Emilio Navaira, American country and Tejano singer, Died at 53


Emilio Navaira III was born on August 23, 1962, and died on May 16, 2016.

He was an American musician of Mexican descent.

He performed both Country and Tejano music.

He was known to most by the mononym Emilio.

Emilio has charted more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.

He was also one of the few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico, and was called the “Garth Brooks of Tejano.”

Emilio Navaira’s biggest country hit was the No. 27 “It’s Not the End of the World” in late 1995, and his highest-charting single on any chart is “Por Siempre Unidos,” which peaked at No. 7 on Latin Pop Airplay in 1996.

Emilio Navaira alongside Selena, Emilio was one of the most prominent artists to help popularize Tejano music.

Reportedly, he died of a massive heart attack.

Emilio Navaira passed away at 53 yrs old.