- 01:38 PM, Sep 19
Frankie J. simply wanted to make his grandfather's musical dreams come true. Born as Frankie Javier Bautista, young Frankie was raised in a family that has a musical background. His father was the lead singer of a traditional band and his grandfather, who also inspired him to become a famous singer, was a violinist. By becoming a famous R&B singer, Frankie proved that all Bautista men have accomplished the dream.
To explore his music talent, his family moved from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego when he was just a little boy. Frankie grew up listening to Lisa Lisa, Brenda K. Starr and George Lamond's music, thus, decided to use falsetto style like Lamond did.