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Nacho, the King of Reggaeton

Full Name José Ignacio Barrera Ortega
Birthday August 22, 1983
Birth Place Caracas, Venezuela
Age 40 years old
Height 5‘10
Relationship Status Married to Inger Devera
Social Profiles Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

With over 20 years in the music industry, Nacho is one of the most influential Latin artists of our time. Nacho, born José Ignacio Barrera Ortega on August 22, 1983 in Venezuela, first gained fame as one half of the reggaeton duo Chino & Nacho. Since going solo in 2017, he has cemented his status as a reggaeton pioneer and Latin pop icon.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Nacho showed an early talent for music, teaching himself to play guitar as a child. In his teens, he formed a rock band with friends before transitioning to reggaeton. Nacho met his future musical partner Chino in 2002, and the two fast friends formed the duo Chino & Nacho.

Their first album in 2005, Mi Niña Bonita, kicked off a string of hit albums containing reggaeton anthems like "Mi Corazoncito" and "Lo Que No Sabes Tú." Nacho‘s soulful vocals and knack for songwriting combined with Chino‘s rapping skills proved an unstoppable formula.

Solo Success

After over a decade performing together, Nacho went solo in 2017. His first single "Báilame" instantly topped charts across Latin America. He has since released two successful solo albums, including the Latin Grammy-nominated UNO.

As a solo artist, Nacho continues to explore new styles like R&B while staying true to his reggaeton roots. His latest singles "La Buena" and "Vacaciones" demonstrate his ongoing ability to churn out hits.

Awards and Achievements

Over his esteemed career, Nacho has won 7 Latin Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year for "Vivir Mi Vida" with Marc Anthony. He has been honored with over 40 awards total from institutions like BMI and SESAC.

Beyond the charts and accolades, Nacho has left an indelible mark on Latin music. His artistry and hits have inspired countless artists to fuse traditional Latin genres with contemporary pop. Nacho‘s signature style has shaped the reggaeton genre as we know it today.

The King of Reggaeton

With instantly recognizable vocals, proven crossover appeal, and talent for reinvention, Nacho has undoubtedly earned his title as reggaeton royalty. As he expands his artistic horizons, this King of Reggaeton continues to rule the Latin music scene.