Don Omar Singer

19.02.2021
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Don Omar in 2015 promoting The Kingdom Tour.
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Omar Landrón Rivera
Also known asEl Rey
Born10 February 1978 (age 42)
Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2000–2017; 2019–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedonomar.com
  • William Omar Landron Rivera was born February10, 1978 in Puerto Rico, and was later known worldwide as Don Omar.The son of William Landron and Luz Antonia Rivera was always a fan of music, leaving.
  • 'Taboo' is the second single from Don Omar's collaborative album Meet the Orphans released on January 24, 2011 through Universal Latino. The song is re-adapted version from Los Kjarkas's song 'Llorando se fue' most commonly known for its use in Kaoma's 1989 hit single 'Lambada' fused with Latin beats.

Don Omar would have the advantage. At the beginning of his career his music has always been the best it only been recently that the quality of reggaeton music in my opinions has been lacking. Don Omar admittedly has sold out, but it took him more time than Daddy. His songs with Tego Calderon have been very beast. Got to give it to the king of. His follow-up, iDon, showed that Don Omar has just as much to say in the electro-dance sphere, while 2012's Don Omar Presents: Meet the Orphans proved the King magnanimous enough to share the stage with up-and-comers, including the Portuguese/French singer Lucenzo, with which he shared the summer hit 'Danza Kuduro.'

William Omar Landrón Rivera (born 10 February 1978),[1] better known by his stage name Don Omar, is a Puerto Ricanreggaeton singer and actor. He is sometimes referred to by his nicknames El Rey, and King of Kings (of reggaeton music). On 1 September 2017, he announced that he would retire after a series of concerts at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico, scheduled to be held on 15, 16 and 17 December. He returned to music on 20 April 2019 with his song 'Single Ramayama' featuring Farruko.[2][3]

Early life

Don Omar was born in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico,[1] where he was raised, the oldest son of William Landrón and Luz Antonia Rivera. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC.[1] During his youth, he became an active member of a Protestant church, Iglesia Evangélica Restauración en Cristo in Bayamón where he occasionally offered sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to dedicate himself to singing.[4]

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Career

His first public performance in a night club was accompanied by disc jockey Eliel Lind Osorio. Afterwards he appeared regularly on compilation albums from popular DJs and producers including Luny Tunes, Noriega, and DJ Eric. He also worked as a backup singer for the duo Héctor & Tito. One of the members, Héctor Delgado, helped him produce his first solo álbum.[4]

Omar's career rose to stardom with the release of his first studio album, The Last Don with Frankie Needles. Both the studio version and its live edition have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Worldwide, The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] has sold over one million copies, according to his official website. He earned awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year and New Artist & Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year by the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003. The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] was also nominated for Urban Music Album at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards.

Omar's May 2006 album King of Kings, became history's highest ranking reggaeton LP in the top 10 US charts, with its debut at #1 on the Latin sales charts and the #1 spot on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Radio Chart with his single “Angelito”.[5] Omar was also able to beat the in-store appearance sales record at Disney World's Virgin music store previously set by pop star Britney Spears.

With the highest charting debut by a reggaeton artist, Omar's King of Kings entered at No. 7 with 74,000 beating. In April 2007, Don Omar received the Billboard Latin Music Award for Reggaeton Album of the Year for King of Kings.[6]Billboard recognized that King of Kings was the most successful album of the decade in Latin America, besides being the most successful in the history of the genre of reggaeton. Billboard estimated that the album sold over 4.1 million copies by the end of 2009.[7]

Omar participated in Gilberto Santa Rosa's presentation in an event titled 'Concierto del Amor', presented in the Madison Square Garden on 9 February 2008. He closed the event and performed reggaeton themes with Frankie Needles.[8]

Omar's third studio album, iDon, was released on 28 April 2009. This album is of Sold over 2.5 million. 'Virtual Diva' became the most requested song on Latin radio stations.[9][10] The second official single, titled 'Sexy Robotica', was released on 6 July 2009.

The album Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans was released on 16 November 2010. The album features the artists under Don Omar's Orfanato Music Group label and other reggaeton artists. The album includes the promotional single 'Hasta Abajo' and the album's lead single 'Danza Kuduro' featuring Portuguese-French singer Lucenzo, as well as collaborations from Orfanato Music Group artists including Kendo Kaponi, Syko, Plan B, Zion & Lennox, Yaga & Mackie and Danny Fornaris. 'Danza Kuduro' appears on the Fast Five soundtrack and is the song played at the conclusion of the movie. He is signed to VI Music and Machete Music through Universal Music Latino, The álbum Sold over 3 million.

