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    Chelo

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    Genre:Latin
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    Albums:11
    Songs:13

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Cha Cha (Spanglish Version) lyrics
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    Que Sacrificio lyrics
    3Dos Gotas De Agua lyrics
    4Que Sacrificio lyrics
    Mercedes Castro feat. Chelo
    5Just Maybe lyrics
    6Voodoo lyrics
    7Un Corazón (One Heart) lyrics
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    Cha Cha lyrics
    9Yummy lyrics
    10Slow Motion lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1En Vivo [2004]
    2El Sabor Norteno De Chelo [2005]
    3Boleros [2001]
    4Joyas Musicales: Coleccion De Oro [2006]
    5Mi Historia [2005]
    6Por Excelencia [2004]
    7Con Mariachi/la Voz Ranch [2002]
    8360° [2006]
    9Exitos Rancheros [2006]
    10Crema De La Crema [2005]

    Biography

    "Cha Cha" isn't a song that needs a few dozen spins to sink into the brain; it's not a track that reveals its charms gradually – the first time the beat, the brass, and Chelo's cool delivery grab hold, there's no doubt that you're listening to something captivating.

    Recorded in both English and Spanglish, "Cha Cha" is being prominently featured on Mexico's TV coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

    In the U.S., Chelo has already performed the song on the top live Hispanic TV shows, including Don Francisco Presenta, Sabado Gigante's 20th Anniversary Special, Despierta America and Escandalo TV. The single is climbing on Billboard's Latin charts, building momentum for a push into English crossover.

    "Cha Cha" brings together many elements, bridging musical styles, generations and cultures. In addition to being a perfect dance song in the classic sense, there's a hip-hop undercurrent and a bicultural savvy.

    When Chelo debuted "Cha Cha" on a Spring airing of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, he was instantly the subject of "Who was that and where can I get his song?" message-board buzz. That reaction is likely to repeat when Chelo performs as the only music artist on the Live Broadcast of the MISS UNIVERSE pageant in July.

    During the rush to capitalize on the "Latin crossover explosion", there was a flood of awkward, pro forma multilingual versions of hits, performed by artists who struggled through poor phonetic translations. Chelo, however, showcases the seamless fluency with English, Spanish, and bilingual slang that is the reality of today's urban Latino.

    As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, José Oscar Mejías Hernandez quickly showed that he had a lot of artistic talent. Hailing from a musical family, Chelo was known as a showman to friends and teachers as early as third grade. When he was just a junior in high school, future reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee asked him create dances for him, to which he agreed, leading Hernandez to think that he would eventually go into professional choreography. In fact, dancing helped Chelo get what he considers his first big break – when he was with Jyve (originally a dance group which became Jyve V and where he went by the name Chelo), they won a dance competition in Miami Beach. Record labels wasted no time in approaching with contract offers. He realized that singing and performing appealed to him just as much. In 2006 Chelo's solo debut, 360°, a mix of Latin pop and urban, and sung in both Spanish and English, came out on Sony.

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