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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sokorin and the second or maternal family name is Espasa.
Coti performing in May 2007
Background information
Born (1973-06-14) June 14, 1973 (age 41)
Origin Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Genres Rock en español
Instruments vocals
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Luz Mala

Roberto Fidel Ernesto Sorokin Espasa, who performs under the stage name Coti, is an Argentine singer-songwriter, best known for collaborations with other Spanish-language artists like Andrés Calamaro (Arg), Julieta Venegas (Mex), Paulina Rubio (Mex) and Luis Miguel in his last album. His 2005 release, Esta Mañana y Otros Cuentos went gold in both Argentina and Mexico, while going double platinum in Spain.[1]

Early career[edit]

Coti was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, though he moved to Entre Ríos at the age of three. Upon returning to Rosario, he joined the group Luz Mala, which recorded an album.

In the late 1990s, he penned songs for Andrés Calamaro, Julieta Venegas, Paulina Rubio, Natalia Oreiro, Los Enanitos Verdes, Diego Torres, and Alejandro Lerner. Striking out on his own, he released his first album, Coti, in Spain, getting enough air time from the single Antes que ver el sol to secure him a spot as the opening act for the Spanish stop of Shakira's 2003 tour, Tour of the Mongoose.

In 2009, Coti appeared in a music video with Maxi Rodríguez and Diego Forlán, who currently play for Newell's Old Boys and Cerezo Osaka respectively.




  1. ^ Coti Sorokin Returns with Cats and Pigeons, Voy Music, 8 March 2007. Accessed 26 March 2007.