|Full name||Eladio Carrion|
|Birthdate||November 14, 1994|
|Age||28 years old|
|Nationality||American / Puerto Rican|
Biography of Eladio Carrion
Eladio Carrión (born November 14, 1994) is a singer and internet personality. He was born in Kansas, United States and gained popularity on social media through his comedic videos. Before launching his solo career, he worked as a composer and collaborator with other artists. Some of his pre-debut hits were “2×2” with Flowsito and “No quiero más amigos nuevos” with Rawenz. He finally debuted in 2017 with “Me enamoré de una Yal,” followed by other hits such as “Si tú te vas,” “Mi Cubana,” and “Ave María.” Since then, he has collaborated with successful urban artists such as Big Soto, Randy, Zion, Darkiel, Myke Towers, Amenazzy, Rauw Alejandro, Lyanno, Lunay, and Noriel.
Currently, he is considered one of the references in the Latin American trap genre with songs like “Mi Error,” “Se Moja,” “Mi llamada,” and “Animal.”
Family and beginnings
Son of a renowned military man, due to the nature of his work, Carrión grew up constantly moving. He lived in different military bases located in Kansas, Alaska, and Baltimore. At eleven years old, he arrived in Puerto Rico, a country that he initially struggled to adapt to. He was a rebellious young man and had numerous problems in school until he became passionate about swimming, a sport that he practiced seriously and represented the country in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in 2011. In that competition, Eladio managed to advance to the preliminaries of the 200 meter breaststroke, finishing in eighth place.
Later, the young artist left behind the medals and swimming to focus on his career as a comedian and internet personality. At that time, Carrión regularly uploaded comedic videos to platforms like Vine and Instagram, which helped him gain popularity and become one of the country’s most prominent influencers.
Once he was known thanks to his fans, Eladio took his first steps as an artist by composing and collaborating with various urban genre artists. In 2015, he released his first work in collaboration with Flowsito titled “2×2.” This was followed by collaborations “No quiero más amigos nuevos” with Rawenz and “OG Kush” with Subelo NEO and Jon Z in 2016. These works allowed him to gain recognition and experience in the industry.
Eladio Carrión’s musical career
After several years of collaborations and memorable experiences, Eladio made his debut in 2017 with “Me enamoré de una Yal,” a song recorded with Ele A El Dominio and Nengo Flow under the Los de La Nazza label. After its release, the song managed to catch the attention of genre lovers, being heard on radio and clubs in the country in a short time. It also ranked in the top music charts and broke records of several artists on platforms such as Spotify and Soundcloud in Puerto Rico.
A year later, Carrión returned with his second single “Si tú te vas,” a song that featured Jon Z. Like his previous hit, “Si tú te vas” quickly ranked in the national music charts and led downloads on Soundcloud and Spotify. Later that year, Carrión once again set the trend with “Entre tantas,” followed in April 2018 by “Dame una hora,” his collaboration with El Nene Amenazzy. That same month, Carrión released the trap fusion “Mi Cubana,” which was supported by Rimas Music & Mueva Record and quickly became one of the most listened-to songs by genre fans. The song gained over two million plays on digital platforms like Spotify. The imminent success of the song led Eladio to join rappers Cazzu, Khea, and Ecko for the creation of his first remix.
A few hours after its release, the song made its way into the music charts and exceeded two million plays on YouTube.
In the following months, he released the hits “Ave María” with Randy Nota Loca, Khea, and Big Soto, and “Servicarro de Church” with Robertito Chong. He also released the singles “Miles,” “Hace Tiempo,” “Gracias,” and “Olvidarte” and the collaborations “Mula” with Big Soto, “Me Usaste” with Jon Z, ECKO, and Juhn, and “Sigue Bailándome” with Myke Towers. From then on, his rise was astronomical. In a short time, Carrión became one of the most respected exponents on the scene, collaborating with new talents and established artists such as Ñengo Flow, Alex Rose, Lunay, Lyanno, Ecko, Noriel, Ñejo, Joyce Santana, Jamby el Favo, and Ele a El Dominio, among many others.
