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Cali & Dandee
Cali (right) and Dandee (left) in 2017
Cali (right) and Dandee (left) in 2017
Background information
OriginCali, Colombia
GenresPop, Urbano
Years active2009–present
LabelsUniversal Music Spain
MembersAlejandro Rengifo (Cali)
Mauricio Rengifo (Dandee)[1]

Cali & El Dandee[1] are a Colombian Latin Pop Music urban duo, consisting of brothers Alejandro Rengifo (Cali) and Mauricio Rengifo (Dandee). They started their career in 2008 and have been together since. Besides singing, Dandee is also active as a producer. He co-produced Luis Fonsi's major hit "Despacito".

Their biggest hits are "Gol", "Volver","Move Your Body","Tus Ojos", "Lento", "La Muda". Their most successful singles "Por Fin Te Encontré" and "Yo Te Esperaré" have received more than 800 million and 370 million views respectively on YouTube. Their debut album 3 A.M. was released on July 10, 2012, on record company Universal Music Spain.[2]

In 2012, Cali & El Dandee collaborated with Spanish singer David Bisbal in the Spanish official anthem for Euro 2012, "No hay 2 sin 3".

Award and records[edit]

The group have received several nominations in the Premios Nuestra Tierra.

On July 11, 2011 the group received a Double Platinum certification by PROMUSICAE for sales of 80,000 copies of their single "Yo Te Esperaré" in Spain. The song, which is about love, includes lyrics such as "even though my life's over, I'll wait for you" and "we'll walk along the sea". At the same time, their second single "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)", featuring David Bisbal, achieved Gold with sales over 20,000 copies. "Yo Te Esperaré" and "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)" were the second and the tenth best selling singles of 2012 in Spain.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
3 A.M.
  • Released: 1 January 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: 7 May 2020
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: 25 February 2022
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Formats: Streaming
80 RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

"Te tocó perder" 2009 Non-album singles
"Ven a mí"
"Ram Pam Pam"
"Super sonica" 2010
"La muda"
(feat. Kevin Roldan)
"No necesito más"
"No me mires así"
"Yo te esperaré" 2011 1 3 A.M.
"Gol" 24
"Move your body" Non-album single
"La playa"
(feat. Natalia Bautista)
2012 22 3 A.M.
"No hay 2 sin 3 (Gol)"
(feat. David Bisbal)
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold[10]
"No digas nada (Déja vú)" 2013 3
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold[10]
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]
"Te necesito (Déja vú)" 37
"Por siempre" 30 Zipi & Zape y el Club de la Canica (Banda Sonora Original)
(with Bonka and Kevin Florez)
2014 Non-album singles
"Vivo ahora"
(feat. Lucas Arnau)
"Por fin te encontré"
(feat. Juan Magán and Sebastián Yatra)
45 20 1 47
(feat. Shaggy)
2017 6
  • FIMI: Gold[12]
  • PROMUSICAE: 3× Platinum[10]
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[6]
"La estrategia" 95
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[6]
"Sirena" 2018 57 49
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold[10]
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]
"Por Que Te Vas"
(with Tini)
Quiero Volver
"Ay corazón" 2019 64 Non-album singles
"Sólo mía"
(with Greeicy Rendón and Jhay Cortez)
"Solo Quiero (Somebody to Love)"
(with Leona Lewis and Juan Magán)
"Tequila sunrise"
(with Rauw Alejandro)
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]
"Voy por ti"
(with Piso 21)
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]
(with Aitana)
  • PROMUSICAE: 2× Platinum[10]
11 Razones
"Borracho de amor"
(with Reik)
2020 Colegio
"Tu nombre"
(with Mike Bahía)
(with Sebastián Yatra)
24 39
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[6]
(with Danna Paola)
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum (Latin)[6]
"Yo No Te Olvido"
(with Luis Fonsi)
2021 TBA
(with Aitana)

As featured artist[edit]

  • 2015: "Pon el alma en el juego" (with Dulce María, D-Niss, Luciano Pereyra y Sam Alves)
  • 2016: "Mil tormentas" (Morat feat. Cali y el Dandee)
  • 2016: "Traicionera" (Sebastian Yatra, Cosculluela)
  • 2017: "Loca" (Maite Perroni feat. Cali y el Dandee)
  • 2017: "Tu me obligaste" (Antonio José feat. Cali y el Dandee)
  • 2018: "Como si nada" (Sebastian Yatra, Cali)
  • 2018: "Te voy amar" (Andres Cepeda feat. Cali y el Dandee)
  • 2021: "Mañana" (Álvaro Soler feat. Cali y el Dandee)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Premios 40 Principales[edit]

Premios 40 Principales is an awards ceremony hosted annually by the Spanish radio channel Los 40 Principales.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Cali & El Dandee Best Colombian Act Nominated
2012 "No Hay 2 Sin 3 (Gol)" (with David Bisbal) Best Latin Song Nominated
Yo Te Esperaré Won
Best America Song Nominated
Cali & El Dandee Best Latin Artist Nominated
Best America Urban Act Nominated
Best America Best South Act Nominated
2013 Cali & El Dandee Best Latin Artist Nominated

World Music Awards[edit]

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 No Digas Nada (Dejá Vu) World's Best Song Pending
World's Best Video Pending
Cali & El Dandee World's Best Group Pending

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 Cali & El Dandee Best Latin America Central Act Nominated

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Cali & El Dandee has received four nominations.[14]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 "No Digas Nada" Best Song of the Year Nominated
"No Digas Nada" Best Pop Performance of the Year Nominated
Themselves Best Pop Solo Artist or Group Nominated
"No Digas Nada" Best Music Video Nominated


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  2. ^ "Michel TelĂł y Cali & El Dandee tienen los videos mĂĄs vistos en Youtube | RCN La Radio". RCN Radio. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-02-23.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Top 50 Canciones Anual 2012" (PDF). Promuiscae.es. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  4. ^ Peak chart positions for studio albums in Spain:
  5. ^ "Malibu by Cali y El Dandee". 25 February 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "American certifications – Cali y El Dandee". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Cali Y El Dandee Chart History (Billboard Argentina Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Cali Y El Dandee Chart History (Mexico Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Cali Y El Dandee Portuguese Charts". Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "El porta de Música - Cali Y El Dandee Songs". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Cali Y El Dandee Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  12. ^ a b "FIMI: Certificazioni Archivio". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 6 July 2020. Note: To retrieve the certifications, 1) type in Cali Y El Dandee in the box of "Filtra", 2) select years in the box of "Anno", 3) select "Singoli" in the box of "Sezione", 4) click Enter
  13. ^ "Nada - Single by Cali y El Dandee & Danna Paola". 13 August 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  14. ^ Premios Nuestra Tierra received to Jorge Celedón: