a echar de menos", "Ms" and "T me ests volviendo
loco". The single "Prubame" was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance at the 1987 Grammy Awards. Promesas became the second number-one set on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums by Jos Jos. He received two
Billboard awards: Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Album of 1985. In his next album Siempre Contigo of 1986[18] he worked with the Spanish producer and guitarist Paco Cepero.[17] The songs "Corre y ve con l", "Sin
saber" and "Y Quin Puede Ser?" were its main hits. It was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the Grammy Awards of 1988 and became the third number-one set on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums by Jos.
In 1987, he released the album Soy As,[19] written and produced by Rafael Prez-Botija once more.[17] It was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the 1989 Grammy Awards and became his fourth number-one
set on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums. Soy As released four successful singles: the title track reached the number-one position in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart[20] while "Mi Hembra" peaked at number 5,[21]
"Saldamela Mucho" at 22[22] and "Vergenza Me Da Quererte" reached number 8.[23]
During the 1980s, Jos Jos sold out Madison Square Garden, The Dunes and performed several seasons at the Las Vegas Hilton, Greek Theatre, Gibson Amphitheatre and the Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic
City among others. He was referred to as "Mexico's Top Singer" in his shows. In 1987, he sold out Radio City Music Hall. That same year, Jos traveled to Israel and performed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In 1988, he
played the role of the Mexican singer and composer lvaro Carrillo in the movie Sabor A M, co-starring Angelica Aragn.[24] In 1989, Jos sold out two massive concerts at the Plaza Mxico, gathering over 100,000
people. The album Qu Es El Amor? released the hits "Piel de azucar" and "Como T", and Jos climbed to the top of the lists of popularity. The single "Como t" lasted ten weeks at number-one on Billboard Hot Latin

The 1990s: "Amnesia", 40 y 20, rehab, decline

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In 1990, Ral Velasco made a special TV show to celebrate Jos's 25th anniversary as a singer. The show, broadcast by Televisa, lasted over five hours and featured special guests such as Armando Manzanero,
Libertad Lamarque, Vicente Fernndez and Marco Antonio Muiz. In 1990, he released the hit "Amnesia" of the album En las Buenas... y en las Malas. The single lasted 21 weeks on the charts and peaked at numberone on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, while his next single "Atrapado", spent 16 weeks and peaked at number 7. In 1992, he released another hit: "40 y 20". From the same titled album, the song speaks about men who fall
in love with women that are much younger than them and the way society sees those situations.[1] "40 y 20" lasted over 17 weeks on the charts and peaked at number four. His next single "Eso no ms", spent 15 weeks
and peaked at number five.
In the early 1990s, Jos's voice began to deteriorate. It worsened over time and became evident in his live performances. His excessive drinking and the unceasing activity of his career caused his voice to falter.[25]
On August 1993, to commemorate the allegedly 30th anniversary of Jos's career, BMG hosted a tribute in the city of Puerto Vallarta. It was called 30 Aos de ser el Prncipe (30 years of being the Prince). The tribute
included some of the most prestigious artists of Spanish music such as Roco Drcal, Camilo Sesto, Armando Manzanero, Marco Antonio Muiz and Ral di Blasio. The tribute coincided with his recent divorce, a serious
relapse into alcoholism and a significant loss of vocal abilities. He appeared to be in poor physical shape, too thin and lacking energy. Camilo Sesto even took a break in the middle of the presentation to speak words of
encouragement to Jos. The album was not released until 1994. At that time, Jos suffered the worst stage of alcoholism of his life. During 1993, he retired from the stage and went into rehab. Upon completion of his
rehabilitation, he started seasons in places like the famous "Teatro Blanquita" of Mexico City, and the Gibson Amphitheatre of Los Angeles, among others.[26]
In 1994, after the success achieved ten years back with Secretos, Jos re-teamed with Manuel Alejandro and released the album Grandeza Mexicana. The title track peaked at number 12 on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks
and spent over seven weeks on the charts. He did a duet with his son Jos Jol in the song "La fuerza de la sangre", second single of the album. In 1995, he played the lead role in the movie Perdname Todo, a drama
about an alcoholic has-been and how he tries to survive against himself and the music business.[27] That same year, his album "Mujeriego" was released. It sold more than 180,000 copies in its first two weeks and
reached number 12 on the Billboard Latin charts.[28] The song "Llora corazn" lasted 11 weeks on the charts and peaked at number 6, while the second single, the title track, spent only two weeks on the charts.[1] On
May 9, 1996, "Llora corazn" was nominated for Pop Song of the Year in the Lo Nuestro Awards.
In 1996, he performed a duet with Paul Anka on "Djame Conocerte (Let me Get to Know You)" from Anka's Latin album Amigos. In 1997, he performed at the Bally's Atlantic City.[29] His last album of the decade,
Distancia, was released in 1998. A video of the single "Ojala que te mueras" was released. On September 1999, he joined fellow countrymen Armando Manzanero, Marco Antonio Muiz and Argentine pianist Ral di
Blasio for a series of concerts dubbed "Noche Bohemia" (Bohemian Night) at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

