Latin GRAMMY Award Winner (2016)
ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year (2018)
Latin Billboard Award Winner (2015)
“After his 2017 single ‘Krippy Kush’ became the first Latin trap song to reach the Hot 100 singles chart, Farruko did the unexpected by shifting his next album away from the burgeoning format and returning to urbano’s reggae roots. Eschewing tough rap braggadocio in favor of tuff gong vibrations, Gangalee makes Carribbean connections via cuts like the breezy ‘Quédate’ and the throwback ‘Pórtate Mal.'” – Rolling Stone’s Best Latin Albums of 2019 (Gangalee)
“Whether or not you realize it, this Puerto Rican rapper is one of the most popular artists in America right now.” – Vice
“Luckily, a few artists have taken on the task of ensuring [reggaeton’s] origins aren’t suppressed or forgotten. Farruko is one of the few at the forefront, doing so in the most overt fashion…Farruko, who has over a decade of experience in the music industry, has been a part of that time of reinvention for reggaeton, trap en español, and now reggae…Taking on the advice of the wise, Farruko more often than not says the least but does the most, pouring out his thoughts, emotions and vision for the future of Latin music into extended albums and tracks.” – Remezcla
Farruko is recognized as one of the most important musical phenomena in the Latin music industry. Thanks to his fantastic artistic versatility and his excellence on stage, the multi-platinum artist and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner has managed to conquer massive audiences around the world, becoming one of the most innovative exponents of the reggaeton genre. With eight successful studio albums and multiple collaborations with international artists of different genres, his success has impacted the Hispanic American community, in such a way that his career has been recognized by HBO with a documentary, “Farruko: En Letra de Otro.”
His latest album Gangalee debuted #2 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Songs” chart, entered the “Billboard 200” global chart, and was certified 7x multi-platinum. This album presents essential singles like “Nadie,” “Inolvidable,” “La Cartera” with Bad Bunny, and “Delincuente” with Anuel AA. Likewise, his single “Calma – Remix” with Pedro Capó became an iconic hit of popular reggaeton, which not only received a Latin GRAMMY award but has also been certified as platinum by the RIAA. Additionally, the song received an ASCAP 2020 award and has almost two billion views in its music video. Farruko is characterized by his highly-adaptable skills across musical genres, and his ability to break international barriers with his unique talent. Constantly demonstrating his musical evolution, Farruko reaffirms his position as an artistic powerhouse in the Latin music industry.
Carlos Efren Reyes Rosado, better known as Farruko, is a singer-songwriter born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, who is considered by experts as a musical phenomenon of our times for his exceptional musical versatility and performance expertise. Farruko has consistently demonstrated his dominion over most urban music sub-genres like Reggaeton, Rap, Hip Hop, R & B, and now Trap Latino. He has also proved his adaptability to other genres like pop, bachata, mambo, and vallenato.
Farruko has released eight studio albums that have delighted his fans: “El Talento del Bloque,” “TMPR *THE MOST POWERFUL ROOKIE,” “Imperio Nazza – Farruko Edition,” “Los Menores,” “Visionary,” “TrapXficante,” and his most recent, “Gangalee” and “En Letra de Otro.”
Throughout his career, Farruko has continuously swept Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums,” “Top Latin Songs,” “Latin Airplay,” “Latin Rhythm Airplay,” and “Latin Pop Airplay” charts, leading the coveted top positions for several weeks at a time. Among his many accomplishments, the artist has many Gold, Platinum, and Diamond RIAA Certifications for many of his singles, attesting to his artistic caliber.
More than a master of the studio, Farruko has also brought his musical visions to life with countless performances and shows all over the U.S., Canada, Latin America, The Caribbean, and Europe, with major tours, including Los Menores Bus Tour, Visionary World Tour, Pitbull’s The Bad Man Tour (as a special guest with Prince Royce), TrapXficante U.S. Tour, Farruko World Tour 2018, and the most recent Gangalee USA Tour.
Continuing to spread his musical vision across the world, in 2017, the artist paralyzed his native Puerto Rico with an unforgettable, and completely sold-out show at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, marking his return to the island and making history as one of the greatest concerts in the most important venue of the Caribbean.
In October 2018, Farruko joined Pedro Capo on a remix of his single, “Calma,” which was an instant hit worldwide. The single remained #1 on YouTube’s Top & Top Video Global Charts for four weeks and reached the top spot throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. The following year, the artists collaborated with award-winning artist Alicia Keys to present an explosive, bilingual remix due to the single’s success. The single’s international success single was also evident with platinum certifications in Mexico, U.S., Central America, Colombia, and Chile.
Farruko began to take over 2019 when he collaborated with British DJ and producer Alan Walker and the singer Sabrina Carpenter. They released a single called “On My Way,” which reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs” list. Later, he released his 7th album “Gangalee” in a press conference in front of many media outlets, revolutionizing his musical career and Latin urban imprint. “Gangalee” is a unique album that highlights the artist’s urban roots, mixing Dance Hall with Reggaeton. The 22 songs in the collection include outstanding collaborations with Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, J Quiles, Manuel Turizo, Pedro Capo, Zion & Lennox, and many more. The album reached the #2 spot in Billboard’s “Latin Rhythm Album” and “Top Latin Albums” list. “Gangalee” is also certified x7 Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Additionally, the artist received special recognition during the 2019 Premios Heat due to his historical musical career, the “Artista Innovador.” Along with this recognition, Farruko shared the stage with Omega, Myke Towers, and Chimbala in a stellar performance.
