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Don Omar
Birth name William Omar Landrón
Also known as The Kings Of Kings, iDON, El Rey, El Prototipo
Born February 10, 1978 (1978-02-10) (age 32)
Origin Puerto Rico
Genres Reggaeton
Hip Hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, CEO, actor
Years active 2000—present
Labels Orfanato Music Group (His Label)
VI Music
Universal Music Latino
Machete Music
Associated acts Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Wisin & Yandel, Alexis Y Fido
Website http://www.idon.com

Don Omar (born William Omar Landrón on February 10, 1978)[1] is a Puerto Rican Reggaetón singer.

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Musical career

Don Omar's career Started with the release of his first studio album “The Last Don” both the studio version and its live edition have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Worldwide, The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] has sold over one million copies, according to his official website. Omar's debut single, “Dale Don Dale”, sold over 500,000 copies in South America.[citation needed] He earned awards for “Latin Pop Album of the Year” and "New Artist & Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year” by the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003. The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] was also nominated for "Urban Music Album" at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. He is currently signed to VI Music and Machete Music through Universal Music Latino.

Omar's May 2006 album King of Kings, became history's highest ranking reggaeton LP in the top 10 US charts, with its debut at #1 on the Latin sales charts and the #1 spot on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Radio Chart with his single “Angelito”.[2] Omar was also able to beat the in-store appearance sales record at Disney World's Virgin music store previously set by pop star Britney Spears.

With the highest charting debut by a reggaeton artist, Don Omar's "King of Kings" entered at No. 7 with 74,000, besting Daddy Yankee's No. 24 entry with 2005's "Barrio Fino En Directo". In April 2007, Don Omar received the Latin Billboard award for "Reggaeton Album Of The Year" for King of Kings.[3] The songs "Los Bandoleros" and "Conteo" were featured in the movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in the ending credits.

On September 18, 2007, Landrón was briefly under police custody in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, when a local company sued him after he canceled a concert scheduled for earlier that year in La Paz, Bolivia as part of an international tour titled "Up Close".[4] The organization claimed that he had stolen $70,000 due to the cancellation.[4] Landrón responded that he canceled the concert because the company didn't provide air tickets in time.[4] After the case was presented before a local judge, both parts reached an agreement.[4] Landrón was allowed to leave the country in order to comply with a previously scheduled appearance in Buenos Aires on Argentine television and returned the next day to hold his concert in Santa Cruz's Tahuichi Aguilera soccer stadium.[citation needed]

Landrón participated as in Gilberto Santa Rosa's presentation in an event titled "Concierto del Amor", presented in the Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2008. Where he closed the event and performed reggaeton themes.[5]

Third studio album - present

Don Omar's third studio album titled iDon was released on April 28, 2009. The first single from this album titled "Virtual Diva" has been released to radio stations and performed on MTV's Tr3s variety show, Virtual Diva. iDon became the most requested song on Latin radio stations.[6][7] Don Omar's song "Salió El Sol" from the album King of Kings is in the game Grand Theft Auto IV by Rockstar Games.

Personal life

William Omar Landrón is the father of three children. He is currently married to Jackie Guerrido.[8] Don Omar is also the owner of All Star Records.

September 2004 arrest

On September 2004, Landrón and three companions were detained by police personnel in Puerto Rico.[9] He was subsecuently charged with drug and weapon possession, after being allegedly found by policemen Arnaldo Hernández and Neftalí Molina consuming cannabis in a white Hummer.[9] On June 30, 2008, Landrón attended the first court hearing in the drug case against him, accompanied by Guerrido, his brother Luis Landrón and his mother, Toñita Rivera. The charges were reviewed by the judge and several people were interviewed as potential members of the jury.[9] The jury was selected on July 8, 2008.[10] Two days later, Judge Angel Ramírez Ramírez of the Tribunal de Carolina denied a prosecutor's request to extract a DNA sample from a marijuana cigarette, noting that if a previous test done in June brings back negative results the charges against Landrón may be dropped. [11] The hearings had to be posponed on July 10, 2008, because one of the prosecution's witnesses was unable to attend due to pregnancy.[12] The DNA tests were "inconclusive".[13] On July 22, 2008, the charges against Landrón were dropped by the prosecution, after several inconsistencies appeared in the witness accounts.[14]

King of Kings

In late 2009 Billboard recognized that this was the most successful album of the decade (since 2000) in Latin America, besides being the most successful in the history of the genre of Reggaeton and Latin music, Don Omar ended in 2009 devoting even more over its rivals as the best of this genre and urban music. It is estimated that the album until the end of 2009 according to Billboard recount has sold just over 41 million copies.[15]

Future

Don Omar has confirmed the name of his new upcoming album titled Prototype 2.0, confirmed by Latin bites; Daddy Yankee will be singing a duo with Don Omar in this upcoming album. [16].

Discography

Other albums

Filmography

Year Title Role
2009 Fast & Furious Rico[17][18]
2009 Los Bandoleros Santos
Wrong Side of Town

References

  1. ^ http://music.aol.com/artist/don-omar/1654317
  2. ^ "Don Omar On Top of Charts with ‘King of Kings’ Debut"
  3. ^ Billboard Latin Music Awards results
  4. ^ a b c d "Flash!" (in Spanish). Don Omar: Pasa horas detenido. Puerto Rico: El Nuevo Día. 2007-09-19. p. 103. 
  5. ^ Frances Tirado (2008-01-25). "Don Omar y Gilberto Santa Rosa juntos en concierto del amor". Primera Hora. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/musica/espectaculos_asi/don_omar_y_gilberto_santa_rosa_juntos_en_concierto_del_amor/150846. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  6. ^ Entertainment as a Second Language with Carlos Santos.
  7. ^ Wikiton Magazine (2008-06-25). "Orfanato Music Group es el sello de Don Omar". Wikiton Magazine. http://www.wikiton.net/orfanato-music-group-es-el-sello-de-don-omar. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  8. ^ "Our Wedding Will Be a Fairy Tale" People en Espanol. February 21, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2008
  9. ^ a b c Frances Tirado (2008-07-01). "Deja el miedo en la gaveta" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/farandula/espectaculos_asi/deja_el_miedo_en_la_gaveta/205828. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  10. ^ Frances Tirado (2008-07-08). "Seleccionado el jurado de Don Omar" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/farandula/espectaculosasi/seleccionado_el_jurado_de_don_omar/208086. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  11. ^ "Juez niega nueva prueba de ADN". Primera Hora. 10 July 2008. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/farandula/espectaculosasi/juez_niega_nueva_prueba_de_adn/209203. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  12. ^ "Postponen juicio de Don Omar por parto" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2008-07-10. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/farandula/espectaculos_asi/posponen_juicio_de_don_omar_por_parto/209210. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  13. ^ Frances Tirado (2008-07-15). "Caso de Don Omar "no va paraningún lado"" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/farandula/espectaculosasi/caso_de_don_omar_no_va_para_ningun_lado/210439. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  14. ^ Frances Tirado (2008-07-23). "¡Se cayó el caso!" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. http://www.primerahora.com/noticia/otras_panorama/noticias/¡se_cayo_el_caso!/212969. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/album/don-omar/king-of-kings/774445/review#/album/don-omar/king-of-kings/774445/review
  16. ^ “Prototype 2.0” es el proximo disco de Don Omar Wikiton Magazine
  17. ^ Don Omar in new Fast and the Furious film
  18. ^ Don Omar starring alongside Vin Diesel

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