October 4: Singer Jon Secada is 49-years-old today.

Born Juan Secada in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida, Secada has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. Secada's music combines funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion.

In the late 1980s, Gloria Estefan hired Secada as a background singer. He also started composing music for Estefan, including some of her best-known ballads, including "Coming Out of the Dark" Gloria's number one hit in 1991. During Estefan's tour to promote her album, Secada was given the opportunity of performing solo. The song was "Always Something." 

In 1992, Secada recorded his self-titled debut album Jon Secada which sold over six million copies worldwide and being certified triple platinum in the U.S., where it reached No. 15 among the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Secada scored a No. 5 Pop hit with his Gold single "Just Another Day," and three more top 30 hits, "Angel," "I'm Free" and "Do You Believe in Us?" The Spanish-language version of Secada's solo album, Otro Día Más Sin Verte (EMI-Latin), became the Number One Latin album of 1992 and earned Secada his first Grammy Award for "Best Latin Pop Album."

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In 1994 by Secada's second album, Heart, Soul & a Voice went Platinum in the US. One of its singles had a top ten Pop hit "If You Go." His third album on EMI, Amor, was released in 1995 and earned Secada his second Grammy for "Best Latin Pop Performance."