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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.

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Full Name Son By Four
Awards Billboard Music Award for Latin Pop Track of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Latin Song, Billboard Music Award for Latin Tracks Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Tropical/Salsa Track of the Year
Music Songs A Puro Dolor, Purest of Pain, Donde Esta Tu Amor, La Fé De María, Miss Me So Bad, Mi Corazón Te Recuerda, Poca mujer, Lo Que Yo Mas Quiero, Aquí Está El Cordero, Pero Eres Tú, Católico Soy, Lo que yo no tengo, En Tu Nombre, Como decirselo, Todo Estará Bien, Como Nos Ama Dios, Can Somebody Tell Me, Cuando seas mia, Mujer Frente a la Cruz, A Cristo Hay Que Vivirlo, Lunática, Where Did Our Love Go, Two to Tango, Vida Mia, Tomad Y Comed, Ven Señor, Abbanuestro, No hay razón, All I Ever Wanted, Manda Un Angel, El Espíritu De Dios, Que Baje la Nube
Albums Mujer Frente a la Cruz, Son by Four, Renace, Abbanuestro, Purest of Pain, Prepárense, Aquí Está el Cordero, Católico Soy, Salsa Hits, Lo Esencial
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language), Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, ALMA Award for Outstanding Latin Group of the Year

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