2019: Today, Mi Llamada (Remix) and Costear
In January 2019, Carrión participated in the song “No styling” by Andre the Giant. Later that same month, he released “Dice que no” by Oken with Rauw Alejandro and Darwel, and then in February, he released “Mi error,” followed by “Periódico de ayer” with Ñejo. In March of that year, he released “Se Moja” in collaboration with Noriel; a month later, the remix of “Mentirte” with Jon Z and the participation of Randy was released.
For May, Carrión collaborated on the remix of “No podemos” by Ele a el Dominio and also lent his voice to the single “Madre perdóname” with interpreters Joyce Santana, Jon Z, and Ele a el Dominio.
This was followed by “Hoy” and “Si tú me quisieras,” the latter performed as a duet with Maikel Delacalle. In the middle of 2019, the single “Animal” was released, which immediately became a huge success, marking a before and after in his career.
After “Animal,” Carrión collaborated with Bad Bunny in August 2019 on “Kemba Walker.” Then, in September, “Arreglamos (Remix)” appeared with Lary Over, Green Cookie, and Myke Towers and with Joniel and Ez Made Da Beat. That same month, Carrión released “Que Me Importa” with La Manta and “Vivimo Caro” with Jon Z and Duki. Closing out 2019 was “Mi Error,” a remix of his song with Zion & Lenox and Wisin & Yandel, featuring Lunay as the new emerging star of the genre.
That year, Carrión also participated in “Costear” with Jhay Cortez, Bryant Myers, Rauw Alejandro, Justin Quiles, Lyanno, and Joyce Santana.
Sauce Boyz (2020)
On January 31, 2020, Carrión released his first album, “Sauce Boyz”, which included 16 songs featuring collaborations from various genre stars. The album included tracks such as “Hielo” with Jhay Cortez, “3 Am” with Brytiago, “Mala Mía” with Miky Woodz, and “Lluvia (remix)” with Rauw Alejandro and Amenzazzy. After its release, “Sauce Boyz” held the #8 spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for 10 weeks. Later, Carrión released an EP called “Sauce Boyz Care Package”, which included two discs with 10 and 16 songs, respectively.
Later that year, Carrión was nominated for the first time for the Latin Grammy Awards for his collaboration with Bad Bunny on the single “Kemba Walker.” Meanwhile, the artist continued to release several singles and make numerous collaborations, such as “Gangsta Party” with Danny Towers, “Koito” with Neo Pistea, “Se Emociona” with Jory Boy, “Tussi” with Justin Quiles and Arcángel, and “Tren Thomas” with Leebrian.
A new version of “Sauce Boy,” “Sauce Boy Freestyle II,” was released in October 2020. That same month, “Ballin” with Omy de Oro and “Gelato” featuring Hide Miyabi were also released. Finally, he closed out 2020 with “Ele Uve (Remix)” featuring Noriel, Natanael Cano, and Ovi.
2021: Monarca y Sauce Boyz II
In January 2021, Carrión released his second studio album, “Monarca”, which included collaborations from J Balvin, Yandel, Cazzu, and Lunay on tracks such as “Tata”, “Discoteca”, and “Nena Buena”. Other tracks on the album included “Todo o Nada” with Corina Smith, “Progreso”, “Mariposas”, and “Toretto”. After its release, the album reached the top positions on the US Billboard charts, being #11 on the Top Latin Albums and #8 on the Latin Rhythm Albums. The album was also nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in the Best Music Album category, but ultimately did not win.
After the album, in March, the single “Nube” was released, followed by “Sauce Boy Freestyle 4” and “ChiCha” featuring Lary Over, both released in May. A month later, in June, Carrión collaborated with Argentine producer Bizarrap on the single “Eladio Carrión: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 40”. Shortly after its release, the song reached #10 on the Argentina Hot 100 Billboard chart and was #162 globally.
