Pepe Aguilar, a beloved singer-songwriter of ranchera, mariachi, and pop music, is the latest celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The musician, a four-time Grammy Award winner, was pleased to see ranchera and mariachi music get a little love.
"I feel honored to be here on this very beautiful occasion,” Aguilar said at the star’s unveiling ceremony yesterday afternoon. “But, above all, it's an honor for the music I represent. Thank you very much to everybody who made this possible.”
Aguilar’s star, the 2,474th plaque to grace the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located next to the star of his father, ranchero music legend Antonio Aguilar. Antonio received a star in 2000, seven years before his death at the age of 88.
"It’s going to be great to have these stars together," said Leron Gubler, chairman and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. "Pepe has music in his blood because he was born during one of his father’s tours in Texas."
Aguilar’s unveiling ceremony was held in front of “one of the most enthusiastic crowds” the Chamber has ever seen. The musician’s friends and family also gathered for the event.
Nicknamed “The Voice,” Pepe Aguilar began singing at the age of three and has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. The musician is also an acclaimed producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in Mexican folk and pop music.