DAVID MOYES BIOGRAPHY

David William Moyes (born 25 April 1963) is a Scottish former footballer and the outgoing manager of English Premier League club Everton. He was the 2003, 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year. He is also on the Committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity. In May 2013, Moyes was appointed to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager starting July 2013.

Moyes made over 540 league appearances as a centre half in a playing career that began with Celtic, where he won a championship medal. He then played for Dunfermline Athletic and ended his playing career with Preston North End. He became a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before eventually taking over as manager in 1998, his first managerial position.

Moyes became manager of Everton in March 2002 and under him the club qualified for the Champions League in 2005 and reached the FA Cup final in 2009. Upon reaching his tenth anniversary at the club Moyes received praise from many fellow managers including Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Kenny Dalglish for his achievements at Everton, despite operating with a limited budget. His service to Everton was also raised in Parliament by Steve Rotheram MP. Moyes is the third-longest serving manager in the Premier League and the English football league system as a whole, behind Ferguson and Wenger.
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Playing career

Moyes enjoyed a career that encompassed playing at a number of different clubs, usually as a centre half, beginning at Celtic, where he won a championship medal and made 24 league appearances, and ending with Preston North End.

Moyes made over 550 league appearances in his career before becoming a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before eventually taking over as manager in 1998.

Management career
Preston North End

Moyes took over as Preston manager in January 1998, taking over from Gary Peters as the club struggled in Division Two and were in danger of relegation. He had spent much of his playing career preparing for management, taking coaching badges at just 22 years of age and compiling notes on managers he had played under, their techniques and tactics. Preston avoided relegation at the end of the 1997–98 season and reached the Division Two playoffs the following season which they failed to win. The following season though, Moyes guided Preston to the Division Two title and a promotion to Division One. An even greater achievement perhaps was to steer Preston into the Division One playoffs the season after that, with largely the same squad. Preston lost in the final of the playoffs in May 2001. One month later, Moyes signed a new five-year contract with the club. Towards the end of the following season, he left for Everton, to take over from fellow Scotsman Walter Smith in March 2002. Moyes was in charge of Preston 243 times, of which his team won 113 games, lost 63 and drew 67.

Everton
2002–2004

Moyes joined Everton on 14 March 2002 and at his unveiling press conference, declared that Everton were ‘The People’s Club’ on Merseyside. He said:

“I am from a city (Glasgow) that is not unlike Liverpool. I am joining the people’s football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans. It is a fantastic opportunity, something you dream about. I said ‘yes’ right away as it is such a big club.”

His first game in charge was against Fulham at Goodison Park. Everton won the game 2–1, with David Unsworth scoring after just thirty seconds.

Prior to his appointment, Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright contacted Moyes and invited him to his home in London to discuss the available position at Everton. Moyes was reluctant as he was driving from Preston to Bristol on a scouting mission, he was looking at Nathan Ellington. After the game, Moyes drove from Bristol to London where he met Kenwright for an hour, after the meeting he drove back to Preston from London – a 550-mile round trip.

Everton managed to sustain a good run of form and avoided relegation, which was a genuine threat when he was originally appointed. Despite having a history and list of honours only surpassed by the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, the past decade had not been a successful time for the Toffees, with an FA Cup win in 1995 and a sixth place finish in 1996 being about the only bright spots for the club that side of 1990.

Moyes prepared for his first full season in charge at Everton by signing Chinese international Li Tie, Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo and Goalkeeper Richard Wright and axed older players such as Jesper Blomqvist and David Ginola. Everton were edged out of qualification for the following season’s UEFA Cup on the last day of the season by Blackburn Rovers, following a defeat to Manchester United, and finished 7th in the league. Moyes was awarded LMA Manager of the Year for the first time, to go with the Premier League Manager of the Month award for November 2002, when the Toffees had been in the Champions League places.

