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|Studio album by Tego Calderón|
|Released||July 1, 2003|
|Tego Calderón chronology|
El Abayarde is the debut album by the Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón. It included the singles "Pa' Que Retozen", "Guasa Guasa" and "Al Natural". It was originally released 2002 through White Lion Records selling over 75,000 copies its first week between Puerto Rico and some parts of the United States. Despite heavy bootlegging internationally due to the album's lack of availability worldwide it was still able to sell over 300,000 copies. It would eventually be internationally distributed by Sony BMG in 2003. El Abayarde was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.
El Abayarde was one of the first reggaeton albums to be successful in the United States, and also of the genre. Having five singles released, it is the album with the most singles in Tego Calderon's career. The album took reggaeton to a new level, and revolutionized reggaeton in North America. The album features contributions by Eddie Dee, Luisma, and Maestro. The tracks were produced by Luny Tunes, DJ Nelson, Maestro, Rafy Mercenario, DJ Joe, DJ Adam, Echo and Coo-kee. This is Tego's debut album and was one of the albums that internationalized reggaeton. The singles include: "Abayarde", "Gracias", "Cambumbo" and "Pa' Que Retozen".
The Revolution of Reggaeton
El Abayarde is one of the albums that help revolutionized reggaeton worldwide, along with Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino, Ivy Queen's Diva and Don Omar's The Last Don. It was the most purchased reggaeton album in the United States of the year, helping it break the record for the most sales as a reggaeton CD in its first week. The album is credited with introducing reggaeton in places like Houston, New York, Miami and Los Angeles in the United States.
|3||"Al Natural"||Luny Tunes and Noriega||3:33|
|5||"Pa' Que Retozen"||DJ Joe and Rafy Mercenario||2:31|
|8||"No Me La Explota"||Coo-keea and Gerardo Cruet||Eddie Dee||4:39|
|10||"Guasa Guasa"||Luny Tunes & Noriega||4:00|
|13||"Salte del Medio"||Echo||3:09|
|16||"Lleva y Trae"||Luny Tunes and Noriega||Jessy||1:52|
|19||"Planté Bandera"||Tempo Alomar||4:14|
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