Main photo by: Bernardo García
Alejandro Fernández, the acclaimed Mexican artist known as "El Potrillo," has once again left an indelible mark on the American music scene. With an electrifying performance at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 22nd, Fernández solidified his status as a beloved entertainer in the hearts of over 10,000 attendees. The night was a spectacular journey through his greatest hits, including chart-toppers like "Me Dediqué a Perderte," "Caballero," and the heartfelt "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti."
In recognition of his remarkable achievement in the music industry, Pandora, the music streaming giant, bestowed a well-deserved honor upon Alejandro Fernández during his Los Angeles concert. The artist has now amassed an astounding one billion streams on the platform, securing his place in Pandora's esteemed 'Billionaires' Milestone Program. To commemorate this milestone, Pandora will prominently feature Fernández's chart-toppers and his latest single, "Difícil tu Caso," on their "Latin Billionaires MX" station.
Fernández's performance in Los Angeles was more than just a concert; it was a display of Mexican pride and musical mastery. With a revamped production that introduced new staging, songs, and arrangements, he skillfully fused elements of pop, mariachi, and acoustic melodies. The setlist was a melodic journey that encompassed cherished tunes like "Qué Digan Misa," "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti," "Tantita Pena," and "Amor Tumbado." Adding a special touch to the evening, Fernández was joined on stage by his son, Alex Fernández, for unforgettable renditions of "Mujeres Divinas," "Perdón," and "El Tiempo No Perdona."
But Alejandro Fernández's week of triumphs didn't stop there. Just last Wednesday, Representative Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), introduced a House Resolution that celebrated the legacy of "El Potrillo." In a historic move, Fernández became the first artist to receive this honor during his lifetime in the United States. The resolution pays homage to Fernández's illustrious career, spanning over four decades, and his significant contributions to Mexican music and Latin culture. It also underscores Fernández's humanitarian efforts, recognizing the profound impact he has had globally through his philanthropic endeavors and artistry.
A testament to Fernández's commitment to humanitarian causes, a portion of the proceeds from his U.S. tour will be allocated to the funds of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino association. This organization, over the past two decades, has been steadfast in its mission to showcase 500 years of Latino migration history in the United States by transforming a portion of the National Mall in Washington, DC, into a permanent exhibition of Latino heritage. In 2021, Alejandro Fernández's efforts helped raise more than $100,000 for "Families Belong Together," an organization dedicated to reuniting parents and children separated at the Mexico-United States border.
In the heart of Los Angeles and the halls of Congress, Alejandro Fernández stands not only as a musical sensation but as a symbol of unity and compassion. His legacy continues to flourish, drawing admiration from audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the United States. As Fernández continues to captivate hearts and uplift communities, his remarkable journey remains an inspiration to all.