- 10:34 AM, Oct 20
William Omar Landron Rivera was born February10, 1978 in Puerto Rico, and was later known worldwide as Don Omar. The son of William Landron and Luz Antonia Rivera was always a fan of music, leaving the chance to be a pastor at a young age to pursue a career in the field. Omar started hitting the right scenes at the right time, working as a backup singer for duo Hector & Tito among others. Hector Delgado would later produced his first album.
"The Last Don" marked the beginning of his professional career as a solo artist. Released in 2003, the album contains his collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Hector & Tito, Trebol Clan and Glory among others. It moved 300,000 units in South America and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003 recognized him as New Artist, Latin Pop Album of the Year and Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year.