Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago, better known as Anuel AA, was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on November 27th, 1992. He is one of the main exponents of the latin trap genre. Since 2012, Anuel has been signed with Maybach Music (under Spiff TV), a record label founded by American rapper Rick Ross and whose roster is also composed by Meek Mill, Wale and French Montana.
Anuel’s first mixtape, "Real Hasta La Muerte”, was released in 2016, and contains the songs "Soldado y Profeta” ft. Ozuna, Almighty, Ñengo Flow and Kendo Kaponi, “Ayer”, “La Ocasion” ft. De La Ghetto, Arcangel and Ozuna, “Armao 100Pre Andamos”, “Coronamos” ft. Lito Kirino, “Tu Me Enamoraste” ft. Almighty, Lary Over, Brytiago and Bryant Myers, and "Nunca Sapo”.
On April 3rd, 2016, Anuel was taken into custody for gun possession after leaving a nightclub in Puerto Rico. His fans have since created the campaign “Free Anuel” to ask for his release.
Anuel’s father, José Gazmey, is also a musician and used to be vice president of A&R of Sony Music in Puerto Rico. His father was responsible for signing the artist Tempo to Sony.