Awards & Winners

El General

Date of Birth 10-March-1964
Place of Birth Panama City
(Panama, Panamá Province, Panamá District)
Nationality Panama
Also know as Edgardo A. Franco, General, El
Profession Singer, Accountant, Producer, Entrepreneur
El General is a Dominican Reggae artist considered by some to be one of the Fathers of Reggaeton. During the early 1990s, he initiated the Spanish spoken dancehall that would later become reggaeton. Early examples of this were the international and somewhat mainstream songs, “Te Ves Buena” and “Tu Pum Pum.” Both songs, performed in Spanish rap, were very successful in North America. After getting his foot in the door of the commercial market, many other Spanish rappers became famous in the mainstream as well, such as Vico C and DJ Negro. 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 which would later form Reggaeton, because he makes reggae music with Spanish lyrics.

Awards by El General

Check all the awards nominated and won by El General.


Nominations 2003 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album El General de Fiesta


International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Internacional
Honored for : Muévelo

Nominations 1992 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Internacional Muévelo