Cristian Castro is a Grammy Award-nominated Mexican pop singer. He is referred to as “Christian Castro”, “Cristian”, or “El Gallito Feliz” (The Happy Little Rooster).
He is the son of renowned actress and singer Verónica Castro and comedian Manuel “El Loco” Valdes. Castro also has a younger brother named Michelle Sáinz Castro, his uncle is José Alberto “el Guero” Castro and his aunt is Beatriz Castro, who both are producers. As a baby, he made his acting debut with her during the telenovela named El Derecho de Nacer. Soon after, he appeared on a television commercial with her, and on the Mexican version of the broadway show Mame alongside the prominent actress Silvia Pinal.
Castro is one of the best selling Latin artists and has worked with renown Latin producers including Kike Santander, Rudy Perez, and Richard Daniel Roman.
Castro began his singing career in 1992 with the release of Agua Nueva. After participating in various telenovelas and recording some albums as a teenager, Castro began his “internationalization” in 1993, starting with concerts in Puerto Rico. Castro dedicated a song to that country in his second album, Un Segundo En El Tiempo, titled “Puerto Rico” as a way of thanking the Puerto Rican public for supporting his career. He also modified his singing voice from the deep voice he employed in Agua Nueva to a softer one that he currently uses. His song, Nunca Voy a Olvidarte (I Will Never Forget You), became his first number-one hit at the Hot Latin Tracks charts in 1993 helped launched his career. Castro became an international teen idol and sex symbol almost instantly after he began touring, and he began what has been a fructiferous international singing career.
Cristian has also done voiceover theme songs for telenovelas such as La Mujer De Madera (The Woman of Wood), Angela, and Morelia. In 1994, Cristian released “El Camino Del Alma”. The album hit, Mañana, meaning Tomorrow, a song composed by Mexican singer, Juan Gabriel which was titled, Mañana, Mañana. In 1995, he released the single Morelia for the novela of the same name. He also released a stand-alone single, Vuelveme a Querer which hit #2 on the Hot Latin Tracks (held off by Enrique Iglesias’ debut single Si Tú Te Vas). In 1996, Cristian released El Deseo De Oir Tu Voz (The Wish To Hear Your Voice) which featured hits such as Morelia, Amor, Amarte a Ti, and the title track.
In 1997, Castro left Fonovisa and began contract to BMG with the release of Lo Mejor De Mi. Famous pianist Raul di Blasio did the piano work for the song “Después De Tí…¿Qué?” (After You…What?). The album was nominated “Best Latin Pop Album of the Year”. Following the album’s success, Castro sang in duets with other singers such as Olga Tañón, Grupo Limite, and José Alfredo Jiménez. In 1999 he released Mi Vida Sin tu Amor, which won him many credits because it had four singles to go in the Top ten of Billboard’s Hot Latin tracks (“Alguna Vez” #2, “Por Amarte Asi” #3, Mi Vida Sin tu Amor #3, Volver a Amar #4). In 2001, he released Azul, which won “Best Latin Pop Album of the Year”. In 2005, he released Galltio Feliz, a collection of his childhood songs, and Días Felices with “Amor Eterno” and “Sin Tu Amor” as the album hit.
In 2006, Castro contributed on a tribute work to Victor Yturbe “El Piruli”, in which he sung Mil Besos. In June 26, 2007, Castro released his first mariachi album, El Indomable, which was produced by Vicente Fernandez, and released the single from the album, “Tu Retirada”. Castro announced that the divorce with Valeria has led him to bankruptcy. A new album, “El culpable soy yo”, was released in April 28, 2009. He has performed at the “Latin Grammy Celebra Jose Jose” ceremony and is said to have made one of the best tributes to his idol.