William Omar Landrón Rivera, also known as Don Omar, was born on February 10th, 1978, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He is a singer, songwriter, and actor, and is sometimes also referred to by his nickname El Rey (The King).
Don Omar started his career by appearing on compilation albums from popular DJs and producers such as Luny Tunes, Noriega and DJ Eric. He also worked as a backup singer for the duo Hector & Tito.
He became famous after releasing his first studio album, "The Last Don", which was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, "King of Kings", was released in 2006. His third album, "iDon", was released in 2009.
His fourth album, "Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans" was released in 2010, and contained the hit "Danza Kuduro", which features Portuguese-French singer Lucenzo. The song became a smash hit and was featured on the "Fast Five" soundtrack. He also had a part in the movie, as the character Rico Santos. He had previously appeared on "Fast & Furious" and has also reprised his role on "The Fate of the Furious".
Don Omar's latest album is called "The Last Don 2", and was released in 2015.
During his career, Don Omar has received many awards. He's been nominated for 11 Grammys, and won two: Best Urban Song for "Hasta Que Salga El Sol", and Best Urban Music Album, for "Meet The Orphans 2: New Generation", both in 2012. He was nominated for 34 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and won 14 times, including Reggaeton Album of the Year, for "King of Kings", in 2007.
He was also nominated five times for the main Billboard Music Awards, and won once, for Latin Song of the Year, with "Danza Kuduro", in 2012. He's also been nominated for the American Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, International Dance Music Awards, Premios People En Español and Premios MTV Latinoamérica.