For the 2003–04 season Moyes signed Kevin Kilbane from Sunderland, James McFadden from Motherwell, Nigel Martyn from Leeds United and Francis Jeffers returned on loan from Arsenal. Poor results followed though and Everton did not win a game in 2004 until 28 February. A confrontation between Moyes and Duncan Ferguson at Everton’s training ground was said to be symptomatic of the problems at the club. On 12 April 2003 Moyes was sent to the stands during a game against West Brom by referee Steve Bennett for using foul and abusive language and for improper behaviour. Everton finished 17th with 39 points, the lowest total in the club’s history (although survival had been confirmed some time earlier), just avoiding relegation.
2004–2009

During the summer of 2004, despite the turmoil surrounding the club’s recent form, Moyes managed to bring in Tim Cahill and Marcus Bent. To this day, Cahill is considered to be one of Moyes’ best signings, scoring 15 goals in his first season playing for Everton. Those who left the club were Tomasz Radzinski, Tobias Linderoth, David Unsworth and, most significantly Wayne Rooney. Later the Daily Mail published extracts from Rooney’s autobiography, claiming that Moyes had forced Rooney out of the club and then leaked the details to the press. Moyes went on to sue for libel before settling out of court when Rooney apologised and agreed to pay for damages. Moyes donated the undisclosed damages from the suit to the Everton Former Players’ Foundation.

During the 2004–05 season Everton went on to surpass all expectations by finishing fourth in the league and securing a place in the following season’s Champions League, Moyes again being awarded the LMA Manager of the Year award. Moyes then broke club’s transfer record to bring in striker James Beattie in January and, as influential midfielder Thomas Gravesen left, Mikel Arteta came in on loan.

At the beginning of the 2005–06 season, Everton struggled again and were battling relegation when they had been expected to push for Europe. Their European adventure was short lived as well. Moyes fought back by signing Nuno Valente, Andy van der Meyde, Simon Davies, and Phil Neville; signed Matteo Ferrari on loan; and made Mikel Arteta a permanent signing. They climbed from bottom place in late October to a secure 11th place finish at the end of the season.

Moyes broke the club transfer record for a second time at the start of the 2006–07 season with the £8.6m acquisition of Andrew Johnson. Joleon Lescott was also signed from Wolves while goalkeeper Tim Howard arrived on a loan deal, which was later made permanent. All of these players would prove to be successful signings, further enhancing Moyes’s reputation as a team builder. Whilst Everton’s league form flourished again, their record in the FA Cup under Moyes did not improve: in the third round they crashed out 4–1 to Blackburn Rovers. An improved league position of sixth was secured along with UEFA Cup football for the next season.

It was the 2007–08 season that Everton displayed the most consistency and stability since Moyes arrived at the club, finally ending the cycle of alternating between the top and bottom halves of the league. In his sixth full season in charge, Moyes secured fifth place in the league and reached the semi-final of the Football League Cup as well as the last 16 of the UEFA Cup, eventually being beaten on penalties by Fiorentina. Moyes also signed four more players who went on to become very important players for Everton: Yakubu was signed for another record fee of £11.25m, Steven Pienaar for £2.05m after an initial loan, Phil Jagielka was brought in for £4m, and Leighton Baines was signed for a fee that could rise to £6m. All of this gave Everton and its fans cause for optimism as a string of strong performances broke the pattern inconsistency which saw league finishes of 15th, 7th, 17th, 4th and 11th under Moyes. His reputation as a disciplinarian could be seen to manifest in Everton’s yellow card count. They received just 27 yellow cards all season – the lowest in the league and 6 fewer than their nearest rival Liverpool.

Moyes recruited Steve Round as his assistant manager for the 2008–09 season to replace Alan Irvine, who had taken over as Preston North End manager the previous winter. Everton’s first new player of the season, Lars Jacobsen, was brought in 2 games into the season. This was shortly followed by the signings of Segundo Castillo and Louis Saha. On deadline day, Moyes secured the services of goalkeeper Carlo Nash on a free transfer, and Marouane Fellaini for a club record £15 million. On 14 September Moyes was sent to the stands by referee Alan Wiley during a game against Stoke City. He was later fined £5,000 by the FA for improper conduct and warned about his future behaviour.

