Cuban male singers

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  1. Pitbull



    Armando Christian Pérez, (born January 15, 1981) better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk, which featured Pitbull rapping over Jon's production. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (backronym for Money Is A Major Issue), under TVT Records; the album included production from high-profile producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included the hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", which was his first internationally popular song, and ultimately peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

  2. Desi Arnaz

    Desi Arnaz


    Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 — December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American musician, actor, television producer, writer and director. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time. Arnaz was also internationally renowned for leading his Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with I Love Lucy.

  3. Jon Secada

    Jon Secada


    Jon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada Martínez; October 4, 1961) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers.

  4. Ibrahim Ferrer

    Ibrahim Ferrer


    Ibrahim Ferrer (February 20, 1927 – August 6, 2005) was a popular Afro-Cuban singer and musician in Cuba. He performed with many musical groups including the Conjunto Sorpresa, Orquesta Chepin-Choven and Afro-Cuban All Stars. Later in life, Ferrer became a member of the internationally successful Buena Vista Social Club.

  5. Dinio



    Dinio García Leyva (born on February 14, 1972) is a Cuban singer.

  6. Rey Ruiz

    Rey Ruiz


    Rey Ruiz (Reinerio Ruiz born June 21, 1966 in La Lisa, Havana, Cuba) is a salsa singer from Cuba. Ruiz reached international fame across Latin America, Europe and among Hispanic music fans in the United States.

  7. Willy Chirino

    Willy Chirino


    Willy Chirino (born April 5, 1947, Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a Cuban-American rapper and salsa singer.

  8. Beny More

    Beny More


    Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré (24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), known as Benny Moré, was a famous Cuban singer. Due to his fluid tenor voice and his great expressivity, he was known variously as El Bárbaro del Ritmo and El Sonero Mayor. Moré was a master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the bolero, son montuno, mambo, and guaracha. Moré formed and led the Banda Gigante, one of the leading Cuban big bands of the 1950s, until his death in 1963.

  9. Machito



    Machito (born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, December 3, 1908?–April 19, 1984) was an influential Latin jazz musician who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana alongside the singer Graciela, his foster sister.

  10. Pablo Milanés

    Pablo Milanés


    Pablo Milanés Arias (born in Bayamo, Cuba on February 24, 1943) is a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player. He studied at a conservatory in Havana. He is one of the founders of the Cuban nueva trova, along with Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola. His music, originating in the Trova, Son and other traditional styles of early 20th Century Cuban music set him apart from the raw style of Silvio Rodríguez.

  11. Issac Delgado

    Issac Delgado


    Issac Delgado (born Issac Felipe Delgado-Ramirez on April 11, 1962 in Marianao, Habana, Cuba) is one of the founders of the band NG La Banda and is a popular salsa and timba performer.

  12. Silvio Rodríguez

    Silvio Rodríguez


    Silvio Rodríguez Domínguez (born November 29, 1946, in San Antonio de los Baños) is a Cuban musician, and leader of the nueva trova movement.

  13. Antonio Machin

    Antonio Machin


    Antonio Machín (Antonio Abad Lugo Machín; 11 February 1903, in Sagua la Grande, Cuba – 4 August 1977, in Madrid) was a Cuban singer and musician. His version of El Manisero, recorded in New York, 1930, with Don Azpiazú's orchestra, was the first million record seller for a Cuban artist. Although this was labelled a rumba, it was in reality a son pregón, namely, a song based on a street-seller's cry.

  14. Carlos Puebla

    Carlos Puebla


    Carlos Manuel Puebla (11 September 1917, Manzanillo – 12 July 1989, Havana) was a Cuban singer, guitarist, and composer. He was a member of the old trova movement who specialized in boleros and nationalistic songs.

  15. Miguelito Valdés

    Miguelito Valdés


    Miguelito Valdés (September 6, 1912 – November 9, 1978), also known as Mr. Babalú, was a renowned Cuban singer. His performances were characterized by a strong voice and a particular sense of cubanismo.

  16. Manuel "Puntillita" Licea

    Manuel "Puntillita" Licea


    Puntillita (Manuel Licea Lamouth, Yareyal, Holguín 4 January 1921 – Havana, 4 December 2000) was a Cuban popular singer. Puntillita was active in the 1940s and 50s, and later gained notice when he joined other elderly Cuban musicians and American guitarist Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club.

  17. Tito Gómez (Cuban singer)

    Tito Gómez (Cuban singer)


    Tito Gómez (born José Antonio Tenreiro Gómez on January 30, 1920 in Havana, Cuba - 16 October 2000) was a great Cuban singer.

  18. Carlos Manuel Pruneda

    Carlos Manuel Pruneda


    Carlos Manuel (born 1973) is a Cuban singer, known simply as "Carlos Manuel".

  19. Ignacio Villa

    Ignacio Villa


    Bola de Nieve (literally Snowball) (11 September 1911 – 2 October 1972), born Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández, was a Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, whose round, black face earned him the nickname by which he was always known.

  20. Lazaro Arbos

    Lazaro Arbos


    Lazaro Reinaldo Arbos Andraca (born December 27, 1990), known professionally as Lazaro Arbos, is a Cuban American singer, who came in sixth place on the twelfth season of American Idol.

  21. Polo Montañez

    Polo Montañez


    Polo Montañez (June 5, 1955 - November 26, 2002) was a Cuban singer and songwriter.

  22. Guillermo Portabales

    Guillermo Portabales


    Guillermo Portabales (born José Guillermo Quesada Castillo, Rodas, Cuba, 6 April 1911 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 25 October 1970) was a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist who popularized the guajira style of Cuban music from the 1930s through the 1960s. His languid, melancholy, intensely lyrical guajiras and his elegant, stylish singing made him popular throughout Latin America, where he is still revered.

  23. Cascarita



    Orlando Guerra (gayr'-rah; September 20, 1914 – March 20, 1973), better known as Cascarita, was a popular Cuban singer who specialized in guaracha and son montuno. He became one of Cuba's most famous vocalists as a member of Julio Cueva's big band and Orquesta Casino de la Playa in the 1940s.

  24. Lazaro Ros

    Lazaro Ros


    Lázaro Ros (May 11, 1925 – February 8, 2005) was an Afro-Cuban singer. His music borrowed much from Africa, as he performed music of the Lucumí culture, of the Yoruba people from modern-day Nigeria, and of the Arará culture of the Dahomeyan people from modern-day Benin. Ros was largely self-taught, and first learned to sing by learning the chants associated with Santería, a religion based in the Lucumí and Arará cultures.

  25. Franco (singer)

    Franco (singer)


    Franco (born: December 14, in Pinar del Río, Cuba), is a singer that in 1986 peaked at number one in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks with a cover version of a Lucio Dalla song titled "Toda La Vida". He also reached the top position on that chart with "María" in 1988. Franco, artist of the international aclamation by the creation of the success of "All the life" (Toda la vida), is born 14 of December, in Pinar del Río, Cuba. He studied in the University of Miami in where it obtained the title in Sciences of the Communication. In this time, by his facility for the beautiful arts, it manages to obtain a scholarship to continue studying theater in London, winning prize A.C.A Award by better actor.

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