On July 6, 2021, Carrión released his first mixtape, “Sen2 Kbrn”, which included singles such as “5 Star”, “Guerrero”, “Al Capone”, “Midas”, and “Problems”, in addition to “Sauce Boy Freestyle 4”. After its release, the EP placed #20 on the Top Latin Albums chart.
Later that year, the singles “Corazón”, “Rey”, and “Aquafina” with Brrya were released. In September, Carrión collaborated with Blueface on “B!Tch#S” and in October released “Sauce Boy Freestyle 5”, the fifth version of the 2020 single. Finally, in December, Carrión released his third album, “Sauce Boyz II (2021)”, a sequel to “Sauce Boyz” featuring collaborations from artists such as Arcángel, Bizarrap, Duki, Myke Towers, Sech, Rels B, and Noriel, among others. The album includes tracks such as “Claro Cristal”, “No te deseo el Mal” with Karol G, “Miradas Raras” with Sech, “Alejarme de Ti” with Jay Wheeler, and “Sin Frenes” with Bizzarrpa and Duki.
During 2022, Carrión has continued his career with various collaborations. Early in the year, he collaborated with Mau y Ricky on the single “No Puede Ser”. This was followed by the releases of “Nikes”, “Diamantes”, and “Skinnies” with Jon Z and Roto alongside Corina Smith. In March 2022, “Super Gremlin” was released, another collaboration with Kodack Black and Mike Towers, and later that same month, “Nuevo” was released with Gigolo and La Ece, and “GUCCI FENDI” with Justin Quiles.
Among his most recent releases are “Ausente” with Tito Flow and Amenazzy, and “Glizzy Walk 2.5” with Hydro and YOVNGCHMI.
Biography of Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony (born September 16, 1968) is an American salsa singer and actor, born in New York. His real name is Marco Antonio Muñiz Rivera. From a young age, he has been involved in music, growing up with rock and rhythm & blues. His parents, Felipe Muñiz and Guillermina Rivera, discovered his passion and musical ability when he was a child. During his teenage years, to earn money, he began singing at bars and nightclubs, and quickly gained popularity. He was contacted by one of the members of the Latin Rascals group, and their producer Louie Vega invited him to record several albums with the Atlantic Records label.
Beginnings as a singer
One of Marc Anthony’s most successful musical products was the album “Rebel”, which achieved some success on the disco music charts. In 1992, his career in the salsa world took off when the famous Tito Puente took him as an opening act for a concert at Madison Square Garden. A year later, he recorded a salsa version of a song by Juan Gabriel that received excellent reviews and great popularity in the musical circles of New York. Soon, Marc Anthony appeared in several television productions and began to receive offers for concerts. After a few years, he was recognized as the new “king of salsa”. During the 1990s, his lyrics occupied the top position in Latin America and also in the United States.
The new “musical phenomenon”
Marc Anthony became a massively successful musical phenomenon, comparable to the success of Héctor Lavoe. At the same time, he continued to develop his acting career, appearing in films such as “Bringing out the Dead” directed by Martin Scorsese; “Big Night” directed by Stanley Tucci; “Hackers,” and “The Capeman,” a Broadway musical directed by singer and songwriter Paul Simon. He also performed the main theme of the soundtrack of “The Mask of Zorro” (1998), in which Antonio Banderas was the lead actor.
Third salsa album “Against the Stream”
That same year, he worked on the production of his third salsa album: “Contra la Corriente,” undoubtedly many salsa critics and aficionados affirm that it was the best album of his career, for which he received a Grammy for Best Latin-Tropical Album. In 1999, he released the album “Marc Anthony” to the market, this album undoubtedly demonstrates a new stage in his musical career, as it combined salsa with pop and also featured songs in English, in order to reach and conquer the Anglo-Saxon audience and market.
The first single, “I Need to Know,” put him in the top positions of the North American charts: it remained in the Top 10 of the Billboard for eleven weeks and eight more weeks in the Top 40. He also released the Spanish version, titled “Dímelo.” With this song, he won the Grammy for Best Latin Song of the Year and was number one on the Latin Billboard chart. He quickly released the second single, “You Sang to Me,” repeating the success of the previous one and selling over two million copies of the album.
