Farruko (born May 2, 1991) is the stage name of Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado, a Puerto Rican Latin pop and reggaeton singer from Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
At the tender age of 16 Rosado had been singing and producing songs, and utilising the music and social media site MySpace to find an audience for his music. In 2007 Rosado released his first single “Sexo Fuera del Planeta” which before long gained the singer thousands of followers on numerous social media sites. Due to this online pubic appeal, Rosado became known to radio and music industry executives who utilised the singer’s talents on other artists’ records.
In 2009 came Rosado’s debut album “El Talento del Bloque” which became popular in a very short period of time largely due to the collaborative singles “Su Hija Me Gusta”, “Ella No Es Facil” and “Traime a Tu Amiga”. Shortly after came the highly popular single “Pa Romper la Discoteca” with Daddy Yankee and Yomo, which didn’t feature on the singer’s debut.
Three years later in 2012 Rosado returned with his sophomore release “TMPR” The Most Powerful Rookie”. The album had five hit singles including the first “Feel the Rhythm” and glorified Farruko’s reputation as a talented pop and reggaeton singer. The album was ultimately nominated for a Latin Grammy the same year. Rosado’s subsequent album “Farruka Presenta los Menores” (2014) featuring a host of collaborations, expands the musician’s genre appeal with fusions into electro, neo-soul and funk.
Don Omar is a singer and songwriter born on the 10th of February 1978 who hails from Santurce, Puerto Rico. Since his debut in 1999 he has become one of the most succesful reggaeton artists in the world, with several gold and platinum albums to his name.
Born William Omar Landrón Rivera, Omar was a musical child from the very beginning. Soaking up the sounds of Vico C among many others, to the extent that he left behind what could have been a promising career in the protestant church to take up singing full time. He hit the ground running after deciding to pursue a singing career, appearing on a variety of underground compilation CD’s before truly finding his feet as a backup singer for Latin Pop sensations Héctor and Tito. He hit it off with them to the extent that the duos very own Héctor Delgado produced Omar’s first album, 2003’s “The Last Don”, and his life changed dramatically.
“The Last Don” was a pretty astonishing hit for a reggaeton artist releasing his debut album. It went on to sell 300’000 copies in Latin America and, to this day, has sold over four million copies all over the world. Don Omar had arrived with style, and he was only going up from there. His second album, the aptly titled “King Of Kings”, broke him in America by reaching number seven on the Billboard 200, at the time the highest charting Reggaeton album in history.
Since then, Omar’s had absolutely nothing to prove, and it’s allowed him to release albums at whatever pace he’d like with whatever new talent he finds. He shows the same kind of adventurous spirit that Héctor and Tito showed when working with him, passing that kind of opportunity down to a new generation of artist. He’s an artist with one eye constantly on the future, and he’s a true talent for that reason. Highly recommended.
This morning, The Queen led the nation in Remembrance during the annual service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.
Other members of the Royal Family laid wreaths in tribute to the fallen, including Prince Harry, who laid his own wreath for the first time (he laid The Prince of Wales’s in 2009 and 2013).
This year, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the service at the invitation of The Queen to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands.
The Royal British Legion hosts the annual event which commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.