Cali & El Dandee

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Cali & El Dandee
Born September 3, 1993 (Cali)
October 15, 1988 (Dandee)[1]
Origin Cali, Colombia
Genres Pop
Years active 2009–present
Labels Universal Music Spain
Associated acts Tatiana Klauss, Daniel Maldonado
Members Alejandro Rengifo (Cali)
Mauricio Rengifo (Dandee)[1]

Cali & El Dandee are a Colombian pop duo, consisting of brothers Alejandro Rengifo (Cali) and Mauricio Rengifo (Dandee). They started their career in 2009 and have been together since.

Their biggest hits are "Gol", "Volver","Move Your Body","Tus Ojos", "Lento", "La Muda". Their most successful single "Yo Te Esperaré" hit number 1 in iTunes Spain[2] and the video has reached more than 100 million views on YouTube, which also was awarded as the second most watched video in Spain in 2011. It was mastered in New York by Tom Coyne, who has worked with artists such as Britney Spears and The Black Eyed Peas. Their debut album 3 A.M was released on 10 July 2012, on record company Universal Studios Spain.[3]

In 2012, Cali & El Dandee collaborated with Spanish singer David Bisbal in the Spanish official anthem for Euro 2012, 'No hay 2 sin 3'.

Award and records[edit]

The group have received several nominations in the Premios Nuestra Tierra.

On July 11, 2011 the group received a Double Platinum certification by PROMUSICAE for sales of 80,000 copies of their single "Yo Te Esperaré" in Spain. The song, which is about love, includes lyrics such as "even though my life's over, I'll wait for you" and "we'll walk along the sea". At the same time, their second single "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)", featuring David Bisbal, achieved Gold with sales over 20,000 copies.zdvf

"Yo Te Esperaré" and "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)" were the second and the tenth best selling singles of 2012 in Spain.[4]



  • 2011: Flybot
  • 2012: 3am


  • 2011: "Yo Te Esperaré"
  • 2012: "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)" (with David Bisbal)
  • 2013: "No Digas Nada (Dejá Vu)"
  • 2013: "Por Siempre"
  • 2014: "Te Necesito (Déjà vu)"
  • 2014: "Gol (Mundial)"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Premios 40 Principales[edit]

Premios 40 Principales is an awards ceremony hosted annually by the Spanish radio channel Los 40 Principales.

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Cali & El Dandee Best Colombian Act Nominated
2012 "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)" (with David Bisbal) Best Latin Song Nominated
Yo Te Esperaré Won
Best America Song Nominated
Cali & El Dandee Best Latin Artist Nominated
Best America Urban Act Nominated
Best America Best South Act Nominated
2013 Cali & El Dandee Best Latin Artist Nominated

World Music Awards[edit]

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 No Digas Nada (Dejá Vu) World's Best Song Pending
World's Best Video Pending
Cali & El Dandee World's Best Group Pending

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Cali & El Dandee Best Latin America Central Act Nominated

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Cali & El Dandee has received four nominations.[5]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 "No Digas Nada" Best Song of the Year Nominated
"No Digas Nada" Best Pop Performance of the Year Nominated
Theirselves Best Pop Solo Artist or Group Nominated
"No Digas Nada" Best Music Video Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Cali & El Dandee Biography". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Cali y el Dandee entre lo más descargado en España-20120221". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Michel TelĂł y Cali & El Dandee tienen los videos mĂĄs vistos en Youtube | RCN La Radio". RCN Radio. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Top 50 Canciones Anual 2012". Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  5. ^ Premios Nuestra Tierra received to Jorge Celedón: