Enrique Guzmán Yáñez, also known as Fato, was born on September 9, 1961, in Veracruz, Mexico. When he was 10 years old his family moved to the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico where he first encountered Italian music and guiding his way to becoming a singer-songwriter. At age 13 he had already written his first song titled "El Principe Pobre” (The Poor Prince) and was performing at bars in Reynosa and in the southern part of Texas.
Fato was the recipient of a Latin Grammy in the year 2000 for Best Mexican-American Album, Por Una Mujer Bonita. Following this triumph, he began producing distinctive sounds and mixes. In 2001, he developed a new generation of sound called, Alternative Mariachi, which was a mix of Latin pop and traditional Mexican music and released his album titled Terrenal. In 2004 he released another album titled Mis Otros Yo, which consisted of a mix of bachata pop with funk.
In October 2015, he was honored as part of the inauguration of the eighth edition of the Latin Monitor Convention. The event, which was held in Monterrey, Mexico, paid tribute to his 30-year career working with great performers such as Pepe Aguilar, Alejandro Fernandez, Lupita D'Alessio, Ana Barbara and Yuri, among others. Fato appreciated the recognition and was humbled by having his songs covered by so many successful artists.