Don Omar (born William Omar Landrn Rivera; February 10, 1978 ), a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and actor. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname El Rey (Spanish: 'The King'). William Omar Landrn Rivera is the eldest son of William Landrn and Luz Antonia Rivera. He was raised in Santurce, a barrio in the Villa Palmeras area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC. During his youth, he became an active member of a Protestant church, Iglesia Evanglica Restauracin en Cristo in Bayamn where he occasionally offered sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to dedicate himself to singing. His first public performance in a night club was accompanied by disc jockey Eliel Lind Osorio. Afterwards he appeared regularly on compilation albums from popular DJs and producers including Luny Tunes, Noriega, and DJ Eric. He also worked as a backup singer for the duo Hctor & Tito.
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