World Music Singer

Laura Canales

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Age 69
Birthday August 191954
Birth Sign Leo
City Texas
Country United States
Profession World Music Singer

Laura Canales is a famous World Music Singer, born on August 19, 1954 in United States. As of December 2022, Laura Canales’s net worth is $5 Million. She earned dozens of accolades for her singing, including Female Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in 1981.

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Laura Canales Biography

Pioneer of Tejano music who was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. Laura Canales (August 19, 1954 – April 16, 2005) was an American Tejano musician and an original inductee in the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. Canales was born in Kingsville, Texas..

She grew up in Kingsville, Texas, a ranch town fifty miles from Corpus Christi.

In the mid-1970s, Canales was a founding member of tejano band Snowball & Company, which also went by the name, Felicidad. The band released several full-length albums and singles under both group names on San Antonio label, Fireball Records, including a cover of the song Midnight Blue, the first regional hit of Canales’ career. Snowball choose the recording engineer & producer Paul Westbrook since he was recording and producing most of the hits in the Tejano music scene in those early days. Members included Laura Canales (lead vocals), Oscar Soliz (keyboards, accordion, bass, harmonica), Miro Valdez (guitar, vocals), Juan Rodriguez (bass, vocals, accordion), and Balde Muñoz (drums, percussion). The band was managed by Oscar Muñoz.

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Laura Canales was raised in Kingsville, Texas, a small ranching town located fifty miles southwest of Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, where she was well known for her remarkable vocals. After graduation, her father, Perfecto, encouraged her to continue her pursuit of a tejano music career. She made her recording debut in 1973 with Los Unicos while simultaneously singing with renowned Texas conjunto and norteño group Conjunto Bernal.

Laura Canales Net Worth

Laura Canales is one of the richest World Music Singer & listed on most popular World Music Singer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Laura Canales‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income World Music Singer
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Her high school choir teacher recommended she write music, and she started out performing with a hit cover of “Midnight Blue.”

Laura Canales was raised in Kingsville, Texas, a small ranching town located fifty miles southwest of Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, where she was well known for her remarkable vocals. After graduation, her father, Perfecto, encouraged her to continue her pursuit of a tejano music career. She made her recording debut in 1973 with Los Unicos while simultaneously singing with renowned Texas conjunto and norteño group Conjunto Bernal.

In 1981, Canales married drummer Balde Muñoz and formed the group Laura Canales & Encanto. After signing with Freddie Records, the group enjoyed enormous success. The group’s single, Sí Viví Contigo, was their first major hit. In 1983, Texas Governor Mark White honored her with the Yellow Rose of Texas Award, the state’s highest honor for artists. From 1983 to 1986, Canales won both best female entertainer and female vocalist honors at the Tejano Music Awards, a record that stood until Selena broke it in the 1990s. In 1987, Canales did a cover of José José’s Te Quiero Asi with Mazz’s Joe Lopez which appeared on the band’s album Beyond.

In 1989, Canales and Balde Muñoz divorced. Canales subsequently quit Encanto and went into semi-retirement. She did manage a comeback during a surge in international popularity of Tejano music during the early 1990s and made appearances with the tejano band, Los Fabulosos Cuatro. As a solo artist, this comeback yielded several well-known hits, including Cuatro Caminos, Dame La Mano, and Dile a Tu Esposa.

Who is Laura Canales dating?

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Ranked on the list of most popular World Music Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Laura Canales celebrates birthday on August 19 of every year.

It was while attending graduate school that Laura Canales first began experiencing problems with her gall bladder. After undergoing routine gall bladder surgery, Canales developed a case of pneumonia and died suddenly on April 16, 2005.

What happened to Laura Canales?

Illness and death. It was while attending graduate school that Laura Canales first began experiencing problems with her gall bladder. After undergoing routine gall bladder surgery, Canales developed a case of pneumonia and died suddenly on April 16, 2005.

Did Selena meet Laura Canales?

It’s unclear whether Selena and Laura met at the Tejano Awards, but they did know each other. There’s no proof that two of Tejano music’s most high-profile women ever had a convo in the powder room. But, according to Encyclopedia.com, Canales was a mentor to Quintanilla in the early days of Los Dinos.

How old was Laura Canales when died?

50 years (1954–2005)

Was Laura Canales Mexican?

Laura Canales, known as “La Reina de la Onda Tejana” (“Queen of the Tejano Wave”), was born on August 19, 1954, in Kingsville, Texas. She grew up in Kingsville in a Mexican-American middle class family.

What happened to Johnny Canales?

Canales’ wife, Nora, said they tried to film a pilot in 2008 but the project came to a standstill after he suffered a series of health problems including a stroke. After heart surgery and physical therapy he has made a full recovery. He continues to have health problems to this day.

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