Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 58 Appearing in a total number of: 3 charts | Total period running: 350 days
Kevin Ortiz is a Latin pop singer from Pasadena, California, and the brother of singer and songwriter Gerardo Ortiz. Kevin is the youngest of five children. His parents are first-generation Americans; his grandparents are from Culiacán, Sinaloa, and his ties to regional Mexican musical traditions run deep and wide.
Like many of his peers, Ortiz began his musical studies when he was young. At the age of five he began playing accordion, learning polkas, rancheras, and conjuntos. Singing was something he did only with his friends.
That all changed when Gerardo entered the music industry and experienced success as both a songwriter and recording artist. Kevin had to try. His older brother wrote his first single, "Un Minuto," released in July of 2013, which got significant airplay and landed on the iTunes chart. Kevin and Gerardo were both winners at Univision's Youth Awards, and his older brother presented him with Youth Revelation Award. Kevin's debut album, Con la Misma Sangre, was issued in November of 2013.