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.