Chelo (American singer)

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Jose Oscar Mejias Hernandez, better known as Chelo, is a hip-hop and pop singer based in Miami Beach, Florida, signed with Sony BMG[1] as a solo artist. His debut album is 360°, and fuses pop, urban and Latin music.[2] The album is recorded in Spanglish. He is of Puerto Rican descent.[3] His single "Cha Cha" was nominated for two Billboard Latin Music Awards.[4]

Chelo grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the only child of an accountant and a secretary. His father put him in as a guest conga player in his salsa band, and young Chelo also would sing at family events.[1] Chelo was asked by reggaeton star Daddy Yankee to assist him as a choreographer while still in high school, which led to his joining the groups Jyve V and Mexican ATM,[3] which both had songs in the Billboard Latin Top 40.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Album information
360°

Other[edit]

Chelo sang at Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera's homecoming in Puerto Rico.[5][6] The song "Cha Cha" is a playable track in the rhythm game Samba De Amigo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levin, Jordan (September 20, 2006). "Can you 'Cha Cha'?", The News & Observer, p. E14.
  2. ^ (September 22, 2006). "Hot Cha Cha sells album", The Morning Star, p. B7.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Chelo: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (April 28, 2007). "Party Time: Celebration Kicks Into High Gear At Annual Bash", Billboard 119 (17): LM6.
  5. ^ Booth, Michelle A. (August 24, 2006). "World, meet Chelo", Conexion, p. A21.
  6. ^ Apaza Retamoso, Nelly (July 27, 2006). "Chelo, con la música en las venas", La Opinión, p. 14