The talented Puerto Rican singer, Anuel AA, managed to captivate the world with his unique style that combines reggaeton, rap and trap. His real name is Enmanuel Gazmey, he was born on November 27, 1992 in Santiago, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
How did Anuel AA start his musical career?
He began his career in the world of urban music at just 14 years old, recording his music and publishing it online. After four years, in 2010 he managed to sign with the Latin division of the Maybach Music Group of American rapper Rick Ross. .
Well, he quickly made a name in the music scene for his unique style, which combines bold lyrics with catchy rhythms. By 2016, his musical career was put on hold due to legal issues that cost him his freedom.
This event paused his career but never his creativity, because while he was in prison, Anuel AA continued writing and planning his return to music, there he recorded his debut album, a time that helped him gain popularity.
In 2018 he was released and released the album titled “Real hasta la muerte”, from there he appeared on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs list, consolidating his position as one of the best Latin artists for his collaboration with the American rapper 6ix9ine in the song “Bebe”.
The following year, he released the song “china,” a collaboration with Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin. He then released the song “Me gusta” with Shakira and her second album “Emmanuel” in 2020.
On January 22, 2021, Anuel joined Ozuna again in the launch of “Los Dioses”, a record production that includes 12 unreleased songs performed by these talented Puerto Rican singer-songwriters. Additionally, the same year, she collaborated on the song “Location” by Karol G, alongside J Balvin. And he ranked first on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts after his third studio album “Las legends never die.”
For 2022, he marked a milestone in Anuel AA’s career with his collaboration with Dominican rapper Rochy RD on the song “Los Illuminaty”, released on January 1. Shortly after, in May, the artist joined Chris Jedi, Chencho Corleone and Ñengo Flow in the creation of “La Carga al Cielo”, a song that quickly rose to success.
Then, Anuel AA presented his fourth studio album, “Las Leyendas Nadie Mueren 2”, a masterful continuation of his previous work. The album, adorned with stellar collaborations including David Guetta, Jowell & Randy, De La Ghetto and Nicky Jam, among others, houses 33 new tracks, totaling more than two hours of immersive music. Highlights include songs such as “Mercedes Tintia”, with more than 100 million views on YouTube, and “EL NENE”, which has more than 70 million views on Spotify.
During the year 2023, Anuel AA excitedly announced the release of his new EP titled “Rompecorazones”. This project, backed by the Hear This Music record label, brings together prominent artists such as J Balvin, Jhayco and Maluma. The first single, “More rich than yesterday,” quickly reached more than 100 million views on YouTube and Spotify, becoming a global trend. Later, he released the collaboration “Diablo, qué chimba” with Maluma for the latter’s album, “Don Juan.”
At the end of last year, Anuel AA surprised his followers again with the release of “OA”, a vibrant collaboration with Maluma and Quevedo, which resonated in the hearts of his fans.
Who are Anuel AA’s parents?
Anuel AA grew up in a residential complex in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Her mother was raised in Milwaukee and hers was José Gazmey, an Afro-Puerto Rican who held a prominent position as vice president in Sony Music’s local A&R division.
Since his childhood, the musical environment surrounded Anuel AA, with his father immersed in the world of salsa alongside legendary figures such as Héctor Lavoe and Fania All-Stars. Although he did not consider himself a follower of this particular genre, young Anuel vividly remembers how his father’s interaction with these artists sparked his interest in the recording industry.
However, the winds changed when his father lost his job and Anuel was barely fifteen years old. Financial pressure took hold on the family, and he became involved in what Rolling Stone magazine would describe as a more street-oriented life.
Anuel admired iconic American rapper Tupac Shakur, aspiring to replicate his style of dress, especially his penchant for jewelry.
Why was Anuel AA in jail?
Anuel’s life has been marked by several controversies; on April 3, 2016, the singer was arrested for possession of weapons when leaving a nightclub in Puerto Rico. During the police check, three pistols were confiscated, one of which was reported stolen.
Among the weapons seized were a Glock model 23 .40 caliber, another Glock model 30 .45 caliber and a third Glock model 19 9 mm caliber. In addition to these pistols, nine magazines and one hundred and fifty-two ammunition were found in a 2007 Honda Accord car. However, this fact led his followers to create the “Free Anuel” campaign demanding his release.
After two years, one month and nine days in prison, Anuel AA was released on May 12, 2018, but returned to prison 22 days later to serve the remainder of his sentence.
Finally, on July 17, 2018, Anuel AA was released from prison permanently, serving his 30-month sentence. That same day, he surprised everyone with the release of an unreleased album titled “Real Hasta La Muerte.”
Who have been Anuel AA’s romantic partners and how many children does he have?
Anuel has a son named Pablo Anuel with his ex-wife, Astrid Cuevas. His love life took a turn in August 2018 when he met Karol G on the set of the music video for his song “Culpables,” just a month after his release from prison.
They confirmed their relationship in January 2019 and, on April 25 of the same year, Karol G appeared at the Billboard Latin Music Awards with a stunning diamond ring, confirming the couple’s engagement. However, in March 2021, they were reported to be breaking up after almost a year of engagement.
The Puerto Rican singer confessed that he has a daughter, Gianella, who was born as a result of an affair he had with the Colombian Melissa Vallecilla.
In 2022, Anuel began a relationship with the Dominican singer Yailin La Más Viral, whom he married in June of the same year. However, on February 9, 2023, just eight months after their marriage, he announced his separation and divorce from Yailin. A month later, her daughter, Cattleya, was born.
With three children, Anuel AA began a relationship again with Laura Saavedra, a young Venezuelan model who lives in Miami.