Rapper Anuel AA hails from Puerto Rico and is considered one of the pioneers of the Latin trap genre. Being the son of José Gazmey, the vice president of Sony Music in Puerto Rico at the time, helped Anuel begin his start in the music industry at a young age. His first single smash, “Sola,” increased his notoriety even more. He originally gained notoriety with the hit song “Esclava,” co-written with Bryant Myers. He has worked with several artists throughout the years, including Jory Boy and Ozuna. Anuel got into trouble with the law, was charged with gun possession, and was sentenced to prison. The #FreeAnuel movement for his release was sparked by his enormous fan base following his imprisonment. Anuel was able to release his songs while he was behind bars, and a day after his release, he released his first full-length album, “Real Hasta La Muerte,” which debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Anuel_2blea, his Instagram account, and his self-titled YouTube channel are good places to start when gauging his enormous online fame.
Childhood & Formative Years
On November 27, 1992, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago, the son of José Gazmey and Nilda Santiago, gave birth to Anuel AA. In Sony Music’s Puerto Rican branch, his father held the position of vice president for the A&R department.
He went to the coeducational Catholic school in Carolina called Colegio María Auxiliadora. He first expressed interest in music in his early adolescence. Going forward, he decided to pursue a career in rap in 2010 and hoped to use his father’s connections to land a record deal with the American rapper Rick Ross’s company, “Maybach Music Group.”
Employment of Anuel AA
With assistance from his father and rapper Tempo, who was also Tempo’s buddy, Anuel released his debut song, “Demonia,” featuring Ñengo Flow in 2011. After that, he worked with several other musicians, including the reggaeton duet Jory Boy as well as Ozuna, Arcángel, and De La Ghetto.
Anuel became well-known after appearing in the remix of Bryant Myers’s breakthrough song, “Esclava,” which also featured Anonimus and Almighty. In just three months after its September 2, 2015 release, the song had received over a million views on YouTube. The music has received more than 109 million views as of October 12, 2018.
Anuel’s music is linked to themes such as drug use, street life, murder, sex, and violence. His songs are far too explicit to be played on the radio. Anuel made good use of social media, and his early tracks and remixes that he posted online with help from musicians like Arcángel, Ozuna, and Ñengo Flow eventually gained him a lot of popularity and millions of views. Rick Ross noticed him, so he signed with Ross’s Maybach Music Group Latin division.
He put out the well-received Real Hasta La Muerte: The Mixtape in February 2016.
Three handguns, one of which was stolen, nine magazines, and 152 bullets were discovered in the trunk of the vehicle he was riding in on April 3, 2016, leading to his arrest along with three other people. They were all housed at Guaynabo’s Metropolitan Detention Center. His supporters launched the #FreeAnuel effort to free him following his arrest, and it quickly went global.
He was charged with gun possession; but, because he cooperated with the authorities, the five-year term he was originally given was reduced to thirty months in federal prison. He said that the lyrics to his songs did not accurately reflect his true self during his trial before presiding judge Aida Delgado-Colon.
While he was serving his sentence, he got into an argument with another prisoner. He was forced to spend ninety days in isolation as a result.
He continued to work with musicians like Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Cosculluela while he was behind bars. He also made progress in his musical career by releasing songs while incarcerated. He was permitted to record his voice over the phone, which made this possible.
The Latin trap artist’s first successful track was “Sola.” His notoriety skyrocketed when the remix version, which included Farruko, Wisin, Daddy Yankee, and Zion & Lennox, was published by Maybach Music Group on December 5, 2016. It has received an incredible total of over 23 million views to date.
He worked with Ozuna on his first studio album, “Odisea,” and was featured on the song “Bebé,” which was released on June 23, 2017. Moving on, he was featured in three songs from Ozuna’s “Aura,” her second album, which was published on August 24, 2018. “Supuestamente,” “Pasado y Presente,” and “Única” (Remix) are a few of these.
In the meantime, Anuel was transferred from the federal jail to a state prison in Miami in March 2018. During this period, he told Billboard that he listened to the radio and kept track of events in the community, which inspired him to write songs.
Anuel, Future, Bad Bunny, and Spiff TV were featured on the song “Thinkin,” which was released by Sony Music Latin on April 6, 2018. Along with Spiff TV, the three also contributed to the song’s lyrics.
The day Anuel was released from prison, July 17, 2018, he released his first full-length album, “Real Hasta La Muerte.” The album’s title, which translates to “Real Until Death,” is one of his most well-known catchphrases. Within 24 hours of its release, the 12-track album shot to the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. It also made its Billboard 200 debut at position #51.
When he released a diss track against Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Cosculluela on September 15, 2018, he became embroiled in controversy once more. His use of derogatory language and his derogatory remarks on homosexuality and HIV patients brought him a great deal of criticism. His production team decided to postpone his October 20, 2018, performance at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico due to negative public criticism.
Anuel began to become well-known on social media and eventually became something of a social media celebrity. His YouTube channel of the same name, which he started on September 8, 2016, has amassed an impressive following of over 4.5 million members and over 990 million views, making it one of the most popular places for Latin music.
He has also become quite well-known on Instagram, where he has over 7.7 million followers under the handle “anuel_2blea.” Since he started “Anuel_2bleA” on Twitter in February 2016, the account has flourished and amassed approximately 654 K followers.
Individual Life of Anuel AA
Rarely any details on Anuel’s personal life, relationships, or dating situation are known. He does, however, have a son, as is well known. He was not allowed to see his kid in person while he was incarcerated, but he could speak with him on the phone and view images of the youngster.
The net worth of Anuel AA
The estimated net worth of Anuel AA is about $1 million.