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Pedro Capó (born, 14 November 1980 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) artistically also Capó is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, musican, guitarrist and actor, grandson of Puerto Rican singer Bobby Capó and former Miss Puerto Rico Irma Nydia Vázquez.[1] He studied at Colegio San José de Calasanz in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Pedro Capó
Pedro Capó en concierto.jpg
Background information
Birth namePedro Francisco Rodríguez Sosa
Also known asPedro Capó
Born (1980-11-14) 14 November 1980 (age 38)
Origin Puerto Rico Santurce, Puerto Rico
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsSony Latin

Pedro picked up the guitar at an early age and quickly became proficient in the instrument, later playing guitar in and becoming the main voice of the group Marka Registrada.[2]

Pedro resided in New York, where he starred in musical productions including: Apollo Theatre's production of The Sweet Spot (New York City) and the Off-Broadway hit musical production of CELIA: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.[3] He has also starred in the films Shut Up And Do It[4] and Paraiso Travel, which is directed by Simón Brand and co-stars John Leguizamo.[5]

In 2009, he performed a duet with popular Mexican singer Thalía called "Estoy Enamorado" from her new album Primera Fila and another duet with the Puerto Rican singer Kany García called "Si Tu Me Lo Pides".

In 2017, Capó joined multiple artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, and Rita Moreno on Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Almost Like Praying". All proceeds from the song benefited the Hispanic Federation and its efforts to help those in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.[6]

In 2018, after spending a lot of time in the acting industry, Capó made a come back to music with a single called "Calma". After Farruko joined him for the remix, the music video has become a huge success with more than 1 billion on YouTube. The singer was also awarded with his first Latin Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for "Pedro Capó: En Letra de Otro".

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AwardsEdit

Capó has won two ASCAP Awards, for "Fiebre de Amor" (2013) and "La Mordidita" (2016)[7]. He is also a Latin Grammy Award winner in the category of Best Long Form Music Video for "Pedro Capó: En Letra de Otro".

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[8]
US
Latin

[9]
US
Latin
Pop

[10]
ARG
[11]
COL
[12]
FRA
[13]
ITA
[14]
MEX
[15]
SPA
[16]
SWI
[17]
"Valió La Pena" 2008 26 Pedro Capó
"Vamos a Huir" 2009
"Estoy Enamorado"
(with Thalía)
28 6 Primera Fila
"Un Poquito Más" Pedro Capó
"Si Tu Me Lo Pides"
(featuring Kany Garcia)
2010 22
"Un Minuto" 2011 32 10
"Duele Ser Infiel" 2012 46 18
"La Vida Va" 34
"#FiebreDeAmor" 2013 43 31 Aquila
"Para Ayudarte a Reir" 2014 40 27
"Vivo" 2015 38
"Libre" 33
"Todo Me Recuerda a Ti" 29
"Azucar Amargo" 2017 33 [a] En Letra de Otro
"Las Luces" 2018 TBA
"Calma"
(solo or with Farruko or Alicia Keys)
71 3 1 1 1 11 1 1 2 2 Gangalee
"Te Olvidaré"
(with MYA)
2019 49 [b] Hoy
"Como Lo Hiciste Ayer"
(with ICON and Reykon)
55 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Azucar Amargo" did not enter the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 23 on the Mexico Espanol Airplay chart.[18]
  2. ^ "Te Olvidaré" did not enter the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 47 on the Mexico Espanol Airplay chart.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pedro Capó | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Marka Registrada Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 26 May 2009.[non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ "Azúcar! Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz at the New World Theater". Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Shut Up And Do It IMdb". IMDb. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Pedro Capo Filmography in Fandango". Fandango. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Lin-Manuel Miranda releases "Almost Like Praying," a star-studded new single for Puerto Rico relief". Vox. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Gente De Zona, Natalia Lafourcade, More To Perform at ASCAP Awards". Latin Times. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Pedro Capó Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Pedro Capó Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Pedro Capó Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  11. ^ Peak positions for singles in Argentina:
  12. ^ Peak positions in Colombia:
  13. ^ "Discographie Pedro Capó". lescharts.com (in French). Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Discography Pedro Capó". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Chart Search: Mexico Airplay (2019-02-09)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Discography Pedro Capó". spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Discography Pedro Capó". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Chart Search: Mexico Pop Espanol Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum – RIAA (Pedro Capo)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Certificados Musicales Amprofon (Marzo 2019)" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  21. ^ "FIMI: Certificazioni". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 8 April 2019. Note: To retrieve the certifications, 1) type in "Pedro Capo" in the box of "Filtra", 2) select years in the box of "Anno", 3) select "Singoli online" in the box of "Sezione", 4) click Enter
  22. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Pedro Capó & Farruko – Calma Remix". elportaldemusica.es (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  23. ^ "SNEP – National Union of Phonographic Edition". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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