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Spouse  Sandra Melendez (m. 1992)
Role  Singer

Name  Johnny Lozada
Years active  1980-Present
Music group  Menudo (1980 – 1984)

Full Name  Johnny Lozada Correa
Born  December 21, 1967 (age 48) (1967-12-21) Caguas, Puerto Rico
Children  Thalia Lozada, Felipe Lozada, Natalia Lozada, Jahn Gabriel Lozada
Parents  Ramon Lozada, Aracelis Correa
Movies and TV shows  ¡Despierta America!, Una aventura llamada, I Love Miami
Similar People  Satcha Pretto, Ana Patricia Gamez, Karla Martinez, Alan Tacher, Rene Farrait

Occupation  TV host, actor, singer

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Johnny Lozada Correa (born December 21, 1967 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, host, and television personality.


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Lozada was a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo during its golden years, joining the group in 1980 until early 1984. After leaving Menudo, he formed Proyecto M with Rene Farrait and Xavier Serbiá, who were Menudo alumni as well. After the dissolving of Proyecto M, Lozada took on acting participating in several Latin telenovelas. In 1998, Lozada and other former members of Menudo received an invitation from Ray Reyes and formed El Reencuentro, to reminisce the years they had spent with Menudo. The concerts proved to be a success, and the tours extended for several years.

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In 2010, Lozada joined Sal y Pimienta, a Latin gossip show, as a commentator. After two years, he left the show to host ¡Despierta América!.

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Family and early life

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Johnny Lozada Correa was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico at the San Rafael Clinic. He is the only son of Ramón Lozada and Aracelis "Celita" Correa.

Menudo: 1979–1984

Lozada joined Menudo at the end of 1979, replacing original member Carlos Meléndez. Lozada spent the next four years with the group. During that time, he participated in albums like Más, Mucho Más (1980), Fuego (1981), Quiero Ser (1981), Por Amor (1982), and A Todo Rock (1983), among others. He also starred in the telenovelas Quiero Ser and Es por Amor, both based on the group. Finally, Lozada acted in the films Menudo: La Película and Una Aventura Llamada Menudo.

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During this time, the group enjoyed success in all of America. According to creator, Edgardo Díaz, this installment of the group "opened a lot of doors in Latin America, and was very strong". Among their achievements are four sold-out concerts at the Madison Square Garden in 1983, and record-breaking concerts in Brazil with an audience of 200,000 in Sao Paulo and 100,000 in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.

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Lozada was considered the most emotional of the group, and his hits with the group included the classic "Clara", "Mi Banda Toca Rock", and "Señora Mia".

Solo career and Proyecto M

In 1984, Lozada turned 16 and left Menudo, as was usual among its members. He was replaced by Robi Rosa. A farewell concert was held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Lozada was signed by RCA and recorded two solo albums: Johnny and Invítame. This last album was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 27th Grammy Awards, alongside José Feliciano, Plácido Domingo, José José, María Conchita Alonso, and Menudo themselves.

In 1986, Lozada participated in a campaign to encourage youth abstinence from sex, in which he recorded two duets ("Cuando Estemos Juntos" and "Détente") with Tatiana and music videos for them. This received much publicity in Latin America and even in the United States, where it was the subject of a report by John Stossel on 20/20.

In 1987, Lozada joined former Menudo alumni Rene Farrait and Xavier Serbiá in the group Proyecto M. The group enjoyed some success in Latin America and was invited to participate in the telenovela Alba Marina, alongside Venezuelan singer Karina. The group was together for 8 years and recorded four albums, during which Serbiá left and was replaced by Ray Reyes.

Acting career and El Reencuentro

After leaving Proyecto M, Lozada began acting participating in telenovelas like Señora Tentación and Escándalo. In 2001, he played boxer Johnny Trinidad in the Amigas y rivales telenovela with Televisa. The next year, he starred in Cómplices al Rescate as veterinarian Sebastián. He also acted in the play Solo para Mujeres, and in the third season of Big Brother VIP.

In 1998, he and former Menudo's Farrait, Miguel Cancel, Ray Reyes, Charlie Masso and Ricky Meléndez got together in Puerto Rico for a concert named El Reencuentro. The concert featured new renditions of their hits from Menudo. El Reencuentro was so successful that they needed to add two more concerts that weekend and later, they went on tour all over Latin America and the United States. The group toured frequently until 2015, when they broke up.

Television host

Lozada continued to tour with El Reencuentro until 2015, as well as acting in theater. He has worked in the comedy Al Aire and the play Manos Quietas. In 2012, he joined the cast of Confesiones del Pene.

In 2010, Lozada joined Sal y Pimienta, a Latin gossip show, as commentator. After two years, he left the show to host ¡Despierta América!. In December 2016, Lozada announced that he would be leaving ¡Despierta América!. In February 2017, he joined the cast of the children's reality/talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA as a celebrity captain. The group that Lozada coached, "Peque Flow", won the competition.

Mira Quien Baila (2013)

On November 24, 2013, Lozada won the fourth season of Univision's dance competition Mira Quien Baila. The judge panel for this season was composed by Horacio Villalobos, Bianca Marroquin and Ninel Conde. Lozada began his participation in the contest by winning the first gala, earning 66% of the public vote. The following week he defeated El Dasa in a duel, receiving 76%. On September 29, 2013, Lozada was forced to dance twice, after a regional Mexican routine failed to convince the judges. He avoided the elimination round by advancing with a tango in his second routine. Throughout the season he was disfavored by the all-Mexican jury, even being involved in controversy when his masculinity was questioned by Conde following the regional Mexican routine. Lozada remained diplomatic to the attack, but his wife did respond. The following week he danced to La Isla Bonita, remaining in the winner's circle. The fifth date did not feature eliminations from the previous gala, but Lozada avoided being nominated to the elimination round with a cha-cha-cha. This was followed by another direct classification with a pasodoble.

At the seventh gala, Lozada fell into the elimination round for the first time, following an urban routine. In the eight date, he performed a disco routine and survived the jury's nomination to the elimination round by besting Manny Manuel with 62% of the vote. During the voting process, his nomination became a trending topic in several countries. At the ninth gala, Lozada danced a quickstep, being sent into a single-elimination qualificatory to the finals. At the semifinals, he danced a merengue and advanced by eliminating Mane de la Parra, who only gathered 35% despite receiving the public endorsement of Conde. Despite publicly supporting his opponent, Conde did not congratulate Lozada or react following his elimination. He suffered a slight muscle torn in his right arm during this gala, but was treated with injections and decided to continue. With two tangos in the finals, Lozada defeated Marjorie de Sousa and Pedro Moreno by gathering 53% of the total vote. He donated the $50,000 prize to Habitat for Humanity's Puerto Rico chapter.

Personal life

Lozada is married to Sandy Meléndez. They have three children together: Natalia, Thalía, and Jahn Gabriel. Lozada also has an adopted son, Felipe.


  • 2007: Manuela and Manuel Ramon
  • 2006: I Love Miami Carlitos
  • 2004: Misión S.O.S (TV series) Gonzalo Ortega – Episode #1.1 (2004) … Gonzalo Ortega
  • 2002: Cómplices Al Rescate (TV series) Sebastián Solasi
  • 2001: Amigas y rivales (TV series) Johnny Trinidad
  • 1995: Señora Tentacion (TV series)
  • 1988: Alba marina (TV series) (as Proyecto M)
  • 1983: Silver Spoons (TV series) Johnn – Menudo Madness (1983) … Johnny
  • 1982: Una aventura llamada Menudo Johnny
  • 1982: Menudo: La Pelicula
  • References

    Johnny Lozada Wikipedia