|Birth name||Edward E. Bello Pou|
|Also known as||
|Born||Barahona, Dominican Republic|
Bello is the second son of Maria Luisa Pou. He has four sisters. At age five, he emigrated from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico and a year later from PR to Miami, Florida where he lived until he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School. While at school, Bello spent most of his time in class writing and composing songs. He would walk down the hallways singing the songs he would write during class.
After high school, Bello moved with his family to New York, where he studied music at the Bronx Community College. While in New York he also worked at a furniture store, in the department of Medicare, and for a bank.
After living in the United States for over 20 years, he returned to the Dominican Republic.
He has recorded several promotional albums, since 1999 when he started his career but are not considered official albums from El Cata's discography and are no longer available. In 2009 he released his official debut studio album El Malo through Allegro/Planet Records, which includes the singles "Loca Con Su Tiguere", "Pa' la Esquinita" and "El Que Brilla Brilla". This year he also recorded a remix of "Loca Con Su Tiguere", featuring Voltio and Ñejo & Dalmata, also the remix of "Ella Quiere Coro Conmigo" featuring Yenz and shared credits on Pitbull's smash single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" as co-writer of the song. As of 2010, he collaborated again on Pitbull's track "Watagatapitusberry" from Pitbull's album Armando. The song also featured Rapper record-producer Lil Jon, Sensato and Black Point. Also collaborated with Gloria Estefan, Yuri-Mexico, Wyclef J; Vakero, Ñejo y Dalmata, Julio Voltio, Secreto E.F.V; Elvis Crespo, Osmani Garcia, Dylan & Lenny, Chacal, Gente De Zona, Juan Magan, among others.. (Soundcloud and YouTube for ElCataRatata) This young talent has brought out to market his own line of watches name brand "El Cata" and not only that he also appears as an actor in some movies filmed in the Dominican Republic.
In 2010, Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira covered his single as "Loca", in which he also raps. He is also featured on the Spanish version of the track "Rabiosa" from Shakira's album Sale el Sol.
|El Representante Del Género||
|El Tigre/Chillin-Singles by Singles||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2008||"Loca Con Su Tiguere"||—||—||El Malo|
|2009||"Pa' la Esquinita"||—||—|
|"El Que Brilla Brilla"||—||—|
|2011||"Colesterol de Amor"||—||—||El Representante Del Género|
|2012-13-14-15 and 16||"No Me Duele" "Como Te Olvido" "Ella Quiere" "Burlao-Rap" "El Que Tiene Calle" "Bucandome To"||—||—||El Tigre|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|2009||"Ella Quiere Coro Conmigo" (Remix)
(Yenz featuring El Cata)
(Pitbull featuring Lil Jon, Sensato del Patio, Black Point and El Cata)
(Shakira featuring El Cata)
|Sale el Sol|
(Shakira featuring El Cata)
|"Wanna be Yours"
(PW featuring El Cata)
(Kat DeLuna featuring El Cata)
|—||—||—||—||—||Viva Out Loud|
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