Tito Rojas

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Tito Rojas
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Background information
Birth nameJulio César Rojas López
Also known asEl Gallo Salsero
Born (1955-06-14) June 14, 1955 (age 63)
Humacao, Puerto Rico
OriginPuerto Rico
Years active1972-present
Associated actsPuerto Rican Power

Tito Rojas a.k.a. "El Gallo Salsero" (The Salsa Rooster), (born June 14, 1955) is a Puerto Rican salsa singer and bandleader.

Early years[edit]

Tito Rojas (birth name: Julio César Rojas López[note 1] ) was born and raised in the town of Humacao, Puerto Rico, which is located on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. There, he received his primary and secondary education. He enjoyed singing to his family and he would also sing the latest salsa tunes with his friends.

Singing career[edit]

In 1975, he auditioned with Pedro Conga and his International Orchestra and was hired as a singer. After a short while, he left the band and joined the "Conjunto Borincuba", conducted by Justo Betancourt, as lead singer. With this band, he participated in the recording of Con Amor (With Love), which became a "hit" in 1978.

That same year Rojas joined the Fania All-Stars and had a "hit" song with El Campesino (The Farmer). After spending some time with the Fania All-Stars, Rojas decided to form his own band the "Conjunto Borincano", but the venture was short lived. In 1987 and 1989, he had hits with the salsa versions of the ballads Noche de Bodas (Wedding Night), and Quiereme Tal Como Soy (Love me the way I am). These were accomplished after he joined the "Puerto Rican Power" band.

In 1990, Rojas went "solo" and recorded Sensual (1990), Condename (1992), and A Mi Estilo (At My Style) (1994), however it was his 1995 recording Por Propio Derecho (On my own right), that placed Rojas on the Latin Billboards hit list. He gained the recognition he always wanted when he won a double Platinum Record Award, the Paoli Prize for "Best Salsa Artist of the Year" and an "ACE" Award.

In 1996, Rojas had hits with Humildemente (Humbly) and Pal' Pueblo (For my town), he also released 20th Aniversario, Alegrias y Penas and Navidad con Tito in 1999.


External audio
You may listen to Tito Rojas' "A Ti Volvere" here.
  • Aquí Empezó la Historia (1972)
  • Con Amor (1978)
  • Aquí (1979)
  • Con Velo y Corona (1980)
  • Tito Rojas (1981)
  • El Campesino (1983)
  • Todo Ha Cambiado (1984)
  • Tres Mujeres (with Puerto Rican Power) (1987)
  • Solo Con Un Beso (with Puerto Rican Power) (1988)
  • Sensual (album) (1990)
  • Condéname (1992)
  • A Mi Estilo (1993)
  • Live Salsa Festival de Curazao (1994)
  • Por Derecho Propio (1995)
  • Humildemente (1996)
  • Pa'l Pueblo (1997)
  • Salsa Mixes y Más Mixes (1997)
  • Alegrías y Penas (1999)
  • Navidad Con Tito Rojas (1999)
  • 20th Anniversary (1999)
  • Rompiendo Noches (2000)
  • Quiero Llegar a Casa (2001)
  • Auténticamente En Vivo (2001)
  • 10th Anniversary (2002)
  • Canta el Gallo (2003)
  • El de Siempre (2003)
  • Perseverencia (2003)
  • Doble Platino (2003)
  • Tradicional (2004)
  • Borrón y Cuenta Nueva (2005)
  • Mejor Que Siempre (2006)
  • Éxitos y Más (2007)
  • Sin Comentarios (2007)
  • Solamente Éxitos (2009)
  • Vida (2010)
  • Independiente (2011)
  • El Viajero (2014)[1][2]
  • Tito Rojas (2018)


In 2002, Rojas and his band performed and recorded "live" from Las Vegas, Nevada. The album is titled Tito Rojas Live: Autenticamente En Vivo with Roberto Roena as a special guest on the bongos. His latest album El Viajero was released in 2014.[3] In 2015, Rojas appeared on Puerto Rican singer Ivy Queen's ninth studio album Vendetta. The album was split into four separate albums, one being an album composed entirely of only salsa music. On the salsa album, Rojas dueted with Queen on "Ella Me Hizo Deseo".[4]


  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is López.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/my/album/el-viajero/id897198839 El Viajero by Tito Rojas
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/el-viajero-mw0002701882/credits El Viajero by Tito Rojas | Credits
  3. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/my/album/el-viajero/id897198839 El Viajero by Tito Rojas
  4. ^ "Ivy Queen launches 4 simultaneous discs: salsa, bachata, hip hop and urban". Fox News Latino. Fox News Network. 3 February 2015. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.

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