Farruko

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Farruko
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Farruko in concert
Background information
Birth name Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado
Also known as
  • Farruko
  • Farru
  • The Most Powerful Rookie
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 27)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website farruko.com

Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado (born May 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Farruko, is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. He rose to fame collaborating with heavyweight artists such as Daddy Yankee, Jory, and J Alvarez. He came to prominence in 2010 with his debut studio album, El Talento Del Bloque.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Beginning[edit]

Farruko began his career in 2009. He credits Myspace with helping him start his career because it helped him create a fan base that would, ultimately, result in him becoming a popular singer.[2] As his style developed he typically directed his music to younger people and relationships. As his songs grew in popularity online, Puerto Rican radio stations picked up on the internet hype and began to broadcast Farruko to a wider audience, solidifying his presence in the Reggaeton scene.

Rise to fame[edit]

Farruko was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album in 2012.[3] In the Summer of 2014, Farruko's success would be forever changed by his new songs, "Passion Whine" and "6 AM", both with J Balvin, reaching spots 1 and 2 respectively, surpassing his own self and the success of 6 AM. Passion Whine ranked on the Top Latin Songs list, published by Monitor Latino, for 26 consecutive weeks. Alternating between the first 20 positions for such a long time is considered very impressive and was seen as a great achievement. The song "6 AM" earned him nominations twice at Premios Juventud for Best Urban Fusion/Performance for "6 AM" and Best Urban Song at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Arrest[edit]

On April 3, 2018, Farruko was arrested in Puerto Rico, accused of hiding $52,000 in undeclared cash in shoes and luggage when returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic.

Tours[edit]

  • 2010–2011: El Talento Del Bloque Tour
  • 2012: TMPR Tour
  • 2013: El Imperio Nazza Farruko Edition Tour
  • 2015: Los Menores Tour Bus
  • 2016: Visionary World Tour
  • 2017: TrapXFicante Tour

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2009: "No Me Atrevo"
  • 2009: "Cositas Raras"
  • 2009: "Cositas Raras (Reggaeton Remix)" (featuring Ñengo Flow)
  • 2009: "El Reloj No Se Detiene" (featuring Kendo Kaponi)
  • 2009: "Party Bus" (featuring Kelmitt)
  • 2009: "Bla Bla Bla"
  • 2009: "La Ducha"
  • 2010: "Apaga La Luz"
  • 2011: "Conmigo No Pueden"
  • 2012: "Me Voy"
  • 2012: "Desenmascarando Un Lobo"
  • 2012: "Prospero Año Nuevo"
  • 2013: "Prospero Año Nuevo 2"
  • 2014: "El Exorcista"
  • 2014: "Baby Si Tu" (featuring Ken-Y)
  • 2014: "Dicen Que El Amor" (featuring Miguelo and Big Lou)
  • 2014: "Mordios A La 321" (featuring Benny Benni, Pusho, Franco El Gorilla, Pacho & Cirilo, Miky Woodz)
  • 2014: "Si No Te Tengo" (featuring Tony Dize)
  • 2015: "Bye Bye"
  • 2015: "Sunset"
  • 2015: "Chapi Chapi"
  • 2015: "Coscu vs. Farruko The 24/7"
  • 2015: "Papi Champú"
  • 2015: "Te va a doler"
  • 2015: "Visionary"
  • 2015: "Sunset" (featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam)
  • 2015: "Obsesionado"
  • 2016: "Chillax" (featuring Ky-Mani Marley)
  • 2017: "Don't Let Go"
  • 2017: "Krippy Kush" (featuring Bad Bunny)
  • 2017: "TrapXficante (RIP Almighty)"
  • 2018: "Mi Forma de Ser"
  • 2018: "Coolant"
  • 2018: "Fuego" (featuring El Micha)
  • 2018: "Inolvidable"

Featured on[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farruko, Allmusic". Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Gomez, Luis (August 18, 2015). "Interview: Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Farruko eyeing U.S. market". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ Romero, Angie (September 25, 2012). "Latin Grammy Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees". ABC News. Retrieved 30 May 2018.

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