Gente de Zona

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Gente D' Zona
Gente de Zona 1.JPG
Alexander Delgado, Randy Malcom.
Background information
Origin Havana, Cuba
Genres Reggaeton, merengue
Years active 2000–present
Members Alexander Delgado
Randy Malcom
Frank Palacios (Producer)

Gente de Zona or Gente D' Zona (slang term for "people from the/of the neighborhood") is a Cuban reggaeton (cubaton) group founded by Alexander Delgado in 2000. The group combines this rhythm with more traditional forms of Cuban music in order to attract the youngsters.

History[edit]

Gente D' Zona is one of the most famous groups of Cuban reggaeton.

The group began in 2000 when several rappers met at Alamar, a coastal suburb east of Havana, known as the birthplace of Cuban hip-hop. The name of the group, Gente D' Zona, reflects where they came from in Alamar.

Alexander then met Michel Delgado, "El Karo" and both started playing at parties and official rooms Guanabacoa and Regla and especially Alamar, its territory. In its start as fans come in different houses Culture as Alamar, Guanabacoa and Regla but mainly in the area of his home where he quickly earned the public and supporters and participate in international festivals held annually rap in our country where in addition, Alexander was responsible for the animation for three consecutive years. Later formed part of the Hermanos Saiz Association and it is not until the year 2002 starting his career in the company Antonio María Romeu appearing around the country. In July 2005 Gente D' Zona still composed of Alexander and Michel, became part of the catalog of the Cuban Rap Agency, and a more mature work of its kind, always mixing with our rhythms and considering market requirements.

Until, in 2005, Michel left the group. With the departure of Michel, Alexander called Jacob Forever director of the non-professional group Made in Cuba who had done important work with Pachito Alonso, Eddy K, among others. Nando Pro also came to join as a music producer and DJ, and Gente D'Zona left their original format of two members to be Jacob Forever, Alexander and Nando Pro.

Zone D'people on stage can establish close communication with large numbers of young people and the general public to follow their presentations because of their stage performance and quality at work growing daily the number of people who use it. No doubt they have become one of the most prominent groups, exponents of reggaeton in Cuba, convinced that here to stay and that's what it sounds better now. His fame was evident with the album now sounds better than I vol II, with songs like "I like the artists" and "Animals", which came to lead the charts not only in Cuba but also in places like Miami where are the undisputed number one Antillean reggaeton and in much of Europe, a continent that perform at least two annual tours. In March 2013 Gente D' Zona announced the separation of Alexander and Jacob Forever. Alexander follows with Gente D'Zona name alongside Randy, a former singer and Charanga habanera, Jacob continues his solo career with Nando Pro and Dani, a former member of the group (DpuntoD).

The 2014 holds for him a year of outstanding success at Gente D'Zone, after recording with Enrique Iglesias theme Descemer Bueno "Bailando" was catapulted into the international arena and are in first place in the international hits. "bailando" People gave Gente D' Zona possible to break through, especially in the U.S. market, where it is so difficult to get the music of Cuban artists living in Cuba. Right now (June 2014) is located at number one in the Top Latin Songs. He has also been successful in Europe. Participated in the ceremony of the Billboard Awards to interpret the song, and it was a real shock. Thereby leaving the door open for many Cuban artists.

Other: Boston Red Sox Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes uses the song "El Animal" as his walk up song

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Lo Mejor Que Suena Ahora
A Full
  • Released: July 19, 2010[2]
  • Label: Planet Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Oro: Lo Nuevo y Lo Mejor
  • Released: April 30, 2012[3]
  • Label: Planet Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

Reissued albums[edit]

List of reissued albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Lo Mejor Que Suena Ahora v2.0
  • Released: July 25, 2008[4]
  • Label: Planet Records, Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
RHYTHM

[5]
VEN
[6]
"Le Gustan Los Artistas" 2008 Lo Mejor Que Suena Ahora
"Pinocho" 2013 Non-album single
"Yo Quiero"
(featuring Pitbull)
2014 15 9
"Ponte Bonita"
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
COL
[7]
MEX
[8]
SPA
[9]
US
[10]
US
LATIN

[11]
US
RHYTHM

[5]
US
TROP

[12]
VEN
[6]
"Dame Una Noche"
(DJ Chino featuring Gente de Zona, Fito Blanko & Fuego)
2014 N/A
"Bailando"
(Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno)
1 1 1 12 1 1 17 Sex and Love
"Tu Me Quemas"
(Chino & Nacho feat. Gente de Zona and Los Cadillacs)
6 27 1 1 N/A
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lo Mejor Que Suena Ahora - Reggaeton by Gente de Zona". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "A Full by Gente de Zona". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oro - Lo Nuevo y Lo Mejor by Gente de Zona". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lo Mejor Que Suena Ahora v2.0 by Gente de Zona". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Latin Rhythm Songs by Gente de Zona". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Songs of Gente de Zona charted in Record Report Top 100 chart:
    • "Bailando":"Top 100". Record Report. R.R. Digital C.A. 2 September 2014. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. 
    • "Tu Me Quemas": "Top 100". Record Report. R.R. Digital C.A. 1 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. 
    • "Yo Quiero": "Top 100". Record Report. R.R. Digital C.A. 17 September 2014. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Songs of Gente de Zona charted in Colombian charts (National-Report):
  8. ^ Mexican Airplay for Gente de Zona Billboard.com
  9. ^ Songs of Gente de Zona in Spanish Singles Chart:
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271393712985247.1073741838.167176543406965&type=3
  11. ^ "Archivio" (Select the appropriate category in Scegli la sezione, -- in both the Seleziona settimana e anno fields, enter Gente de Zona in Artista and click on Avvia la ricerca) (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/search_certifications.asp?search=Enrique+Iglesias+Bailando
  13. ^ http://www.elportaldemusica.es/cancion-8098-14832-enrique-iglesias-bailando

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