Ilegales (also called Los Ilegales, "The Illegals") is a Grammy-nominated[1][2] Dominican merenhouse trio, founded in 1993[3] The group is led by singer-songwriter Vladimir Dotel and comprises Vladimir Dotel, David Diaz, and Junior Pimentel.

Background information
Also known asLos Ilegales
OriginDominican Republic
GenresMerengue house
Years active1993 (1993) - present
LabelsBMG, EMI Music, Universal Music, Antena Music, Sony Music, La Oreja Media Group, Inc. , Dotel Productions
Associated actsMonchy & Alexandra
MembersVladimir Dotel
Junior Pimentel
David Diaz
Past membersÁlvaro Guzmán
Jason González
Lenny Medina
Rafael Rivera
Freddy De La Cruz (Anthony)
Juan Carlos Campos
Carlos Montaner "Monty"
Leny Pimentel
Danyllo Silveira

In addition to reaching the Billboard Tropical charts on their own, the group also had a hit with Alexandra Cabrera De La Cruz of Monchy y Alexandra. They were nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2003 for Best Pop Album.[2]



  1. ^ Ramiro Burr. "Latin Notes: Ilegales' signature sound clear on its danceable new CD," San Antonio Express-News (Texas), January 16, 2005, Culturas section, page 8J.
  2. ^ a b Jordan Levin. "Forget 'crossover': Latin music's a global culture," Miami Herald, August 31, 2003, page 1M.
  3. ^ Miguel Suárez Orozco. "Ilegales apoya la fidelidad y censura el machismo: 'Si no quieres que tu pareja te engañe respétala', dicen los jóvenes merengueros al presentar nuevo álbum" (Ilegales supports fidelity and censures machismo: 'If you don't want your partner to cheat on you, respect her' say the young merengueros on presenting new album"), Excelsior: Orange County Register weekly (Santa Ana, CA), November 14, 2003 (cover story).
  4. ^ Ilegales at Discogs|

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