Pepe Aguilar has officially left his mark in Hollywood…
The 42-year-old Mexican American ranchera and mariachi singer, who will be touring with Shaila Durcal and Joan Sebastian this fall, received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday.
“It’s an honor for me. I feel honored to be here on this very beautiful occasion. But, above all, it’s an honor for the music I represent,” said Aguilar, who was accompanied by relatives, friends and fans.
Dressed in a dark suit and sunglasses, Aguilar unveiled his star, which was No. 2,474 among those bestowed upon celebrities from film, television, radio and music by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Aguilera’s star is located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. It’s placed next to the star of another ranchera music legend, Pepe’s father Antonio Aguilar.
“A man who came from Zacatecas before having that star (and) slept on the streets of Los Angeles like one more undocumented (immigrant),” said the singer regarding his father.
Aguilar, who has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, was the first singer of Mexican descent to sing at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. And, he was the first Latino to sing at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. He has sold millions of albums worldwide.