|Birth name||Tegui Carlos Calderon Rosario|
|Also known as|
|Born||January 1, 1972|
Santurce, Puerto Rico
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, where 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 the jazz. He was influenciado by both genders and incorporated them to his music. Over time he developed a musical style that combines elements of the sauce, dancehall and hip hop, centring 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 in 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, that 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 puertorican "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 exhausted , with 20.000 assistants of a mixed public of Latins and American fans.
2005 - present[change | change source]
Calderón participated in the 2004 and 2005 in the 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 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
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