Gerardo Ortiz


Profile of Gerardo Ortiz

This young multi-platinum singer-songwriter transformed the way regional mexican music connects to today's youth. He quickly became a social media phenomena and created the musical genre 'corridos progressivos'.  

Gerardo Ortiz Medina was born on October 5, 1989 in Pasadena, California. 

Gerardo's singing career started very young, at age 13 while participating in the program Codigo FAMA. Gerardo Ortiz currently lives in the same city where he was born, and grew up in Culiacan, Sinaloa, the birthplace of his parents. He has also lived in various parts of the world such as Bogota, Colombia and Tijuana, Baja California. 

Gerardo Ortiz's parents Antonio and Cecilia Medina Ortiz are currently living in Tijuana, Mexico with Gerardo siblings, William the elder, Kevin and Oscar the youngest. In 2010 Gerardo Ortiz opened his own shop in Tijuana, called Anvem an apparel boutique. Today Gerardo Ortiz is one of the most important singers, known in the corridos scene.