Ivy Queen
Ivy Queen

Ivy Queen

About Ivy Queen

Inspired by legendary Cuban salsera Celia Cruz, Puerto Rican singer and rapper Ivy Queen got her professional start in the mid-’90s as a member of the reggaetón collective The Noise.

∙ Wyclef Jean collaborated with Queen on her hip-hop-flavored 1998 hit, “In the Zone.”
∙ She has placed six singles in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including 2005’s sizzling dance track “Cuéntale,” which went all the way to No. 3.
∙ 2007’s Sentimiento, 2010’s Drama Queen, and 2012’s Musa were all nominated for Best Urban Music Album Latin Grammy Awards.
∙ “Dime,” Queen’s 2008 hit, won Hot Latin Song of the Year, Female, and Tropical Airplay Track of the Year, Female, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Rolling Stone ranked her 2003 feminist anthem, “Quiero Bailar,” on its list of the 50 Greatest Latin Pop Songs.
∙ In 2019, she was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    Afiasco, Puerto Rico
  • BORN
    March 4, 1972

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