Divino

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Divino
Birth name Dániel Velázquez
Also known as El Más Que cánta
Born New York
Origin Ponce, Puerto Rico
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993-2010, 2013–present
Labels
Associated acts DJ Playero, Angel & Khriz, Baby Rasta & Gringo, J Alvarez, Jowell & Randy, Baby Ranks

Divino is a Puerto Rican reggaeton artist,[1] whose real name is Daniel Velazquez.

Career[edit]

Divino began his career at the age of fifteen, when his family moved from The Bronx, New York, to Ponce, Puerto Rico, while working a day job as an assistant in a juvenile institution.

His brother, K2 Young, had made in-roads in the reggaetón genre as a member of DJ Playero's crew. He was friends with Baby Ranks, with whom he often performed. Divino decided that it was his brother's fate to conquer the genre, while his own musical aspirations faded to the background. In 1999, Divino's brother was killed, only one day after celebrating his 21st birthday. Baby Ranks then asked Divino to join him on a track he was recording for the production Darwins The Music II. Later, they joined forces again for the hit Quiero Esa Nena from DJ Nelsons The Flow: Sweet Dreams. Impressed by Divino's voice and his unique songwriting abilities, other artists began requesting that he appear on their records.

Perhaps the most pivotal release in Divino's career was the song Quiero Saber, which he recorded for the compilation album MVP which sold over 100,000 copies in 2002. Shortly thereafter, José Angel Gocho Torres, the producer of MVP, teamed up with Raúl López, CEO of Luar Music and MVP Records.

Gocho approached Divino and asked if he would be interested in signing to the upstart label of MVP Records, Divino quickly agreed. In 2003, he released his solo album Todo A Su Tiempo, which included such hits as the Daddy Yankee collaboration Se Activaron Los Anormales, Super Gangsteril featuring Polaco, Ya Estoy Llegando, and the ballad Dile Mar. But the most meaningful song for Divino was the profoundly personal Una Lágrima, a tribute to his late brother. Divino briefly was a part of the label Drama Records owned by Ivy Queen from 2007 to 2008 where he released one single "Pobre Corazón" for her album Sentimiento (2007).

Moved by his introspective lyrics and his distinctive flow, audiences and critics alike began to take note. Todo A Su Tiempo achieved gold status and Divino earned two nominations for the 2004 Billboard Awards: one for Best New Artist and another for Best Tropical Album.

Since then, Divino has released such hits as Llégale, featured in Hector El Father Presenta Los Anormales and Un Simple Bandolero, featured in MVP 2:The Grand Slam. With reggaetón earning international acclaim and Divino poised for even greater success, MVP Records released Todo A Su Tiempo: Platinum Edition on 2006. The album includes original recordings from Todo A Su Tiempo, and the hits Noche de Travesura, Un Simple Bandolero and Llégale, with two brand new songs, Amor de Una Noche and Para Donde Voy. He is also recording his second solo album, Por Experiencias Propias.

Discography[edit]

Studio album:

Mixtape:

singles[edit]

  • Se activaron los anormales feat.Daddy yankee
  • Hoy te vas
  • Supér gansteril
  • Una lágrima
  • Tres perros
  • Amor de una noche
  • LLegale
  • Noche de travesura feat.Héctor the father
  • Las noches son tristes feat.Angel & Krhiz
  • Pobre corazón
  • Mochila de amor (Remix)in featuring with miguelito
  • Mi vida
  • Conmigo siempre
  • Más fuerte que ayer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashraf, Arooj (15 September 2010). "Divino, Miranda, De León perform at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". La Presna. Retrieved 4 August 2011.