|Birth name||Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado|
|Born||May 2, 1991|
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado (born May 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Farruko, is a Puerto Rican rapper and singer. He rose to fame collaborating with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Don Omar, and J Álvarez. He came to prominence in 2010 with his first solo album, El Talento del Bloque.
2007–2011: Career beginnings
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. In 2011, Farruko appears on a song with José Feliciano called "Su Hija Me Gusta". 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
Farruko was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album in 2012. In the summer of 2014, Farruko's hit songs, "Passion Whine" and "6 AM", both with J Balvin, "6 AM" 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", "Quiéreme", and "Calma" (remix). Farruko has collaborated with many artists including Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Ricky Martin, and Wisin & Yandel.
In 2014, Farruko and his manager, Franklin Martínez, cofounded the music label, Carbon Fiber Music, which as of 2022 has 9 artists signed to the music label.
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. 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. However, Farruko did not actually retire and is scheduled to resume performing in May 2023.
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. As of 2017, he had a net worth of $3 million.
- 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
- El Talento del Bloque (2010)
- The Most Powerful Rookie (2012)
- Farruko Presenta: Los Menores (2014)
- Visionary (2015)
- TrapXFicante (2017)
- Gangalee (2019)
- En Letra de Otro (2019)
- La 167 (2021)
Awards and nominations
- "Farruko". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 15, 2023. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- Gomez, Luis (August 18, 2015). "Interview: Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Farruko eyeing U.S. market". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- "Farruko: "Un honor grabar con Feliciano" - Hoy Digital". November 15, 2011. Archived from the original on November 15, 2011.
- Romero, Angie (September 25, 2012). "Latin Grammy Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees". ABC News. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- "Pedro Capó Talks 'Calma' Success, Teaming With Farruko and Alicia Keys, & Landing His First Hot 100 Hit". MSN. Archived from the original on December 11, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- "Farruko & Bad Bunny's 'La Cartera' Video: Watch". Billboard. September 25, 2019. Archived from the original on March 3, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
- Licon, Adriana Gomez (February 17, 2022). "Reggaeton star Farruko roils fans by preaching about God". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on February 18, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
- Vega, Isabella (February 14, 2022). "Farruko Announces Retirement, Turns Latest Show into Sunday Service". Remezcla. Archived from the original on February 15, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
- "Lineup". 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. January 13, 2023. Archived from the original on January 30, 2023. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
- "Judge Orders Three Years Probation for Farruko". Billboard. June 13, 2019. Archived from the original on March 3, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
- Gomez, Shirley (July 18, 2017). "Richest Reggaeton Artists: 15 Urban Music Singers with Fat Bank Accounts and Fit Bodies". Latin Times. Newsweek Media Group. Archived from the original on November 22, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
- "Gangalee Tour 2020: Highlights From Farruko's Miami Concert". Billboard. January 26, 2020. Archived from the original on March 3, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.