Chichí Peralta

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Chichi Peralta
Background information
Birth name Pedro René Peralta Soto
Born (1966-07-09) July 9, 1966 (age 48)
Origin Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Genres Merengue, salsa, Latin pop
Years active 1995–present

Chichi Peralta (born July 9, 1966) is a Merengue percussionist, singer, musician, arranger and producer from the Dominican Republic.


Chichi Peralta was born on July 9, 1966 in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. His musical career began at the age of four, when he built his first drum. The first album Peralta released was Pa' Otro La'o, on which all the tracks were self-edited and produced. Many fans agree that his first album is his best work. In 2000, he released the album De Vuelta Al Barrio, which won the Best Merengue Album at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards. In 2005 he released yet another album, Más que Suficiente, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album at the 2006 Latin Grammys, and also won many other international prizes. In 2007, Peralta was declared the Dominican Republic's goodwill ambassador. In 2009, he released his new album De Aquel Lao' Del Rio which features a mixture of merengue and contemporary Japanese music. The album's first single is "Amor Samurai".


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


Pa' Otro la'o
  • Released: July 1, 1997[3]
  • Label: Caiman Music
  • Format: CD, cassette
33 7
De Vuelta al Barrio
  • Released: April 18, 2000[6]
  • Label: Caiman Music
  • Format: CD
Mas Que Suficiente 7
De Aquel Lao del Rio
  • Released: November 24, 2009[7]
  • Label: 789 Music, Cutucupla-Records
  • Format: CD, digital download



  1. ^ Latin Albums for Chichi Peralta
  2. ^ Tropical Albums for Chichi Peralta
  3. ^ "Pa' Otro la 'o by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chichi Peralta con nuevo tema titulado “Con Fe”" (in Spanish). November 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Gran Rex Colmado Ovacionó a CHICHI PERALTA" (in Spanish). April 19, 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "De Vuelta al Barrio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ "De Aquel La'o Del Rio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  8. ^ *2006 Latin Grammy Nominees and Winners (in Spanish, English and Portuguese)

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