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El Abayarde

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Artist  Tego Calderón
Label  White Lion Records
Release date  1 July 2003
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Released  November 2002 (Puerto Rico and Some Parts of The U.S.) July 1, 2003 (Worldwide)
Producer  Luny Tunes Noriega DJ Joe Rafy Mercenario Coo-Kee DJ Nelson Echo Maestro
El Abayarde (2003)  El Enemy de los Guasíbiri (2004)
Genres  Reggaeton, Hip hop music, Music of Latin America, Reggae
Nominations  Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album
Similar  Tego Calderón albums, Reggaeton albums

El Abayarde is the debut album by the Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón. It included the singles "Pa' Que Retozen", "Guasa Guasa" and "Al Natural". It was originally released 2002 through White Lion Records selling over 75,000 copies its first week between Puerto Rico and some parts of the United States. Despite heavy bootlegging internationally due to the album's lack of availability worldwide it was still able to sell over 300,000 copies. It would eventually be internationally distributed by Sony BMG in 2003. El Abayarde was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.


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El Abayarde was one of the first reggaeton albums to be successful in the United States, and also of the genre. Having five singles released, it is the album with the most singles in Tego Calderon's career. The album took reggaeton to a new level, and revolutionized reggaeton in North America. The album features contributions by Eddie Dee, Luisma, and Maestro. The tracks were produced by Luny Tunes, DJ Nelson, Maestro, Rafy Mercenario, DJ Joe, DJ Adam, Echo and Coo-kee. This is Tego's debut album and was one of the albums that internationalized reggaeton. The singles include: "Abayarde", "Gracias", "Cambumbo" and "Pa' Que Retozen".

El Abayarde is one of the albums that help revolutionized reggaeton worldwide, along with Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino, Ivy Queen's Diva and Don Omar's The Last Don. It was the most purchased reggaeton album in Puerto Rico of that year, helping it break the record for the most sales as a reggaeton CD in its first week. The album is credited with introducing reggaeton in places like Houston, New York, Miami and Los Angeles in the United States.


1Intro (feat Lisma)0:46
2Abayarde (feat Maestro)3:23
3Al Natural3:36


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