Raulín Rosendo

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A Dominican Republic-born singer transplanted to New York City, salsa star Raulín Rosendo was born in Santo Domingo on August 30, 1957. Steeped in the rhythms of Afro-Antilles music throughout his childhood, he began his performing career at the age of 12 as a member of the merengue group El Chivo y Su Banda, later appearing with acts including Fernando Villalona, Conjunto Clásico and Los Vecinos. Known as “The Angry Sonero”, Rosendo made his solo debut with 1990's Salsa, Solamente Salsa;[1] by 1993 he was recording in New York with producer Ricky Gonzalez, scoring the hits Amor en Secreto & Santo Domingo.

Different projects kept Rosendo resurging with success, but in 1995 his record “Uno Se Cura” became the most sold album of the year, and he was nominated for a Cassandra Award and an A.C.E. Award in New York. The subsequent success of albums including ¡Lo Maximo!, 1995's Dominicano Para El Mundo, 1997's ¡Contrólate! & 1998's Llego la Ley established him among the biggest salsa performers of the period. Donde Me Coja la Noche followed in 1999.

Discography & Videography[edit]

Most popular albums[edit]

  • 1998 Non Stop Doble Exitos '99
  • 1997 Controlate
  • 1995 El Sonero Que El Pueblo Prefiere


  • 2006 Dame otra opportunidad
  • 2003 La fama es peligrosa
  • 2002 De aquí pa' allá
  • 2001 Raulín en Venezuela
  • 1999 Donde me coja la noche
  • 1998 Llegó la ley
  • 1997 ¡Simplemente Controlate!
  • 1995 Dominicano para el mundo
  • 1995 El sonero que el pueblo prefiere
  • 1993 ¡Lo máximo!
  • 1992 El salsero del Pueblo
  • 1991 Mamá vieja
  • 1990 Salsa, Solamente Salsa

Box Set/Compilation[edit]

  • 2002 Historia de éxitos
  • 1998 Non Stop Doble éxitos '99
  • 1997 Disco de Oro


  • 1997 Contrólate' Salsa [Video]
  • 1997 Sonero que el pueblo prefiere [Video]
  • 1997 Dominicano para el mundo [Video]

Also Appears On[edit]

  • 2004 Lo mejor de lo mejor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1993-03-06. p. 38. Retrieved 31 March 2011.