One of the pioneers of reggaeton, Tito "El Bambino" was half of the trailblazing duo Hector & Tito before he embarked on a solo career of his own, signing with EMI Televisa and debuting in 2006 with Top of the Line. Hector & Tito may have been trailblazing, but they never attained the popularity and commercial success of Daddy Yankee and Don Omar, who were far and away the leading reggaeton artists of the mid-2000s. So when Tito went solo, he had some catching up to do. He did so quickly, as Top of the Line spun off numerous hit singles, including "Caile," which topped the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart. It's My Time followed in 2007, driven by Top Ten tropical chart mainstays like "El Tra" and a remix of "Siente el Boom" (originally on Top of the Line).
Tito's first Latin chart-topper, "El Amor," appeared in 2009, helping his album El Patrón reach the Latin, pop, and rap charts in the U.S. (A remix of "El Amor" featuring Jenni Rivera that was released later in 2009 certainly didn't hurt.) Invencible followed in 2011, helped by tropical hits "Llueve el Amor" and "Llama Al Sol"; its reggaeton flavor helped make it Tito's most successful album on the rap charts, and it also included a feature for Tito's brother, Emanuel "El Bambi." Invicto, released in 2012, bolstered his reputation for mixing styles but still topping charts, featuring the singles "Dame la Ola" and "¿Por Qué Les Mientes?" (the latter included a guest spot for Marc Anthony). Alta Jerarquía appeared toward the end of 2014, including hit features for Chencho ("A Que No Te Atreves") and Nicky Jam ("Adicto a Tus Redes"). Tito also owns the On Fire Music label. ~ Jason Birchmeier