Luciano Ariel Pereyra (born September 21, 1981 in Luján, Buenos Aires Province), is an Argentine singer.
In 1984, when he was three years old, his parents noticed his talent for music and gave him a guitar for Christmas. The following year, he competed in a television program from the ATC (now Canal Siete). At the age of 9, he participated in Festilindo, a program for children performing. When he was 10, he sang in the program Xuxa of León Gieco "Sólo le pido a Dios", this made him famous since 2000 and also singing to Pope John Paul II in Vatican City, representing Latin America in the Jubilee Youth.
Pereyra recorded his first album in 1998 called Amaneciendo (Dawn), an album containing 13 songs with zamba rhythms, carnavalitos, waltzes, ballads and chacareras. His first hit was called "Soy un inconsciente" (I'm unconscious); this single eventually went quadruple platinum. In 1999, he performed a recital in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Opera.
In March 2000, his second album was released: Recordándote (Reminding), including the song "Sólo le pido a Dios" (Just pray to God) and songs written by himself. The record was at the top of national ranking for three consecutive weeks. One year later, he was chosen to sing the Argentine National Anthem during the farewell match tribute to Diego Maradona.
He has sung duets with artists such as Rodrigo Bueno, Soledad Pastorutti and Alejandro Lerner. In June 2002, Pereyra released his third CD entitled Soy Tuyo (I'm yours) a disc that contains a bolero and tango influence. He toured South America and performed concerts for 6 nights at the Teatro Gran Rex.
In 2003, Pereyra participated in the film Tus ojos brillaban (Your eyes sparkled). On June 22 that year he released Luciano, with songs written by himself such as "Perdóname" (I'm Sorry).
In November, 2006, he released the disc Dispuesto a amarte (Willing to Love You), the fifth album of his career with a romance theme named "Porque aún te amo" (Because I Love You) as a big hit.
In November 2008, Pereyra released No puedo (I can't), lyrics and music also composed music by Luciano Pereyra, with a corresponding video, with the special participation of the model Florencia Torrente, and was influenced by Rudy Pérez, a producer and composer who had worked with artists such as Cristian Castro, Chayanne, Luis Fonsi, and Luis Miguel.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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