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Toby Love

Toby Love

Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter
Toby Love
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter
A.K.A. Octavio Rivera
Is Singer Musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 20 March 1985, New York City
Age 35 years
The details

Biography

Toby Love is a Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter. Love is known for performing a style of bachata music that combines traditional and urban singing and production.

Background

Toby Love was born in The Bronx, New York to Puerto Rican parents, his mother later remarried to a Dominican man, which eventually led to Toby Love's exposure to the genre of music known as Bachata. Toby Love was originally a backup singer for the bachata band Aventura before beginning a solo career with his 2006 LP, Toby Love, released on Sony Records. In 2008, he received four nominations to the Billboard Latin Music Awards for songs included in his debut album. Love won awards for two categories, Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, and Latin Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year.

After spending six years with the Bachata group Aventura, first appearing on the album Generation Next at the age of sixteen, Love embarked on his solo career. He met with Aventura while he was still in his merengue group as teenager. Living in the same neighborhood as the group, he became close friends with the member "Mikey", who later asked Love to join.

Toby Love is recognized as the artist that made the subgenre of crunkchata popular. As the result of having recorded half of his debut album in Miami, Love became a fan of crunk music, and incorporated it into his bachata music.

Love produces the majority of the music used in his albums, along with co-producer Eddie Perez.

Personal life

In addition to living in New York, Toby Love also spends his time between homes in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and New Jersey. Love hopes to begin working as an actor, in addition to his career as a musician.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Toby Love (Sony BMG, 2006) US Billboard Heatseekers #36, US Latin Albums #27
  • Toby Love Reloaded (Sony BMG, 2007)
  • Love Is Back (Sony BMG, 2008)
  • La Voz De La Juventud (Sony Music, 2011)
  • Amor Total (Top Stop Music, 2013)
  • Bachata Nation (Elegant Records, 2016)

Singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
US U.S. Latin U.S. Latin Trop U.S. Latin Pop
2006 "Please Don't Cry"
13
22
Toby Love
"Tengo Un Amor"
100
2
3
25
2007 "Amores Como El Tuyo"
2008 "Llorar Lloviendo"
22
2
36
Love is Back
"Amor Primero"
2010 "Te Parece Poco"
15
La Voz de la Juventud
2011 "Casi Casi"
15
31
"Quizás" (featuring Yuridia)
15
2012 "Lejos"
36
2
36
Amor Total
2013 "Todo Mí Amor Eres Tú"
29
1
17
2014 "Hey"
43
1
37

Featurings

  • Tito El Bambino : La Busco
  • Alexis & Fido - Soy Igual Que Tu
  • Grupo Yankees - Jasmine
  • Chosen Few Movement - Grind It Up (featuring Toby Love & Lumidee)
  • Omega - Tu No Ta Pa Mi (Remix)
  • Magic Juan - La Otra Noche
  • Aventura - Enséñame A Olvidar (Sold Out At Madison Square Garden)
  • Javi G - Por Qué? (Toby Love y Mikey)
  • Tony CJ - Mi Primer Amor (Salsa Version)
  • Fanny Lú - Y Si te Digo (Bachata, 2007)
  • R.K.M & Ken-Y - Tengo un Amor (2006)

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