Emmanuel (singer)

Birth name Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez
Born (1955-04-16) April 16, 1955
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres romantic ballad, Latin pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals (Tenor), guitar, piano
Years active 1976-present
Labels RCA Victor
Ariola Records
Columbia Records
Sony Music
Sony BMG
Polygram Records
Universal Music
Website www.emmanuel.com.mx

Emmanuel (born Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez, April 16, 1955, in Mexico City) is the top Mexican singer who debuted in the 1970s.

He is the son of the late Argentinian-born bullfighter Raúl Acha "Rovira". His father a professional bullfighter in Plazo de Acho in Lima, Peru. Emanuel grew up in Chosica, Peru on Avenida Lima near el Parque Echenique and attended el Colegio Santa Rosa. His first wife, Spanish singer Conchita Martínez.[1]

Emmanuel's songs are usually ballads, which became popular during the 1980s. His fourth and most successful album to date, Íntimamente (Intimately), was written by the famous Spaniard ballad composer Manuel Alejandro in collaboration with Ana Magdalena. It was released in 1980 and had the following seven hit songs:

The remaining songs on the album are "Esa Triste Guitarra" ("That Sad Guitar"), "Caprichosa María" ("Capricious Maria"), and "Eso Era La Vida" ("That Was Life"), the last of which is the only song on the album not composed by Alejandro-Magdalena.

His follow-up albums also enjoyed success with memorable love songs. Worth noting, (among many others) his Ibero-American number one smash hit single "La Chica De Humo" ("The Steam Girl"), a New Wave pop song which became one of the biggest hits throughout 1988, it also became a number one single on the U.S Hot Latin Tracks in the same year. The theme was included on the 1988 album Quisiera. The music video for the song had a constant rotation on the Mexican, Uruguayan and Argentinian music channels and became an eighties classic song in Ibero-America.[2]

Emmanuel continues to tour throughout Latin America backed by bands that have included musicians from the United States, most notably guitarist Dick Smith of (Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny Loggins, and Air Supply).

Emmanuel's son, Alexander Acha, is a professional singer as well.





  1. Biography
  2. "Emmanuel Artist Biography by Sandra Brennan - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.

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