Lupillo Rivera

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Lupillo Rivera didn't start out as a singer. Born in La Barca (in Jalisco, Mexico) and raised in Long Beach, California, the young Rivera was contemplating a career in the decidedly unglamorous field of restaurant management when his father Pedro Rivera invited him to join his new label. Lupillo worked as a talent scout for several years before deciding to try his hand at singing himself. He recorded an album which his father produced and discovered he had an audience waiting: within a few years Rivera would be the first Los Angeles-based Mexican musician to sell out LA's Universal Amphitheater.