Tego Calderón

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Tego Calderón
Background information
Birth nameTegui Carlos Calderon Rosario
Also known as
  • El Negro Calde
  • El Abayarde
  • El Chacal
  • El Feo de Las Nenas Lindas
  • El Niche
Born (1972-01-01) January 1, 1972 (age 52)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • singer
Years active1998–present

Tegui Carlos Calderón Rosario (Santurce, Puerto Rico, February 1, 1972), better known by his stage name Tego Calderón, is a singer of reguetón and hip hop puerto rican He has received prizes for his work, included a Source Award of The Source Magazine by "International Artist of the Year". Also he has received nominations in several ceremonies, between them the Grammy Latin, Billboard Awards, Prizes The Ours and Prizes The People.

First years[change | change source]

Calderón was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He moved to an early age of his native Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida, were assisted to Beach Senior High School. Here he was in contact with several different cultures and was a drummer in a band of rock. The band did versions of songs produced by artists like Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zeppelin. He has observed that his two parents were fans of Ismael Rivera and that his father also was interested in jazz. He was influenced by both genders and incorporated them into his music. Over time he developed a musical style that combines elements of the sauce, dancehall, and hip hop, centering in the appearances of the urban life in his letters.

Musical career[change | change source]

Calderón did some apparitions in albums of other musicians of reggaeton, over time signed with the stamp White Lion. In 2002, he published his first album of study titled "El Abayarde" the reggaeton considered at this time a gender "underground", the album sold 50.000 copies in his launching, establishing a record of sales for an album of Latin music. Three months after publishing The Abayarde, Calderón organised his first concert, which took place in the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and exhausted the place. The next day he turned into the first artist of reggaeton in making a performance in the annual meeting Puerto Rican "Dia Nacional de La Salsa".

In August of 2003, Calderón acted in Madison Square Garden in New York. His second apparition in the place was in October of 2004, where headed an event titled "Megatones de 2004". The concert was exhausted, with 20.000 assistants of a mixed public of Latins and American fans.

2005 - present[change | change source]

Tego Calderón in 2005.

Calderón participated in the 2004 and 2005 editions of the Parade of New York, "Rican Day". During this period of time turned into the first Latin American artist in being included in the Power-105 of New York.

In the summer of 2005, Calderón signed an agreement between Atlantic Records and his own independent stamp, Jiggiri Records, turning into the first artist of reggaeton in having a deal with an important label.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio Albums[change | change source]

  • 2003: El abayarde
  • 2006: The Underdog/El subestimado
  • 2007: El abayarde contraataca
  • 2015: El Que Sabe, Sabe

Evolución musical


1989 (age 17)

  • Baila

1990 (age 18)

  • Dale Play FT. El General
  • Te Vez Buena RMX FT. El General, Vico C
  • Tu Cuerpo

1991 (age 19)

  • Reggae Muero
  • Play
  • El Pasaporte FT. Tito Rojas
  • Oh Yeah FT. Micheal Jackson
  • Bailando Con Calma

1992 (age 20)

  • No Me Voy FT. Daddy Yankee
  • Me Llamas FT. El General, Nando Boom
  • Los Ojos
  • Boom Boom

1993 (age 21)

  • Who Is The Fucker FT. Micheal Jackson
  • Boom Boom RMX FT. Baby Rasta & Gringo, Daddy Yankee
  • Problema
  • Te Quieren

1994 (age 22)

  • Ella Me Mata
  • 1980
  • Que Tire Pressure
  • No Te Vayas
  • El Party

1995 (age 23)

  • Feliz FT. Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee
  • Si Si Si No No No
  • Pa La Calle FT. Hector & Tito
  • Extiendo
  • Zig Zag FT. Micheal Jackson

1996-1999 (Break) (ages 24-27) 2000 (age 28)

  • Con La Vida
  • 30-30 FT. Daddy Yankee

2001 (age 29)

