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Jon Secada

Jon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada Martínez on October 4, 1962) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers. Secada emigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of nine. While attending school, his family managed a coffee shop. As a teen, Secada discovered his gift for music. In the culturally diverse city of Miami, Secada was exposed to salsa and merengue. Secada also became interested in R&B and pop music performed by Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Secada graduated from South Florida's Hialeah High School in 1979 and then enrolled at Miami Dade Community College then transferred to the University of Miami. During college, he became an accomplished jazz musician and was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Music and then earned a Master's degree

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Jon Secada's Maid Sues  -- I Got Rug Burned

Jon Secada
Maid Sues I Got Rug Burned!

Grammy award winning singer Jon Secada has a problem on his hands -- a maid who claims her life has been ruined after slipping on one of his pesky rugs.  The maid has sued the singer,… READ MORE >

Jon Secada Mentoring 'Idol' Cast-Off

Jon Secada Mentoring 'Idol' Cast-Off

Jon Secada was so moved when he watched "American Idol" contestant Jovany Barreto perform one of his songs on the show this season ... he agreed to mentor the kid ... TMZ has learned. TMZ spoke… READ MORE >

- 1333 days ago
Jon Secada -- Built Like a Male Stripper!

Jon Secada -- Built Like a Male Stripper!

Singer Jon Secada's career may have cooled since the '90s, but his bod is hotter than ever. The muy buff 47-year-old showed off his jacked up pecs, abs and biceps while visiting Chippendales Las… READ MORE >

- 1635 days ago
Singer Jon Secada: 'Memba Him?!

Singer Jon Secada
Jon Secada 'Memba Him?!

In the early '90s, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada became famous with hit songs like "Just Another Day" and "If You Go." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Miami Sound Machine

Miami Sound Machine

The 47-year-old Cuban born singer resurfaced at an event in NYC on Tuesday, looking happy.Jon has written songs for Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Mandy Moore.Secada is involved… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago

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