Starting the new millennium, he released a greatest hits salsa album titled “Desde el principio.” After that, Marc Anthony went on a extensive tour that took him through the United States. All magazines and press talked about his triumphant concert at Madison Square Garden. Then he was in Canada and Central America. At that time, Marc Anthony received the admiration of his fans when he helped with his charitable work for the victims of Hurricane George, in sum, he founded a foundation that bears his name.
In 2011, he started the Dos Mundos Tour, with the company of Alejandro Fernández, a concert across Latin America. The following year, he was in Colombia at the Manacacías Summer Festival, many people from different parts of the country traveled to attend his concert. He had a significant participation in the 53rd International Song Festival of Viña del Mar, Chile, where he sang the song “¿Y cómo es él?” from his album “Iconos”. He received the highest distinction.
On March 3, 2012, Marc returned to Uruguay after 17 years and gave his performance at the Charrúa Stadium in Montevideo with an attendance of 25,000 spectators. In the GIGANT3S TOUR, he performed in several North American cities alongside Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solís. In 2013, he released his album 3.0. In 2014, he was the big winner of four of the five awards for which he was nominated at the Premios Lo Nuestro. Additionally, his career was recognized as one of the most successful Latin music artists. In 2016, he released a song called “Deja que te bese” with the collaboration of Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, the song has over 50 million views on Youtube.
In September 2016, he carried out his “Marc Anthony Live” tour which included 5 dates at Radio City Music Hall. His private life has been somewhat controversial and has been exposed to various comments. He had his first daughter in 1994, Arianna Rosado-Muñiz, a product of his relationship with a former police officer from New York. In 2000 he married for the first time to Dayanara Torres, with whom he had two children. He later helped Jennifer Lopez in the production of the song “Sway” for the soundtrack of the movie Shall We Dance?. They then fell in love and after only one month of relationship, they got engaged in March 2004.
The couple had twins and Jennifer sold the exclusive photos of the children to People Magazine. However, after a few years, the couple decided to end their marriage on April 9, 2012. It is said that everything started when Jennifer Lopez met dancer Casper Smart and began a relationship with him two months after her separation from Marc. Later, Marc started a relationship with Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima, whom he married in 2014. Despite this, his relationship with Jennifer, the mother of his children, is harmonious, and he even participated in her song “Olvídame y pega la vuelta” in 2016. Two years earlier, the Puerto Rican singer made an impact with the hit song “Flor Pálida”.
On January 28, 2023, he married Nadia Ferreira in an incredible wedding surrounded by stars from film, music, and sports. The ceremony took place at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, with David Beckham as the best man.
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Biography of XXXTentacion
XXXtentacion (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018) was a musician and rapper. He was born in Plantation, Florida, United States. His birth name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy. He grew up in a dysfunctional household of Jamaican parents where there was a lot of turmoil. Since childhood, he had behavior problems and was very violent. At the age of six, he threatened and hurt another boy with a knife. His mother was not able to take care of him and he was raised by his grandmother, whom he considered his mother. He never had good grades in school and was not fond of attending. From a young age, he had a great passion for music. The main artists who influenced his life and career were Kurt Cobain, Papa Roach, Cage The Elephant, and even Coldplay.
As he entered adolescence, he had several legal problems due to fights, armed robbery, possession of oxycodone, possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest. So, he was sent to a youth prison in South Florida, there his behavior did not change, on the contrary, it worsened more. He brutally beat a homosexual man who was also behind bars, a story that he later recounted in an interview without any remorse. While in prison, he met Stokeley Clevon Goulhorne. They both began to make rap songs. From that moment on, he began to get tattoos, there are several tattoos that had a lot of meaning for him and others he just put on his skin out of preference.