The album Don Omar Presents MTO2: The New Generation was released on 1 May 2012. The album features newly signed to Orfanato Music GroupNatti Natasha as well as many other signed artists and other reggaeton artists like Zion Y Lennox. The album includes the singles 'Hasta Que Salga El Sol', which won the award for Best Urban Song at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, and 'Dutty Love' featuring Natti Natasha, which was also nominated. The album also features collaborations with Juan Magan, Mims, Syko, Vinny el Vendito, and Yunel Cruz. The album has been well received as it won the award for Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.[11]

Don Omar Singer Albums

After a decade's long rivalry feud with fellow artist Daddy Yankee for the 'King of Reggaeton' title, in early 2016 Daddy Yankee and Don Omar announced in a Billboard press conference that they would perform together on stage in a concert series called The Kingdom World Tour.[12] The tour announcement left many fans in disbelief, while selling out in minutes in cities like Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York.[13] Discussing the tour and his rivalry with Daddy Yankee, Don Omar said “Let me clarify: I am not his best friend, and he is not my best friend, but we respect each other. That desire to be the best is what has pushed us to be better.”[14]

Personal life

In 2003, Omar had his first son, Nicolas Valle Gomez. Omar married forecaster/journalist Jackie Guerrido on 19 April 2008. In March 2011, it was revealed they had divorced.

Legal issues

On 18 September 2007, Omar was briefly detained in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia due to a legal dispute. A Bolivian concert promoter sued him and some of his management after he canceled a concert scheduled for earlier that year in La Paz as part of the international tour Up Close.[15][16][17] The organization claimed that he had defrauded US$70,000 due to the cancellation.[17] Omar responded that he canceled the concert because the company did not provide air tickets in time.[17] After the case was presented before a local judge, both parties reached an agreement.[17] Omar was allowed to leave the country in order to comply with a previously scheduled appearance in Buenos Aires on Argentine television and returned the next day to hold his concert in Santa Cruz's Tahuichi Aguilera soccer stadium.[18]

Discography

Studio albums

  • The Last Don (2003)
  • King of Kings (2006)
  • iDon (2009)
  • Meet The Orphans (2010)
  • MTO²: New Generation (2012)
  • The Last Don 2 (2015)
  • The Last Album (2019)

Live and special edition albums

  • The Last Don Live (2004)
  • The Last Don: The Gold Series (2006)
  • King of Kings: Armageddon Edition (2006)
  • King of Kings Live (2007)

Compilation albums

  • Los Bandoleros (2005)
  • Da Hitman Presents Reggaetón Latino (2005)
  • El Pentágono (2007)

Greatest hits albums

  • Los Bandoleros Reloaded (2006)

Awards and nominations

Concert Tours

Omar
  • The Last Don World Tour
  • IDon World Tour
  • Meet The Orphans World Tour
  • Meet MTO New Generatión World Tour
  • The Last Don 2 World Tour

Filmography

Denotes films/television series that have not yet been released
YearTitleRole
2009Fast & Furious[19][20]Rico Santos
Los Bandoleros
2011Fast Five
2017The Fate of the Furious

See also

References

  1. ^ abchttps://prpop.org/biografias/don-omar/
  2. ^Mendonza, Alejandro (1 September 2017). 'Don Omar se retira'. El País (America) (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^EFE (1 September 2017). 'Se retira Don Omar, el 'rey del reguetón'' (in Spanish). eltiempo.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ abBiografías, Prpop.org. Retrieved on 29 January 2012.
  5. ^'Don Omar On Top of Charts with ‘King of Kings’ Debut'. Latinrapper.com. Retrieved on 29 January 2012.
  6. ^Billboard Latin Music Conference & AwardsArchived 22 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine. 7–10 April 2008.
  7. ^King of Kings Album Reviews, Billboard. Retrieved on 29 January 2012.
  8. ^Tirado, Frances (25 January 2008). 'Don Omar y Gilberto Santa Rosa juntos en concierto del amor'. Primera Hora. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2008.
  9. ^Entertainment as a Second Language with Carlos Santos.
  10. ^'Orfanato Music Group es el sello de Don Omar'. Wikiton Magazine. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008.
  11. ^Dery, Yanik (16 November 2012). 'Latin Grammys : Don Omar wins the Urban categories'. Reggaetonline. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  12. ^'Billboard Latin Music Conference: Daddy Yankee and Don Omar Rivalry Continues.. Or Not?'. Billboard.
  13. ^'Daddy Yankee and Don Omar Announce Dates for Their Kingdom Tour'. E! Online. 8 June 2016.
  14. ^'Don Omar & Daddy Yankee Lock In 4 Concert Dates'. Billboard.
  15. ^Maderazo, Jennifer Woodard. 'Don Omar Detained and Released in Bolivia'Archived 19 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Vivir Latino, 19 September 2007.
  16. ^'Cantante 'Don Omar' recobra libertad en Bolivia', El Mercurio Online, 18 September 2007.
  17. ^ abcd'Flash!'. Don Omar: Pasa horas detenido (in Spanish). Puerto Rico: El Nuevo Día. 19 September 2007. p. 103.
  18. ^Ladron, W. (2009)
  19. ^Brunton, Richard. (26 May 2006) Don Omar in new Fast and the Furious film. Filmstalker.co.uk. Retrieved on 29 January 2012.
  20. ^'Don Omar starring alongside Vin Diesel'. Voymusic.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2015.

