Eddie Dee

Reggaeton, Composer

1977 –

21

Who is Eddie Dee?

Eddie Alexander Ávila Ortiz better known by his stage name Eddie Dee is a Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist. He began his career in 1990 and launched his debut studio album three years later. His second album became popular in Puerto Rico and was titled Tagwut in 1997. It featured the hit single "Señor Official". His following releases El Terrorista de la Lírica and Biografía, too enjoyed underground success. The 2004 album 12 Discípulos is regarded as "the greatest reggaetón various artist album of all times". The album features songs by some of the most successful reggaetón artist, including the intro of the album, where they all come together as one to show that "unity is needed for the genre reggaetón to survive and evolve". It was a collaboration between eleven other artist including Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen, and Vico C among others, who were among the most requested at the time. The track, known as "Los 12 Discípulos" or "Quítate Tu Pa' Ponerme Yo" reached number eight on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, and was nominated for a 2005 Billboard Latin Music Award for "Tropical Airplay Track of the Year, New Artist". The album itself reached number one on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart for three nonconsecutive weeks.

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Born
Apr 26, 1977
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Also known as
  • Edddie Dee
  • Dee, Eddie
  • Eddie Alexander Ávila Ortiz
  • Eddie Ávila
Parents
Nationality
  • Puerto Rico
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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