Guatemalan-born Ricardo Arjona has been a musician since the 1980s. Arjona has earned critical acclaim as one of the most respected Latin artists of the past 25 years. Though he was always in love with music, the music industry wasn't always ready for him. When he was 21, the Latin musician recorded his first album, Dejame Decir Que Te Amo. Ricardo Arjona's debut album wasn't particularly successful, and he decided at that time to leave the music industry behind him. Instead of recording music, he became a teacher at a rural school. Arjona was also a skilled basketball player and spent some time touring with the Guatemalan national basketball team. Five years after his 1985 attempt at breaking into the music industry, Ricardo Arjona tried again. His second album, Jesus, Verbo No Sustantivo, had much more success. The album was very popular in the Latin market in Central America, though it wasn't very well known on an international scale. Jesus, Verbo No Sustantivo succeeded in winning Ricardo Arjona a contract with Sony, the company responsible for releasing his most popular albums.
In 2005 Arjona released the album that would gain him international recognition. Adentro won two Grammy awards: one Grammy in 2006 for Best Latin Pop Album and the 2006 Latin Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. Adentro created a buzz about the musician, both in Latin America and the United States, and he followed up that album with Quien Dijo Ayer. The 2007 album featured reworked hit songs from Arjona's past and new songs that became chart-topping singles. Some of the most popular songs include "Quien," "Quiero," "Mujeres," and "Historia de Taxi," among many others. These two chart-busting albums led up to Ricardo Arjona's most recent release, 5to Piso. Released in 2008, 5to Piso has brought Ricardo Arjona a great deal of recognition, with the single "Como Duele" receiving a huge amount of radio play. Following the album's successful release, Arjona toured the United States in support of the album starting in July 2009. True fans of his music won't wait long to get their Ricardo Arjona tickets. Make sure to get your tickets early so you have great seats to see Arjona perform.