During that period, he named himself XXXTentacion, he signed all the lyrics he composed with this pseudonym. In 2014, the American rapper began publishing songs on the music platform SoundClulb. By the end of the following year, he released “Look at Me,” a song that gradually climbed to the top of the Billboard charts. His name became viral after being accused of home robbery, the artist declared himself innocent of the charges and received conditional release. But the controversy did not end there, it was later revealed that he had assaulted his girlfriend, Geneva Ayala. The young woman told the newspaper that Onfroy had threatened to attack her with a fork and wire barbecue brush.
During the summer of 2016, she was forced to stay with him and during that time, she received all kinds of abuse, threats, torture, and humiliations. Later, she discovered that she was pregnant with the rapper and the situation of violence did not change. The young woman decided to file a complaint and he was accused of aggravated assault on a pregnant woman, domestic abuse by strangulation, illegal detention, and manipulation of witnesses. Despite this, and the evidence, he denied the accusation and declared himself innocent. Although it was a national news and the young woman’s statements occupied the front pages of magazines, his followers showed their support and this did not impede the rapper’s rise. He also had the support of rap stars such as Danny Brown and A$SP Rocky. Meanwhile, the rapper went from jail to house arrest.
This reprehensible behavior was exposed on covers such as Freshman Class, where the question was raised about continuing his career as if nothing had happened. Music critic Tom Breihan stated that he should not receive any more support. Later, it was known that he did not respect the conditions of his conditional release, instead living in a $1.4 million mansion with luxuries such as a BMW. He was also frequently throwing parties. The rapper stated that these accusations would not affect or end his successful music career.
This controversial, eccentric and tumultuous life ended with a burst of shots. The first news was published by The Washington Post, it is known that two attackers intercepted the 20-year-old rapper when he was buying motorcycles at a dealership in Deerfield Beach on June 18, 2018. The police have suggested that the shooting may have been an attempted robbery, but the culprits were not captured.
Days later, after conducting several investigations, the police found Robert Allen, 22 years old, guilty. He was seen around the site minutes before the attack. Similarly, Dedrick D. Williams was found as a suspect and later charged with manslaughter. The police continue to clarify the facts. In the meantime, hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to the rapper who died minutes after arriving at the hospital. His mother expressed that her son had left her a gift; his grandson who was on the way.
Biography of Miley Cyrus
Miley Ray Cyrus (born November 23, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and model. She was born in Franklin, Tennessee. Cyrus began acting at a young age on shows such as Doc (2001-03) and in 2006 she became a worldwide sensation for her portrayal of the teenage singer Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series of the same name. Thanks to the success of the series, Cyrus quickly established herself as a singer, debuting in 2008 with Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. In the following years, she solidified her status as one of the new stars of the pop scene with hit songs such as “7 Things,” “Party In The U.S.A.,” “When I Look at You,” and “Wrecking Ball,” among others.
Family and Early Life
Miley is the daughter of renowned country music singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia Finley. She has two brothers, Noah and Braison, and three half-siblings, Trace and Brandi, from her mother, and Cody from her father. Her birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus, but over time she adopted the nickname Miley and later officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus, with “Ray” being a tribute to her grandfather, Ronald Ray Cyrus (who passed away in 2006).
She grew up on a farm in Tennessee and showed an interest in music and the arts from a young age. She attended Heritage High School and later studied acting at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto, Canada. She made her debut on the series Doc (2001-03) playing the role of young Kylie. Her father also starred in the show as the lead character, Dr. Clint Cassidy.
Career of Miley Cyrus
Two years after her television debut, Miley made her big-screen debut playing Ruthie in Tim Burton’s film Big Fish (2003). A few years later, she rose to fame playing the pop star Hannah Montana in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana (2006-11). The show revolved around a young singer who maintains a double life with the support of her family; on one hand she is the dazzling pop star Hannah Montana, and on the other, she is just a teenager who wants to have an ordinary life with her friends.
The series featured performances from Jason Earles, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, Moisés Arias and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. It also had guest appearances from Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Dolly Parton (who is Miley’s godmother), among others. After its release, the series became a huge ratings success, running for five years and comprising four seasons, two movies, and several tours across the US. The success of the series led to Miley becoming a teenage icon, and she soon appeared in numerous films and other Disney series.