At the end of the transfer window January 2009, Moyes brought in Brazilian international striker Jô on loan from Manchester City. On 14 October 2008, Moyes agreed to extend his Goodison Park stay by a further five years. On 19 April 2009, Moyes led his team to an FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United, after a penalty shootout, to reach the final for the first time since 1995. In the final, Everton were beaten 2–1 by Chelsea despite taking a lead through Louis Saha in the opening minute.
2009–2013

In the summer of 2009 Moyes sold Joleon Lescott to Manchester City for £22m, after a saga which lasted for the entire transfer window. With the £22m from the Lescott sale, Moyes brought in Johnny Heitinga, Sylvain Distin and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. He also signed Jo on a season long loan and Lucas Neill on a free transfer. Moyes was named as Premier League Manager of the Month for January 2010 after 3 wins and a draw. Moyes’ took charge of his 600th match as a manager on 6 February 2010 in the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool which resulted in a 1–0 defeat. Everton ended the season in 8th place, failing to qualify for Europe for the 1st time in 4 years despite a run of only 2 defeats in their last 24 league games.

On 21 April 2010 it was reported that Alex Ferguson had apparently endorsed Moyes as his successor as manager of Manchester United when he eventually retires.

On 14 May 2010, Moyes revealed that he would be interested in taking up the Celtic job in the future; that job did indeed become vacant at the end of the 2009–10 season with the departure of Tony Mowbray, but Moyes did not put his name forward for the vacancy and Neil Lennon was appointed instead.

On 12 August 2010, Moyes dismissed speculation linking him with the manager’s job at Aston Villa left vacant by the resignation of Martin O’Neill. Moyes admitted an improper conduct charge in September in relation to his behaviour towards referee Martin Atkinson following a 3–3 draw with Manchester United. He was fined £8,000 with his assistant also admitting to the same charge. At the end of the 2010/11 campaign Moyes was once again linked with the Villa job, following Gérard Houllier’s heart scare and he replied to the speculation “As far as I know I’m here and I’m the manager. I want to have a club, though, where I can give the supporters something, I really do. I want a good fresh challenge when we come back next summer and hopefully that will be the case.”

“Mr. David Moyes is probably a fine example to everybody in government of stability and making the right decisions for the long term.”

— Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport,

In January 2012, Moyes became the fourth manager, after Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Harry Redknapp, to record 150 wins in the Premier League. He celebrated his 400th Premier League game in November 2012 with a 2–1 win against Sunderland.

In May 2013, following Ferguson’s retirement at Manchester United and with his own contract expiring at the end of the season, Moyes informed Everton that he would leave the club to succeed Ferguson.
Manchester United

On 9 May 2013, Manchester United announced that Moyes would take over from Alex Ferguson as manager starting 1 July 2013 on a six-year contract.
Career outside management

During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Moyes provided commentary for selected matches for BBC Radio 5 Live. Moyes co-owns the racehorse Desert Cry which was trained by Donald McCain.[31]
Personal life

Moyes has one daughter, who goes to Archbishop Temple School in Preston, where he previously managed Preston North End. He also has a son called David who went to college in Preston. Moyes’ father, David Sr., is a scout at Everton and previously a coach at Drumchapel Amateurs where Moyes began his career. His full-time occupation was as a pattern-maker and later a lecturer at Anniesland College in North Glasgow. Moyes’ mother, Joan, hailed from Portrush in Northern Ireland and worked in clothes stores in Glasgow. David’s cousin, Dessie Brown is secretary of Coleraine Football Club.

He is a supporter of the Labour Party and in 2010 backed Andy Burnham to be leader in the Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2010. As a boy, he grew up supporting Rangers despite playing for Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Honours
Player

Celtic

Scottish League Premier Division (1): 1981–82

Bristol City

English Associate Members’ Cup (1): 1986

Preston North End

Football League Third Division (1): 1995–96

Manager

Preston North End

Football League Second Division (1): 1999–2000

Individual

LMA Manager of the Year (3): 2002–03, 2004–05, 2008–09
Premier League Manager of the Month (10): November 2002, September 2004, January 2006, February 2008, February 2009, January 2010, March 2010, October 2010, September 2012, March 2013.

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JUPP HEYNCKES BIOGRAPHY

Josef “Jupp” Heynckes (born 9 May 1945 in Mönchengladbach) is a German former football player and manager who is currently the manager of Bayern Munich of the Fußball-Bundesliga. As a player, he belonged to the core of the team of Borussia Mönchengladbach in its golden era of the 1960s and 1970s, where he won many national championships and the Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup. He was a member of the West German national squad that won the European Championship and the World Cup in the first half of the 1970s. As manager he won three German championships with Bayern Munich and the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, their first title in the competition in more than 30 years.
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Playing career
Club level

Heynckes played 369 matches in the German Bundesliga, scoring 220 goals. His tally is the third highest in this league, after Gerd Müller’s 365 goals and Klaus Fischer’s 268 goals.

