41 episodes

Becoming an Icon chronicles the lives of Latinx artists who have left an indelible mark through the sustained brilliance of their careers. This podcast brings you an exploration of various genre-defining stars, like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and more, whose talent is so memorable that they surpass mere performers and ascend to the iconic level. Here, we chart the paths and trails these unique artists have blazed on their way to global fame.

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Becoming an Icon chronicles the lives of Latinx artists who have left an indelible mark through the sustained brilliance of their careers. This podcast brings you an exploration of various genre-defining stars, like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and more, whose talent is so memorable that they surpass mere performers and ascend to the iconic level. Here, we chart the paths and trails these unique artists have blazed on their way to global fame.

    Celia Cruz: Your Day Has come

    Celia Cruz: Your Day Has come

    Join us as we delve into the captivating legacy of a brand new icon! In this episode, we embark on a journey into the life of Celia Cruz. Starting from her humble beginnings in Cuba, we offer a glimpse of the island through Celia's unique perspective. And witness how pivotal moments of change in her homeland transformed Celia's life forever. This was merely the beginning of a remarkable journey for the singer who would introduce the world to the vibrant rhythms of Salsa!Lilliana Vazquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming An Icon with production support by Nick Milanes, Rodrigo Crespo, Santiago Sierra and Ameyalli Negrete of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network. 

    If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vazquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo
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    • 27 min
    Juan Gabriel: Legends Never Die

    Juan Gabriel: Legends Never Die

    Join us for the emotional finale of our Juan Gabriel journey as we pay tribute to the beloved icon's life and legacy. In this episode, as we mourn his passing, we revisit the touching moments of his funeral, where millions gathered to honor his memory and celebrate his extraordinary contributions to music and culture in that same place where he played and charmed thousands: Bellas Artes. As Juanga himself used to say: “As long as someone keeps singing my songs, Juan Gabriel will live forever.”Lilliana Vazquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming An Icon with production support by Nick Milanes, Rodrigo Crespo, Santiago Sierra, Ameyalli Negrete and Bettina López of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network.

    If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vazquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo
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    • 18 min
    Juan Gabriel: The Power of El Divo

    Juan Gabriel: The Power of El Divo

    Welcome to today's episode where we dive into Juan Gabriel's extensive influence! From crafting iconic tunes for telenovelas to reminiscing about some of the most celebrated covers of his classics. Juanga's impact transcends music. Join us as we explore his profound influence on queer culture, including that unforgettable "Don't question what you can see, mijo" moment from his Primer Impacto interview. And let's not forget his iconic fashion sense, for which is world renowned—let's discover how his style still shapes the style of actors and musicians today.Lilliana Vazquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming An Icon with production support by Nick Milanes, Rodrigo Crespo, Santiago Sierra and Yvonne Marquez of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network. 

    If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vazquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo
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    • 24 min
    Juan Gabriel: Humble Beginnings

    Juan Gabriel: Humble Beginnings

    We’re back with an all new season of Becoming an Icon! To kick things off with a bang, our spotlight falls on none other than El Divo de Juárez, Juan Gabriel! Today, we delve into his humble beginnings, tracing his journey from growing up in an orphanage to performing at one of the most prestigious venues in all of Mexico, Bellas Artes! Come with us to uncover how Juan Gabriel went from a small town boy to the music legend and fashion icon we all came to love.Lilliana Vazquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming An Icon with production support by Nick Milanes, Rodrigo Crespo, Santiago Sierra and Yvonne Marquez of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network. 

    If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vazquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo
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    • 25 min
    Season Finale: Latinxplosion!

    Season Finale: Latinxplosion!

    ¡Hey, Familia! We still can't believe the final episode for our season is here, so we made sure it's extra special. Join Lilliana and Joseph as they spill all the tea of our Icons alongside accomplished music and celebrity journalist, Tomás Mier. This episode is all about the past, the present and a lot of what the future holds for our favourite stars as well as latinx musicians who are up and coming, ones that you might not have heard but that will be all over your playlists after today. 

    Lilliana Vázquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming an Icon with production support by Josie Meléndez, Daniela Sarquis, and Santiago Sierra of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network. If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vázquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo

     
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    • 40 min
    Gloria Estefan: Here We Are

    Gloria Estefan: Here We Are

    Before we say goodbye to the Estefans we have a special treat for you. Joining us today is the remarkable musician hailing from Barranquilla and now a fellow Miamian, JK Jurado. Together, we'll delve into the enchanting universe of Gloria Estefan, the Miami Sound Machine, and, of course, indulge in an unplugged musical session you won’t want to miss!

    Lilliana Vázquez and Joseph Carrillo are the hosts of Becoming an Icon with production support by Josie Meléndez, Daniela Sarquis, and Santiago Sierra of Sonoro Media in partnership with iHeart Radio's My Cultura Podcast network. If you want to support the podcast, please rate and review our show.

    Follow Lilliana Vázquez on Instagram and Twitter @lillianavazquez 

    Follow Joseph Carrillo on Instagram @josephcarrillo
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Elsalvador2_0 ,

Mandatory

Love it! Latin pop history should be mandatory education! Keep the episodes coming

AJTauk🦋 ,

BECOMING AN ICON ! GOAL 🥅 🎼⚽️ 🥇🏆⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💙💛💙💛it!!

Aloha,
Thank you so much Lilliana & Joseph Carrillo for creating such and AMAZING podcast about the talent behind Spanish- Latin music!
It is always great to learn more about the path of their dreams before and after of BECOMING AN ICON and inspire others to make their dream a reality.
I can’t wait for the next episode ☺️!!

“Work hard until your dream become your reality.”

Gracias 🦋
Anneris J. Blair
Montauk, NY

Mustang SallyP ,

Lilliana & Joseph, perfecto!

#BecomingAnIcon Season 1 / Episode 1 was
AMAZING! I can hardly wait for the next episode. The content, banter and delivery were spot-on, Kudos Amigos!

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