Miley Cyrus appeared in a special episode of Zack & Cody alongside Cole and Dylan Sprouse, had a small role in The Emperor’s New School between 2007 and 2008, and later appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. In 2009, she starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie alongside Lucas Till and a year later played Ronnie Miller in the dramatic film The Last Song (2010).
Later, she worked with Douglas Booth in LOL (2012) and appeared in Two and a Half Men, playing the outgoing character Misi. That same year, she had the lead role in So Undercover (2012) as an FBI agent infiltrating a university sorority. In 2015, she lent her voice to a character in Stone Quackers and a year later starred in the series Crisis in Six Scenes (2016) alongside Woody Allen and Elaine May. Recently, she had a small role in the series Black Mirror (2019).
After becoming famous as Hannah Montana, Miley made her debut as a singer with Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus in 2008. The album, which marks the end of Hannah’s career, contains the most popular songs from the series and some previously unreleased tracks with Miley’s personal stamp. That same year she released Breakout, a twelve-song album that included the hits See You Again and 7 Things.
She then released the successful EP The Time of Our Lives (2009), which reached the top of the music charts and entered the Billboard 200. The EP included big hits like Party in the U.S.A. and When I Look at You. One year later, she returned with Can’t Be Tamed, a thirteen-song album that managed to position itself in the top 10 in 15 countries. The album featured the singles Who Owns My Heart and Can’t Be Tamed, with the latter debuting at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Three years later, she released the successful Bangerz album of thirteen songs that featured collaborations with Big Sean, French Montana, and Britney Spears on songs like Love Money Party, FU and SMS (Bangerz). This album included the popular song Wrecking Ball, whose video caused a stir and controversy. In 2015, she released the online download album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, which included songs like Dooo It! and BB Talk and collaborations like Tangerine with Big Sean and Tiger Dreams with Ariel Pink.
Two years later, she released Younger Now (2017), a work that featured production by Oren Yoel. Most of the songs were written by the singer and refer to her reconciliation with her ex-partner Liam Hemsworth. The album included songs like Week Without You, Inspired, and Malibu. The latter was presented at the Billboard Awards with a colorful performance.
In May of 2019, she surprised her fans with the release of She Is Coming, a six-song EP that included the singles D.R.E.A.M. and Mother’s Daughter, a song that became a trend after the release of its music video.
Personal life of Miley Cyrus
The singer was in a relationship with Nick Jonas, Thomas Sturges, and Justin Gaston. In 2009, she began dating actor Liam Hemsworth, with whom she had an on-and-off relationship until their wedding in December 2018. The couple’s marriage lasted for a short time, as they announced their divorce through social media after eight months of being together. According to media reports, the reasons for the separation include infidelity and drug use, but this has not been confirmed by the artists.
Recently, a series of pictures surfaced showing the singer kissing Kaitlynn Carter during her vacation in Europe. It seems that the singer and the model have been dating for two months, during the time the singer has been separated from her ex-husband.
Biography of Jin (BTS)
Kim Seok-Jin (born December 4, 1992) is a South Korean singer, model, actor, and songwriter, best known as a member of the popular K-Pop group, BTS. He graduated from Konkuk University with a Theater major in 2017 and is currently continuing his artistic studies at Hanyang Cyber University. He was discovered on the street by one of the scouts of Big Hit Entertainment, who convinced him to audition for the company. He joined Big Hit as part of the BTS project in 2012 and debuted with RM, V, Suga, Jimin, J-Hope, and Jungkook in 2013 with the song “No More Dream,” the lead single from their debut album “2 Cool 4 Skool” (2013). Since then, he has achieved numerous successes with the group with hit songs such as “Dope,” “Run,” “Fire,” “Not Today,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “DNA,” and “Boy In Luv,” among others.
