Songwriters & Producers

Boy Wonder CF

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Long Island City, NY
Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment
Manuel Alejandro Ruiz
Songwriters & Producers

Boy Wonder CF

Manuel Alejandro Ruiz, aka Boy Wonder, was a pioneer of the rise in reggaeton sound, and remains a prominent figure in the scene today.

He is best known as the head of the Chosen Few production company, with has involved remixing Shakira and producing Don Omar’s ‘Reggaeton Latino’ ( ft Fat Joe, N.O.R.E and LDA). One of the genre’s first big crossover hits, it spent 44 weeks in the Billboard charts in 2005 and the subsequent album was the first to break the top ten.

In 2005 together with Chencho from reggaeton duo Plan B they both came up with the idea for an underground compilation album (El Draft 2005) created for a competition to find the next reggaeton star. The winner of the talent search was reggaeton duo RKM y KenY but the compilation album also launched the careers of Jowell y Randy and the unknown Fuego with his song “Me Gustan Todas.”

Boy Wonder signed Fuego to his Chosen Few label upon seeing his underlying talent. Adding Fuego to Chosen Few’s lineup of artists including LDA who appeared on the “Reggaeton Latino” Remix and were the first reggaeton male/female duo, Reychesta “Secret Weapon” formerly of the group Tres Coronas, and Puerto Rican a Puerto Rican singer Getto.

In 2006, Boy Wonder released Chosen Few II: El Documental, which captured the rise of reggaeton’s second generation. According to Billboard magazine Chosen Few II: El Documental went double platinum and spent months in the Top 5 of Billboard charts Latin sales chart.