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The Latin Hit Maker: My Journey from Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter

Rudy Pérez | Robert Noland
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For the first time, music legend Rudy Pérez shares his remarkable journey from a poor refugee kid in Miami to composing the greatest hit son... Read More

For the first time, music legend Rudy Pérez shares his remarkable journey from a poor refugee kid in Miami to composing the greatest hit songs on the world stage. Named the most successful Latin songwriter in history, Rudy Pérez is the creator behind some of the bestselling records of Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, and IL Divo.

In his one-of-a-kind memoir, Rudy tells about his childhood in Cuba and the heart-gripping visits to his father in prison during the height of the communist revolution. Tracing his family's perilous escape on one of the last Freedom Flights to America, Rudy opens up about the years of poverty and growing up in a crime-ridden neighborhood. These memories contrast with tender moments of dancing to the stereo with his siblings, nodding along to his mother's classical favorites, and swaying to blues melodies with his father. At a young age, Rudy tried his hand at recreating the music he loved, and his talent led him to an unprecedented career with over 300 hit songs.

With years of hard work, ceaseless creativity, and a strong faith, Rudy was the first Latin music artist to win Billboard Producer of the Decade. Looking back over his five-time Grammy winning legacy, Rudy shares little-known stories of faith and behind-the-scenes details of working with stars like Fergie, Jaci Velasquez, Michael Bolton, Simon Cowell, and Sam Moore.

A must-read for every music lover, The Latin Hit Maker is a genuine rags-to-riches story filled with inspiration, fascinating details, and a powerful reminder of God's grace and transforming creativity.

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  • Contributor(s)Rudy Pérez , Robert Noland
  • About the Contributor(s) Rudy Pérez is a multi Grammy-Award winning international songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has composed over a thousand...

    Rudy Pérez is a multi Grammy-Award winning international songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has composed over a thousand songs with hundreds of them becoming #1's or top ten hits. He has written and produced songs for world artists including Beyonce, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, IL Divo, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Cyndi Lauper, Arturo Sandoval, Andrea Bocelli and many more. Rudy is the only Latin record Producer to be named Billboards Producer of the Decade. He sits on the Board of ASCAP and has won Songwriter of the year at least five times. He's the founder of the Latin Grammys and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. He and his wife Betsy live in Miami.



    Robert Noland has authored more than seventy-five titles spanning across children, youth, and adult audiences over the past twenty-five years. He is an author, writer, editor, and project manager for Christian publishers, ministries, and faith-based organizations. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife of 30+ years and has two adult sons. Visit robertnoland.com.

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  • ISBN-139780310351702
  • Publish Date07/23/2019
  • PublisherZondervan
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.42 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)45.57 lb
  • Dimensions 8.7(h) x 5.8(w) x 0.86(d) inches
  • Pages224
  • Price $17.49

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