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Edward Mena
Birth nameEdward Mena
Born (1990-04-15) April 15, 1990 (age 29)
Caracas, Venezuela
GenresLatin Pop, Ballad
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2007–present
LabelsUNO Productions
Websitewww.edwardmena.com

Edward Mena (born April 15, 1990 in Caracas, Venezuela) is an Award-winning Venezuelan singer.[1][2][3]

Start[edit]

Since early in his childhood, he always showed interest for music and singing. But it wasn't until the year 2009, being 19 years old and formally receiving vocal training by Tenor and Maestro Carlos Almenar Otero, where Edward won his first international festival as a professional performer, at the Premio Estrella Music Award representing his country Venezuela, with the song "Con Mi Joropo" written for him by Venezuelan composer Enrique Hidalgo, starting his solo career. He would later win the "Popularity Award" at the Miami International Song Festival in 2015 with the song "Soy Latinoamericano".[4][5]

Recognition[edit]

In 2017, he started to work with 16-Time Grammy Award Winning producer Humberto Gatica, who has produced albums for stars such as Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, among many others; on a tribute to the music of Julio Iglesias titled "Amor Absoluto". This single released through his Indie label UNO Productions, earned him international recognition, being awarded a Global Music Award as "Male Vocalist" in San Diego, "Silver Trophy" at the Viva La Musica Festival in Tenerife, Spain; And "FestiVegas de Plata" at the Festival Internacional de la Canción in Las Vegas. Currently, it has over 1.5 million plays in Soundcloud.[6][7][8][9]

He has shared the stage next to Guadalupe Pineda at the Copernicus Center in Chicago and with Tania Libertad at the Mesa Arts Center in Phoenix, has headlined his own concerts and as special guest in Miami, Los Angeles, and Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic.[10][11][12][13]

Currently, he is working on his new album to be released in 2019.

Discography[edit]

  • Con Mi Joropo (2009)
  • Soy Latioamericano (2015)
  • Amor Absoluto: Medley Tributo a Julio Iglesias (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joshua (J.Smo) Smotherman (2017-08-28). "Edward Mena releases New Single": MIDTN Music". midtnmusic.com. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  2. ^ Tuneloud (2017-08-12). "Amor Absoluto: Medley Tributo a Julio Iglesias is Flawless": Tuneloud Maganize". www.tuneloud.com. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  3. ^ Telemundo (2018-06-21). "Edward Mena se presenta en Miami con Exitos Internacionales: Acceso Total Telemundo 51". telemundo51.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  4. ^ https://ellatinodigital.com/edward-mena-en-duo-con-tania-libertad/
  5. ^ https://www.almenaroterofoundation.org/former-students
  6. ^ Wilma Hernandez (2018-11-23). "El Venezolano Edward Mena rinde Tributo a Julio Iglesias": Diario Las Americas". diariolasamericas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  7. ^ Jesus Rojas (2018-11-14). "Edward Mena: Pasión, Talento y Humanismo": Acento Diario". acento.com.do (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  8. ^ http://diasporadominicana.com/2017/07/25/edward-mena-gana-trofeo-de-plata-en-islas-canarias-en-festival-internacional-viva-la-musica/
  9. ^ https://soundcloud.com/edwardmenamusic
  10. ^ Miami Diaro BR (2018-08-31). "Edward Mena regresa triunfante tras actuación con Guadalupe Pineda": Miami Diario". acento.com.do (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  11. ^ http://lachicuelatv.com/edward-mena-en-la-placita-olvera-de-los-angeles/edward-mena-en-placita-olvera-los-angeles-sept-2018/
  12. ^ Flyah Magazine (2017-08-14). "The Legend Continues...": Flyah Magazine". flyahmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  13. ^ Rose Mary Santana (2018-11-27). "Republica Dominicana recibe por todo lo alto a artista Edward Mena": Miami Dario". miamidiario.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-27.



Category:1990 births Category:Living people Category:Venezuelan male singers

Edward Mena[edit]