The Puerto Rican vocal quartet Son by Four is really a family affair, featuring brothers Javier and George Montes and cousin Pedro Quiles, plus Angel Lopez. Latin-pop manufacturer/songwriter Omar Alfanno had taken notice from the group’s soulful harmonies and bilingual features and helped have them agreed upon to Sony’s Latin wing. Kid by Four’s initial album, Preparense, premiered in 1998 and it became popular among supporters of Latin and tropical pop. Nevertheless, it had been their next discharge — an eponymous record released in early 2000 — that really catapulted Kid by Four in to the world of stardom. Although it featured a number of the group associates’ first tries at songwriting, the true appeal was the runaway smash one “A Puro Dolor” (“Purest of Discomfort”). It spent almost a year in the Latin singles graph, setting a fresh record with an impressive 20 weeks at number 1; in addition, it became the very first Spanish-language monitor to attain the pop graphs in nearly 2 decades and helped Kid by Four reach silver sales position. Sensing a potential crossover, Sony rushed out the record Purest of Discomfort by the end of the entire year, aiming mainly for English-speaking pop viewers.