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Frankie Negron

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Reclining on his couch in a beautifully appointed living area at his New Jersey home, Frankie Negron strikes you as a pretty relaxed guy. As he recounts his accomplishments, it would be understandable for Negron to now finally sit back on this sunny afternoon and coast a little: child performer and student at the School of Performing Arts, Broadway showman by age 20 and, most famously, salsa superstar, earning him Grammy Award nominations, Billboard Award nods and two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for Song of the Year (not to mention several Number One singles, one Gold and four Platinum album awards to his credit).

However, Frankie Negron did not get to be one of the most successful salseros of the 20- something generation by chilling out all day. With a sly smile and a twinkle in his eye, it is clear that rest and relaxation are not on Frankie’s mind as he speaks of his newest project: his first English language record entitled Independence Day, due out September 22. The album is a composite of Negron’s natural romanticism with a little rock, pop, and a healthy dash of the sounds of salsa. It’s a bold creative move for a young man with a dedicated Latin fan base, known for his romantic ballads and emotionally charged vocal performances. Yet for Frankie recording the forthcoming Independence Day with top producer Jimmy Greco simply feels like the perfect next step for this artist, songwriter and performer.

“For me making this new album has been a natural transition.  Growing up in New Jersey, I listened to great rock bands like Springsteen and Bon Jovi, yet lived in a Puerto Rican household where Salsa was played non-stop.  As strange as it might sound, there was no great divide between the two styles,” explains Frankie.

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  • Stb1990

    Thought most of his music was sang by MA...shame, good shit right there

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Dezerted

    TORN<3

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • airgomusic

    We're throwing a party in NYC to celebrate the release of 'Independence Day' and you're invited! Tuesday, September 22nd we will be hanging out at the Canal Room having a great time, and I'll get up on stage and play some songs for you guys. To top it all off, when you buy your tickets, it includes a copy of the album which you will receive at the door at the Canal Room. Word on the street is there will be some special guest showing up too. How's that sound? Here's all the goods: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 8:00 PM (doors at 7:30) The Canal Room 285 W Broadway @ Canal Street New York, NY 10013 212-941-8100 http://canalroom.com Sadly, we had to limit the amount of tickets available to 200 so get going 'cause they will surely go fast! Get your tickets here! Can't wait to see everyone on the 22nd! -Frankie

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    A very talented and underappreciated music artist!

    25 Feb 2009 Reply

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