Tito El Bambino

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Tito El Bambino
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Tito "El Bambino" on January 31, 2011
Background information
Birth name Efraín David Fines Nevares
Born (1981-10-05) October 5, 1981 (age 32)
Origin Puerto Rico
Genres Reggaeton, Latin pop
Years active 1996–present
Labels On Fire Music
Website [1]

Efraín David Fines Nevares (born October 5, 1981) known professionally as Tito "El Bambino" is a Puerto Rican recording artist. He rose to fame as Tito of the duo Héctor & Tito.

In 2010 his song, "El Amor", written with Joan Ortiz Espada, was awarded Latin Song of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).[1] He was awarded Songwriter of the Year at the 2011 ASCAP.[2]

Musical career[edit]

1996–2004: Héctor & Tito[edit]

Tito and his partner released a number of hit songs in their native Puerto Rico, including "Amor de Colegio" (ft. Don Omar), "Felina", "Baila Morena" (ft. Glory), and "No Le Temas a Él", a song which not only raised their popularity, it helped raise popularity for the then up-and-coming Trebol Clan. After years of working together, they separated, but not before releasing a final album, Season Finale, which featured some of their greatest hits. The duo broke up due to Tito's belief of disloyalty from Hector.[citation needed]

Héctor y Tito released their first album in 1998. Together they became reggaeton stars after releasing several successful albums and making appearances in several compilations. They became one of the most sought-out duos in the genre. Both became the first reggaeton artists to sell out a massive concert in Puerto Rico, opening the path to other artists such as Tego Calderón, Daddy Yankee and others. Bakalao stars

2004–2006: Solo career and Top of the Line[edit]

After much delay, his first solo album was released, Top of the Line. The album was a hit, reaching #1 in Puerto Rico and knocking R.K.M & Ken-Y's album, Masterpiece, to #2.

Top of the Line featured 20 new songs, with collaboration from artists such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Beenie Man. It featured quite a number of hits, such as "Caile", "Mía" (ft. Daddy Yankee), "Tu Cintura" (ft. Don Omar), "Flow Natural" (ft. Beenie Man and Deevani) "Secreto", "Máximo", "Tuve Que Morir" and "Me Da Miedo" among others.

Top of the Line/El Internacional is a limited edition of Tito's first album Top of the Line. It features 5 bonus new songs that were not included in the original version: "Siente El Boom (Remix)", "Enamorado", "Calentándote", "Bailarlo" and "Voy a Mí". The first single of the album is "Siente El Boom (Remix)" that is a big hit in Argentina. "Siente El Boom" is also on Chosen Few II: El Documental featuring Randy.[citation needed]

In Top of The Line: El Internacional, the remix features Randy, along with his partner Jowell, & De La Ghetto. The second single recently released, "Enamorado", did not get a lot of airplay as "Siente El Boom" was still a hit on Puerto Rico's radio stations. "Siente El Boom" expanded throughout Latin America, peaking at #14 in the Billboard Hot Latin charts. Apparently "Enamorado" got cancelled and now the third single is "Bailarlo" that's starting to get airplay on the radio and a video has already been released.[citation needed]

2007–2008: It's My Time[edit]

It's My Time is the second album by Tito "El Bambino" released on October 2, 2007. The first single Solo Dime que Sí received notable airplay on the radio. The artists featured on It's My Time are R.K.M & Ken-Y in "Fans", Pharrell in "Booty", Toby Love in "La Busco", Jadiel in "Sol, Playa y Arena" with Arcangel and Franco "El Gorila" on the remix and with many other hits like "En La Disco" Olga Tañón on the remix and "El Tra".

2009–2010: El Patrón[edit]

El Patrón is Tito El Bambino's third solo CD. The hit, Vamos Pa'l Agua, was released before the CD to let fans know what lay ahead, but was ultimately not included in the album. The CD includes his fellow reggaeton artists Zion y Lennox and Plan B. Some chart toppers of this album include "El Amor" and "Under", which also have chart topping videos. "El Amor" was officially remixed four times with four different artists: Yolandita Monge, Jenny Rivera, Chiky Flow, and La India.[citation needed]

In February 2011, Tito El Bambino's label, On Fire Music approached producer duo group GrüvStar to create the official dance remix of the song "Llueve El Amor" to support the record during mix show play at Latin Urban radio stations.

Tito is also trying his hand as a producer, with his label On Fire Music.

2011-2012: El Patrón: Invencible[edit]

His younger brother now known in his disc, "Invencible," by his artist name, Emanuel El Bambi. Tito has said that he will still be doing this type of music 10 years from now.

2012-2013: Invicto[edit]

On May 26, 2012 Tito released the first promotional single of the album called "Dame La Ola", and a month after, he released the video of this single. In October, Tito released "Por Qué Les Mientes", a duet with Marc Anthony, as the single for his new album. On November 19, 2012, he released his new album "Invicto", and on the same day, Tito also released the music video for "Por Qué Les Mientes".

Personal life[edit]

Tito married Jessica Santiago in January 2005 after a seven-year relationship and got a divorce in 2009. Tito has a daughter, Jeinaliz Fines, from a previous relationship.[citation needed]. In addition, Tito has another son, Gabriel Efraín Fines, with his partner Priscilla Hernández.

Discography[edit]

Reviews and controversies[edit]

In Chile on February 3, 2012, after participating in the Festival of Iquique, Tito has been harshly criticized by social networks, following his statements in support of the controversial SOPA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latin Song of the Year.
  2. ^ Tito "El Bambino" Named Songwriter of the Year at 19th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards http://www.ascap.com/press/2011/0325_Latin_Awards.aspx

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