Anuel AA is a popular rapper who is a Puerto Rican citizen. Anuel AA is also a pioneer of the Latin trap movement. Most of the songs are related to crime and non-rural life in Puerto Rico. Moreover, his music also contains illustrative and incorporates songs that were famous at the time of his youth.
Table of Biography
The talented rapper was born on 27th November 1992, in Caroline, United States. Anuel AA’s full name is Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago and he is a Puerto Rican native. Likewise, his current age is twenty-eight years and his sun sign is Sagittarius. The name of his parents is father, José Gazmey, and his mother, Nilda Santiago. His dad is of Afro-Puerto Rican descent and his mom is of White Puerto Rican descent. Moreover, his father was the vice president of the A&R department of Sony Music in its Puerto Rican division. He was spending all his childhood in a housing project in Caroline, Puerto Rico.
While he was still a kid, his dad was working in the studio with several salsa artists like Héctor Lavoe and Fania All-Stars. Talking about the rapper’s educational background, he went to Colegio Maria Auxiliadora. It is a co-educational catholic school in Caroline. From his early teens, he was showing his interest in the music field. In addition, his objective was fixed to become a rapper in the year 2010. He even wanted to recruit his dad’s influence in collecting a deal with record label “Maybach Music Group”. The label’s founder was an American rapper, Rick Ross.
Career and Professional Life
He brought his 1st song “Demonia” in collaboration with Ñengo Flow in 2011. He got support from his dad and the latter’s friend and rapper Tempo for the same song. Then, he got the chance to work with other various artists like Ozuna, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, and reggaeton duo Jory Boy. He together with Anonimus and Almighty was presented in the remix version of Bryant Myers’ 1st success “Esclava”. The track was out on 2nd September 2015. His music theme is linked with problems such as sex, violence, drugs, street life, and murder and he uses very vulgar words in his songs.
The early singles and remixes were posted in his social media accounts from where he got support from several other artists and his fan and followers also increased massively. Moreover, he grabbed the attention of Rick Ross which helped him to make a deal with Ross’ Latin division of the Maybach Music team. After that, he came up with “Real Hasta La Muerte: The Mixtape” in February 2016. He then was in jail for some issues but he did not stop creating music. While he was still in jail, he was still working together with artists like J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Cosculluela, and Nicky Jam.
He then started bringing tracks from jail. It was possible just because he got permission to record his voice from the phone. The Latin trap artist’s single “Sola” became the 1st hit single. On 5th December 2016, its remix version was brought by Maybach Music Group, presenting Farruko, Wisin, Daddy Yankee, and Zion & Lennox. Then, he was working together with Ozuna in the latter’s 1st studio album “Odisea” and was present in one of its tracks “Bebé”. Furthermore, he was present in the other 3 tracks of the 24th August 2018 released 2nd album of Ozuna, “Aura”.
After some time, the rapper was taken to a state jail in Miami in March 2018. At this time as well, he was on the Billboard as he was still collecting the inspirations for songwriting by being attached to the radio and placing a tab of the things taking place in the streets. In addition, he with Bad Bunny and Future were present in Spiff TV’s track “Thinkin” which was out on 6th April 2018 by Sony Music Latin. He was out of jail on 17th July 2018, he also came up with his 1st full-length album, “Real Hasta La Muerte”. The album had twelve tracks and it reached at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart within twenty-four hours of its premiere.
Anuel AA is already successful and has gained millions of fans. He obviously has an amazing net worth from which he has been living a free and happy life. He does not have any fear of financial crisis. The rapper’s estimated net worth is $20 million. He is enjoying his luxurious life in California as of now. Also, he travels in a private jet and wears heavy jewelry. Moreover, the rapper has a yellow and black colored Rolls Royce Wraith.
Relationship Status and Controversies
In August 2018, the rapper got to meet the Colombian singer, Karol G for the first time. They were on the set of the music video for their song “Culpables” which was also just one month after he was out of jail. Anuel AA and Karol G revealed their serious relationship in January 2019. Also, Karol G was present at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on 25th April 2019. She was wearing a “massive” diamond ring which was the confirmation of the couple’s engagement. Moreover, he has a son whose name is Pablo Anuel from a previous relationship with Astrid Cuevas.
He was arrested with 3 others on 3rd April 2016 after finding 3 pistols adding a stolen one; 9 clips and 152 bullets from the car they were riding. After his arrest, his fans and followers began the #FreeAnuel movement to set him free that soon got viral. Also, he went through gun possession charges; however, his mutual relationship with the administration let him reduce to thirty months in federal prison from 5 years of the sentence. When he was going through his trial under presiding judge Aida Delgado-Colon, he told that his real character is not the same as it is in the lyrics of his music. The rapper had an incident with another patient while he was still in jail.
This incident made him spend ninety days in solitary imprisonment. Then, the rapper again in another controversy when he brought a diss track on 15th September 2018 that was directed regarding Cosculluela who is also a singer. He was then heavily criticized for the vulgar language he used. Also, for the dishonor comments, he mentioned HIV patients and homosexuality. Such public criticization took his production staff to the cancellation of his concert which was going to happen on 20th October 2018 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico venue.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Talking about the rapper’s body measurement, Anuel AA has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or else 167 cm or 1.67 m. He has a bodyweight of around 69 kg or 152.1 lbs. Similarly, the rapper has a pair of black eyes with black short hair. The rapper is also a tattoo lover and has several tattoos all over his body. Like another rapper, he also loves to dress up in a stylish way and wears heavy jewelry. Also, he wears a shoe size of 9 (UK) and has a medium complexion.
He is quite active on social media platforms for a long time now. He has an Instagram account with 24.1 million followers and a Twitter account with 1.8 million followers. Likewise, he has a Facebook page with more than 4 million followers. Moreover, he created his own YouTube channel on 8th September 2016 and gave it his own name. As of March 2021, =AA has gained 19.9 million followers. His social media accounts are full of his works, collaboration, and also of his loved ones’ images and videos.