Not only has Farruko continued dominating the charts with his recent album, but he also collaborated with Jason Derulo and released the single “Mamacita,” taking over the #1 in Billboard’s Latin Digital Sales list. Farruko was one of the nominees and leading performers at Premios Juventud. During the ceremony, he used his performance as a platform to send a message of resistance to his native Puerto Rico, amid the political turmoil in the island, performing the song “Delincuente” alongside Anuel AA.
Farruko continued to expand his career with outstanding concerts throughout the world, including a completely sold-out show in Puerto Rico’s Coliseo, presenting his latest album “Gangalee.” In Europe, Farruko successfully completed his tour, navigating through more than 18 different cities in Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Later, Farruko took his tour to the U.S. and Mexico, completing 15 dazzling shows in several cities, including Austin, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Monterrey, San Francisco, Washington, and more.
With the desire to showcase his musical career, Farruko collaborated with HBO and released a documentary highlighting his career, titled “Farruko: En Letra de Oro,” with a special premiere at the New York Latin Film Festival. Along with this documentary, Farruko released a new album with the same title that contains covers of songs that inspired his musical careers such as “Vuelvo a Nacer” by Frankie Ruiz, “Que Hay de Malo” by Jerry Rivera, “Te Suelto El Pelo” by Yandel, and many more.
In October, Farruko had a triumphant night during the 5th Annual Latin American Music Awards, during which he brought his talent on stage and dazzled the audience with two explosive performances. First, Farruko kicked off the ceremony with a stellar performance of his international hit, “Mamacita,” with global multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo. Later, the singer returned to the stage with the urban duo, Zion & Lennox, and singer J Quiles, to perform “Borinquen Bella,” an incredibly colorful experience dedicated to their homeland, Puerto Rico.
That same month, Farruko participated in the Rock The Vote concert by Tidal in New York City, where he shared the stage with high-profile artists like Alicia Keys, Becky G, and French Montana, among others.
During the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in November, the artist took home the award for “Best Urban Fusion/Performance” for his global hit “Calma Remix” with Pedro Capó. The artists performed their collaboration live for the first time alongside multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys, and GRAMMY winner, Miguel.
Closing the year, Farruko was the main act of the Pandora Live: El Pulso concert in Los Angeles, where he performed some of his best hits, including “Calma,” “Delincuente,” “Nadie,” and more. The event was presented by Pandora, the digital music platform, in conjunction with Sirius XM to celebrate the significant rise of Latin music. Starting 2020 with full force, Farruko celebrated being one of the most nominated artists to the 32nd annual edition of Premio Lo Nuestro, shining in six different categories.
In January, the artist reached another milestone in his career – presenting a completely sold-out concert at the iconic AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. This historic concert represented the grand finale of the artist’s “Gangalee” era. Farruko took charge of delighting the audience singing more than 50 songs, including hits like, “Nadie,” “Si Se Da,” “Obsesionado,” “Inolvidable,” “Chillax,” “La Cartera,” “6:00AM,” “Krippy Kush,” “Delincuente,” “Calma,” “Fantasías” and many more. Also, he welcomed special guests to perform many of the most important collaborations of the urban genre. These guests included Dalex, El Alfa, Guaynna, J Quiles, Kevvo, Tito El Bambino, Pedro Capó, Rauw Alejandro, Zion & Lennox, and more.
That same night, Farruko also received the multi-platinum plates for his hit “Calma” with Pedro Capó and his successful album “Gangalee.” He also received a plaque in recognition of the sold-out tickets of his concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
February was also a hugely successful month for Farruko as he was among the finalists for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, shining in 10 categories. The artist also received two awards during Premio Lo Nuestro 2020, including the Pop Urban Song of the Year for Calma Remix, and was among the most-nominated artists to the HTV Heat Latin Music Awards with six nominations.
In March, Farruko dominated the stage of the Premios Tu Musica Urbano 2020 with two performances. First, he invited Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro to perform an acoustic version of their international hit, “Fantasías,” to then perform “Enamorado del Dinero,” a collaboration with the singer Maestro. That evening became even more special when he received a special award recognizing his extensive and successful musical career.
Having an incredible year so far, the artist received the award to the “Most Listened Song” during the 1st edition of the Spotify Awards for his international mega-hit, “Calma Remix,” and appeared on the cover of Galore Magazine for the April edition. This year has marked the history for Farruko’s career, as he has placed 36 total entries in Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, eight of which entered the Top 10 – an incredible achievement for any Latin artist.
Amid the global pandemic, Farruko joined forces with other prominent artists in the industry to release a new version of “Color Esperanza” to benefit PAHO’s response to COVID-19 in the Americas.
Recently, his collaboration with REIK, “Si Me Dices Que Sí,” which became an immediate worldwide success, reached the coveted #1 position on Billboard’s prominent “Latin Airplay” list and the Top 15 on the “Hot Latin Songs” chart. The single has exceeded 56 million streams on Spotify and has more than 54 million video views, eventually leading it to receive an RIAA Platinum certification.
Currently, Farruko celebrates the success of his latest single, “La Tóxica,” which debuted in the top 10 of Billboard’s “Latin Digital Song Sales” list and in the top 15 of “Hot Latin Songs.” The single also dominated various digital platforms, debuting in the Top 20 of YouTube’s “Top Global Music Videos” list, reaching the #1 on the “Éxitos USA” list, and entering Spotify’s “Top 50” global list. The song’s success brought the artist to the cover of prominent playlists like Spotify’s “Baila Reggaeton” and Apple Music’s “Dale Play.”
Farruko has been characterized by his incredible musical versatility, which has led him to conquer massive audiences worldwide. With each of his projects, the artist manages to impact the world and leave his mark on Latin music history. Today, he continues to work on the production of his next album.