Artist Information for Tego Calderón

Tego Calderón Artist Image

Name: Tego Calderón

Followers: 4,663,616

Monthly Listeners: 9,582,225

Top Cities:

  • Bogotá, CO (638,064 listeners)
  • Santiago, CL (521,946 listeners)
  • Mexico City, MX (349,431 listeners)
  • Lima, PE (342,689 listeners)
  • Medellín, CO (325,773 listeners)

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Biography:
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1972 but raised in nearby Carolina and in Miami, FL, rapper Tego Calderón got the multicultural backbone he'd need to become a star in the genre-mixing world of reggaeton. Growing up with massive Ismael Rivera fans as parents exposed the young Calderón to envelope-pushing Latin pop music, while his father's love of jazz added yet another flavor. Studying percussion set Calderón on the path to creating his own style, one that mixed the rhythmic sounds of salsa, plena, dancehall, and hip-hop. Lyric-wise, he combined hip '60s slang with current slang and tales of barrio life. Calderón made a couple appearances on other Latin rappers' albums before the White Lion label signed him. Issued in 2002, El Abayarde became Calderón's full-length debut. An instant success, El Abayarde sold 50,000 copies during its first month, and Calderón was now an official Latin music superstar. Returning to Miami led to an increase in the dancehall flavor of his music. This, combined with Calderón's outspoken viewpoint that salsa had become too corporate and too safe, made 2004's El Enemy de los Guasíbiri a punchier, more hectic, more street-level affair. With the reggaeton genre blowing up with New York City's hip-hop tastemakers and spreading its influence further and further, Calderón soon found himself fielding offers from hip-hop producers while landing tracks on numerous street-level mixtapes. His voice ended up on remixes of Usher's "Yeah," Fat Joe's "Lean Back," and N.O.R.E.'s "Oye Mi Canto." Looking to expand beyond reggaeton, Calderón declared his 2006 release The Underdog/El Subestimado "a musical journey through the Afro-Caribbean culture." The album kicked off his relationship with the Warner Brothers imprint Atlantic. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Sexy Sicá - Single Album Image Sexy Sicá - Single
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Pegaito a la Pared "The Remixes" Album Image Pegaito a la Pared "The Remixes"
Label: Jiggiri Records Inc
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Track Count: 2
Total Play Count: 0
Pegaito a la Pared - Single Album Image Pegaito a la Pared - Single
Label: Jiggiri Records Inc
Release Date: 2008-10-26
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
The Underdog - El Subestimado Album Image The Underdog - El Subestimado
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-08-29
Track Count: 23
Total Play Count: 0
No Pasa de Moda - Single Album Image No Pasa de Moda - Single
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
El Que Sabe, Sabe Album Image El Que Sabe, Sabe
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Track Count: 18
Total Play Count: 0
La Receta Album Image La Receta
Label: UMLE - Latino
Release Date: 2023-04-28
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Oye Mi Canto (Reggaeton Mix) Album Image Oye Mi Canto (Reggaeton Mix)
Label: Planet Records Italy
Release Date: 2004-11-02
Track Count: 2
Total Play Count: 0
La Bendición - Single Album Image La Bendición - Single
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
The Original Gallo Del Pais - O.G. El Mixtape Album Image The Original Gallo Del Pais - O.G. El Mixtape
Label: Jiggiri Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Track Count: 9
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Pa' Que Retozen Track Image Pa' Que Retozen
Playcount: 593,836,841
Duration: 02:31
Bandoleros Track Image Bandoleros
Playcount: 368,296,059
Duration: 05:05
Bandoleros Track Image Bandoleros
Playcount: 368,296,059
Duration: 05:05
Oye Mi Canto (with Tego Calderón, Nina Sky, Gemstar, Big Mato) - Clean Mix Track Image Oye Mi Canto (with Tego Calderón, Nina Sky, Gemstar, Big Mato) - Clean Mix
Playcount: 175,374,764
Duration: 03:56
Oye Mi Canto (with Tego Calderón, Nina Sky, Gemstar, Big Mato) - Original Dirty Mix Track Image Oye Mi Canto (with Tego Calderón, Nina Sky, Gemstar, Big Mato) - Original Dirty Mix
Playcount: 175,374,764
Duration: 03:56
Jangueo Track Image Jangueo
Playcount: 130,703,637
Duration: 03:51
Al Natural (feat. Yandel) Track Image Al Natural (feat. Yandel)
Playcount: 100,088,057
Duration: 03:24
Metele Sazón Track Image Metele Sazón
Playcount: 87,990,320
Duration: 04:02
Métele Sazón Track Image Métele Sazón
Playcount: 87,990,320
Duration: 04:02
Dominicana Track Image Dominicana
Playcount: 68,360,389
Duration: 04:12

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Wisin & Yandel Artist Image Wisin & Yandel
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Yandel Artist Image Yandel
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Jowell & Randy Artist Image Jowell & Randy
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