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Jerry Rivera

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Humacao, Puerto Rico (1988 – present)

Geraldo Rivera Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1973. Jerry is originally from Humacao, Puerto Rico, but he grew up in Levittown, near Toa Baja on the central northern coast of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Siblings include Saned, Edwin, Ito, and José, who all have careers in salsa (one of his brothers was with Puerto Rican Power). In an interview with Maria Conchita Alonso (for “Al día con Maria Conchita”), Jerry talks about how sure his father was that he would succeed.

His parents, also musicians, inspired him to become a musician and as a child he would often accompany his mother Dominga, a singer, and father Edwin, a guitarist and director of Los Barones Trio, during their shows.

His favorite singers are Eddie Santiago, Lalo Rodriguez and, in particular, Frankie Ruiz. In 1986, when he was 13 years old, he accompanied his father who was performing at a hotel in Isla Verde, San Juan. Ruiz, who was a guest at the hotel, appeared and sang a couple of songs with them and had his picture taken alongside Rivera. In 2003 this picture was used by Rivera to make the album cover for his tribute Canto a mi Idolo… Frankie Ruiz (‘I sing to my Idol… Frankie Ruiz’), who had died in 1998.

In 1988, Tommy Olivencia heard Rivera sing alongside his father and recommended that he sing solo. When Jerry was 14, his father made a demo and presented it to the CBS music department. They signed Rivera.

With his first album, Empezando A Vivir, Jerry Rivera earned the title “El Bebé de la Salsa” (the salsa baby). This project generated the hit, De La Cabeza A Los Pies (loosely translates to “From Head To Toes”).

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  • discotequedude

    Considering how successful and popular his music is since his blockbuster mega hit debut album, Jerry's plays should be over 1 Million by now.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CuteCheapBoy

    He is so hot that it made me like his music!

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • robertosaez

    Yira Yira !!

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bambu7

    Dame!it sure as been a long time the last time i seem Jerry/now he a MAN@@

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I grew up hearing Jerry's music being popular in the neighbourhood during the early 1990s.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • gricet

    ¡ me encanta todo de el..

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • xdevotchkax

    ohmygosh, i totally grew up on his music. :]

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • MeL010207

    Es lO maximoo :d

    21 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SAAR9

    Sus canciones me traen vuenos recuerdos y me encanta su musica

    19 Jul 2009 Reply
  • paoliawards

    Victor Alejandro le canta al amor. Visita su site www.victoralejandro.us

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • asselheimer

    Best Songs ever

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • acertijo8

    He is one of the Best! See my library - all the Best is here! :-)

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • somacco

    me too!

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Taurus1985

    lol i was in love with him when i was little lmao

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Newhybridkilla

    Que hay de malo en amar!?!?!?!??! His songs will never die.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • cutething89

    good jams!

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • DiddyLiz

    eres el mejor mi jerry y yo sigo aqui siguiendo tu carrera hasta cuando sea viejita siempre sere jerrymaniaka de corazon muakk...baby.

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • xRobertitox

    El mejor.

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Fiorellal

    jERRY!! ANGELITO MIO. ERES UNO DE LOS SERES MAS ESPECIALES Q HABITAN ESTE BELLO PLANETA. GRACIAS POR TANTO AÑOS DE TAN EXCELENTE MUSICA Y POR SER TAN UNICO. DIOS TE BENDIGA MI LINDO...Y TE PERMITA SEGUIR ALCANZANDO CADA UNA DE TUS METAS. EL MUNDO DE LA MUSICA NECESITA MAS TALENTOS COMO TU PARA Q NOS SIGAN REPRESENTADO A LOS LATINOS DE UNA MANERA TAN BONITA EN EL EXTRANJERO. AMO TU MUSICA CON TODO MI SER Y SEGUIRE SIENDO TU FAN HASTA EL FIN DE MIS DIAS --

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
  • LUZYAMIL

    JERRY RIVERA SU MUSICA ME LLEGA AL ALMA. ERES MI ARTISTA FAVORITO Y SIEMPRE TE VOY A APOYAR, QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA Y QUE PASES UN FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS ESTE PROXIMO 31 DE JULIO!!!

    19 Jul 2008 Reply
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