He started his playing career in 1964 with Borussia Mönchengladbach who were in the second division. In 1965 the club, managed by the legendary Hennes Weisweiler, achieved promotion to the Bundesliga. Heynckes stayed on for two more years and then left for Hannover 96, where he spent three years.

He returned to Mönchengladbach in 1970, and stayed there until the end of his career in 1978. In the years 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977 he won four championships, the national cup in 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1975. He was top scorer in the Bundesliga in 1974 with 30 goals (level with Gerd Müller) and in 1975 with 27 goals.

In 1973, after eliminating FC Twente from the Netherlands with an aggregate score of 5–1 in the semifinals, Borussia Mönchengladbach became the first German side to reach the final of the UEFA Cup. The German club lost the away leg of the final against Liverpool 3–0, after the match initially had to be abandoned after 27 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch. In the return leg Heynckes scored both goals in Borussia’s 2–0 win. With 12 goals Heynckes was joint top scorer of the competition with Twente’s Jan Jeuring. In 1975 he won the UEFA Cup with Borussia Mönchengladbach. After a 0–0 draw in the home leg of the final against FC Twente, Heynckes, who missed the home match, contributed three goals to the 5–1 away win in Enschede and helped ensure the first German triumph in this competition. Again, Heynckes was tournament top scorer, this time with 10 goals. Altogether Jupp Heynckes scored 23 goals in 21 games in the UEFA Cup, making him one of the best goalscorers of all times of this competition.

In the 1975–76 European Cup Jupp Heynckes was top scorer with six goals. In the following season Heynckes reached the European Cup final with Borussia, losing 3–1 to Liverpool in Rome.

Heynckes was also the top scorer of the 1973–74 European Cup Winners’ Cup with eight goals. In this competition Borussia Mönchengladbach were knocked out in the semi-finals by AC Milan, losing 2–1 on aggregate. Altogether, Jupp Heynckes scored 51 goals in 64 matches in European club competitions.[2] His average of 0.8 goals per match is only bettered by compatriot Gerd Müller, who achieved an average of 0.89 goals per match.

International level

Heynckes made 39 appearances for the West German national team and scored 14 goals.[3] He won the 1972 European Championship with West Germany, appearing in the 3–0 win over the USSR in the final. He was also part of the squad that won the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, but he featured for only one and half a game during the tournament.

Managerial career
Borussia Mönchengladbach

After his playing career, he stayed on with Borussia Mönchengladbach and served the club for eight more years as manager, succeeding Udo Lattek in this position.

Bayern Munich

Between 1987 and 1991, he managed Bayern Munich. He won the 1989 and 1990 German championships with the club. After the 1990 title Bayern had a major sell-out of star players which led to the team underperforming the following season, which led to Heynckes’ contract being prematurely terminated, a decision the then Bayern commercial manager Uli Hoeneß regrets to date, and attributed it to pandering to a hostile press.

Athletic Bilbao

In 1992, he became only the third German manager in Spain’s La Liga after Hennes Weisweiler and Udo Lattek (both former Barcelona managers) when he joined Athletic Bilbao. In his second season with the Basque club he led the team to fifth spot in the league and qualification for the UEFA Cup as a result.
Eintracht Frankfurt and return to Spain

After moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in 1994–95 he clashed with the club’s star players Anthony Yeboah, Jay-Jay Okocha and Maurizio Gaudino, which led to their eventual departure from the club. Amongst Eintracht fans his tenure at the club is still considered a major failure. His contract was terminated after only nine months. Heynckes renounced compensation for the rest of his term.

In 1995, he moved to Tenerife and led the club into the UEFA Cup in his first season. There the team from the Canary Islands were eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual winners Schalke 04. In his second season Tenerife finished ninth in the league.

In June 1997, he was hired by the incumbent Spanish champions Real Madrid, after the club failed to secure the services of Ottmar Hitzfeld, their preferred choice. There, he celebrated his greatest triumph, when, in 1998 and after a 32-year dry spell, he returned the Champions League trophy to Madrid.[5] However, the lack of domestic success – finishing fourth, eleven points behind champions Barcelona – saw his tenure terminated at the end of the season.

