Active: 2012-present Name: Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado aka Ozuna Genre: Reggaton, Latin Trap Birth Date: March 13, 1992 Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Raised by his paternal grandmother in Puerto Rico, Ozuna had humble beginnings that started with the untimely death of his father and his mother’s inability to raise him. But he found music at 12 and quickly gained popularity as a performer. Today he has been dubbed one of the most influential reggaetón artists of this generation.
Born in San Juan to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, Ozuna chronicled his humble upbringing on the album, “Odisea.” Ozuna was raised by his father’s mother while his father earned a living as a dancer for reggaeton pioneer Vico C. At just three years old, Ozuna lost his father to a fatal shooting and his mother couldn’t afford to raise him. Ozuna spend the 200s and his time as a college student in New York City drawing from his experiences for musical inspiration.
Artist Music Career
Ozuna started writing music at the young age of 12. That same year, he emerged as a performer by singing “Imaginando” under the name J Oz. Under the mentorship of Musicologo & Menes, Ozuna settled on his current stage name and gained quite a following.
Ozuna signed with Golden Family Records in 2014, he signed a recording contract with Golden Family Records and gave his following a boost by publishing his work on YouTube. His popularity was on the rise as that same year Ozuna released “Si No Te Quiere,” which featured the rap vocals of D.OZi. This track generated commercial radio success and became popular throughout Latin America. Since then, Ozuna has taken to the live stage throughout South America. Today, Ozuna is deeply entrenched as a popular fixture in the Latin American music scene.
In 2016, Ozuna was featured on the single “La Ocasión.” with DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, De La Ghetto, Arcángel and Anuel AA. It peaked at number 22 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. That March, a remix “No Quiere Enamorarse,” featuring Daddy Yankee dropped. In September, Ozuna released the single, “Dile Que Tú Me Quieres,” which hit number 13 on the Billboard Latin chart. The singles “Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere (Remix)” featuring Arcángel and Farruko, and “En La Intimidad” made the top 30.
In 2017, Ozuna released the album “Odisea.” “Te Vas,” the project’s first single, had more than 620 million YouTube hits. Despite his short tenure in the urban genre, Ozuna has become remarkably successful, managing to release numerous songs that quickly become viral hits. Ozuna’s ability to use social media as a stage for his music has garnered him recognition as one of the most influential reggaetón artists of this generation.
In 2017, Ozuna’s single releases include “Dile Que Tu Me Quieres (Remix)” featuring Yandel, “Después de las 12” and “Tu Foto.” This last single, released in April, peaked at number 10 on Latin Billboard list, and garnered more than 700 million YouTube views. Ozuna’s 2017 collabrative projects also include “La Rompe Corazones” featuring Daddy Yankee, “Ahora Dice” with J Balvin, Arcángel and Chris Jeday and “Escápate Conmigo” featuring Wisin. His August 10, 2017 release of “Se Preparó” has received more than 790 YouTube views as of June 2018.
Ozuna’s December 2017 release of the single “La Modelo,” which features Cardi B, debuted at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2018. This ushered in his foray into performing as a lead act.
Artist Major Works & Achievements
2017 Winner of Best Breakthrough Artist at Premios Juventud
2018 Wins iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Latin Artist