Lupillo Rivera

SINGER, SONGWRITER

Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra (born 30 January 1972), better known by the stage name Lupillo Rivera is a Mexican-born American singer-songwriter.

Lupillo was given the task of looking for local talent at bars, with the idea that some of that talent could be signed by his father’s company. When Lupillo first started singing he was called “El Torito” Lupillo Rivera. Later when becoming more famous he was known as “El Toro del Corrido”. His uncle was a semi-famous professional boxer, known as El Toro Rivera to Mexican boxing fans. By 1999, Lupillo began to sing using his own name (Lupillo). By then, he had already signed with Sony Discos. His star began to rise meteorically at that point. In 2001, he was awarded a Premios lo Nuestro.

By 2010, nearly a decade into his career, Rivera had received various Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for his work, that same year, he was awarded a Grammy Award for his album, Tu Esclavo y Amo.