El General

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World Music Singer
Date of Birth March 10, 1964
Place of Birth Panama City, Panama
Age 56 years old
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El General

Edgardo Armando Franco, better known as El General, is a Panamanian former reggae artist considered by some to be one of the fathers of "Reggae Español". During the early 1990s, he was one of the artists who initiated the Spanish-language dancehall variety of reggae music. Early examples of this were the international and somewhat mainstream songs, "Te Ves Buena" and "Tu Pun Pun". Both songs, performed in Spanish deejaying style, were very successful in North America. After getting his foot in the door of the commercial market, many other Spanish-language dancehall reggae artists became famous in the mainstream as well. He has a unique, easy to listen to style of dance music and has produced many well-known songs all over Latin America. His musical works have become popular in Latin America over the last few years. This style is called reggae en Español, because he makes dancehall reggae music with Spanish-language lyrics and is an early precursor to reggaeton.

Genres: Reggae en Español, reggaeton, ragga
Occupation(s): Singer
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1987-2006
Labels: RCA International, BMG, Rodven, PolyGram, Polydor, Lideres

About El General

Panamanian musician considered to be one of the innovators of the Reggaeton sub-genre.

Before Fame

He began writing songs and singing when he was twelve years old.


His albums achieved Gold status thirty-two times and Platinum status seventeen times.

Family Life

He followed in his grandmother's footsteps and became a Jehovah's Witness.


His music paved the way for future stars like Daddy Yankee.

Information related to El General

  • Rodven Records artists
  • Panamanian male singers
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Panamanian reggaeton artists
  • Panamanian musicians
  • Panamanian songwriters
  • Polydor Records artists
  • RCA Records artists
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Latest information about El General updated on March 03, 2021.

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