Alexis & Fido
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Alexis & Fido, a.k.a. Los Pitbulls, Los Reyes Del Perreo, are a Latin Grammy nominated reggaeton duo from Puerto Rico. They are CEOs and co-founders of Wild Dogz Music. In 2008, "Sobrenatural" was nominated for Album Urbano. In 2012, "Energía" was nominated for Canción Urbana. In 2013, "Rompe La Cintura" was nominated for – Interpretación Urbana. Nominated[clarification needed] for the 2014 awards, “Album Urbano” with “La Esencia”.
Alexis & Fido
Alexis & Fido in 2014
|Also known as||Los Reyes Del Perreo|
El Duo Sobrenatural
Los Professores Del Perreo
|Origin||Cayey, Puerto Rico, U.S.|
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Labels||Sony BMG, Wild Dogz,|
|Associated acts||Wisin & Yandel, Toby Love, Los Yetzons, Daddy Yankee|
|Members||Raúl Alexis Ortíz |
Joel Fido Martínez
According to Fido, he and Yandel were close friends as teenagers and helped each other kick-start their careers. Likewise, Alexis was close to Wisin, and also helped him with his career. Eventually the two duos were formed, Alexis & Fido and Wisin & Yandel, and went their separate ways. Alexis & Fido featured on Yandel's solo album Quien Contra Mí, in Wisin's solo album El Sobreviviente and Wisin & Yandel featured on Alexis & Fido's Los Reyes Del Perreo album. These plans include working with artists like Arcángel, Wisin & Yandel again, and many more artists.
Their debut album, 2005's The Pitbulls, debuted at the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Top Heatseekers and the Latin Rhythm charts and at the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart, eventually reaching gold status with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. Their debut single, 2005's "Eso Ehh!", entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot Latin Singles chart and was featured on an episode of HBO's The Wire, and on the television series Entourage.
In 2006, Alexis y Fido released the singles collection Los Reyes del Perreo. Before the release of their second album "Sobrenatural" (2007), Alexis y Fido appeared in the reggaetón-centered drama, Feel the Noise, produced by Jennifer Lopez and starring R&B singer Omarion, Melonie Diaz and Rosa Arredondo. The album spawned two singles, "5 Letras" and "Soy Igual Que Tú," both of which topped the Latin Rhythm chart. The latter remained atop Billboard's Latin Rhythm chart for over a month. Sobrenatural sold over 100,000 units worldwide.
The duo was invited to perform alongside Camila at the 2008 Latin Billboard Awards and they joined Toby Love on stage at the 2008 Premios Juventud awards show. They were nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards for "Soy Igual Que Tú" and in the Best Urban Music Album field for Sobrenatural.
Alexis' real name is Raúl Alexis Ortiz (born August 5, 1982), while Fido's real name is Joel Fido Martínez (born August 13, 1981). They own the label Wild Dogz, which they created in 2006. According to Alexis & Fido, in an interview, the song "El Palo" put them on the map and made them known. In 2008, the duo participated in a campaign to promote voting in the 2008 general elections in Puerto Rico. This initiative included a concert titled "Vota o quédate callao" (in English, vote or be quiet).
- Reggaetón 'Pitbulls' Ready To Strike Billboard Magazine, November 30, 2005
- Alexis y Fido @. Reggaetonline.net. Retrieved on August 9, 2018.
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- Alexis y Fido "Los Reyes del Perreo" A la venta desde el 19 de septiembre de 2006. Alexisyfido.com. Retrieved on August 9, 2018.
- Aixa Sepúlveda Morales (August 11, 2008). "Unen sus voces en "Vota o quédate callao"". Primera Hora (in Spanish). Retrieved August 11, 2008.