2000s: Loss of voice, movies and TV, Sony BMG concept albums

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In 2001, with a deteriorated voice, he recorded Tenampa. His first album with mariachi and the last one of his career. The album was written and produced completely by Juan Gabriel.
The single "Cada vez y cada vez" lasted two weeks on the charts. Tenampa received poor ratings and sold only about 500,000 units.[30] After that, he retired from recording full-length
albums. The problem of his voice got worse, and affected not only his ability to sing, but also to speak. In 2003, BMG released a collection of three albums entitled El Principe Con Trio
with some of his greatest hits recorded between 1969 and 1983, separated from the original accompaniment, remastered and accompanied with the guitar trio "Los Tres Caballeros",
with which these recordings are transformed into boleros. The work of technical excellence, was attended by Jos's old colleague Rafael Prez Botija, who directed and composed some
of the original recordings. This collection of concept albums again allowed Jos to achieve success in sales.
In the mid-2000s, Jos appeared briefly as the "Mystery Musician" in the American movie Sueo and played the role of Erasmo Padilla (the father of Leticia "Lety" Padilla) in La Fea Ms
Bella, a successful Mexican version of the Colombian production Betty la Fea (adapted in the US as Ugly Betty).[31][32] In 2006, Jos participated as a vocal coach in Televisa's hit show,
Cantando por un sueo. In 2007, he won a TVyNovelas Award for best supporting actor due his work in La Fea Ms Bella.
Jos released Mis Duetos in 2007, an album featuring duets he recorded in the past. However, it featured two new songs, "E-mail me" with his youngest daughter Sara, and "Aunque
vivas con l" with pop singer Reyli. In 2008, Jos recorded an emotive song called "Volver a creer" (Believe again) with the world famous musician Yanni. The song is included in the
album Yanni Voces. Yanni stated that he wanted to "help a true legend to fulfill his dream, to sing again".[33] Jos Jos was invited by Yanni to sing their song live in Yanni's tour in
Mexico. He released his autobiographic book, named "Esta es mi vida" (This is my life).[34]

Jos Jos in 2007

In 2010, he released Jos Jos Ranchero, another concept album with some of his greatest hits, separated from the original accompaniment, remastered and accompanied with mariachi, giving to his classics a traditional
Mexican sound.[35] The same year, Jos launched his own perfume, called simply "Jos Jos", the profit from the sales are to help women and children sick with HIV/AIDS.[36]
Jos is planning a new, untitled album, adding that it will consist of nine unreleased tracks and a melody he used to sing in serenades "Que viva mi tristeza", from songwriter Armando Manzanero.[37] It has not been
completed due to his vocal problems. In 2011, he went on a short Mexican tour named "Jos Jos y sus amigos" (Jos Jos and friends), with singers Dulce, Carlos Cuevas, Celso Pia and Chamin Correa.[38] Since
2012, Jos has been performing with modest success in several cities of Mexico, South and Central America.

Personal life

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Through all of his career, Jos Jos has been widely open about his personal life with the press and the audience. He constantly grants interviews and answers questions about his family, friends, alcoholism, financial
problems, health issues and other subjects.

