Ricardo Arjona is a Guatemalan singer, a performer of pop ballads
Edgar Ricardo Arjona Moralis was born on January 19, 1964, in Jocotenango. Guatemala. When Ricardo was 2 years old, his family moved to the capital, where the boy started studying music. When he was 12, Arjona won Festival Infantil Juventud 74 with the song “Gracias al Mundo” written by his father.
After school, Ricardo enrolled at the Saint Carlos University in Guatemala to major in engineering. However, after some time, he changed his specialization to social communications.
At 21, Ricardo started his musical career with LP Déjame Decir Que Te Amo in cooperation with record label PolyGram. Despite positive critical reviews, the album was unprofitable. This failure forced Arjona to leave the music world and start working as a teacher in a primary school.
Nevertheless, 3 years later, Arjona changed his mind and entered OTI (similar to Eurovision) singing competition in Guatemala. Soon he released his second LP Jesús, Verbo No Sustantivo, which made Ricardo famous in Latin America and the USA.