Ricardo Arjona is a Guatemalan singer and composer. Born as Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales on January 19, 1964 in Jocotenango. Arjona was a former basketball player and school teacher before following his passion. He sings rock, pop, and Spanish ballads specializing in protest songs and bringing social awareness via his lyrics. The controversial, yet profoundly loved musician has sold over 20 million records to date and is one of the most successful entertainers in the industry earning him prestigious awards and collaborations with nothing less than the best artists of this century.