Jerry Rivera

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Geraldo Rivera Rodriguez, 31 July 1973, Humacao, Puerto Rico. Raised in Levittown, near Toa Baja, Rivera sang from an early age encouraged by his parents, singers Edwin ‘Pino’ Rivera and Dominga. Father and son sang together and the former actively promoted his son’s career, recording him when he was 14 years old. This led to Jerry’s reputation quickly spreading and after signing with a major label he made an impact with a series of well-received and commercially successful salsa albums during the early to- mid-90s. His hit singles included ‘De La Cabeza A Los Pies’, ‘Esa Niña’, ‘Dime’ and ‘Como Un Milagro’, while his third full-length release Cuenta Conmigo became one of the bestselling salsa albums of all-time. The album spent most of 1992 at the top of the Latin American charts and was garlanded with awards at the end of the year.

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