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Jerry Rivera is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum salsa singer from Puerto Rico who has been active as a recording artist since he was a teenager. He was born in 1973, in Huamco, Puerto Rico, the son of singers Edwin "Pino" and Domingo Rivera. He began singing with his parents at various gatherings and was given small solo showcases at his parents' concerts. Pino recorded Jerry when he was 14 and sent the demo to CBS/Sony Discos, who signed him to a long recording contract. His debut album, Empezando a Vivir, was recorded in 1989. Its first single, "De la Cabeza a los Pies," made the compilation album Non-Stop Dancing, Vol. 2 and received airplay. His sophomore effort, Abriendo Puertas, issued in 1990, scored two hit singles, "Dime" and "Más Que Tu," on the Billboard Latin Songs charts. Taken together, they established Rivera has a hot young talent and set the stage for his smash third album, 1992's Cuenta Conmigo, which hit the top spot of Billboard's Tropical/Salsa chart (and remained there for the better part of the year), scored four hit singles, and charted in the Top 20 in the magazine's Top Latin Albums the following year, all on its way to becoming one of the best-selling salsa albums of all time. It went multi-platinum and received airplay throughout the Caribbean and the United States. It resulted in the first of the Rivera's Grammy nominations. Though he gradually evolved from singing strictly salsa and toward a more nuanced approach, adding boleros and tropical pop ballads to his repertoire, Rivera's success continued. Both 1995's Magia and 1996's Fresco hit the top spot on the Tropical albums chart and went platinum. Released in 1997, Ya No Soy el Nino Aquel made a turn toward hard, jazzy salsa again, and scored in both the Latin and Tropical albums charts. De Otra Manera followed in 1998 and found the restless, cagey singer making another left turn, recording two Mexican-style rancheras along with tropical pop. After a break from the studio and massive touring, Rivera took a well-deserved rest. The label supplemented his catalog with hits sets during the recording lull. At the turn of the century, he returned with the adventurous Para Siempre in 2000, his most diverse collection to date that featured plena, boleros, and pop; it was his final album for Sony. His 2002 album, Vuela Muy Alto, was produced in Italy, and featured (mostly) ballads. It is regarded highly among his fans as a brave recording, and one that showcased his continued viability as an ambitious artist and expanded his fan base throughout Latin America. It also proved to be Rivera's most successful release in the United States. His 2003 offering, Canto a Mi Idolo... Frankie Ruiz, was a return to his hard salsa roots, and earned the singer a Grammy nomination -- even though it proved controversial to Ruiz fans. Meanwhile, Rivera's touring was incessant, playing to packed houses across the Americas. In 2005 the singer played himself in Mi Destino Eres Tu, a hit Univision telenovela. In 2007, Rivera once more offered a unique tribute on the EMI-issued Caribe Gardel. The album was a radical Afro-Caribbean/salsa reworking of tangos by the Argentinian master Carlos Gardel. El Amor Existe, another collection of ballads, was issued in 2011, followed by Jerry Christmas in 2012. Two albums, Evolucion and Frente a Frente, followed in 2015. ~ Thom Jurek
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Albums by
Jerry Rivera

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    16 songs

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    Salsero Original

    17 songs

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    Evolución

    10 songs

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    Caribe Gardel

    12 songs

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    Ay Mi Vida

    11 songs

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    Canto a Mi Idolo... Frankie Ruiz

    12 songs

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    Vuela Muy Alto

    13 songs

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    Rivera

    12 songs

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    De Otra Manera

    10 songs

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    Magia

    10 songs

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    Cara de Nino

    10 songs

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    Cuenta Conmigo

    8 songs

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    Para Siempre

    8 songs

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    Abriendo Puertas

    1 song

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    Noche Bohemia

    1 song

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    El Mejor Día Del Año

    1 song

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    Sólo Pienso en Tí

    17 songs

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    Sólo Para Mujeres

    14 songs

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    Mis Favoritas

    15 songs

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    Amores Como El Nuestro... Los Éxitos

    20 songs

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    20 Exitos Originales

    10 songs

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    10 de Coleccion

    30 songs

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    Mis 30 Mejores Canciones

    12 songs

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    20th Anniversary

    15 songs

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    Coleccion de Oro

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Top Songs by
Jerry Rivera

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  2.   Amores Como el Nuestro
  3.   Cara de Niño
  4.   Ese
  5.   Desnúdate Mujer
  6.   Vuela Muy Alto
  7.   Casi un Hechizo
  8.   Cuenta Conmigo
  9.   Que Hay de Malo
  10.   Nada Sin Ti
  11.   Loco de Amor
  12.   Dia y Noche Pienso en Ella
  13.   Ay Mi Vada
  14.   Quien De Los Dos?
  15.   Muero
  16.   Volveras
  17.   Mi Libertad
  18.   Esa Niña
  19.   Si Tu Me Faltas
  20.   Sobre Tu Piel
  21.   Dime
  22.   Como un Milagro
  23.   Bailando
  24.   Tu Recuerdo
  25.   Me Estoy Enamorando
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jerry Rivera

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    Tropical

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    Salsa y Cumbia


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