Michael Salgado and his wife, Blanca Mendez de Salgado, welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday night. Alessandra Salgado was born at 7:00 p.m. on April 24 in San Antonio, Texas. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 21 inches long.
Alessandra is the first child for Blanca and fourth for Michael, who already has two sons and a daughter.
According to a statement from the singer’s record company, Zurdo Records, the whole pregnancy was very natural and without problems, but to make sure that Salgado and his wife could be present, they decided to induce labor and not leave it to nature and risk losing that great moment.
Salgado will have a few days at home with the family since he is scheduled to work in San Antonio, where he lives.
The two-time Latin Grammy winner plans to release a new album soon titled La Vida En Un Hilo.
“The title of the album is due to the delicate situation I had a few months ago,” said Salgado. “But, it will also contain songs that reflect these moments that my wife and I are living with the arrival of Alessandra.”
The 47-year-old singer suffered a stroke during a performance in Austin back in February. Salgado had a medical procedure after the stroke and is doing well.