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Olga Tañón

Olga Tañón, MakoSwing, Christian Alicea, 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, Steel Stacks. Gates open at 5 p.m. Stay for the fireworks. Olga Teresa Tañón Ortíz, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, was raised in Levittown, in the municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Her first album, “Sola” (“Alone”; 1992), was followed by “Mujer de Fuego” (“Woman of Fire”; 1993) and included Tañón’s songwriting debut, “Presencié tu Amor” (“I Witnessed Your Love”). Her album, “Siente el Amor” (“Feel the Love”; 1995) included her song, “Unicornio” (“Unicorn”), written to the rhythm of Salsa, and the Merengue song, “Es Mentiroso” (“He’s a Liar”). Her Tex-Mex CD, “Nuevos Senderos,” with Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís, made her the first Puerto Rican musician to sell more than 500,000 records. The lead single, “Basta Ya!,” topped the Billboard Top Latin Tracks and became Tañón’s first No. 1. In 2002, Tañón became the first merengue artist to have a chart-topper in the Middle East for her collaboration with Egyptian music singer Hakim and the Arabian hit, “Ah Ya Albi.” In support of Latin American immigrants in the U.S., Tañón recorded “Nuestro Himno” (2006) in collaboration with Pitbull, Carlos Ponce and Wyclef Jean. She has received two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards. Tañón holds the record for the most Top 10 hits by a female artist on Billboard Tropical Airplay. Her 14th studio album is “Senderos de Amor.”