Farruko is a retired Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and songwriter. He became a household name following his collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Jory, and J Alvarez. The singer began his career in 2009 and instantly gained a massive following within no time. He has credited Myspace for helping him get the following. It is possible he gained a following because of his early songs that touched on relatable matters like relationships. Much of Farruko’s wealth stems from his music career. We will explore his musical journey and what he owns to understand how he achieved his net worth. Here are some of the circumstances that led him to where he is now.
His First Song Sexo Fuera del Planeta, Got Him Noticed
Farruko released this song in 2007 when he was only 16 years old. When he released this song, it got the attention of a producer called Alex Gargolas. Alex decided to include Farruko’s song in the intro of the album Los Brothers in 2008. This would mark his first official participation in a reggaeton production. This song opened doors for him since he would later collaborate with José Feliciano and release Su Hija Me Gusta in 2010. Still, in 2010, he collaborated with Don Omar and Daddy Yankee. His songs quickly became popular since they reached social media and musical networks. Farruko did not only make money collaborating with artists. He had a chance to show off his talent for a show titled Puerto Rican Radio and Music Industry.
He Released His First Album El Talento del Bloque in 2011
By 2011, he had become a household name. As a result, he was signed by Siente Music. When he joined this recording label, he was able to release his first album. The album contained 13 songs. According to All Music, he wrote most of the songs, which is impressive for a teenager. The hit songs from the album include Traime a Tu Amiga and Ella No Es Facil. After releasing this album, he did not just gain popularity in Latin America but also the United States. That was evident from the amount of airplay his songs would get.
In 2012, He Released His Sophomore Album The Most Powerful Rookie
He released the album under the direction of Luny Tunes and Musicologist. This album was experimental since it wasn’t totally a reggaeton album. He sang other genres like techno-urban and hip hop, which are popular in the United States. Since he already amassed a following in the United States, it makes sense why he would incorporate the genres. The popular song “Feel the Rhythm” (“Siente el Ritmo”) was from this album. Incorporating different styles is usually a risky move. Some musicians do it to appeal to as many different audiences as possible; however, some end up being labeled as “sellouts.” Fortunately, this album performed just as well. According to Bio Overview, the album reached number 19 and 20 in Mexico and Columbia, respectively. Additionally, it was nominated for The Grammy Awards in the category, “Best Urban Album.” Following the success of this album, he spent most of his time touring throughout Latin America and the United States. He, therefore, took a while before releasing the next project.
He Returned to the Studio in 2014 and Released His Third Album Farruko Presenta: Los Menores
This album contains his collaborations with some of the most famous artists today, e.g., J. Balvin, Sean Paul, and Arcángel, Ñengo Flow. Within a week of its release, it topped the Latin Albums chart. Besides the album doing well in the charts, he won the Premios Juventud for the song “6 AM” with J Balvin in 2015.
In 2015, He Rolled Out His Fourth Album Visionary
Like the third album, he managed to collaborate with well-known stars like Ky-Mani Marley, Shaggy, and Nicky Jam. When he released the pre-release track, Sunset (featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam), it enjoyed massive airplay on various Latin music charts. Seeing how successful the song was, he teased the Visionary album by issuing The Ones. The Ones was a compilation of his charting singles and collaborations. People were so excited about this album that it was instantly propelled to number one on several Latin album charts. He took quite some time to release the album officially.
In the Following Years, He Hopped Onto Singles and Remixes
By 2016, he was already so famous. He no longer needed to focus exclusively on releasing studio albums. Additionally, he could work with contemporary stars. Some of the artists he collaborated with from 2016 onwards were Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Travis Scott, Wisin & Yandel, and Bad Bunny.
He Owns a Lamborghini Urus
The Lamborghini Urus is not a cheap car. Its average price is $221,506. With his success from his tours, collaborations, and singles, it was expected that he would eventually earn enough money to own one. If you are an avid follower of Farruko’s social media pages, you must have noticed how often he posts this car. He loves the song so much that he has a song for it called Lambo, which he released in 2021. Under his car’s hood hides a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. The engine is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. This engine is one of the most powerful since it produces 641 HP and 627 ft-lb of torque. It is capable of hitting 60 mph within 3.5 seconds. After analyzing the features of his car, you now understand why it is pricey.
Some people may claim that there is not much money to be made in music, but Farruko has proved that you can be wealthy from it. He began singing at 16, and typically, some parents would insist that he completes high school first. Luckily, he was able to use his singing talent to land him opportunities in the music industry. If you aspire to be a musician and rich like Farruko, you have to learn not to rely on one channel of income. It is quite common for artists to expect to earn from studio albums. However, touring and putting up your videos on music platforms helps a lot.
Written by Allen Lee
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