Relationships, marriages and family [ edit ]

In 1970 he started a relationship with TV hostess, actress and model Ana Elena Norea, known in the show business as Anel. That year they split and he married Natalia "Kiki" Herrera Calles, a socialite twenty years
older. He separated from Herrera and returned with Anel shortly after. He divorced Herrera in 1975[10] and married Anel in 1976. They had two children: their first-born Jos Francisco (known as Jos Jol) who was born
in 1975, and their daughter Marysol Estrella, born in 1982.[10]
Jos told the magazine Selecciones that from 1985 to 1987, he underwent a serious personal crisis because his life "was spent on airplanes, tour buses and locked in a hotel room".[39] In 1991 he divorced Anel. Several
years before he finished his partnership with his manager Manuel Norea, Anel's brother.[39] In 1995 he married Sara Salazar, his third wife. The same year during a Latin American tour, his third child Sara was born. He
lives in Coral Gables, Florida with his wife and youngest daughter.[40][41]

Alcoholism [ edit ]
Jos has said that he started drinking at the age of fifteen, when his father (an alcoholic) left the house.[42] Due to his alcoholism, he developed a cocaine habit.
He stated that his addiction was because he "was frail, weak, innocent, ignorant, weak-willed and did not know how to say no".[43] In the early 1970s after the success of "El Triste", he fell into alcoholism but with help of
his friends and his family he managed to stop drinking for a while. His ongoing battle against alcoholism continued during the 1970s and 1980s. He attended AA meetings and stopped drinking for periods of time, but fell
steadily into the addiction. After his divorce from Anel in 1991 he reached his lowest point, reportedly declaring that he wanted to die drinking. With the help of his friends, family, and other artists, he decided to go to
rehab.[10] He went to the Hazelden clinic in Minnesota for rehab. He remains a sober recovering alcoholic.[10]

Health issues [ edit ]

Jos suffered from a severe case of pneumonia in 1972 and his thoracic diaphragm got paralyzed. The disease almost ended with his career. He recovered after months of therapy based on breathing exercises. One of
his lungs got permanently damaged.[10]
In 1987 he underwent an operation at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to remove nodes in his vocal fold as a consequence of the excessive use of cortisone before singing, alcohol and the lack of rest after many of his
performances. Jos would suffer dire consequences from his problem with alcoholism, as his health faltered dearly during the 1990s. He developed diabetes.
In 2001, he suffered from a case of emphysema.[44] The effect of alcoholism, the abuse of cortisone and his hiatus hernia, have not only affected his ability to sing, but also to talk.[45] In 2007, he suffered from Bell's palsy.
As a result of all these problems he has fought a serious depression over the recent years. He acknowledged this during an interview on the Univision program Don Francisco Presenta..., hosted by Don Francisco.[46] He
struggled with a diabetic retinopathy in one of his eyes; he underwent a successful operation.[47] On 2012, he underwent an operation on his stomach due to gastritis. On November 2013, he underwent an operation to
remove cataracts of one of his eyes.

Financial problems [ edit ]

Jos has made public to the media his current financial problems. Despite of being one of the most rented Latin artists for decades, his alcoholism caused him a serious monetary loss. His career declined when he lost his
vocal ability, stopping the money income from live presentations and concerts. He claims that during his career he was constantly defrauded by people close to him, including former wife Anel and her brother.[48] On
November 2008, his current wife suffered from a cerebral haemorrhage,[49] Jos stated that the medical bills nearly led him to bankruptcy.[50] He said to TV Notas magazine that he and his family live "day by day" and on
February 2014, he sold his $5 million house of Coral Gables.[51]

Artistry and image

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Jos grew up listening traditional pop music, rock and roll, jazz, swing, big band, performers such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis and popular Mexican composers like Consuelo Velzquez, lvaro Carrillo, Mara Grever
and Armando Manzanero. He was later inspired by vocalist Barbra Streisand, whom he considers an influence.[2] Son of an operatic tenor and a pianist, Jos grew up also listening to artists
such as Chopin and Mozart, but never got the chance to play their genre of music. His music has been influenced by numerous genres, including bolero, bossa nova, jazz and classical. Even
dubbed as crooner, Jos is also acclaimed for playing several instruments, such as the piano, bass, guitar and double bass. Because of his phrasing and accuracy, he was once described as
"a singer that sings like a musician". His predilect music is the classical (Ravel, Debussy, Musorgsky), jazz and bossa nova.[52]

Vocals [ edit ]
Hollywood walk of

According to his autobiographic book "Esta es mi vida" (This is my life), professor Guido Picco pointed that Jos Jos in his prime was a Leggiero tenor
or light lyric tenor.[53] Johnny Mathis has been widely recognized as a major influence on Jos's vocal style.

