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Rivera, Edwin

Born on 14 October 1970, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Edwin Rivera was raised in an environment filled with music, along with siblings and fellow salseros, Jerry Rivera and sister Saned Rivera. He showed great promise in the various choral groups in which he participated as a youngster and with his music teacher, the noted producer and arranger, Ramón Sánchez.

Convinced that a music career was what he wanted, Rivera went to study at the Puerto Rican Music Conservatory. Shortly thereafter, he joined the band led by Tito Rojas, providing trumpet and vocals for the album “Condename” (1992).

Rivera’s debut solo album, Dame un día más appeared in 1993 to good critical reviews from the salsa community.

His popularity grew widely throughout parts of Latin America and the United States with the promotional help of his multinational record company, BMG which released his album Contigo Soy Felíz. The album hit the best-seller charts with hit song “Mi niña mimada” and went “gold” in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America.

Rivera soon followed with his albums Baby, Baby, Baby in 1995 and Nada Es Igual, a solid hit two years later. Again, his fresh, smooth vocals such as this example, No Puede Olvidarla, as well as handsome looks, continued to win him fans.

His latest album, Vuelve, released in 2000 was also well received with the hit title song presented in salsa and ballad versions.

Discography

Vuelve (2000)

Nada Es Igual (1997)

Baby Baby Baby (1995)

Contigo (1994)

Dame Un Dia Mas (1994)

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