Roberto Blades

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Roberto Blades
Birth nameRoberto Bellido de Luna
Born (1962-07-02) 2 July 1962 (age 56) Chiriquí, Panama
GenresSalsa music
Years active1981 - present
LabelsFania Records

Roberto Blades is a Panamanian Salsa singer. His most popular songs are "Ya No Regreso Contigo", "Lagrimas", "Poquita Fe", "Casco", "Detalles", "El Artista Famoso", "Victima de Afecto", "Flor Dormida" and "Si Estuvieras Conmigo" among many more. He is the younger brother of singer Rubén Blades.

In 2002, Roberto Blades won the Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album.[1] He has not released a new album since preferring to work as a songwriter and producer.

In June 2010, Blades appeared on Dateline NBC to discuss Joran van der Sloot. According to Blades, he witnessed van der Sloot's behavior on the night of the death of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez.[2]


  1. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  2. ^ Hansen, Chris (2010-06-11). "Deadly Connection?". Dateline NBC. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-27.