Benfica and Athletic Bilbao

Heynckes then joined Benfica for a season before returning once more for two years to Athletic Bilbao, where he could not repeat the success of his first tenure.
Schalke 04

Heynckes made a comeback in the Bundesliga when he took over Schalke 04 at the beginning of the 2003–04 season. His contract there was cut short in September 2004.
Return to Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich

In May 2006, he was announced as the new manager of Borussia Mönchengladbach. On 31 January 2007, he retired after fourteen consecutive Bundesliga matches without a win and Borussia dropping to 17th place in the table.

Heynckes took over as caretaker manager of Bayern Munich on 27 April 2009[8] following the sacking of Jürgen Klinsmann.

Bayer Leverkusen

For the season 2009–10, Heynckes joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen to replace Bruno Labbadia who moved to Hamburger SV. The team started with 24 games unbeaten, a new best improving the record from also Heynckes coached Bayern of 1988–89. Leverkusen ended the season on the fourth spot. In the 2010–11 season, they reached the last sixteen in The Europa League, and qualified for the Champions League being second in the Bundesliga, for the first time since 2004.

Third stint at Bayern Munich

On 25 March 2011, it was announced that Heynckes would be resuming his managerial duties with Bayern Munich beginning in July 2011.

Heynckes guided the team to a second place finish, while successfully integrating key Bayern youth players Toni Kroos and David Alaba. On 17 March 2012, in a 6–0 victory over Hertha BSC, Heynckes had his 600th Bundesliga match as manager. Only Otto Rehhagel, who was the manager of Berlin in that game, has managed more Bundesliga matches (over 800).

On 25 April 2012, Heynckes led Bayern to a dramatic win over Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, thanks to a 3–1 penalty shootout in Madrid. Bayern thus earned a place in the final against Chelsea F.C., coincidentally played in the Allianz Arena on 19 May 2012 which Bayern went on to lose on penalties 4-3.

On 23 February 2013, he achieved the 1000th Bundesliga match as player and Manager combined, making him the man with the second most matches in the Bundesliga history.

On 6 April 2013, Heynckes’ side clinched their 22nd Bundesliga title in record time after a 1–0 win against his former side, Eintracht Frankfurt.[16] He then went on to smash Barcelona 4–0 in the first leg at the Allianz Arena and then 0-3 in the return leg at the Camp Nou of the champions league semi-final. The performance was seen as a display of physical and tactical superiority of Bayern over Barcelona.[17]

He will retire as a manager at the end of the 2012–13 Fußball-Bundesliga season, to be replaced by Pep Guardiola.

“Osram”

Heynckes’ face is known to redden noticeably when he is under stress or in a generally agitated state, especially as a manager on the sidelines during a match. This has earned him the nickname “Osram” (in reference to a German lighting manufacturer). Rudi Gores is said to have first used this moniker to describe Heynckes. Later, the nickname became universally known among German football aficionados and has been used by the media as well.
Honours
Player

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bundesliga: 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77
DFB-Pokal: 1972–73
UEFA Cup: 1974–75

West Germany

FIFA World Cup: 1974
UEFA European Championship: 1972

Manager
Bayern Munich

Bundesliga: 1988–89, 1989–90, 2012–13
DFL-Supercup: 1987, 1990, 2012

Real Madrid

Supercopa de España: 1997
UEFA Champions League: 1997–98

Schalke 04
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2003, 2004

Don Omar Biography

Don Omar ( William Omar Landrón Rivera; February 10, 1978), is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and actor. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname El Rey (Spanish: “The King”).

Omar is the youngest son of William Landrón and Luz Antonia Rivera. He was born and raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC. During his youth, he became an active member of a Protestant church, Iglesia Evangélica Restauración en Cristo in Bayamón where he occasionally offered sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to dedicate himself to singing.

His first public performance in a night club was accompanied by disc jockey Eliel Lind Osorio. Afterwards he appeared regularly on compilation albums from popular DJs and producers including Luny Tunes, Noriega, and DJ Eric. He also worked as a backup singer for the duo Héctor & Tito. One of the members, Héctor Delgado, helped him produce his first solo album.

Omar’s career rose to stardom with the release of his first studio album, The Last Don. Both the studio version and its live edition have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Worldwide, The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] has sold over one million copies, according to his official website. He earned awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year and New Artist & Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year by the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003. The Last Don: Live [CD & DVD] was also nominated for Urban Music Album at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards.

