Lenny Tavárez Biography
Julio Manuel González Tavárez (May 19, 1987) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Singer and songwriter, known in the music industry for being part of the Dyland & Lenny duo, famous exponents of the Puerto Rican urban scene. They became known with the debut album My World (2010), followed by My World 2 (2013). These two albums consolidated the career of young artists who for 2013 decided to undertake separate paths. Since then Tavárez began his solo career by excelling in the urban music scene with the songs La Nena, Fantasías y Caviar. In the ten years of his career, he has collaborated with famous artists such as Pitbull, Luis Fonsi, Farrruko, J Álvarez, Cosculluela, Alex Rose, Miky Woodz, Rauw Alejandro, Lyanno, Noriel, among others.
Before devoting himself completely to music, he became interested in sports, seriously thinking about to be a basketball player with his friend Carlos Castillo Cruz. However, they put aside this idea for 2008, at which point he decided to undertake his artistic career with Cruz, forming the Dyland & Lenny duo, through which they became known since 2009. In the early years, the duo wrote and recorded their songs with Elías de León, renowned producer of the urban music scene and founder of the White Lion label, label with which they have worked recognized exponents of the urban genre such as Julio Voltio, Tego Calderón, Calle 13, Cosculluela, Darell and Nicky Jam, among others.
Dyland & Lenny (2009-2013)
After starting his artistic career at the White Lion label, they signed a contract with LunnyTunes, a famous duo of producers and singers, who has collaborated with renowned artists, such as Tego Calderón, Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, among others. In 2010 they debut with the album My World, an album that consisted of fifteen songs, including the hit songs Quiere pa’ que te quieran, Nadie te Amara Como yo, Caliente with Arcangel and Tu Cuerpo es ley, collaboration with Zion & Lennox. Shortly after its release, it was positioned in the country’s music rankings, later the duo started the album’s promotions by visiting countries such as Panama, Venezuela, Chile, the United States, among others.
In the middle of the following year, they released the single Pégate Más, which quickly positioned itself in the musical tops. Later the remix of Pégate Más came out, along with Juan Magan. In August of the following year, they published their collaboration with Pitbull and Beatriz Luengo, entitled Sin Ti (I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing), a theme that had two videos (Lyric and official) on the artist’s channel. That same year they collaborated with Gusttavo Lima in Balada.
Beginning in 2013, they participated in the song Danza Kuduro by Don Omar and shortly thereafter they released, My World 2 (2013), an album that had eleven songs, including their collaboration with Lima and Pégate Mas. Among the most outstanding songs of the album are Darte Lo Tuyo, along with J. Álvarez, La Cura with Yomo, Que Vuele with Victor Manuelle and El Juego with Cosculluela. By this time the artists were recognized on the scene, becoming nominated as Revelation Duo at the Lo Nuestro Awards and Duo of the Year at the Texas Awards. However, after working together for four years they decided to take separate paths.
Career as a soloist
Lenny began his career as a soloist shortly after the separation of the duo, debuting with the single La Nena, published in December 2014. The following year he released the single Fantasias, under the EM Music Inc label, after its release, the song became in trend positioning in the radio stations of Latin America. That same year he launched his collaboration with Pusho, entitled Tortura.
In the course of 2016, he launched Fantasías (Remix) with De La Ghetto and J Alvarez, No se que fue, Como tu no hay and Si Tu cama hablara with Cosculluela, songs that consolidated the artist’s career as a soloist; promoting these he visited several Latin American countries, between these Colombia and Venezuela. In recent years Tavárez ventured as an entrepreneur, launching a line of protein products called Pro-Fit 7.
The following year Tavárez published the hits Caviar, No quiero amor with Farruko, Caviar (Remix) with Kevin Roldan & Darell, Toma Bebe with Anonimus and Secreto. In 2018, he released his first EP entitled Pop Porn, an album that includes the songs Marihua, El Punto, To To, Te Lo Metí and Sueños Mojados.
After the publication of this, he made several collaborations such as Comenzar de cero and No Quiere amores with Ronald «El Killa»; Hoy with Lyanno and Rauw Alejandro; Paraiso with Pau Muro; Aquella Vez with Lyanno and Chris Wandel; Mi llamada with Rauw Alejandro; Toda (Remix) with Lyanno, Cazzu, Rauw Alejandro and Alex Rose; and No me equivoque with Miky Woodz, among others. In the course of 2019, Tavárez has participated in the song A Prueba de balas with Dayme and The High.