Over time, because of his alcoholism and his negligence to care his throat, his voice and vocal style changed noticeably. By inheriting the qualities of his father for singing, in his
prime he was able to easily reach high and low notes and his intonation was practically perfect.[54] Upon his performance of "El Triste", many critics praised his technical capacity
and intensity.[54] He had the ability to sustain long and clear notes.[54]
After recording the song "El Triste" for the 2010 album Iconos, singer Marc Anthony stated that "once you start to sing it you realize the magnitude, of that spectacular voice and
special phrasing of Jos Jos and his incredible way to perform."[55] In the Latin VH1 show "Las 100 grandiosas canciones de los 1980s en espaol" (The 100 great songs of the
1980s in Spanish), singer Diego Verdaguer said: "If today he could sing, he would be the greatest of Latin America." Jos's voice is often considered one of the most influential in
Latin pop music.[5]


Statue of Jos Jos in Mexico City

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The music of Jos Jos is widely known in the Hispanic community.[56] A large number of artists have acknowledged Jos as an influence, including Cristian Castro,[57] Vicente Fernndez,[58] Alejandro Fernndez,[59]
Nelson Ned, Pepe Aguilar, Kalimba, Erik Rubin, Manuel Mijares,[60] Lupita D'Alessio, Diego Verdaguer, Reyli and Marc Anthony.[61]
In 1997, Jos was inducted into Billboard's Latin Music Hall of Fame.[62] In 2002 he achieved "El Premio a la Excelencia" (Prize to Excellence) at the Premios Lo Nuestro (Lo Nuestro Awards).[63] The Billboard Magazine
awarded him for "Mejor Artista Latino" (Best Latin Artist) and "Mejor Disco Latino" (Best Latin Album) several times. In the Latin Grammy Awards of 2005 he received the "Personalidad del Ao" (Person of the Year) by the
Latin Grammy Award Recording Association;[64] he has been nominated nine times to the Grammy Award.
In 2006, Televisa made a TV homage to Jos Jos in Acapulco where singers such as Manoella Torres, Francisco Cspedes, Dulce and Gualberto Castro performed several of his greatest hits live.
"People went mute when he walked onstage ... We were just amazed when he came out,
stood there and sang a song with such mastery. He was like an angel. It revolutionized
my mind, and little by little I understood that that's what I wanted to do."
Cristian Castro
Billboard Magazine, 2003 [65]

In July 2008, Univision and the Latin Grammy recorded in Miami at the BankUnited Center a special TV tribute to Jos Jos, called Latin
Grammy Celebra: Jos Jos (Latin Grammy Celebrates: Jos Jos). Stars such as Marco Antonio Sols, Ana Brbara, Cristian Castro,
Alicia Villarreal, Reyli, Olga Taon, Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal and Aventura performed some of his greatest hits live, and stars such as
Plcido Domingo, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Pepe Aguilar, Pedro Fernndez, and RBD, showed their admiration with messages and
greetings.[66] Univision described Jos Jos as: "One of the most beloved singers in Latin music".[67] On April 25, 2013, Jos was awarded
due his career by Billboard at the 2013 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

In 2007, a bronze statue was unveiled on his honor at the Azcapotzalco area in Mexico City, where he grew up.[68] He was honored by the Las Vegas Walk of Stars with a celebrity star and booksigning at The Rio in Las
Vegas on November 20, 2008.[69]
For his contribution to the recording industry, Jos Jos has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7036 Hollywood Blvd.[70][71]

