His birth name is Alexis Puentes. He started playing guitar at age six.
About Alex Cuba
Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who is known for his songs "Solo mía," "Amor En La Distancia" and "Quiero Quedarme." His 2015 album, Healer, earned him a Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.
He is the son of Valentin Puentes. In 1999, he married Sarah and immigrated to Canada. They have three children: Daniel, Rose and Owen Puentes. He and his twin brother Adonis first settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and worked as a duo called the Puentes Brothers, receiving a Juno Award nomination for Best Global Album at the Juno Awards of 2001.
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In 2009, he co-wrote the song "Mi Plan" and recorded a duet with fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado.
He has won two Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year: in 2006 for Humo de Tabaco, and in 2008 for his second album, Agua del Pozo. In 2010, he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. His YouTube channel has garnered over 80,000 subscribers and has earned over 24 million views.