Julión Álvarez Lawsuit: Mexican Singer Makes Public Statement After Being Sued By Promoters

Julion Alvarez
Julión Álvarez attends the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS

Germán Chávez and Domingo Chávez, two businessmen and music promoters from Monterrey, Mexico, are suing Julión Álvarez for breach of contract, claiming that the Mexican singer refused to perform during previously accorded concert dates.

On Monday, “El Rey de la Taquilla” released a public statement in which he defended his name against the alleged accusation and denied there was ever any sort of unprofessional conduct on his behalf.

“We signed a contract for five years,” Álvarez explained in a video posted on social media. “That’s were they gave me 300,000 pesos [16,000 USD] for a house and to support myself, as they said.”

He continued, “Those 300,000 pesos were for the master, to sign the contract and to get me out of the bars.”

Alvarez revealed that even though he did not receive much support from the agency after the contract was signed, the brothers were paid the agreed percentage for their services.

When he tried to terminate the business relationship after the paperwork expired, he encountered a bump on the road when he realized that his stage name was registered under the Chavez brothers’ name.

“It is not my business and I hope never to even think about screwing people over,” he said. “I am a musician, I am someone who is still fighting and everything I have, whether is a lot or little, has cost me a great deal and I earned it the right way.”

According to sources, the regional Mexican music star agreed to perform for the brothers five more times in exchange for his name, “Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda.”

“Just remember that every peso, every cent in this negotiation is mine,” he declared. “Because you stole the name from me.”

LMshow.com reports the Chávez brothers are demanding royalties for 11 of the singer’s songs.

During a recent interview on “Hoy,” the 32-year-old chiapaneco disclosed he was staying calm throughout the situation, and hoped for everything to come to an end soon. 

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Janel Saldana

Janel Saldana joined the Latin Times family in March 2015. She graduated from Texas Christian University and UDLAP (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Radio, TV and Film production. After spending years traveling the world and living abroad, Janel decided to settle in New York and call it home. She is most passionate about traveling, entertainment in all its forms and animal advocacy, especially dogs.