Family and Early Life
Jin was born into a well-off family supported by his father’s executive career. He had a normal childhood alongside his older brother, surrounded by his mother’s love. At the age of eleven, his brother introduced him to the world of hip-hop, sharing his musical taste with him. After finishing primary school, he attended Boseong High School, from which he graduated in 2010. While studying, at the age of fifteen, he was discovered by one of the scouts of SM Entertainment, who was impressed by his features, and invited him to audition for the company. However, Jin believed it was a scam, so he did not attend.
After finishing his studies and having an interest in performing arts, Jin enrolled in the Art program at Konkuk University to specialize in acting and theater. While he was on his way to enroll in the university, he was discovered by one of the scouts of Big Hit Entertainment, who convinced him to audition for the company. Despite having no previous experience in the music industry, Jin was accepted as a trainee of Big Hit in 2012, becoming part of the BTS project, alongside trainees Kim Nam-joon, Kim Tae-hyung, Jeon Jung-kook, Jung Ho-seok, Park Ji-min, and Min Yoon-gi. After a year of rehearsals and strict artistic training, Jin debuted as a member of Big Hit Entertainment’s first project, BTS.
Jin’s Musical Career with BTS
In 2013, Jin made his debut with BTS members with the lead single “No More Dream” from their first single “2 Cool 4 Skool” (2013). This was first presented on the music program M! Countdown, surprising audiences with their acrobatics and distinct hip-hop style. While they did not have much impact on the music scene at first, they managed to establish themselves as new players in the genre. That same year, they released their first EP “O!RUL8,2?” (2013), which included songs such as “We On,” “Coffee,” “BTS Cypher Pt.1,” and “Paldogangsan.”
The following year, the group began to gain recognition thanks to the variety show American Hustle Life (2014), recorded in Los Angeles. After the success of Skool Luv Affair (2014), an EP that featured Just One Day and Spine Breaker Outro: Propose, the group returned with the first part of The Most Beautiful Moment in Life in 2015. With this EP, the group gained recognition nationally and internationally, thanks to the songs: I Need U, Hold Me Tight, Converse High, and Dope. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life featured Jin’s collaboration on the songs: Boyz with Fun and Outro: Love Is Not Over.
In the same year, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life- Part 2 (2015) was released, an album that featured the hits: Run, Butterfly, House of Cards, and Silver Spoon. In 2016, BTS rose to fame with Wings, a fifteen-song album that featured solos from each member: Begin (Jungkook), Lie (Jimin), Stigma (V), First Love (Suga), Reflection (RM), MAMA (J-Hope) and Awake (Jin), as well as the hit Blood Sweat & Tears. The success of this album was surpassed by the group’s later works, such as the Love Yourself series, Her (2017), Answer (2018), Tear (2018) and Face Yourself (2018).
In 2019, Map of the Soul: Persona (2019) was released, the first album of the new era, continued by Map of the Soul: 7, which was released on February 21, 2020. In this album, Jin’s solo, Moon, and his collaboration with the vocal line (Jimin, V and Jungkook), 00:00 (Zero O’Clock) were included.
In addition to his work with the group, Jin has collaborated on the composition and performance of the Hwarang OST, “It’s Definitely You” with V. In June 2019, Jin released the song “This Night,” his second solo song after “Awake.”
Biography of Joaquín Sabina
Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina (February 12, 1949) is a composer and singer of urban folk-rock, poet, and painter, widely known as Joaquín Sabina. He was born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain. His mother, Adela Sabina del Campo, was a housewife, and his father, Jerónimo Martínez Gallego, worked as a police inspector. His family, being very Catholic, enrolled him in a school run by the Carmelite nuns. From an early age, the young Sabina demonstrated his ability in writing poetry and composing music. He formed a band with his friends called Merry Youngs, which mainly covered rock singers such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard.
At that time, he had his first girlfriend, known as Chispa, who was the muse of many of his compositions and some love poems. From the beginning, the father, a notary from Úbeda, of the young woman was against this relationship. So, a few months later, they went on a series of adventures to be together. Joaquín and Chispa went to Granollers and then reunited to escape to the Aran Valley located in Lérida, where they lived together for a time. Sabina returned to resume his studies in a school run by the Salesian Order. He continued writing and learned about Fray Luis de León, Jorge Manrique, and José Hierro. He also read Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Herbert Marcuse.
