Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado, better known by his stage name-Farruko, rose to success after collaborating with J. Alvarez and the international sensation Daddy Yankee. He became an internet sensation at the very young age of 16 when he posted a song on ‘Myspace’ which got him over 1000 followers. Now, let’s have a close look on Farruko’s Net Worth in 2018.
Farruko’s Early Life
Farruko was born on May 2, 1991, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He stayed in his hometown at Bayamon and completed his elementary and high school education. In 2007, Farruko released his first single “Sexo Fuera del Planeta” that made him quite a popular following which he decided to unwrap the potential of other social media networks. After becoming an internet sensation, he was noticed by the Puerto Rican Radio and Music Industry directors who gave him a chance to sing for other artists.
Farruko’s tasted success at the meager age of 16, when he gained popularity through a social networking site called ‘Myspace.’ His stint on Myspace got him noticed by the Puerto Rican Radio. Farruko’s talent was appreciated by all, and it can be rightfully said that there were immense opportunities available for him. Luck and passion convinced him to grab all these opportunities and Farruko made a fortune out of his love for music.
Not only did he release his debut album “El Talento del Bloque” at the young age of 18, but he also managed to make a mark with it. The album consisted of 13 songs, and almost all were written by the singer himself. “Ella No Es Facil” with Cosculluela and “Traime a Tu Amiga” with Arcangel and Julio Voltio were the highlights of the album.
The Latin pop and Reggaeton singer, later did a non-album smash with Daddy Yankee and Yomo, titled- “Pa Romper La Discoteca.” It was then that Farruko gained immense popularity. His songs were played both on local and international radio stations, which positioned the young artist in the world of Reggaeton.
In 2012, the singer released his second album: “TMPR” or “The Most Powerful Rookie” which is also used as a second pen name for Farruko. “TMPR” was nominated for the “Latin Grammy.” He has been involved with quite a lot of tours namely, “El Talento Del Bloque Tour” in 2010-2011, “TMPR Tour” in 2012, “El Imperio Nazza Farruko Edition Tour” in the year 2013 and finally “Los Menores Tour Bus” in 2015.
He went back to recording in 2014 and made a mark with his song “Passion Whine” produced in collaboration with Sean Paul and Wisin, which made it to the Latin Songs – Urban República Dominicana Musical List and stayed there for a good 26 weeks. In the same year, he participated in a concert at the Choliseo of Puerto Rico, as he wanted to promote his album “Los Menores.”
In 2015, Farruko released his album “Visionary” which consisted of a variety of songs including, “Sunset” with singers Nicky Jam and Shaggy and “Obsessed” and “Chillax” with Ky-Mani Marley. In 2017, he released “Traficante” a fusion of Reggaeton and pop-urban. Farruko has also expressed his desire to create music in the genre of pop-urban in the second generation of Latin trap.
Awards and Achievements
Farruko has received a decent number of awards and has managed to create his own niche in the music industry. The awards he has received are listed below: –
• Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song: 2016 Encantadora
• Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: 2015 for “6 AM”
• Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Song of the Year: 2015 for “6 AM”
• Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Collaboration of the Year: 2015 for “6 AM”
Farruko was also nominated for the most coveted Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album in the year 2012. In 2014, he was nominated twice for Premios Juventud for his song- “6 AM” along with J Balvin. Moreover, Farruko was nominated for the Best Urban Performance and the Best Urban Song at the 15th Latin Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Farruko
Farruko has gained a lot of popularity and has had immense opportunities to flourish while doing what he always wanted to, i.e., create music and sing. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has worked hard enough to deserve all that he has got today.
Farruko’s talent coupled with passion and hardwork has made him what he is today: a superstar. He has collaborated with many top-notch artists, such as Daddy Yankee, De La Ghetto, Nicky Jam, Pitbull, etc., which has only added to his list of achievements and popularity.