Who is Don Omar?
William Omar Landrón Rivera (born February 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Don Omar, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton artist, record producer and actor.
He is sometimes referred to by his nicknames El Rey and King of Kings (of reggaeton music).
On September 1, 2017, he announced that he would retire after a series of concerts at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico, scheduled for December 15, 16 and 17, 2017. He returned to music on April 20, 2019 with his song “ Single Ramayama ”with Farruko.
Don Omar also portrayed "Rico Santos" in four Fast & Furious films. He first played the character in 2009's Fast & Furious and then returned for Fast Five (2011), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and F9 (2021).
Don Omar's private life
In 2003, Don Omar had his first son, Nicolas Valle Gomez. Omar married meteorologist / journalist Jackie Guerrido on April 19, 2008. In March 2011, it was revealed that they had divorced.
First years of Don Omar's life
Don Omar was born in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he grew up, the eldest 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 gave sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to devote himself to singing.
Don Omar's Career
His first public performance in a night club was accompanied by disc jockey Eliel Lind Osorio.
Afterwards, he regularly appeared on compilations from famous DJs and producers including Luny Tunes, Noriega and DJ Eric.
He also worked as a backing vocalist for the duo Héctor & Tito. One of the members, Héctor Delgado, helped him produce his first solo album.
Omar's career became a 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 its official website.
He won awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year and New Artist & Latin Rap / Hip-Hop Album of the Year from 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 King of Kings' May 2006 album
became the highest reggaeton LP in history in the top 10 of the US charts, with his debut at number 1 in the Latin sales charts and at number 1 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Radio chart with his single "Angelito".
Omar was also able to break the Disney World store and music store attendance sales record in Virginia, previously set by pop star Britney Spears.
With the highest-ranking debut by a reggaeton artist, Omar's King of Kings entered No. 7 with 74,000 characters. In April 2007, Don Omar received the Billboard Latin Music Award as "Reggaeton Album of the Year for King of Kings".
Billboard acknowledged that King of Kings was the most successful album of the decade in Latin America, as well as being the most successful in the history of the reggaeton genre.
Billboard estimated that the album had sold over 4.1 million copies by the end of 2009.
2007 Private Life of Don Omar Audiences
On September 18, 2007, Omar was briefly detained in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, due to a legal dispute.
A Bolivian concert promoter is suing him and some of his executives after canceling a concert scheduled for early that year in La Paz as part of the Up Close international tour.
The organization claimed to have defrauded US $ 70,000 due to the cancellation.
Don Omar replied that he canceled the concert because the company did not provide the airline tickets on time. After the case was brought before a local judge, both sides reached an agreement.
Don Omar was allowed to leave the country to respect a previously scheduled appearance in Buenos Aires on Argentine television and returned the next day to give his concert at the Tahuichi Aguilera football stadium in Santa Cruz.
participated in the presentation of Gilberto Santa Rosa in an event entitled "Concierto del Amor“, Which premiered at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2008. It closed the event and performed reggaeton themes with Frankie Needles.
Omar's third studio album, iDon, was released on April 28, 2009.
This album sold over 2.5 million. “Virtual Diva” has become the most requested song in Latin radio stations. The second official single, titled "Sexy Robotica", was released on July 6, 2009.
| - The Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans album was released on November 16, 2010.
The album features artists from Don Omar's Orfanato Music Group label and other reggaeton artists.
This album includes the promotional single “Hasta Abajo” and the lead single from the album “Danza Kuduro” with the Portuguese-French singer Lucenzo; as well as collaborations of artists from the Orfanato Music Group including Kendo Kaponi, Syko, Plan B, Zion & Lennox, Yaga & Mackie and Danny Fornaris.
“Kuduro Dance” appears on the Fast Five soundtrack and is the song played at the conclusion of the film.
It is signed for VI Music and Machete Music through Universal Music Latino. The album sold over 3 million.
Other Albums Don Omar Presents MTO2:
The New Generation was released on May 1, 2012.
the Orfanato Music Group presents a new contract for a new album with Natti Natasha and many other signed artists and other reggaeton artists such as Zion Y Lennox.
This album includes the singles “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” which won the best urban song award at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, and “Dutty Love” with Natti Natasha, also nominated. It also includes collaborations with Juan Magan, Mims, Syko, Vinny el Vendito and Yunel Cruz.
The album was well received as it won the Best Urban Music Album award at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
After a decades-long rivalry feud with fellow artist Daddy Yankee for the title of "King of Reggaeton", in early 2016 Daddy Yankee and Don Omar announced at a Billboard press conference that they would perform together on stage in a series. of concerts called The Kingdom World Giro.
The tour announcement left many fans in disbelief, while it sold out within minutes in cities such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York.
Discussing the tour and his rivalry with Daddy Yankee, Don Omar said, “Let me clarify: I'm not your best friend, and he's not my best friend, but we respect each other.
That desire to be the best is what drove us to be who we are now and to improve day by day.