On April 28, 2015, the City of Inglewood presented a special commendation to four time Latin Grammy Award winner, Pepe Aguilar for his outstanding musical contributions.
The son of music and film stars Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre (Guillermina Jiménez), Aguilar grew up influenced by bands like Pink Floyd and The Who. In 1998, Aguilar released the album Por Mujeres Como Tú, the CD was in Billboard for 52 weeks and has sold two million copies worldwide. In 1999, Aguilar released the album Por Una Mujer Bonita, which won a Latin Grammy. Aguilar has been nominated for the Grammys nine times.
In addition, his dream of helping his native Mexico in some way has given way to an eco-friendly agricultural project in which Aguilar will strengthen and promote the organic production of crops in communities in Zacatecas, utilizing traditional or technology that will have a positive impact on the environment.
With over 16 studio albums plus multiple compilations to his name and millions of records sold, Aguilar’s most recent, Homenaje, pays tribute to the original “Charro de Mexico” (Mexican Rodeo Star): his father, Antonio Aguilar. The album contains 13 songs of the most popular hits made famous by the singer who died in 2008.
Aguilar received the 2,474th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 26, 2012 located at 7060 Hollywood Blvd., which was placed next to the star of his father Antonio.
District 3 Councilman Eloy Morales, on behalf of the City of Inglewood stated, “You are truly a living legend, and your renowned career as an American-born Mexican singer-songwriter and actor, who works in ranchers, mariachi, and pop genres represent spectacular achievements in a career that has spanned over twenty five years. We commend you on your tremendous contributions to the music industry, and we are especially honored that you will be performing in Inglewood at the Fabulous Forum. Thank you for touching the souls of people all over the world through your gift of music.”
Aguilar’s next Inglewood performance will take place October 17, 2015 at the Fabulous Forum, tickets are on sale now.