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Coti performing in May 2007
Background information
Birth name Roberto Fidel Ernesto Sorokin Espasa
Born (1973-06-14) June 14, 1973 (age 44)
Origin Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Genres Rock en español
Instruments vocals
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Luz Mala

Roberto Fidel Ernesto Sorokin Esparza, who performs under the stage name Coti, is an Argentine singer-songwriter, best known for collaborations with other Spanish-language artists like Andrés Calamaro (Arg), Julieta Venegas (Mex), Paulina Rubio (Mex) and Luis Miguel in his last album. His 2005 release, Esta Mañana y Otros Cuentos went gold in both Argentina and Mexico, while going double platinum in Spain.[1]

Early career[edit]

Coti was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, though he moved to Concordia, Entre Ríos at the age of three. Upon returning to Rosario, he joined the group Luz Mala, which recorded an album. He likes performing in Denmark as well.

In the late 1990s, he penned songs for Andrés Calamaro, Julieta Venegas, Paulina Rubio, Natalia Oreiro, Los Enanitos Verdes, Diego Torres, and Alejandro Lerner. Striking out on his own, he released his first album, Coti, in Spain, getting enough air time from the single Antes que ver el sol to secure him a spot as the opening act for the Spanish stop of Shakira's 2003 tour, Tour of the Mongoose. He was a co-writer of songs in Julieta Venegas's Latin Grammy [2] winning album and Grammy album[3] and Latin Grammy winning[4] Limón y Sal.

In 2009, Coti appeared in a music video with Maxi Rodríguez and Diego Forlán, who currently play for Newell's Old Boys and Cerezo Osaka respectively.