Olga Tañón

Genres: Latin World
Decades: 1990s 2000s


13 April 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tañón has taken merengue, a style originated and promulgated by the Dominican Republic, and conquered a sceptical public in Puerto Rico. In addition to successfully importing merengue into a salsa-dominated island, she also established herself as one of the genre’s few female stars. One of Puerto Rico’s most recognizable sex symbols, she dominated newspaper headlines by having a child out of wedlock with baseball player Juan Gonzalez. Tañón received her first break as a professional singer in the late 80s with Las Nenas De Ringo Y Jossie, an all-female merengue group. Soon afterward she accepted an offer to be part of another all-female group, Chantelle. The unbridled success of Chantelle afforded her the opportunity to sign as a solo artist with WEA Latina. In 1992, her first album, Sola, went platinum in the USA and Puerto Rico. Her next album, Mujer De Fuego, was her debut as a producer,...

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