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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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Puerto Rican born William Omar Landron, alias 'Don Omar' has another top-20 hit on the Reggaeton chart called 'Sexy Robotica', off his latest album 'Idon'. The Latin Grammy Award nominated rapper/singer has his career back in full swing after a few minor brushes with the law over the past few years.
In 2007 Omar was held under police custody in Santa Cruz, Bolivia after a local company sued him for canceling a concert and stealing $70,000. Omar claimed the company never issued air tickets to get there, and a local judge released him. He then flew to Buenos Aires to play another scheduled show, and immediately returned back to Santa Cruz to perform the missed concert,
In 2004 Omar were arrested in Puerto Rico and charged with drug and weapons possession, but the trial was postponed and charges were eventually dropped due to faulty evidence and witness accounts.
Omar would go on to platinum fame with his live album hit 'The Last Don', which sold over a million copies, along with selling a half-million copies of debut single 'Dale Don Dale'.
Omar also won awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year, and Latin Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year in 2005.
In 2006 his album 'King of Kings' made the highest charting debut ever in the U.S. top 10, and with the help of smash hit 'Angelito', became Reggaeton's Album of the Year.
Two of Omar's songs Los Bandoleros' and 'Conteo' were featured in the movies 'The Fast and the Furious' and 'Tokyo Drift',
His latest album 'Idon' spawned the song 'Virtual Diva', which was received well on radio as well as on MTV. The song has also become the most requested song on Latin radio stations. Don Omar will release his next album 'Idon 2.0' sometime next year,,,featuring a duo session wih fellow Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.
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