Award-winning Venezuelan singer-songwriter known for strike #1 albums like 1990’s Extranjero. He was raised speaking Italian and didn’t find out Spanish until he was an adolescent. His tune No Basta spent a month atop the U.S. Latin graphs and motivated a MTV Video Music Award-winning music video. He was among four children delivered to immigrant parents. He provides written tracks for other well-known Spanish-language performers like Ricky Martin.