  • Reggaeton FT. Eddie Dee, Nicky Jam
  • En La Calle
  • Robot Activado
  • Esa Mujer FT. Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee
  • Uno FT. Joe Arroyo

2002 (age 30)

  • Abarde Y El Dios FT. Anuel AA
  • Con El Cangri FT. Nicky Jam
  • Al Natural
  • La Gata FT. Yandel, Nicky Jam

2003 (age 31)

  • Ella Quiere Enamorarse FT. Los Dioses
  • No Perdona FT. Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna
  • El Amante FT. Anuel AA, Zion

2004 (age 32)

  • Guasa Guasa RMX FT. Voltio
  • Al Natural RMX FT. Yandel
  • Praaaa FT. Arcángel
  • Tu Me Llamas FT. De La Ghetto, Daddy Yankee

2005 (age 33)

  • Como Esta FT. Eddie Dee, Joe Arroyo
  • Mi Libertad Reggaeton RMX FT. Jerry Rivera, Jowell & Randy

2006 (age 34)

  • Bandoleros FT. Don Omar
  • Cara FT. Voltio, Eddie Dee

2007 (age 35)

  • Bailando Salsa FT. Joe Arroyo
  • En Barranquilla Me Quedo RMX FT. Joe Arroyo
  • Te Lleva FT. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna

2008 (age 36)

  • Baby Girl FT. Sean Paul, Anuel AA
  • Como Te Va FT. Los Dioses, Nicky Jam

2009 (age 37)

  • Heights FT. Joe Arroyo
  • Vivir La Vida FT. Anuel AA
  • El Pelo
  • Tres
  • 23 FT. Marc Anthony, Los Dioses

2010 (age 38)

  • La Proxima FT. Tito Rojas
  • Lo Haga Como Yo
  • Soy
  • La Ghetto

2011 (age 39)

  • Dios FT. Tito Nieves

2012 (age 40)

  • Joe Arroyo Forever FT. Tito Rojas, Marc Anthony, Chencho, Los Dioses

2013 (age 41)

  • Le Dijo FT. Jadiel, Ozuna, Maldy

2014 (age 42)

  • Sin Ella FT. Randy, Daddy Yankee
  • El Party FT. Voltio, Nicky Jam, Los Dioses

2015 (age 43)

  • Para Siempre FT. Arcángel, Nicky Jam
  • Doce FT. De La Ghetto, Daddy Yankee

2016 (age 44)

  • Me Importa Un Carajo RMX FT. Bad Bunny, Los Dioses

2017 (age 45)

  • Muriendo De Amor FT. Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Feid
  • Que FT. Feid, Yandel, Wisin, Daddy Yankee

2018 (age 46)

  • Adios FT. Tito Nieves
  • Juan Gabriel Forever FT. Marc Anthony, Tito Rojas, Yandel, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Ozuna
  • La Calles FT. Nicky Jam, Yandel

2019 (age 47)

  • Te Dan FT. Wisin & Yandel

2020 (age 48)

  • Frankie Ruiz Forever FT. Peso Pluma, Bad Bunny, Anuel AA, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, Chencho

2021 (age 49)

  • Vamos A Ver FT. Los Dioses, Maldy

2022 (age 50)

  • Como Yo FT. Anuel AA, Lenier, Yandel
  • Tito Rojas Forever FT. Marc Anthony, Chencho, Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Feid, La India


  • La Receta
  • La Receta RMX FT. Bad Bunny, Karol G, Maluma, Feid, Yandel

Compilations[change | change source]

  • 2004: The Enemy of the Guasíbiri
  • 2013: Tego Calderón - Greatest Hits

Mixtapes[change | change source]

  • 2004: Guasa Guasa: The Mixtape (DJ Whoo Kid and Tego Calderón)
  • 2008: The Gongoli Mixtape
  • 2012: El Original Gallo del Pais - Or.G. The Mixtape

References[change | change source]