Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Jon Secada

Artist:Jon Secada
Song:Just Another Day
Album:Greatest Hits

Just Another Day was the biggest hit for Jon Secada. It was the first single from his 1992 debut CD Jon Secada. It was all downhill from there. He's done well in the Adult Contemporary market and especially in the Latin market. He was born Juan Francisco Secada Martinez Oct. 4, 1962 in Havana, Cuba. His family moved to Hialeah, FL when Secada was age 8. He attended the University of Miami and planned to become a jazz singer. This changed when Gloria Estefan hired him as a backup singer in the late 80s. Gloria and her husband Emilio Estefan discovered that Secada had a real knack for songwriting. He wrote several songs for Gloria's 1991 CD Into The Light including the smash hit Coming Out of the Dark. This led to a contract with the Capitol/EMI label SBK. SBK was owned by EMI but run by veteran music executive Charles Koppelman. SBK had a lot of hits at that time but they were absorbed by Capitol and SBK has been inactive since 1998. It was at this time that Juan Secada legally changed his name to Jon Secada. His 1992 debut CD Jon Secada was produced by Emilio Estefan. It reached #15 on the Billboard 200 and was certified 3XPlatinum. The debut single Just Another Day reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the Latin music chart and it was a big hit worldwide. Secada wrote the song with his frequent songwriting partner Miguel Morejon. When a debut is that big, it's hard to maintain. And though Secada never had another top ten pop hit, he continued to have success mostly in the Latin music market. You can get all his EMI hits on this budget comp. Secada moved to Sony in 2000 and after three CDs, he started his own production company. His most recent CD was released in 2011 but according to Secada's Twitter, he is working on new music. It was also rumoured late last year that he would have a residency at Wynn Las Vegas. But it's not clear if that actually happened. Here's the video for Just Another Day by Jon Secada. There are two videos for this song. This one was posted by EMI Music on Youtube. Gloria Estefan briefly appears in the video.

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