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Alejandro Lerner(born on June 8,1957 in Buenos Aires)is an Argentine musician; he has written countless songs including several hits, and his fame and recognition spread all over South America.
Through his career, Lerner played in different bands, formed his own group, and worked with international artists such as Luis Miguel, Paul Anka,and Celine Dion.
In 1974, the young musician's talent was discovered by Raùl Porchetto, who invited him to join a short-term project called Reino de Munt.In 1977, Lerner participated in Gustavo Santaolalla's band Soluna. In addition, Alejandro Lerner was consolidating his skills as a performer while working with well-known Argentine singers Leòn Gieco and Sandra Mihanovich.
In 1981, Lerner formed a band called la Magia,playing along with bass player Hernàn Magiano, guitarrist Damiàn Figueroa, saxophonist Oscar Kreimer, and drummer Luis Queròn, releasing Alejandro Lerner y La Magia in 1982. A year later, the band broke up and he decided to start his solo career, releasing Todo a Pulmòn that same year and Lerner Tres in 1984.
In 1999, a compilation of his greatest hits, called 20 Años (20 Years), was released.
In 2002 Lerner gained exposure in the US when he collaborated with Carlos Santana on the song "Hoy Es Adiòs" which was released on Santana's album Shaman.