Don Omar

Genres: Urban & Rap World Music
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

William Omar Landrón, 10 February 1978, Villa Palmeras, Puerto Rico. Omar emerged in the mid-00s as one of the rising stars of reggaeton, the addictive dance music that spread like wildfire from the clubs of Puerto Rico to mainland Latin American audiences at the start of the new millennium.

In Puerto Rico, William Omar Landrón struggled to achieve his life’s goal and become a famous singer. The youngster spent the latter part of the 90s on the sidelines of the local music scene, but received a lifeline at the start of the new century when he was offered a slot as backing singer with the popular duo Héctor Y Tito. He was talent spotted by the V.I. Music label and secured a recording contract in 2003. His debut, The Last Don, followed later in the year and quickly cemented Omar’s status as one of the figureheads of the reggaeton scene. Reggaeton, the dance music of choice with young Puerto Ricans, was tearing up...

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