GRAMMY-nominated and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Alejandro Fernández was profiled at GRAMMY Artists Revealed, presented by MasterCard, on Sept. 1 in Mexico City. Prior to the event, Fernández participated in an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With… series.
Topics included his thoughts on being honored at GRAMMY Artists Revealed, participating at the event in Mexico, his GRAMMY nominations, and leaving college to begin his career.
"I was at college and I had to interrupt it to take advantage of my first recording opportunity," said Fernández. "And for a moment I thought that I could do both, but both careers were so time consuming I had to make a decision to study or sing."
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Fernández began singing in 1991 thanks to the encouragement of his father, legendary ranchera singer Vicente Fernández. Since then, he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and received three GRAMMY nominations and two Latin GRAMMY Awards, the most recent win coming in 2004 for Best Ranchero Album for En Vivo Juntos Por Ultima Vez. In December 2009, Fernández released his most recent two albums simultaneously, Dos Mundos: Tradición and Dos Mundos: Evolución.