Lila Downs is celebrating her 51st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer-songwriter Lila Downs (Border, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 51st birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Downs, a cultural icon
Born Ana Lila Downs Sánchez in Tlaxiaco on September 9, 1968, her career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Mexican history. Downs' not just a great singer, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Lila hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Lila Downs as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 51.
Happy Birthday, Lila, you're the best!
Lila Downs career in pictures
- Border (2001)
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