Adam Irigoyen spoke with NBC Latino about his break in the business, managing school and work, his musical tastes and his new single!
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Disney Channel star Adam Irigoyen talks “Shake it Up” and new music
You may know Adam Irigoyen best from the Disney Channel hit show, “Shake it Up,” but the Cuban American cutie wants fans to know that there’s much more to come from the 15-year-old Miami native.
“I’ve had big dreams ever since I was really small,” confides Irigoyen. “I knew I wanted to be on the Disney Channel and make music and now I’m close to making my dreams come true.”
Irigoyen definitely can achieve whatever he puts his mind to and the star – currently filming the third season of “Shake it Up” in Los Angeles – has a pretty good track record to date. When he was just ten years old, he launched what he calls a “nagging” campaign to get his parents to set him up with an agent and move across the country to LA.
“It was a big risk for any family, but my parents knew that this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” says Irigoyen.
For Irigoyen, who has quickly become one of Disney’s new emerging stars alongside fellow “Shake it Up” cast member Bella Thorne, working on a television show set is truly “the coolest thing every,” he says.
“I love how my character is growing up, seeing new relationships and experiencing cool things,” explains Irigoyen, who is one of four siblings. “But the hard part of having such a great job is that you have to do school and work at the same time, which is challenging.”
Irigoyen, who says his favorite subject in school is health, has added a brand-new project to his already busy schedule. He’s in the midst of recording new music – both in English and Spanish – and is excited about the Nov. 13 premiere of his new single “School Girl.” The video for the single was directed by legendary music icon David Rousseau, who has worked with mega-watt music icons like Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira.
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