Armando Manzanero was a Mexican singer, composer, actor, musician, and record producer. Armando Manzanero was also famous as one of the most successful composers in Latin America. Likewise, the Mexican musician has written more than four hundred songs, of which more than fifty have achieved international fame.
Table of Biography
Armando Manzanero was born in the year 1935 on 7th December. The musician was born in Ticul, Yucatán, Mexico. Moreover, the Mexican singer died at the age of 85. Armando Manzanero belonged to Mexican nationality and was born under the star sign Sagittarius.
Moving on to his family members, His father was singer and composer Santiago Manzanero and his mother Juanita Canché Baqueiro played the jarana jarocha. Similarly, there is no information regarding Manzanero’s siblings on the internet. Manzanero picked up an interest in music since his early days. At the tender age of eight years old, he attended the world of music at the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) of his native city.
Armando Manzanero attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes in his native city. As his passion for music grew, he moved to Mexico City to further learn and develop his music.
Armando Manzanero died on 17th December 2020. The famous Mexican composer died of COVID-19.
Career and Professional Life
Armando Manzanero is one of the most successful Mexican musicians and songwriters. In the year 1950, at the age of fifteen, Manzanero composed his first melody titled Nunca en el Mundo (Never in the World). Moreover, there are twenty-one versions of the song in different languages to date. Likewise, in the following year, he began his professional career as a pianist.
Furthermore, In the year 1957, he was signed as musical director by the Mexican branch of CBS International and as Musical Promoter for EMI. The musician soon became the next year pianist of Latin American artists such as Pedro Vargas, Lucho Gatica, and Raphael. In 1959, an executive of RCA Victor helped him record his first album of love songs. The album is titled Mi Primera Grabación (My First Record).
Similarly, In the year 1965, Armando won first place at the Festival de la Canción (Song Festival) in Miami. The famous musician sang the song Cuando Estoy Contigo (When I’m With You). In the year 1970, Armando’s song “Somos Novios” was reissued with Sid Wayne’s new lyrics for Elvis Presley. In the year 2011, Armando became President of and one of the main directors of the Asociación Nacional de Autores y Compositores . The musician has also served as Vice President of the association from 1982 through 2011.
The famous composer has composed more than four hundred songs, fifty of which have given him international fame. Moreover, Armando has participated in numerous radio and television shows, recorded more than thirty albums, and composed the musical scores of several movies. During almost half a decade of his musical career, Manzanero gave performances all over Latin America. The musician particularly has given performances in São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), El Metropolitan (Mexico), and Asia as well.
Awards and Net worth
When it comes to awards, Armando has received a couple of awards. Armando has received the Billboard Latin Lifetime Achievement award, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and Latin Grammy Award as well. The Mexican composer has earned a huge deal of wealth throughout his career. Armando Manzanero had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death.
Armando Manzanero has been married a couple of times. He first married Maria Elena Arjona in the year 1957. The pair had four children named Martha, Maria Elena, Diego, and Armando. Later, Armando married Maria Teresa Papiol. However, Armando ended the marriage soon in 1988.
Likewise, Armando married Olga Ardillas in the year 2002. After his divorce in 2006, Armando married Susana Zabaleta. However, their relationship was short-lived and they divorced in the year 2009. His most recent marriage was with Laura Elena Villa. The pair married in the year 2015.
Armando Manzanero had not been involved in any scandals or controversies. The famous Mexican composer had maintained a clean internet profile and had stayed away from any trouble.
Body measurements and Social media
Armando Manzanero had a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighed 64 kg. The Mexican musician has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Armando Manzanero is not active on any social media platforms.