|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 Dominican musician, songwriter, composer and producer.
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 Trópico Adentro, but it was released independently and only in the Dominican Republic. His first album released internationally was Pa' Otro La'o, on which all the tracks were self-edited and produced. In 2000, he released the album De Vuelta al Barrio, which won the Best Merengue Album at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards and great critical acclaim. 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 for his contributions to Dominican culture. In 2009, he released his latest album De Aquel Lao' del Río which was released independently, and features a mixture of Dominican music genres with elements of world music. The album's first single was "Amor Samurai", which is a mix between Dominican bachata and Japanese music.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Pa' Otro La'o||
|De Vuelta al Barrio||
|Más Que Suficiente||
|De Aquel La'o del Río||
|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 Archived April 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish, English and Portuguese)