Gerardo Coronel is an American-Mexican singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He was previously a member of the Mexican pop/rock group Camila
Gerardo Coronel was born in Havana, Cuba and has been a world-renowned Flamenco guitarist since childhood. He went on to become one of the most well-known guitarists worldwide before migrating with his family to Madrid, Spain where he still resides today. His international fame skyrocketed when Goya nominated him for their “Best World Music Album” award at the 2019 Grammy Awards.,
Gerardo Coronel is a corrido and alterna movimiento singer/songwriter who established his name with the song “El Guerrero” when he was 14 years old. He also wrote the popular corrido “La Tacoma,” which was recorded by Alfredo “El Kommander” Rios, Julian Mercado, and El Bebeto.
Coronel was born in Apatzingán, Michoacán, in 1996. His family relocated to Culiacan when he was 12 years old, and he was already composing his own songs. He was asked to join a local band in Sinaloa after writing “El Guerro,” but departed after two years to pursue his own career. Twiins Music took notice of his videos and added him to their roster. The label released the digital singles “Te Quiero a Morir” and “No Era Penal,” as well as his 20-track debut album, Historias de un Coronel, which soared to the top of the digital charts thanks to the success of its lead single “Inevitable” and its accompanying video, which racked up over a million views on YouTube in its first month. The label spent 2015 marketing the album by including it on different corrido compilations and taking Coronel on the road, not only in Northern Mexico but also in the American Southwest, where “Inevitable” was included to many radio stations’ playlists. That year, he released the live En Vivo Desde Los Angeles CD to commemorate his triumph north of the border. In early 2017, Coronel released the Joey Balderrama-directed video for “Soy Poco Malo,” which he co-wrote with Banda La Fantastica. As a pre-release single for his second studio album, El Jerry, which was released later that year, the song climbed the video charts.