Don Miguelo

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Don Miguelo
Birth name Miguel Ángel Valerio Lebrón[1]
Born (1981-08-23) August 23, 1981 (age 35)
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Genres Rap, Reggaeton
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001 - present
Labels Mr. 305 Inc.
Notable instruments
Voice

Don Miguelo is a Dominican rapper in the Reggaeton genre. He became famous with his smash hit "La Cola De Motora" and he has twice been awarded with the Casandra Awards.

Career[edit]

Don Miguelo is a singer from San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He won the Revelation Artist category at the 2006 Casandra Awards[2] thanks to the success with his first hit the song “Que Tu Quieres” better known as “ La Cola De Motora” from his first album “Contra El Tiempo”.[2] He later would confess that the success of this song even surprised himself.[3] This disc was mixed and created in the Dominican Republic and includes the work of Rafy Mercenario, Frank Reyes and Monchy & Alexandra.

In the 2012 version of the Casandra Awards he performed in the opening ceremony[4] and won the best Urban Artist category.[5] For receiving his second Casandra Award the Mayor of his native San Francisco de Macoris gave him a plaque as Distinguished son.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Born August 21, 1981[2] as Miguel Ángel Valerio Lebron.[7] Before turning to music, he worked as a tailor, cabinet making and as a Radio DJ.[2] now his girlfriend is Nabila Tapia [8] and they have one child.[7] In July 2012, he served preventive time in jail in San Cristobal due to his ex-wife accusing him of violence towards her and of showing videos of her in sexually compromising positions.[7][8][9] He was released from jail in August 2012 after paying a RD$100,000 bail and his ex-wife being granted a restraining order.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valerio and the second or maternal family name is Lebrón.
  2. ^ a b c d Galán, Virginia (2006-08-09). "Don Miguelo: "Hacen falta reggaetoneros que trabajen"". Diario Libre (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  3. ^ Valdera, Emely (2012-05-02). "10 temas que identifican al género". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  4. ^ Liriano, Cristina (2012-03-13). "Artistas criollos recibieron su Casandra 2012". El Dia (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  5. ^ Galán, Virginia (2012-04-12). "Don Miguelo celebrará su Casandra en San Francisco". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  6. ^ Nova, José (2012-04-16). "Don Miguelo, hijo distinguido que disfruta el éxito" [Don Miguelo, distinguished son who enjoys success]. El Caribe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  7. ^ a b c Cruz Benzán, Ramón (2012-07-13). "Juez dicta prisión contra Don Miguelo". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  8. ^ a b Aybar Rivas, Linabel (2012-07-30). "Corte de Apelación conocerá el 6 de agosto el reclamo de Don Miguelo". Acento.com.do (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  9. ^ "Don Miguelo atribuye su prisión preventiva a gente que "hace maldad"". Acento.com.do (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Dejan libre al reguetonero Don Miguelo, con pago de fianza de 100 mil pesos". Acento.com.do (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 

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