Arcángel is an American singer and songwriter who now resides in Puerto Rico. He is famous for his works in the reggaeton and Latin trap genres. His songs in collaboration with De La Ghetto became a big hit all over the United States and campaigned more people to listen to the reggaeton genre. Stay here to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Arcángel in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Arcángel was born as Austin Agustin Santos on December 23, 1985, in East Harlem, New York to Dominican parents. His mother was a famous figure as she was a member of the Las Chicas del Can, the first all-female merengue group from the Dominican Republic. During his childhood, Arcángel was a big fan of Puerto Rican pop-rock singer Robi Draco Rosa and later was inspired by the works of Tego Calderon and Tempo.
The personal life of Arcángel is yet to be disclosed by the singer. He has two kids Austin Alejandro Santos Pascual and Anjelica Lucero Santos Figueroa, but the name of their mothers are unrevealed. It seems that he wants his personal life to be personal.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Arcángel’s musical career kick-started once he moved to Puerto Rico in 2002. He was part of an underground reggaeton duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto which was signed to the music label Baby Records owned by reggaeton artist Zion. The duo rose to fame in 2006, through the song Ven Y Pegate and they also featured in Mas Flow: Los Benjamins hosted by Luny Tunes. In 2007, Arcángel left Baby Records filing a lawsuit against them for $1 million as the label was not releasing their tracks officially.
In 2007, Arcángel featured in the album Flow la Discoteka 2 by DJ Nelson. It was a compilation album to encourage young talents, and Arcángel was one among the artists. Arcangel’s song Chica Virtual from the album became an instant hit charting number 9 and 22 in the Billboard Latin Rythm Airplay and Billboard Hot Latin Track charts respectively.
Arcángel founded his own label Flow Factory Inc. in 2008, and his mother was appointed as the label’s manager. He released his debut album El Fenomeno which became a very big hit, especially the single Por Amar a Ciegas. In 2010, he released mixtapes The Problem Child and Optimus A.R.C.A.
Pina Records announced in 2012 that they had signed Arcángel as part of the team of La Formula. His studio album Sentimiento, Elegancia & Maldad was released in 2013 followed by Los Favourites in 2015. He also went on to release collaborative albums Imperio Nazza: Top Secret and 14F in 2014 and 2015 along with other mixtapes and iTunes albums.
Net Worth & Earnings
Being a successful musician in both America and Puerto Rico, he has garnered quite a good amount of fortune. He currently resides in Puerto Rico and also has a mansion in the US. The sales of his albums through his own label and the works he has done for other labels have contributed to his estimated net worth of $13 million.
Arcángel is only 32, and he still has a long way to go in his career. Taking into consideration his talent and dedication for creating great reggaeton music, his net worth is expected to reach drastic heights over the coming years.