LOVE: Piero (Mi Viejo)

Latinos LOVE Piero. Piero’s birth name is Piero De Benedictis. He was born on April 19, 1945 in Italy, but when he was three years old the Benedictis moved to Argentina. His mother and sister along with Piero left to Argentina to meet up with his dad who was already stationed in Banfield. When Piero first began singing he did so in Italian, it was later that he recorded songs in Spanish. Piero attended a school for those ready to enter priesthood, but at age 18 in 1963, he left the ministry to sing to the world. He is loved by so many people globally, not just Latin Americans. He has Italian, Argentinian, and Colombian citizenship. He sang a song titled, “Para Ti Colombia,” showing his love to Colombians whose feelings towards him are reciprocal. Piero is also very political in his music discussing topics about people who are impoverished and repressed. An activist and a lover of music at heart, his controversies have not stopped him from selling, to date, more than three million records across Europe and America. One of his most popular songs that most people dedicate to the patriarch of their family is, “Mi Viejo.” I must warn you, it will bring tears to your eyes. The song has been around since 1969, but it is sung by many as if it just debuted yesterday. Visit Piero’s website to learn more about this great entertainer at



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