Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado, professionally known as Ozuna, is a reggaeton singer and songwriter from Puerto Rico who writes positive, uplifting songs that encourage people to work toward their dreams, while avoiding the use of profanity out of respect for his daughter. He made his breakthrough in 2016 with the single "La Ocasion," which peaked in the Top 30 of the Hot Latin Songs chart, and continued with a string of high-profile collaborations before issuing his debut, Odisea, in 2017.
A songwriter since the age of 12, he grew up in Puerto Rico, later spending time in New York City before his career took off. In 2014, he signed a record contract and began posting songs online. By 2015, songs such as "Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere" had become radio hits across Latin America, and he'd performed concerts in numerous countries. In early 2016, he joined DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, De la Ghetto, Arcángel, and Anuel AA on the track "La Ocasion," which kicked off a modest chart run for the nascent performer. Months later, he released a remix of his song "No Quiere Enamorarse," which featured superstar Daddy Yankee. The song racked up millions of streaming views. He followed with "Dile Que Tu Me Quieres," "Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere [Remix]," and "En la Intimidad," all of which charted in the Top 30.
In 2017, he delivered his full-length debut album, Odisea, which featured guest appearances by De la Ghetto, Anuel AA, J Balvin, and others. Included on the album were the singles "Tell Him That You Love Him," "Your Photo," and "A Flower." In September, the album peaked at number one on the Top Latin Albums chart. He also contributed to a handful of collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Wisin, J Balvin, Chris Jeday, and others. One of the most high-profile duets was 2018's "La Modelo" with American rapper Cardi B, which marked Ozuna's first entry on the Hot 100. His sophomore effort, Aura, arrived later that year and peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. ~ Paul Simpson & Neil Z. Yeung