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Marco Masís, artistically known as Tainy, is a Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he entered the world of reggaeton with his work on Mas Flow 2.

Birth nameMarco Masís
Also known asTainy Tunes
Born (1989-08-09) August 9, 1989 (age 30)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Years active2003–present
Associated acts

Musical careerEdit

After meeting with Nely "El Arma Secreta", he gave Luny his demo. Luny liked what he heard and signed Tainy to his team.[1] When Tainy was 15, Nely loaned him FL Studio XXL for producing. Tainy practiced with it for a whole year until he mastered it.

The first assignment Tainy received from Luny, was to see if he really had what it took. Luny liked the first song he worked on so much that he ended up using it for Mas Flow 2.[2]

Tainy co-produced (with Luny Tunes) the Los Benjamins album,[3] producing 15 of the tracks. He has worked as a producer with Wisin & Yandel, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Wise & Many More.[4][5]

He has received three Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards, which are annually awarded to songwriters, composers and music publishers of the year's most-performed songs in the BMI catalog, for Wisin & Yandel's "Abusadora"[6] and "Pam Pam"[7] and Ivy Queen's "La Vida Es Así".[8]

Production discographyEdit


Latin Grammy Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 "Abusadora" (by Wisin & Yandel) Best Urban Song[a] Won [9]
2018 Vibras (by J Balvin) Album of the Year[b] Nominated [10]
Best Urban Music Album[b] Won
2019 "Querer Mejor" (by Juanes featuring Alessia Cara) Record of the Year[b] Pending [11]
Song of the Year[a] Pending
Montaner (by Ricardo Montaner) Best Engineered Album[c] Pending


  1. ^ a b As songwriter.
  2. ^ a b c As producer.
  3. ^ As recording engineer.


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason "Luny Tunes Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-12-12
  2. ^ Leight, Elias; Leight, Elias (12 September 2018). "How Puerto Rican Producer Tainy Became an Architect of Modern Reggaeton". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ San Miguel, Celia (2006) "Luny Tunes & Tainy Mas Flow: Los Benjamins", Vibe, December 2006, p. 171, retrieved 2010-12-12
  4. ^ "Shakira y Sanz graban remix con Luny Tunes y Tainy", El Universo, January 30, 2007, retrieved 2010-12-12
  5. ^ Cobo, Leila (2007) "The Billboard Q&A: Wise", Billboard, September 1, 2007, p. 18, retrieved 2010-12-12
  6. ^ "Latin Elite Honored at 18th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards". BMI Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  7. ^ "2008 BMI Latin Awards: Award Winning Songs". BMI Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  8. ^ "Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 19th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards". BMI Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  9. ^ "Past Winners Search: Tainy". The Latin Recording Academy. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Merrill, Philip (September 20, 2018). "2018 Latin Grammy Awards Complete Winners List". The Recording Academy. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Latin Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – Final Nominations – 20th Latin Geammy Awards" (PDF). The Latin Recording Academy. September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2019.