Tributes [ edit ]
Latin artists of rock and hip hop such as Molotov, Jumbo, Julieta Venegas, Beto Cuevas, and Aleks Syntek recorded a tribute album in 1998 called "Volcn: Tributo a Jos Jos" (Volcano: Tribute to Jos Jos). Every
artist recorded one of Jos's classics such as "Lo Dudo", "El Triste" or "Volcn" in a distinctive fashion. It sold over 500,000 units. After almost fifteen years since its release, on November, 2013, a follow-up to "Volcn:
Tributo a Jos Jos" was released under the title "Un Tributo 2", featuring performers such as Natalia Lafourcade, Moderatto, Los Claxons, Carla Morrison and Panten Rococ.
In 2005 Manuel Mijares released the album Honor a Quien Honor Merece. On November 30, 2010, Cristian Castro released the album Viva el Principe (Long Live the Prince). The album includes a duet with Jos Jos on
"Lo Pasado, Pasado" and a poem recited by him. Rafael Prez-Botija is involved with the production of the album. Due to its high sales, Viva el Principe has achieved Gold Certification in Mexico.[72] On November 1, 2011,
a follow-up to Viva el Principe was released under the title Mi Amigo El Prncipe (My friend the Prince). The album debuted at number one on Billboard Top Latin Albums and peaked 57 on Billboard 200.[73][74]
Kalimba recorded in 2009 the album Amar y Querer: Homenaje A Las Grandes Canciones (Love and Desire: A Tribute to the Great Songs) that features some of the most iconic Latin ballads, among them "Amar y
querer", "Desesperado", "Volcn" and "El Triste".[75] On May 14, 2010, Marc Anthony released the album Iconos (Icons), which covers Latin ballads from the past, among them "El Triste" and "Almohada".


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Films and television






Buscando una sonrisa



Un sueo de amor


La carrera del milln


Variedades de media noche Singer

TV series, episode: "El principe de la cancin"


Los secretos de Jos Jos



Siempre en domingo


Gaviln o Paloma


Sabor a m


Perdname todo



David Granados



Jos Sosa "Jos Jos" Film
Mystery Musician


2006-2007 La fea ms bella

Erasmo Padilla

TV series; Co-lead role



TV series; episode: "Objeto 1"

Objetos perdidos


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Tenampa (2001)
Distancia (1998)
Y Algo Mas (1998)
Tesoros (1997)
Mujeriego (1995)
Grandeza Mexicana (1994)
30 Aos De Ser El Principe (1993)
40 y 20 (1992)
En las Buenas... y en las Malas (1990)
Qu Es El Amor? (1989)
Sabor A Mi (B.S.O./Soundtrack) (1988)
Soy As (1987)
Siempre Contigo (1986)
Promesas (1985)
Gavilan o Paloma (B.S.O./Soundtrack) (1985)
Reflexiones (1984)
Secretos (1983)
Mi Vida (1982)
Gracias (1981)
Romntico (1981)
Amor Amor (1980)
Si Me Dejas Ahora (1979)
Lo Pasado, Pasado (1979)
Volcn (1978)
Reencuentro (1977)
El Prncipe (1976)
Tan Cerca...Tan Lejos (1975)
Vive (1974)

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Hasta que Vuelvas (1973)

Cuando Tu Me Quieras (1972)
De Pueblo en Pueblo (1972)
Buscando Una Sonrisa (1971)
El Triste (1970)
La Nave Del Olvido (1970)
Cuidado (1969)

Gold and Platinum albums [ edit ]

"La Nave Del Olvido" -Gold and Platinum
"El Triste" -Gold and Platinum
"Reencuentro" -Double Gold and Platinum
"Volcn" -Double Gold and Platinum
"Lo Pasado, Pasado" -Double Gold and Platinum
"Si Me Dejas Ahora" -Double Gold and Platinum
"Super Exitos Vol. 1" -Gold
"Amor Amor" -5 Gold and double Platinum
"Romntico" -6 Gold and Double Platinum
"Mi Vida" -6 Gold and Double Platinum
"Secretos" -Double Platinum
"Secretos" -Platinum (Central America)
"Secretos" -Gold (Peru)
"Secretos" -Gold (Argentina)
"Secretos" -Gold (Dominican Republic)
"Secretos" -Gold (Colombia)
"Secretos" -Platinum (Colombia)
"Promesas" -Platinum
"Reflexiones" -Platinum
"Siempre Contigo" -Platinum
"Soy As" -Gold
"Qu es el Amor?" -Triple Gold
"En las Buenas... y en las Malas" -Gold
"Qu Es El Amor?" -Platinum (5 in Venezuela)
"40 Y 20" -Platinum and Gold
"Grandeza Mexicana" -Gold
"Mujeriego" -Double Gold and Platinum
"Tesoros" -Gold
"Distancia" -Gold

Compilations & boxed sets [ edit ]

