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Rauw Alejandro

Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz  (born January 10, 1993), known professionally as  Rauw Alejandro , is a Puerto Rican singer and rapper. Referred to as the " King of Modern Reggaeton ",  he belongs to "the new generation" of Puerto Rican  urban musicians .  His debut studio album,  Afrodisíaco , was released in November 2020. His second studio album,  Vice Versa , released in June 2021, featured the lead single " Todo de Ti ". He has won one  Latin Grammy Award  from four nominations. Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz was born on January 10, 1993, in  San Juan, Puerto Rico  and was raised in  Canóvanas  and  Carolina . His father, guitarist Raúl Ocasio, and his mother,  backing vocalist  María Nelly Ruiz, introduced him to some of his musical influences like  Elvis Presley ,  Michael Jackson , and  Chris Brown .  During many years, Alejandro and his father lived in the mainland United States, mainly  Miami  and New York City, where he got inspiration from the  R&B  and  dancehall  genres.  Alejandro and fellow Puerto Rican rapper  Anuel AA  are childhood friends; they both went to the same school and had classes together. As a child, Alejandro competed in school  talent shows  because he has a passion for dancing.  After graduating high school, he enrolled at  University of Puerto Rico . From the age of six until he was twenty, he also played  soccer , but later quit because he "could not perform as he expected to" and suffered an injury at age 20. He moved to  Orlando, Florida  to attempt to get scouted to play in the  Premier Development League (PDL) , but eventually was unsuccessful. After quitting soccer, he was left in a light depression, so to improve his mood he decided to switch to a musical career and began to publish songs through  SoundCloud  in 2014.  In November 2016, he released his debut mixtape titled  Punto de Equilibrio .  In January 2017, he signed a music deal with Duars Entertainment.  In 2018, he was chosen by  Sony Music Latin  to be part of "Los Próximos", a musical project in which the label sought to enlist new musical talents.  The musical project helped him gain fame, and as a result other notable artists noticed him and he was featured in multiple collaborations like  Kevin Roldán  and  Khea 's "Pa' Tu Casa",  and "Luz Apaga" by  Ozuna ,  Lunay  and  Lyanno  that year.  In December 2017, he released his first single as a lead artist, titled "Toda" with Alex Rose. It peaked at the 29th spot on the  Billboard  Hot Latin Songs charts in November 2018. A remix of "Toda" featuring  Cazzu ,  Lenny Tavárez , and  Lyanno  was released in May 2018. The song proved successful, with the music video having over 1 billion views on  YouTube  as of November 2020. In January 2019, he released his single "Que le dé" with  Nicky Jam . In December 2019, his song "Fantasias" with  Farruko  peaked at the number 12 spot on the US Latin chart, which is also the highest position his songs have reached on the chart, along with "Tattoo". Both songs stayed for 20 weeks on the chart, the highest duration for one of Alejandro's songs to date and won the  Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Fusion/Performance  in 2021. Alejandro's debut album,  Afrodisíaco , was released on November 13, 2020. It was preceded by the release of the songs and music videos, "Enchule", the "Elegí" remix, and "Reloj", with  Anuel AA . On May 20, 2021 he released "Todo de ti", that peaked at the number 2 spot in Top Songs Global on  Spotify . On June 25, 2021 he released his album,  Vice Versa  through  Sony Music Latin .  Afrodisíaco  earned him a nomination for  Best Música Urbana Album  at the  64th Annual Grammy Awards .

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