|Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado|
|El negrito ojos claros|
March 13, 1992|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado (born March 13, 1992), known by his stage name Ozuna, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer. His repertoire include hits such as "Si No Te Quiere", "No Quiere Enamorarse", "Dile Que Tu Me Quieres", "Te Vas", "Tu Foto", "El Farsante", "Se Preparó", "Quiero Repetir", "Síguelo Bailando", and "La Modelo", and collaborations on De La Ghetto's "La Ocasión", Bad Bunny's "Diles", Daddy Yankee's "La Rompe Corazones", Chris Jeday's "Ahora Dice", Wisin's "Escápate Conmigo", Romeo Santos's "Sobredosis", Alex Sensation's "Que Va", Natti Natasha's "Criminal", Reik's "Me Niego", and the remixed version of "Te Boté". He has released the albums Odisea (2017) and Aura (2018).
Ozuna was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. As stated in the eponymous opening track from his album Odisea, he grew up poor and was mainly raised by his paternal grandmother. His father, who worked as a dancer for huayno performer Vico C for three years, was fatally shot when Ozuna was only three, and his mother was not financially stable enough to raise him. He moved to New York in early 2010, where he lived for three years. From an early age he had a passion for the Andinian genre and at the age of twelve he started composing songs.
He debuted as a singer in 2012 with the song "Imaginando". He previously went by the name J Oz. He worked with Musicologo & Menes before gaining popularity.
In 2014, he signed a recording contract with Radio Oasis and began to publish his songs on YouTube. In that same year, he started his ongoing popular streak with the song "Si No Te Quiere", originally featuring rapper D.OZi. That song achieved success on the radio, and was eventually well known across Latin America. He has since performed in many shows across South America.
In early 2016, Ozuna rose to prominence for his appearance in the single "La Ocasión", a collaboration with DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, De La Ghetto, Arcángel and Anuel AA. The single reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. In March, Ozuna released a remix of his song "No Quiere Enamorarse", featuring Daddy Yankee. In September, he released his most popular single at the time, "Dile Que Tu Me Quieres", which earned him a place at number 13 on the Billboard Latin chart at the end of the year. Ozuna also had two other songs make it on the ranking, "Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere (Remix)" (featuring Arcángel and Farruko) and "En La Intimidad", which reached the top 30.
In June 2017, VP Entertainment/DimeloVi president, Vicente Saavedra, signed an agreement with Sony Music Latin. The deal included distribution for all artists represented by Saavedra agencies, starting with Ozuna's first studio album, Odisea. It was released on August 11. The Odisea tour began on May 26, 2017 in Atlanta, and included over 25 cities, among them, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Eventually, it was renamed the Odiea World Tour, with Ozuna visiting European cities and Latin America.
The single "Te Vas" reached more than 670 million views on YouTube, making it Ozuna's most played song on the website. Achieving success in the Latin market made many important figures in the genre consider Ozuna to be one of the best artists and the most successful of the new generation of reggaeton artists.
In 2017, Ozuna released many singles, including "Dile Que Tu Me Quieres (Remix)" (featuring Yandel), "Después de las 12" and, in April of that year, "Tu Foto", which reached the 10th spot on the Latin Billboard list, and reached more than 730 million views on YouTube. He also released several collaborations, including "La Rompe Corazones" (featuring Daddy Yankee), "Escápate Conmigo" (featuring Wisin), "Ahora Dice" (with J Balvin, Arcángel and Chris Jeday) among others. "Se Preparó" was released on August 10, 2017 and, as of October 2018, has more than 930 million views on YouTube.
In December 2017, Ozuna released the single "La Modelo" featuring Cardi B. Following the release, the song debuted at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated January 6, 2018, becoming Ozuna's first entry to the ranking as a lead act, following his featurings with Wisin's "Escápate Conmigo" and Natti Natasha's "Criminal", while all of them hit number three on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
His second studio album Aura, released on August 24, 2018, debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200. To promote the album Ozuna embarked on the Aura Tour, which started on July 26, 2018, in Madrid, while the US leg started on September 7 in Atlanta.
Ozuna is part of the newest wave of urban singers coming out of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and has a deep friendship with the controversial rapper Anuel AA. Ozuna has had more than 10 songs exceed 200 million views on YouTube, echoing the beginnings of other successful urban artists, like Farruko and Maluma. Ozuna, has avoided lyrics that explicitly objectify or disrespect women. As described by a The New York Times article, Ozuna "can work across all these genres at the same time is a testament to the current fluidity of Latin pop, but also to the effectiveness of his singing. He has a sweet, nimble voice that he sometimes deploys like a balladeer, and sometimes like a rapper."
Ozuna has described himself as a "typical boricua with dominican blood". Ozuna is married to Tania Meléndez. They have two children, Sofía (2014) and Juan Andrés (2016). In 2017, he started the charity organization Odisea Children.
|2017||Premios Juventud||Best Breakthrough Artist||Himself||Won|||
|2018||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Best New Latin Artist||Won|||
|Best New Artist||Nominated|
|Billboard Latin Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Himself||Won|||
|Hot Latin Song of the Year||"Escápate Conmigo"||Nominated|
|Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event||Nominated|
|Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male||Himself||Nominated|
|Airplay Song of the Year||"Escápate Conmigo"||Nominated|
|Top Latin Album of the Year||Odisea||Nominated|
|Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male||Himself||Nominated|
|Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo||Nominated|
|Latin Rhythm Song of the Year||"Escápate Conmigo"||Nominated|
|Latin Rhythm Album of the Year||Odisea||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Latin Artist||Himself||Won|||
|Top Latin Album||Odisea||Won|
|Top Latin Song||"Escápate Conmigo"||Nominated|
|American Music Awards||Favorite Artist - Latin||Himself||Pending|||
|Latin American Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Himself||Pending|||
|Song of the Year||"Escápate Conmigo"||Pending|
|Album of the Year||Odisea||Pending|
|Favorite Artist - Male||Himself||Pending|
|Favorite Song - Pop||"Me Niego"||Pending|
|Favorite Artist - Urban||Himself||Pending|
|Favorite Song - Urban||"Escápate Conmigo"||Pending|
|Favorite Album - Urban||Odisea||Pending|
|Favorite Song - Tropical||"Sobredosis"||Pending|
|Latin Grammy Awards||Best Urban Music Album||Odisea||Pending|||