José José Telemundo Series Synopsis: Find Out More About 'El Príncipe De La Canción' Bio-Series

José José
Alejandro de la Madrid is José José in the Telemundo bio-series about the famed and acclaimed Mexican star. Telemundo

Telemundo’s latest original bio-series, “Jose Jose, el Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of the Song), will hit the primetime screen on Monday, January 15 at 8pm/7c. Based on the life of world-renowned singer José José, the biggest album seller in the history of Mexican ballads, the authorized series gives fans an all-access pass to the music icon’s melodious, yet stormy life. The original series is the latest Telemundo bio-musical featuring Alejandro de la Madrid as José José, alongside Itatí Cantoral, María Fernanda Yepes, Danna Paola, Malillany Marín, Damián Alcázar and Rosa María Bianchi.

Born José Sosa Ortiz, the singer reached stardom while having to overcome the addictions and pitfalls that often accompany the rise to fame. A tumultuous story of success, love and redemption, the series is a journey throughout the incomparable career and life of the man who grew to become “El Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of the Song). Also recognized by many as the “Latin Frank Sinatra,” José José has garnered universal, critical acclaim from media and musical peers, including the late Frank Sinatra himself. Having sold over 120 million albums, he is considered a music icon and influence by many Latin and global artists.

The talented cast also includes Mauricio Isaac, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Ricardo Polanco, Silvia Mariscal, Jorge Jiménez, Carlos Athié, Axel Arenas, Alejandro Calva, Carlos Bonavides, Ariana Ron Pedrique, Sylvia Saenz, among others.

Alejandro de la Madrid (José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz): The son of musicians Jose Sosa Esguivel and Margarita Ortiz Pensado. José José was surrounded by "cultured" music from an early age and although this was an important part of his life, his parents tried to keep him away from that environment since it contributed so much to the demise of the family. His father was an alcoholic and neurotic man who became a very bitter man and who ended up abandoning his family, and Pepe had to assume the role of 'man of the house.' Music was always Jose Jose's passion through his childhood and then as a way of malting means for his family. With a gifted voice, he soon found his way into the professional music industry. His singing would lead him to become the greatest singer of romantic music in México and would eventually help him reach international fame. Ironically, a man who dedicated his life to singing about love was caught in an emotional turmoil that caused him and his career to fall from glory, and he can only be saved by his untamable character. 

Itatí Cantoral (Natalia Herrera Calles - Kiki): Distinguished and elegant Kiki was always very nice, which made her men more attractive to everyone. At the end of the 60s, she ventures into acting, working in cinema and then on television. In the 1970s Kiki meets the young singer José José and starts to like him. They meet again in 1971, she was 43 years old and he was 23, twenty years apart, but that did not prevent them from starting a relationship. Her life became a mix of parties, concerts and drunken get-togethers with celebrities and public figures. Jose Jose proposed to her three times before Kiki finally gave him a yes. They get married in at intimate ceremony and move to the back house of the mansion of Don Carlos, Kiki's father. After a year and a half of a tormenting relationship, between parties and arguments. Kiki and Jose Jose separate. After learning that Jose Jose and Anel had started a relationship, Kiki harasses them for 3 years with lawsuits until finally, she reunites with an old love and signs the divorce papers for Jose Jose in 1975. José José was Kiki's last stable relationship. Although she continued to have an active social life after their breakup, she ended up singing in small bars; she continued to deteriorate which led to her tragic and untimely death.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.