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Don Omar – Artist Profile of The Reggaeton Star

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Don Omar

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One of the most popular Reggaeton artists, Don Omar has made a solid contribution to the success this Latin music genre enjoys today. Often referred to as the King of Reggaeton, Don Omar is able to combine a nice Rap flow with rich melodies that borrow elements from different musical styles.

Early Days

William Omar Landron was born in Puerto Rico in 1978. He grew up in the city of Santurce listening to Latin music genres like Salsa and Merengue. However, from an early age he also developed a taste for Urban music. He started his musical career singing in nightclubs and working as a backup singer for different artists.

'The Last Don'

Don Omar's career kicked off from his very first solo production. Thanks to songs like "Dile," "Dale Don Dale" and "La Noche Esta Buena," his album The Last Don captured Reggaeton fans all over the world. The studio and live versions of this album have sold over a million copies worldwide.

A Reggaeton Idol

By 2006, Don Omar was already a Reggaeton sensation. Because of the popularity enjoyed by his album The Last Don, he was honored with various music awards that included the Best New Artist Award he got at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Don Omar went back to the studio in 2006 to produce his next album: King Of Kings. This production received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2006 for Best Urban Album and sold over 500,000 copies around the globe.

After King Of Kings, Don Omar has continued to build his image as one of the most influential artists of the Reggaeton genre. His albums iDon and Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans have also enjoyed big success among fans of this essential Reggaeton artist. In particular, the single "Danza Kuduro" from the latter album has become one of the most successful hits Don Omar has produced to this date.

If you want to check Don Omar's work, take a look at the following albums:

  • The Last Don (2003)
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  • King Of Kings (2006)
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  • iDon (2009)
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  • Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans (2010)
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