He received his first guitar from his father. After finishing high school, he obtained a job as a composer and director of a theater group in Granada. In 1976, he decided to temporarily reside in England, but later returned to Spain and settled in Madrid. During this period, he was closely associated with La Mandrágora, a bohemian art venue where he met Javier Krahe and Alberto Pérez, musicians. Sabina secured a contract with the record label Movieplay and in 1978 released his first album: “Inventario”. Then came “Malas Compañías” with the Epic label.
The previous album, which was a hit in 1980, achieved several successes thanks to the songs: “Pongamos que hablo de Madrid”, “Calle Melancolía” or “Círculos viciosos”. A year later, “La Mandrágora” was released, an album that was well received. His figure began to be compared and placed on the level of great established figures such as Ana Belén, Miguel Ríos, Javier Gurruchaga, Hilario Camacho, Juan Antonio Muriel and Los Secretos. He was invited to participate in the television program “Si yo fuera presidente” by Fernando García Tola and compose television theme songs for programs such as “Con las manos en la masa” and “Esto es lo que hay”. In 1985, he established his own label BMG-Ariola.
From his label came the album “Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa,” its release was promoted on television, but a controversy arose and the song “Cuervo Ingenuo,” performed by Javier Krahe, had to be censored for its reference to President Felipe González. From then on, several important productions were released that were well received among the Spanish audience, and even internationally, these were: “Hotel, dulce hotel” (1987), “El hombre del traje gris” (1988); with songs like “Con un par” from the album “Mentiras piadosas” (1990), and “Nos dieron las diez” from his next work “Física y Química” (1992).
Definitely, since Joaquín Sabina began his music career, he managed to attract the attention of a younger audience than his own generation and was established as a worthy heir to a throne occupied for a long time by the singer Joan Manuel Serrat. This was reaffirmed by the success of his following works: “Esta boca es mía” (1994), his famous song “Ruido,” composed by him and Pedro Guerra; “Yo, mi, me, contigo” (1996) was number one in sales, selling 80,000 copies in just one week. He then continued with “Enemigos íntimos” (1998), an album made with Fito Paez, which contains “Llueve sobre mojado,” composed and performed by both, and the memorable “19 días y 500 noches”.
He has been deserving of several awards for his musical career, receiving the Ondas award for best Spanish artist at the end of the 90s. He was also the winner of the Spanish Music Awards for best pop rock author, created by the Spanish Society of Authors (SGAE) and the Association of Performers or Performers (AIE). He also had a productive and successful tour throughout Spain and Latin America where he shared the theme “19 días y 500 noches”, presented “Nos sobran los motivos” (2000).
Upon his return, he worked on “Ciento volando,” a book of sonnets inspired and dedicated to filmmakers, actors, writers, bullfighters and singers. Unfortunately, Sabina suffered a cerebral ischemia that prevented him from being on stage for several months. After his recovery, he released “Dímelo en la calle” (2002) and published a book with his entire songbook, “Con buena letra” (2002). At that time, he devoted time to writing and published “Ciento volando de catorce,” selling 150,000 copies. Between 2005 and 2006, he released the album “Alivio de luto.” Shortly thereafter, he gave a recital at the Madrid Conference Center. In the summer of 2006, he embarked on a tour called “Carretera y top manta.”
After several years away from the music scene, in 2011, the singer began the tour “El penúltimo tren” in various countries of Latin America, this would also be held for the first time in the United States. But due to acute diverticulitis, it had to be suspended until October at the Manhattan Center in New York. He was also at the “Músicos en la naturaleza” festival, held in Hoyos del Espino. He embarked on a tour where he presented his musical work with Joan Manuel Serrat: “La orquesta del Titanic.” In 2013, he published the book “Muy personal,” which included drawings, poems, and fragments of song lyrics. After several successful projects, such as “Garabatos,” he released his album “Lo niego todo” in 2017.
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