Farruko

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Farruko
Farruko in 2015
Farruko in 2015
Background information
Birth nameCarlos Efrén Reyes Rosado
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 31)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2007–2022[1]
Labels
Websitefarruko.com

Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado (born May 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Farruko, is a retired Puerto Rican singer and rapper. He rose to fame collaborating with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Don Omar and J Álvarez. He came to prominence in 2010 with his debut studio album, El Talento Del Bloque.[2]

Career[edit]

2007–2011: Career beginnings[edit]

Farruko began his career in 2009. He credits Myspace with helping him create a fan base that would eventually result in him becoming a popular singer.[3] In 2011, Farruko appears on a song with José Feliciano called Su hija me gusta, where a young man tells a father I like your daughter.[4] 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.

2012–2022: Early music[edit]

Farruko was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album in 2012.[5] In the summer of 2014, Farruko's hit songs, "Passion Whine" and "6 AM", both with J Balvin, 6AM changed Farruko's career for the best, both songs reached spots 1 and 2, respectively."Passion Whine" ranked on the Top Latin Songs list, published by Monitor Latino, for 26 consecutive weeks. The song "6 AM" earned Farruko nominations at Premios Juventud for Best Urban Fusion/Performance for "6 AM" and Best Urban Song at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

He has been the lead singer or featured on top performing songs including "Krippy Kush," "Inolvidable," "Quiereme," and "Calma (Remix)."[6] Farruko has collaborated with many artists including Bad Bunny,[7] J Balvin, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Ricky Martin, and Wisin & Yandel.

On June 24, 2021, Farruko released his hit single "Pepas", which has more than 360 million views on YouTube. The song is a mixture of Tribal guarachero and reggaeton.

On February 12, 2022, during a performance at the FTX Arena in Miami, Farruko stopped the concert to give a speech, in which he devoted himself to preaching about God, expressing his problems and asking forgiveness for the lyrics of some of his songs.[8] Responding to complaint of fans, Farruko replied that "Farru is retired and Carlos is here now" and that they will refund the money of dissatisfied attendees.[9]

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 the Dominican Republic for which he was required to do three years of probation.[10] As of 2017, he had a net worth of $3 million.[11]

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
  • 2019: Gangalee Tour[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los fans de Farruko recibieron la noticia que no querían escuchar". Noticias por el Mundo (in Spanish). 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  2. ^ "Farruko, Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Gomez, Luis (August 18, 2015). "Interview: Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Farruko eyeing U.S. market". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Farruko: "Un honor grabar con Feliciano" - Hoy Digital". November 15, 2011. Archived from the original on November 15, 2011.
  5. ^ Romero, Angie (September 25, 2012). "Latin Grammy Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees". ABC News. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pedro Capó Talks 'Calma' Success, Teaming With Farruko and Alicia Keys, & Landing His First Hot 100 Hit". www.msn.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Farruko & Bad Bunny's 'La Cartera' Video: Watch". Billboard. September 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Licon, Adriana Gomez (February 17, 2022). "Reggaeton star Farruko roils fans by preaching about God". Yahoo. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  9. ^ Vega, Isabella (14 February 2022). "Farruko Announces Retirement, Turns Latest Show into Sunday Service". Remezcla. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Judge Orders Three Years Probation for Farruko". Billboard. June 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Gomez, Shirley (July 18, 2017). "Richest Reggaeton Artists: 15 Urban Music Singers with Fat Bank Accounts and Fit Bodies". Latin Times. Newsweek Media Group.
  12. ^ "Gangalee Tour 2020: Highlights From Farruko's Miami Concert". Billboard. January 26, 2020.

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