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Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian is a popular Mexican singer and songwriter. He has composed hundreds of pop songs and been a regular staple on the top-40 charts in Mexico since his career began in 1977. His first album was called Rumores and released in 1985. His music is a micture of Latin pop, mariachi and Tejano. He has also appeared on television in the Spanish soap opera Tú y Yo (You and I). Sebastian is known in Mexico as El Poeta del Pueblo (the People's Poet).

In 2003, Sebastian received the Songwriter of the Year Award for the second time at the 11th Annual El Premio ASCAP. He was awarded "The Silver Pen Award" in 2000 and he wrote the Grammy Award winning Secreto de Amor.

Sebastian was born in Julianita in Mexico. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 but continues to tour and produce new music.

Sebastian was married in real life to her Tú y Yo co-star, famous actress Maribel Guardia, who, despite their divorce, remained supportive of Sebastian through his cancer ordeal.