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5 Things You Don’t Know about Christian Daniel

Christian Daniel moved to Miami to work on his music career.



Singer-songwriter Christian Daniel has been working in the music industry for the past 12 years. He moved to South Florida from his homeland about a decade ago to chase his dream of pursuing a singing career.

Now, three albums later he opens up to Press Pass Latino about five things you don’t know about him.

1. He’s half Cuban

Though he was born in Puerto Rico, Christian Daniel’s father is from Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He’s never visited Cuba or his father’s hometown but says he would love to do so one day. Christian Daniel also said he feels proud of his Cuban roots and proud to have Cuban blood.

Christian Daniel is proud to be from Cuba.

Christian Daniel’s father is from Pinar del Rio, Cuba and he’s proud about his Cuban heritage. (Video Still)

2. He moved to Miami eight years ago 

Christian Daniel moved to Miami from Puerto Rico eight years ago to pursue his singing career. He’s been taking singing lessons, working on developing his sound and perfecting performance style ever since. Now, he considers Miami his second home.

Christian Daniel moved to Miami to work on his music career.

Christian Daniel moved to Miami eight years to pursue his singing career. Now, he considers Miami his second home. (Christian Daniel Instagram)

3. He was the first artist signed to Bad Boy Latino 

Christian Daniel was the original Bad Boy Latino! He was the first recording artist signed to Emilio Estefan and P. Diddy’s (known as Puff Daddy at the time) record label Bad Boy Latino. It was an exciting start for Christian Daniel who is now an independent artist. Since the time of his signing back in 2005 a lot has changed in Christian Daniel’s career. He’s packing a punch with a whole new look and a brand new studio production: Renacer.

Christian Daniel was the first artist signed to the Bad Boy Latino record label.

Christian Daniel was the original Bad Boy Latino and was the first artist signed to P.Diddy and Emilio Estefan’s label. (Getty Images)

4. “Renacer” is his third studio production but the first featuring songs he wrote 

Christian Daniel has released three prior studio productions but his latest album titled “Renacer” meaning “Rebirth” symbolizes his rebirth as a recording artist. Most of the songs are autobiographical and were penned by him. His song “Ocho Pisos” talks about an ex girlfriend who cheated on him with a man who lived in an apartment eight floors above theirs. Ouch!

Christian Daniel wrote most of the songs on Renacer.

Christian Daniel’s latest studio production “Renacer” is the first album in which he pours his heart out and belts autobiographical lyrics. “It’s like my baby,” he said. (Courtesy Christian Daniel)

5. He’s not only a singer-songwriter, he also has acting chops 

Christian Daniel hasn’t only been working on his singing career, he’s also been developing his career as an actor. He’s taken up several roles in Telemundo’s Spanish language telenovelas. He’s participated in the network’s “Santa Diabla” and “El Fantasma de Elena”.

Christian Daniel has acted in several Telemundo novelas.

Christian Daniel on set for “El Fantasma de Elena”, a Spanish language telenovela shot by Telemundo. (Courtesy Telemundo)

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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