|Birth name||Pedro René Peralta Soto|
|Also known as||Chichi Peralta|
|Born||July 9, 1966|
|Origin||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Genres||Merengue, salsa, Latin pop, son, guaguancó, bachata|
|Occupation(s)||musician, songwriter, composer, record producer|
Pedro René Peralta Soto (born July 9, 1966), better known as Chichi Peralta, is a musician, songwriter, composer and producer from the Dominican Republic.
His music is rich in fusion of Latin rhythms with elements of world music. He has combined the son music with jazz, merengue and pop, African rhythms, hip hop, rap, bachata, guaguancó, Brazilian rhythms, plena, salsa, vallenato, cumbia, symphonic textures, Arabic rhythms and exotic instruments from India and Japan, among others.
Chichi Peralta was born on July 9, 1966 in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. His musical career began at the age of four, when he built his first drum.
The first album Peralta released was Pa' Otro La'o, on which all the tracks were self-edited and produced. Many fans agree that his first album is his best work. In 2000, he released the album De Vuelta al Barrio, which won the Best Merengue Album at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards. In 2005 he released yet another album, Más Que Suficiente, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album at the 2006 Latin Grammys, and also won many other international prizes. In 2007, Peralta was declared the Dominican Republic's goodwill ambassador. In 2009, he released his new album De Aquel Lao' Del Rio which features a mixture of merengue and contemporary Japanese music. The album's first single is "Amor Samurai".
He has also contributed to the documentary Orgullo de Mi Tierra Samaná, Orgullo de Mi Tierra Puerto Plata and Orgullo de Mi Tierra Barahona.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Pa' Otro La'o||
|De Vuelta al Barrio||
|Mas Que Suficiente||
|De Aquel La'o del Rio||
|De Que Viene, Viene||
|Fuego en la esquina
Llegó la hora
Limón con sal
Pa' otro la'o
Sol de Verano
|Pa' Otro La'o|
|Baila venga, Chichi
De Vuelta al Barrio
El beso de Judas
Si no te veo
|De Vuelta al Barrio|
Más Que Suficiente
|Más Que Suficiente|
La Negra Bella
|De Aquel La'o del Río|
La Hamaca de Dios
De Que Viene, Viene
|De Que Viene, Viene|
|Inside Japan||Inside Japan Documentary|
|Mi ritmo Zumba
- Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards, 1998 – Revelación del Año – Género Tropical (Breakthrough Artist of the Year – Tropical Genre)
- Latin Grammy Awards, 2001 – Best Merengue Album (De Vuelta al Barrio)
- Latin Grammy Awards, 2006 – Best Contemporary Tropical Album (Más que Suficiente)
- Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards, 2007 – Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year
- Latin Albums for Chichi Peralta Billboard.com
- Tropical Albums for Chichi Peralta Billboard.com
- "Pa' Otro la 'o by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Chichi Peralta con nuevo tema titulado "Con Fe"" (in Spanish). cristianosaldia.org. November 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
- "El Gran Rex Colmado Ovacionó a CHICHI PERALTA" (in Spanish). americasalsa.com. April 19, 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
- "De Vuelta al Barrio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "De Aquel La'o Del Rio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "De Que Viene, Viene by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
- *2006 Latin Grammy Nominees and Winners (in Spanish, English and Portuguese)
- Official website (in Spanish and English)
- Chichi Peralta biography and discography at World Music Central