2010 Jos Jos Ranchero
2009 Jos Jos Para Ti
2009 Jos Jos y Sus Amigos con Amor
2009 Secretos Intimos Del Amor
2009 Lo Essential De Jos Jos (Televisa 3CD/DVD)
2008 Brillantes- Jos Jos
2008 Tres Voces (Yusmani Garcia)(Al-gill Pedro)
2008 El Principe y El Bolero
2007 Mis Duetos [5 Track DVD]
2007 Mis Duetos [Norte CD/DVD]
2007 Mis Duetos [Televisa CD/DVD]
2007 Mis Duetos [DVD]
2007 Serie Herencia Vol. 2
2007 Serie Herencia Vol. 1
2007 Mi Historia, Vol. 2
2007 Mi Historia, Vol. 1
2005 Las Nmero 1: Jos Jos (Televisa CD/DVD)
2005 Lo Mejor en Trios
2005 20 xitos Originales
2005 Jos Jos y 8 Grandes Idolos de la Balada Romntica: 100 Aos de Musica
2005 Lo Essential Jos Jos
2005 20 Inolvidables
2004 The Best of Jos Jos
2004 Jos Jos
2003 Los Grandes De La Balada
2003 Definiendo Jose
2003 40 Aniversario, Vol. 4
2003 40 Aniversario, Vol. 3
2003 40 Aniversario, Vol. 2
2003 40 Aniversario, Vol. 1
2003 El Principe Con Trio, Vol. 2
2003 El Principe Con Trio, Vol. 1
2002 Coleccion RCA: 100 Anos de Musica
2002 Lo Inolvidable de Jos Jos
2002 Todo Exitos de Jos Jos
2000 Lo Mejor de los Grandes, Vol. 2
2000 Serie 2000
1999 Coleccion Original
1999 Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor
1998 Serie Retratos
1998 35 Anos de Amor
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 7
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 6
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 5
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 4 (198185)
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 3 (197780)
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 2 (19721976)
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 1 (19691972)
1997 Romanticos del Siglo
1997 Serie Platino, Vol. 2: 20 Exitos
1996 Lo Mejor de Los 3 Grandes
1996 Serie Platino
1995 Serie Retrato

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1994 30 Aos de Ser El Principe

1992 Serie 20 Exitos
1992 15 Exitos de Oro
1990 15 Romanticas En La Voz De Jos Jos
1990 25 Aniversario, Vol. 2
1990 15 Exitos
1989 Exitos Vol. 2
1988 Romantico Vol. 2
1988 Exitos Vol. 1
1987 Ayer, Hoy, y Siempre
1986 25 Aniversario, Vol. 1
1982 20 Triunfadoras De Jos Jos
1981 Romantico Vol. 1
1977 Grandes Exitos de Jos Jos
10 Super Exitos de Jos Jos
Lo Mejor de Jos Jos
Los Grandes Exitos, Vol. 2


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Buscando Una Sonrisa (1971)

Sueo De Amor (1972)
La Carrera Del Millon (1973)
Gaviln o Paloma (1985)
Sabor A Mi (1988)
Perdname Todo (1995)
Sueo (2005)
Double Tap (2006)
Melate El Corazon (2009)


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"Volver a Creer" Yanni

"Por Ella" Jos Feliciano
"Tiempo" Marco Antonio Muiz
"Entre La Espada Y La Pared" Pimpinela
"El Triste" (Piano Version) Ral di Blasio
"Let Me Get To Know You" (and the Spanish version, "Dejame Conocerte") Paul Anka
"Hay Un Maana" Valeria Lynch
"Te Quiero As" Lani Hall and Alejandra valos
"Dos Corazones Amigos" Jos Guadalupe Esparza
"La Fuerza De La Sangre" Jos Joel
"Jos y Manuel" Manuel Alejandro
"Aunque Vivas Con El" Reyli
"E Mail Me" Sarita Sosa
"Como Hacer Para Olvidar" Juan Gabriel
"Amor Mio" Carlos Lico
"Si Me Comprendieras" Pepe Jara
"Se Me Hizo Facil" Pedro Vargas
"Te Extrano" Armando Manzanero
"Pa' Todo El Ao" Vicente Fernndez
"La Nave Del Olvido" Vikki Carr and Pedro Vargas
"El Amor Acaba" Libertad Lamarque
"100 Kilos De Barro" Enrique Guzmn


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