Nicaraguan salsa vocalist Luis Enrique was one of Latin music's first pioneers of the romantic "salsa sensual" style. Approaching an otherwise aggressive and bright musical style with a smoother, more emotive sensibility, Enrique laid the groundwork for salsa and Latin pop artists to follow, such as Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle. Enrique immigrated to the States in 1978, taking up residence in L.A.
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Luis Enrique Mejía López, (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He started his career in the late 1980s and achieved success in the 1990s earning the title "El Principe de la Salsa (The Prince of Salsa). He was one of the leading pioneers that led to the salsa romantica movement in the 1980s. Enrique has received two Grammy Award-nomination for "Best Tropical Latin Performance" for album Luces del Alma and his song Amiga. He performed and recorded with salsa romantica group Sensation 85, which also included La Palabra and Nestor Torres. In 2009, his album, Ciclos, was nominated for numerous Latin Grammy Awards, his biggest breakthrough in over a decade. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album.
Luis Enrique hosted the first season of Objetivo Fama. He won two Latin Grammys and the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2010. He is the son of Francisco Luis Mejia Godoy and nephew of famous Nicaraguan singers, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Carlos Mejia Godoy.