Tito El Bambino
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|Tito El Bambino|
Tito "El Bambino" on January 31, 2011
|Birth name||Efraín David Fines Nevares|
|Born||October 5, 1981|
|Origin||Carolina, Puerto Rico|
Efraín David Fines Nevares (born October 5, 1981) known professionally as Tito "El Bambino" is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as Tito of the duo Héctor & Tito.
In 2010, his song, "El Amor", written with Joan Ortiz Espada, was awarded Latin Song of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He was awarded Songwriter of the Year at the 2011 ASCAP.
- 1 Musical career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Discography
- 4 Reviews and controversies
- 5 References
- 6 External links
1996–2004: Héctor & Tito
Tito and his partner released a number of hit songs in their native Puerto Rico, including "Amor de Colegio" (ft. Don Omar), "Felina", "Baila Morena" (ft. Glory), and "No Le Temas a Él", a song which not only raised their popularity, it helped raise popularity for the then up-and-coming Trebol Clan. After years of working together, they separated, but not before releasing a final album, Season Finale, which featured some of their greatest hits. The duo broke up due to Tito's belief of disloyalty from Hector.
Héctor & Tito released their first album in 1998. Together they became reggaeton stars after releasing several successful albums and making appearances in several compilations. They became one of the most sought-out duos in the genre. Both became the first reggaeton artists to sell out a massive concert in Puerto Rico, opening the path to other artists such as Bakalao stars, Tego Calderón, Daddy Yankee and others.
2004–2006: Solo career and Top of the Line
Top of the Line featured 20 new songs, with collaboration from artists such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Beenie Man. It featured quite a number of hits, such as "Caile", "Mía" (ft. Daddy Yankee), "Tu Cintura" (ft. Don Omar), "Flow Natural" (ft. Beenie Man and Deevani) "Secreto", "Máximo", "Tuve Que Morir" and "Me Da Miedo" among others.
Top of the Line/El Internacional is a limited edition of Tito's first album Top of the Line. It features 5 bonus new songs that were not included in the original version: "Siente El Boom (Remix)", "Enamorado", "Calentándote", "Bailarlo" and "Voy a Mí". The first single of the album is "Siente El Boom (Remix)" that is a big hit in Argentina. "Siente El Boom" is also on Chosen Few II: El Documental featuring Randy.
In Top of The Line: El Internacional, the remix features Randy, along with his partner Jowell, & De La Ghetto. The second single recently released, "Enamorado", did not get a lot of airplay as "Siente El Boom" was still a hit on Puerto Rico's radio stations. "Siente El Boom" expanded throughout Latin America, peaking at #14 in the Billboard Hot Latin charts. Apparently "Enamorado" got cancelled and now the third single is "Bailarlo" that's starting to get airplay on the radio and a video has already been released.
2007–2008: It's My Time
It's My Time is the second album by Tito "El Bambino" released on October 2, 2007. The first single Solo Dime que Sí received notable airplay on the radio. The artists featured on It's My Time are R.K.M & Ken-Y in "Fans", Pharrell in "Booty", Toby Love in "La Busco", Jadiel in "Sol, Playa y Arena" with Arcangel and Franco "El Gorila" on the remix and with many other hits like "En La Disco" Olga Tañón on the remix and "El Tra".
2009–2010: El Patrón
El Patrón is Tito El Bambino's third solo CD. The hit, Vamos Pa'l Agua, was released before the CD to let fans know what lay ahead, but was ultimately not included in the album. The CD includes his fellow reggaeton artists Zion y Lennox and Plan B. Some chart toppers of this album include "El Amor" and "Under", which also have chart topping videos. "El Amor" was officially remixed four times with four different artists: Yolandita Monge, Jenni Rivera, Chiky Flow, and La India.
In February 2011, Tito El Bambino's label, On Fire Music approached producer duo group GrüvStar to create the official dance remix of the song "Llueve El Amor" to support the record during mix show play at Latin Urban radio stations.
Tito is also trying his hand as a producer, with his label On Fire Music.
2011-2012: El Patrón: Invencible
His younger brother now known in his disc, "Invencible", by his artist name, Emanuel El Bambi. Tito has said that he will still be doing this type of music 10 years from now.
On May 26, 2012, Tito released the first promotional single of the album called "Dame La Ola", and a month after, he released the video of this single. In October, Tito released "Por Qué Les Mientes", a duet with Marc Anthony, as the single for his new album. On November 19, 2012, he released his new album "Invicto", and on the same day, Tito also released the music video for "Por Qué Les Mientes".
2014-present: Alta Jerarquía
On November 24, 2014, Tito released his sixth studio album titled "Alta Jerarquía", of which three singles were released: "A Que No Te Atreves", "Controlando" and "Adicto a Tus Redes". On March 13, 2015, performed a successful concert at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico, along with numerous singers, intended to promote his album.
Tito married Jessica Santiago in January 2005 after a 7-year relationship; they divorced in 2009. He has a daughter, Jeinaliz Fines, from a previous relationship, and a son, Gabriel Efraín Fines, with his partner Priscilla Hernández.
- Top of the Line (2006)
- It's My Time (2007)
- El Patrón (2009)
- Invencible (2011)
- Invicto (2012)
- Alta Jerarquía (2014)
Reviews and controversies
In Chile on February 3, 2012, after participating in the Festival of Iquique, Tito has been harshly criticized by social networks, following his statements in support of the controversial SOPA.
- Latin Song of the Year.
- Tito "El Bambino" Named Songwriter of the Year at 19th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards http://www.ascap.com/press/2011/0325_Latin_Awards.aspx