|Birth name||Humberto Nieves|
|Born||June 4, 1958|
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Humberto "Tito" Nieves (born June 4, 1958; also known "El Pavarotti de la Salsa") is a Puerto Rican musician who became one of the leading salsa singersof the 1980s and the early 1990s.
Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and raised in the United States,Nieves began his career while participating in Orquesta Cimarron, a New York–based group. In 1977, he teamed up with singer Héctor Lavoe and his Orchestra and joined the Conjunto Clasico. Later, Nieves started his solo career in 1986, setting himself apart by singing salsa in English. He is known for his hits such as "El Amor Más Bonito", "Sonámbulo", and the English-salsa hit, "I Like It Like That" (1996). Hits from the album Fabricando Fantasias included "Fabricando Fantasias" and "Ya No Queda Nada" with La India, Nicky Jam, and K-Mil. He attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he played in a Spanish-language band named Makondo. Though he left before graduating, he was given an honorary diploma in 1994.
The main producer and musical director for most of his recorded albums was Sergio George (1988–1993, 2001–2008, 2012–2013, 2018–2020).
In 2007, he released Canciones Clasicas De Marco Antonio Solís, a tribute to Mexican singer, Marco Antonio Solís.
On August 12, 2021, Tito Nieves was the featured singer on Norberto Vélez's YouTube channel titled "Sesiones Desde La Loma Ep. 19".
Tito Nieves was married to Irma and the couple had two children, Humberto Nieves, Jr. and Ommy Nieves, who died of bone cancer at the age of 24. Tito dedicated the song, "Fabricando Fantasias", to his deceased son.Tito married Janette Figueroa on January 28, 2017, in Puerto Rico.
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