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Pedro Capó (born, 14 November 1980 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) artistically also Capó is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist 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)
OriginSanturce, 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 became a huge success with more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube, as of August 2019. The singer was also awarded his first Latin Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for "Pedro Capó: En Letra de Otro".

DiscographyEdit

  • Fuego y Amor (2007)
  • Pedro Capó (2009)
  • Aquila (2014)
  • En Letra de Otro (2017)

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".

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.

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