External links

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List of Don Omar awards and nominations
AwardsWinsLoss
Latin Grammy Awards
29
Latin Billboard Music Awards
2020
Billboard Music Awards
14
Premios Lo Nuestro
319
International Dance Music Awards
-4
American Music Awards
-2
Premios People en Español
-2
Premios MTV Latinoamérica
-1
Total2661

Don Omar (born William Omar Landrón Rivera; February 10, 1978) is a Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner reggaeton singer, songwriter, recording artist and actor. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname El Rey (Spanish: 'The King'). Although his base genre is reggaeton, he also took other roots in latin pop and electropop since 2008.

Rivera was born and raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the oldest son of William Landrón and Luz Antonia Rivera. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC. During his youth, he became an active member of a Protestant church, Iglesia Evangélica Restauración en Cristo in Bayamón where he occasionally offered sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to dedicate himself to singing.[1]

He released 7 studio albums between 2003 and 2018, including the Latin Billboard Award winner King of Kings (2006) for the Reggaeton Album of the Year. Rivera was also responsible for the production of his 4 collaboration albums, including the Latin Grammy Award winner Meet The Orphans 2: New Generation (2012) for Best Urban Music Album. His fifth studio album, The Last Don II was released in June 2015.[2][3]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2005The Last Don LiveBest Urban Music AlbumNominated[4]
2007No Sé De Ella (featuring Wisin & Yandel)Best Urban SongNominated[5]
2009iDonBest Urban Music AlbumNominated[6]
Sexy RoboticaBest Urban SongNominated
2010Hasta AbajoNominated[7]
2011Meet The OrphansBest Urban Music AlbumNominated[8]
Danza Kuduro(featuring Lucenzo)Best Urban SongNominated
2012Dutty Love(featuring Natti Natasha)Nominated[9]
Hasta Que Salga El SolWon[10]
Meet The Orphans 2: New GenerationBest Urban Music AlbumWon
2015The Last Don 2Nominated[11]

Latin Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Where
YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2006Da Hitman Presents Reggaeton LatinoReggaeton Album of the YearNominated[12]
Songwriter of the YearNominated
2007King of KingsReggaeton Album of the YearWon[13]
Top Latin Albums Artist of the YearNominated
2008Ayer La ViReggaeton Song of the YearNominated[14]
2010Tropical Airplay Artist of the Year, MaleNominated[15]
2011Danza Kuduro (featuring Lucenzo)Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal EventNominated[16]
Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the YearWon
Latin Rhythm Airplay Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
Meet The OrphansLatin Rhythm Album of the YearNominated
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
Latin Social Artist of the YearNominated
2012Danza KuduroHot Latin Song of the YearWon[17]
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal EventWon
Digital Song of the YearWon
TabooHot Latin Song of the YearNominated
Airplay Song of the YearWon
Latin Pop Airplay Song of the YearWon
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, MaleNominated
Latin Pop Airplay Artist of the Year, SoloWon
2013Latin Artist of the YearNominated[18]
Dutty Love (featuring Natti Natasha)Hot Latin Song of the YearWon
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal EventWon
Airplay Song of the YearWon
Digital Song of the YearWon
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, MaleWon
Danza Kuduro (featuring Lucenzo)Digital Song of the YearNominated
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, MaleNominated
Meet The Orphans 2: New GenerationDigital Album of the YearNominated
2014ZumbaLatin Rhythm Song of the YearNominated[19]
Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, SoloWon
Meet The Orphans 2: New GenerationLatin Rhythm Album of the YearNominated
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
2015Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, SoloNominated[20]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2012Danza Kuduro (featuring Lucenzo)Latin Song of the YearWon[21]
TabooNominated
2013Top Latin ArtistNominated[22]
Dutty Love (featuring Natti Natasha)Top Latin SongNominated
Hasta Que Salga El SolNominated

