Flex (singer)

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Flex
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Flex in front of a cell phone store in May 2010.
Background information
Birth name Félix Danilo Gómez Bosquez[1]
Also known as Flex (US)
Nigga (LA)
Born (1980-08-26) August 26, 1980 (age 38)
Panama City, Panama
Origin Chitré, Panama[1]
Genres Reggaeton, reggae, Latin pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present
Labels EMI Televisa, Sony Latin
Associated acts Predikador, Belinda, Kumbia All Starz, Pee Wee, Alexis & Fido, Arcangel, Yomo

Félix Danilo Gómez Bosquez (born August 26, 1980),[2] known by his stage names Flex and Nigga,[2] is a Panamanian reggaeton artist. He adopted the name Nigga after being told by another Panamanian artist that he "sings like a black guy from Jamaica."[3] Before releasing an album in the United States in 2008, Flex removed references to his nickname in songs, and his CD packages were reprinted with the name "Flex."[3]

Awards and accomplishments

Flex has received nominations for a variety of awards shows including Premios Billboard, Premios lo Nuestro, Latin Grammys, Premios Juventud, Premios Oye, and Premios Monitor Latino.[4] Flex has won an Oye award, a Latin Grammy, and eight Billboard Latin Music awards.[4]

His accomplishments include a number one position in Mexican and American radio for over 20 weeks, as well as Gold and Platinum album sales worldwide.[4]

Personal life

After five years of dating, Flex married his long girlfriend Osiris Vega on August 26, 2008 and got divorced in 2011.[5] Flex continues to live in Panama.[1]

Discography

Studio albums
EPs
Compilation albums

Accolades

Billboard Latin Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2009 "Te Quiero" Hot Latin Song of the Year Nominated
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Male Won
Hot Latin Song of the Year, New Won
Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year Nominated
Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, Male Won
Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year, Solo Won
Latin Ringmaster of the Year Won
Himself Hot Latin Song Artist of the Year, Male Nominated
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year Nominated
Te Quiero: Romantic Style In Da World Latin Album of the Year Nominated
Top Latin Album of the Year, Male Nominated
Top Latin Album of the Year, New Won
Latin Rhythm Album of the Year, Solo Won

Latin Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 Te Quiero: Romantic Style In Da World Best Urban Music Album Nominated
"Te Quiero" Best Urban Song Won

Lo Nuestro Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2009 Te Quiero: Romantic Style In Da World Urban Album of the Year Nominated
Himself Urban Artist of the Year Nominated
"Te Quiero" Urban Song of the Year Won
2010 La Evolución Romantic Style Urban Album of the Year Nominated
Himself Urban Artist of the Year Nominated
"Dime Si Te Vas Con Él" Urban Song of the Year Nominated
2017 "Disfruta La Vida"
Joint nomination with Antonio Barullo and J Álvarez
Urban Collaboration of the Year Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b c Flex Interview - Flex and the Rise of Romantic Style
  2. ^ a b Flex vs. Eddy Lover on mun2 Archived 2010-01-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Panama singer changes dubious nickname for U.S.
  4. ^ a b c Flex Biography
  5. ^ Flex Marries in Panama

External links

  • Official Facebook
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