Mexican superstar Vicente Fernandez, El Rey de la Canción Mexicana is retiring. Fernandez made the announcement last week culminating a career that spanned more than 90 years.
Known to his adoring fans as Chente, Don Chente, Señor Chente, Mr. Chente and Sir Chentalot, Fernandez is the most recognizable Mexican singer in the world, and the only one who can be identified from Google Earth. And he keeps a home in San Antonio.
Beloved for his manly stage presence, seductive prowess and powerful voice, Fernandez was blessed with the ability to induce sonic pleasure in female fans from as far away as 30 feet merely by changing his vocal modulations.
Revered for classic ranchera renditions of Volver, Volver, Volare, Volare and Mi cama es tu cama, the iconic sombrero-clad singer announced his retirement to the world via a single Tweet from his sprawling Jalisco jideaway, Palo Fuerte, which simply read, “No quiero volver, volver, volver.”