Premios Lo Nuestro[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2005Urban Artist of the YearWon[23]
The Last Don LiveUrban Album of the YearNominated
2006Urban Artist of the YearNominated[24]
Reggaeton LatinoUrban Song of the YearNominated
2007AngelitoBest Latin Music VideoWon[25]
Urban Artist of the YearNominated
2008Urban Artist of the YearNominated[26]
2009King of Kings LiveUrban Album of the YearNominated[27]
Urban Artist of the YearNominated
2010Nominated[28]
2011Hasta AbajoUrban Song of the YearNominated[29]
Urban Artist of the YearNominated
2012TabooUrban Song of the YearWon[30]
Meet The OrphansUrban Album of the YearNominated
Urban Artist of the YearNominated
2013Dutty Love (featuring Natti Natasha)Urban Song of the YearNominated[31]
Collaboration of the YearNominated
Hasta Que Salga El SolUrban Song of the YearNominated
Meet The Orphans 2: New GenerationUrban Album of the YearNominated
Urban Artist of the YearNominated
2014ZumbaUrban Song of the YearNominated[32]
2015Urban Artist of the YearNominated[33]

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2007Dale Don DaleBest Latin/Reggaeton TrackNominated[34]
2011Danza Kuduro (featuring Lucenzo)Nominated
2013Dutty Love (featuring Natti Natasha)Best Latin Dance TrackNominated
2015Pura VidaNominated

American Music Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2006Favorite Latin ArtistNominated[35]
2012Nominated[36]

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Premios People En Español[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2012Dutty Love (featuring Natti Natasha)Song of the YearNominated[37]
Meet The Orphans 2: New GenerationAlbum of the YearNominated

Premios MTV Latinoamérica[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResultRef.
2007Best Urban ArtistNominated[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^Biografías, Prpop.org. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  2. ^Rivera, Zayda (16 June 2015). 'Don Omar returns with 'The Last Don II' featuring collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Yandel, more'. New York Daily News. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^Cobo, Leila (25 June 2015). 'Don Omar on No. 1 Album, Recording With J.Lo and Getting Wisin & Yandel Back Together: Exclusive'. Billboard. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations, usatoday.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  5. ^Lista completa de nominados al Latin Grammy, terra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  6. ^10th Latin GRAMMY Award Nominees Announced, grammy.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  7. ^11th Latin Grammy Awards Nominees Announced, grammy.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  8. ^2011 Latin Grammy nominees announced, remezcla.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  9. ^XIII Latin Grammy Nominations Announced, grammy.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  10. ^XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards, Urban, latingrammy.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  11. ^Winners 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, latingrammy.com. Retrieved on 2015-11-22.
  12. ^¡Ya están los nominados a los Billboard Latinos 2006! (page 3), terra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  13. ^2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners, billboard.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  14. ^Lista completa de nominados a los Latin Billboard 2008, nydailynews.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  15. ^Nominados A Los Premios Billboard Latin Music (2010), flowhot.net. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  16. ^2011 Billboard Latin Music Award winners, axs.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  17. ^2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List, billboard.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  18. ^Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List, billboard.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  19. ^Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014: Complete Winners List, billboard.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  20. ^Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead List of Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards, billboard.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  21. ^Billboard Music Awards 2012: Full List of Nominees, abc7.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-04.
  22. ^2013 Billboard Music Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List, hitfix.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-04.
  23. ^Ganadores en los Premios Lo Nuestro 2005, terra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  24. ^Nominados al Premio Lo Nuestro 2006, peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  25. ^Lista de ganadores a Premios Lo Nuestro 2007, tecnologiahechapalabra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  26. ^Anuncian los nominados a Premio Lo Nuestro 2006, peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  27. ^Nominados a los Premios Lo Nuestro 2009, terra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  28. ^Don Omar no asistirá a los Premios Lo Nuestro (2010), flowhot.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  29. ^Nominados Premio Lo Nuestro 2011, musikislife.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  30. ^Ganadores de Premio Lo Nuestro 2012, musica.univision.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  31. ^Romeo Santos y Prince Royce, los más nominados al Premio Lo Nuestro 2013, diariolibre.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  32. ^Premio Lo Nuestro 2014: La lista completa de nominados, peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  33. ^Lista completa de nominados de Premio Lo Nuestro 2015, univision.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  34. ^International Dance Music Awards, wintermusicconference.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-04.
  35. ^Nominaciones a los American Music Awards 2006, lahiguera.net. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  36. ^American Music Awards 2012: Lista completa de nominados, terra.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  37. ^Lista de nominados a los Premios People en Español 2012Archived 2015-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, entretenimiento.starmedia.com. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  38. ^Nominados a los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2007, besame.fm. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
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