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credit: Erick Comellas


Xcelencia does not stay within the scope of a single genre. Born Calixto Gabriel Bravo in 1991, the singer-songwriter of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent is a recording artist and music producer taking inspiration from Pop, Hip Hop/R&B, and Afro-latin influences which have shaped his musical style over the years.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the United States, he was captivated by the rise of Reggaeton into the mainstream which helped defined his sound as a young bilingual artist looking to make his mark as one of the genres top figures. Known for his smooth vocals, introspective lyrics and the ability to switch in and out of rapping and singing, his diverse catalog speaks for itself, displaying the versatility of his sound.

He has earned significant achievements, with opportunities such as; being featured on Soundcloud, Sirius Xm Radio, and an Independent Music Award for best Latin album. Xcelencia is coming off a year where he has reached over 15 million streams and 5 million listeners on Spotify while gaining notable editorial placements.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Caguas, PUERTO RICO
Subgenre: Reggaeton
Event Type: Showcase