Omar’s May 2006 album King of Kings, became history’s highest ranking reggaeton LP in the top 10 US charts, with its debut at #1 on the Latin sales charts and the #1 spot on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Radio Chart cacahis single “Angelito”. Omar was also able to beat the in-store appearance sales record at Disney World’s Virgin music store previously set by pop star Britney Spears.

With the highest charting debut by a reggaeton artist, Omar’s King of Kings entered at No. 7 with 74,000, beating Daddy Yankee’s No. 24 entry with 2005’s “Barrio Fino En Directo”. In April 2007, Don Omar received the Latin Billboard award for Reggaeton Album Of The Year for King of Kings. Billboard recognized that King of Kings was the most successful album of the decade in Latin America, besides being the most successful in the history of the genre of reggaeton. Billboard estimated that the album sold over 4.1 million copies by the end of 2009.

The album’s track “Salió El Sol” is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. The songs “Los Bandoleros” and “Conteo” were featured in the movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in the ending credits.

Omar participated in Gilberto Santa Rosa’s presentation in an event titled “Concierto del Amor”, presented in the Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2008. He closed the event and performed reggaeton themes.

Omar’s third studio album, iDon, was released on April 28, 2009. This album was dedicated to his cousin Cordell Brown. “Virtual Diva” became the most requested song on Latin radio stations. The second official single, titled “Sexy Robotica”, was released on July 6, 2009.

The album Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans was released on November 16, 2010. The album features the artists under Don Omar’s Orfanato Music Group label and other reggaeton artists. The album includes the promotional single Hasta Abajo and the album’s lead single Danza Kuduro featuring Portuguese-French singer Lucenzo, as well as collaborations from Orfanato Music Group artists including Kendo Kaponi, Syko, Plan B, Zion & Lennox, Yaga & Mackie and Danny Fornaris. Danza Kuduro appears on the Fast Five soundtrack and is the song played at the conclusion of the movie. He is signed to VI Music and Machete Music through Universal Music Latino.

The album Don Omar Presents MTO2: The New Generation was released on May 1, 2012. The album features newly signed to Orfanato Music Group Natti Natasha as well as many other signed artists and other reggaeton artists like Zion Y Lennox. The album includes the singles Hasta Que Salga El Sol, which won the award for Best Urban Song at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, and Dutty Love featuring Natti Natasha, which was also nominated. The album also features collaborations with Juan Magan, Mims, Syko, Vinny el Vendito, and Yunel Cruz. The album has been well received as it won the award for Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards[8] and is a top seller on iTunes.

Omar married forecaster/journalist Jackie Guerrido on April 18, 2008. Divorce rumors surrounded the couple two years into the marriage and were compounded by comments Omar made via Twitter. In March 2011, it was revealed they had divorced.

On September 18, 2007, Omar was briefly detained in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia due to a legal dispute. A Bolivian concert promotor sued him and some of his management after he canceled a concert scheduled for earlier that year in La Paz as part of the international tour Up Close. The organization claimed that he had defrauded US$70,000 due to the cancellation. Landrón responded that he canceled the concert because the company did not provide air tickets in time. After the case was presented before a local judge, both parties reached an agreement. Landrón was allowed to leave the country in order to comply with a previously scheduled appearance in Buenos Aires on Argentine television and returned the next day to hold his concert in Santa Cruz’s Tahuichi Aguilera soccer stadium.

Don Omar discography
Studio albums

2003: The Last Don
2006: King of Kings
2009: iDon
2010: Meet the Orphans
2012: Don Omar Presents MTO²: New Generation

Live / special edition albums

2004: The Last Don Live
2006: The Last Don: The Gold Series
2006: King of Kings: Armageddon Edition
2007: King of Kings Live

Compilation albums

2005: Don Omar Presenta: Los Bandoleros
2005: Da Hitman Presents Reggaetón Latino
2006: Don Omar Presenta: Los Bandoleros Reloaded
2007: Don Omar Presenta: El Pentágono

Filmography
Year Title Role
2009 Los Bandoleros Rico Santos
2009 Fast & Furious Rico Santos
2011 Fast Five Rico Santos
2013 “Fast and Furious” Rico Santos
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