Residente - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 8, 2020
|Born on :||February 23, 1978 (age 44)|
|Birth Name /
|Rene Juan Perez Joglar|
|Birth Place:||Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Father's Name:||Reinaldo Perez Ramirez|
|Mother's Name:||Flor Joglar de Garcia|
Gabriel Cabra Jolgar (half-brother)
|University:||Escuela de Artes Plasticas, Savannah College of Art and Design|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||Kasia Marciniak|
Soledad Fandino (3 Jan 2013 - 2018)
Milo Perez Fandino (son)
|Height:||1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Residente?
Residente, born as Rene Juan Perez Joglar, is a rapper, writer, filmmaker by profession and Puerto Rican by nationality. The four-time Grammy Awards and 24-time Latin Grammy Awards winner is also one of the founders of alternative rap group Calle 13.
Other members of Calle 13 are Eduardo Cabra Martinez (Visitante) and Ileana Cabra Joglar (PG-13, iLE).
Residente – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Residente’s birth took place on February 23, 1978, in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born as Rene Juan Perez Joglar to mother Flor Joglar de Garcia, a Puerto Rican actress and father Reinaldo Perez Ramirez, a labor lawyer, musician, and writer.
He is not the only child of his parents and has seven siblings including half-brother Gabriel Cabra Jolgar, stepbrother Eduardo Jose Cabra Martinez (aka Visitante) and half-sister Ileana Cabra Joglar (aka PG-13, iLE).
young Residente with his mother (Instagram)
Growing up Residente learned to play guitar and took saxophone and drum classes. He was also a drummer in his school band and played baseball in high school.
After completing high school, he enrolled at Escuela de Artes Plasticas (School of Visual Arts) and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He then studied at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) on a scholarship, graduating with a master’s degree in fine arts.
His ethnicity is Puerto Rican.
Residente – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Residente married his longtime girlfriend Soledad Fandino on January 3, 2013, in Puerto Rico. His wife Fandino is an Argentine actress and the couple welcomed son Milo Perez Fandino on August 7, 2014. But their marriage did not last, and they divorced in 2018.
His former girlfriends are Denise Quiñones (2006 - 2009), Taliana Vargas (2011), Renata Coltro (2011). He is currently in a relationship with Kasia Marciniak, a model.
Residente – Career
While at student at SCAD, Residente wrote poems and rap songs. After graduation, he moved to Barcelona, Spain but failed to find work there. So, he took film courses and presented short film S=emp2 or sexo = energía x masa x placer2 (Sex = Energy x Mass x Pleasure2), which he had directed while studying at SCAD.
His short film earned him second place in a short film festival of independent films. After returning to Puerto Rico Residente worked numerous jobs – in art projects, created illustrations and 3D animations for architects, and worked as a music video editor.
After struggling to make the ends meet as a music artist, he called his brother Gabriel, who recommended him to present his music to White Lion Records. He wrote the song Tengo Hambre (I'm Hungry) which gained the attention of Elias de León, owner of White Lion Records, and his A&R Director, Karly Rosario.
With Calle 13
Other Calle 13 members include his stepbrother Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (aka Visitante) and their half-sister Ileana Cabra Joglar (aka PG-13).
They have released 5 studio albums Calle 13 (2015), Residente o Visitante (2007), Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo (2008), Entren Los Que Quieran (2010), Multi Viral (2014). Calle 13 also has released 12 music videos and 13 singles.
As a solo artist, Residente released album Residente (March 2017), two singles and three music videos. Moreover, he has starred in documentaries, TV series and also directed several music videos.
Residente is also known for his humanitarian efforts as well as a commitment to education.
Residente – Awards, Nominations
He has been nominated for 74 awards, among which he has won 39 including Billboard Latin Music Awards, 4 Grammy Awards, 24 Latin Grammy Awards, etc.
Residente – Net Worth, Salary
Although his individual net worth is under review, Calle 13’s net worth is known to be $10 million. There have been no estimates on his annual salary.
Residente – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Residente is active on Facebook with 1.3 followers, on Twitter with above 5.8 million followers, on Instagram with around 3.3 million followers and on YouTube with over 1.5 million subscribers.
He also has an official website- residente.com.
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