Award-winning Venezuelan singer-songwriter known for hit #1 albums like 1990's Extranjero.
He grew up speaking Italian and did not learn Spanish until he was a teenager.
His song No Basta spent four weeks atop the U.S. Latin charts and inspired a MTV Video Music Award-winning music video.
He was one of four children born to immigrant parents.
He has written songs for other popular Spanish-language artists like Ricky Martin.