June 4, 1958
62 years outdated
June 4, 1958 (age 62)
Recognized for such hit songs as “Sonambulo,” “I Like It Like That,” and “El Amor Mas Bonito,” this Puerto Rican-born salsa music vocalist rose to fame through the Eighties and produced or contributed to just about forty recordings between 1988 and 2013.
Earlier than Fame
Within the early years of his music profession, he belonged to a New York salsa band known as Orquesta Cimarron. He later carried out with Héctor Lavoe’s salsa orchestra.
His 2004 album, Fabricando Fantasías, included the hit track “Ya No Queda Nada.”
A local of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, he was raised primarily in New York Metropolis’s Brooklyn neighborhood. He and his spouse, Irma Nieves, separated in 2012 after elevating two sons: Ommy (who died of most cancers in his twenties) and Humberto Nieves, Jr.
He was nicknamed “El Pavarotti de la Salsa” (the Luciano Pavarotti of salsa music).