Humberto Gatica

Humberto Gatica
Background information
Origin Rancagua, Chile
Genres Pop, rock, Latin, R&B, jazz
Occupation(s) Music producer, music mixer
Years active 1973 – present
Associated acts David Foster

Humberto Gatica is a Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a long-time collaborator with producer David Foster. in 2015, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award on the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[1]


Humberto Gatica was born in 1951 and educated in Chile. One of the most sought-after music producers, engineers, arrangers, and remixers in the entertainment industry, eight-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Humberto Gatica is in demand not only for his pristine technical ability and faultless ear, but also for the passion he brings to every single project he undertakes. His peerless artistry blends the sonic and the creative into an inspiring package that has led some of the best-selling and most beloved artists in the world — including Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Julio Iglesias, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Mariah Carey — as well as legendary producers David Foster and Quincy Jones — to want to work with him. Over the course of his nearly four-decade career, the Chilean-born Gatica has had a hand in many landmark, multi-platinum albums and singles including Chicago’s 17, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, USA For Africa’s “We Are The World,” Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” Josh Groban’s Noel, and Michael Buble’s recent No. 1 Crazy Love.[2]

Voces Unidas Por Chile, a group of Latin America’s biggest stars — Shakira, Beto Cuevas, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra, Laura Pausini, and Maná’s Fher Olvera, as well as Michael Bublé — whom Gatica has assembled to record the charity single “Gracias A La Vida.” Proceeds from its sale will go to the reconstruction efforts in Gatica’s native Chile after the massive earthquake that rocked the country in February.[3]

Gatica’s other labor of love is producing a set of Spanish-language romantic classics, including “Bésame Mucho” and “Historia de un Amor,” sung by his adored Uncle Lucho in duet with such top-notch vocalists as Julio Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel, Juanes, and many others. These are passion projects that are truly in keeping with Humberto Gatica’s enduring compassionate and creative spirit.[4]

A partial list of artists Gatica has worked with includes Céline Dion, Selena, Il Volo, Think out Loud, Richard Marx, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Tyler, Chaka Khan, Cher, Chicagp, Destiny's Child, Eric Benet, Pino Daniele, Madonna, Elthon John, Josh Groban, Kansas, Kenny G, Kenney Loggins, Sheena Easton, Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael McDonald, 'N Sync, Metallica, Paul Anka, Roxette, R. Kelly, Jackie Evancho, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Eros Ramazzotti, Ebrahim Hamedi (EBI), Paulinho Da Costa, and Johnny Mathis.

In the Latin field he has worked with artists including Gloria Trevi, Thalia, Shakira, Mónica Naranjo Alejandro Sanz, Cafe Quijano, Olga Tañon, Luis Miguel, La Ley, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Myriam Hernandez, and Alejandro Lerner.

Since November 2014 Humberto Gatica is heading the audio engineering and production department at Isina,[5][6] the wolrwide talent search and development mentorship program.

Personal life

Gatica is married to Beverly Gatica.[7]

Grammy Awards

Latin Grammy Awards



  5. Department of Audio Engineering/Production of ISINA
  6. "ASCAP New Member Profile: Leah Turner". ASCAP. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
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