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Hailing from Puerto Rico, Don Omar is one of the most recognized Urban/Reggaeton artists.
Don Omar involved himself in the church at a young age. In fact, he became a preacher and it was in this role that he began honing his performance ability as well as his deep insight into the human soul. Don enjoyed being part of many groups, including the Christian Rappers. He eventually left the church (a matter later addressed in his song "Aunque Te Fuiste") and channeled his talents toward music. He quickly took to the burgeoning Reggaeton movement then sweeping through Puerto Rico.
He achieved Platinum status with his album "The Last Don: Live". His passion for music has served to create a rich fabric of experience and has lead to his contributing to more than 20 Rap albums. Shortly after launching "The Last Don," Don Omar sold more than 350,000 units and received industry recognition including "Latin Pop Album of the Year" and "New Artist & Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year" by the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003.
"The Last Don: Live" was a result of incredible collaboration, involving more than 100 people. A
collaboration resulting in a two day, sold out concert in the Roberto Clemente stadium, only four months after the initial launch of his album. He was the first Reggaeton artist to sell out the most important venue in Puerto Rico, three times.
"The Last Don: Live" introduced Don Omar as a solo artist and has allowed him to successfully expand his fan base globally.
For the production of "MVP," he recorded "Dale don Dale" which sold more than 100,000 units in Spanish speaking countries. The success of this recording led to his establishment within Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, allowing him to quickly become one of the most recognized Rap/Reggaeton artists.
Don Omar has been involved with other projects including "Grayskull" (Te Estás Calentado), "The Godfather" (Déjala), "Da’ Flex" (Acorrálala), "Unwrapped" (Tu Fotografía), "Mas Flow" (Entre tú y yo) to name a few. He has also partnered with
Frankie J, and Panamanian group, Los Rabanes.
Both a singer and composer, Don Omar has made a significant impact on the Spanish market, participating in three sold-out concerts which filled the Canary Island’s venues with more than 31,000 fans.
His impact on Reggaeton has also been felt outside of the Studio through his partnership with UMBRO, a globally recognized football brand to launch the Don Omar casual clothing collection, the first urban clothing line launched by a Latin artist. The line is being distributed by Foot Locker in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Don Omar and UMBRO initiated the partnership in November of 2004 as an extension of the artist’s intent to bridge his creativity to a clothing line that best captures and represents the energy of Reggaeton and the urban lifestyle. This has special meaning for him and after enjoying extraordinary sales, of his first tennis shoe, he recognized this launch would have a significant impact on his foundation Treasure Kids Fund.
Founded in 2004, Treasure Kids Fund is an organization created by Don Omar, dedicated to autistic children. Proceeds from the sales of his second tennis shoe are being donated to the organization.
Hit songs include --
- Reggaeton Latino
- Los Hombres Tienen La Culpa
- Pobre Diabla
- Ayer La Vi
- Salio El Sol
- No Se De Ella (My Space)
- Aunque Te Fuiste
- Dale Don Dale
- Anda Sola
- Cancion De Amor
Don Omar may be available for your next special event!
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Born: Feb 10, 1978
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