Hernán Enrique Jiménez Pino, popularly known as Makano, is a Panamanian reggaeton artist born on May 7, 1983, in Panama City. His journey into music started early when, at the age of 12, he became a member of the reggaeton group Los Makanos. The group vowed that the first among them to record a solo album would keep the name Makano, which signifies strength and sturdiness akin to a tree in Colombia. Driven by his passion for music, Makano began writing original songs at 16. However, his dreams faced initial hurdles as his father urged him to pursue a more traditional career. Unyielding in his determination, Makano's breakthrough came in 2004 when he featured on the compilation CD La Alianza. Following this exposure, he released several songs that ascended to the top of the charts in Panama. In 2007, Makano's career took a leap forward when he signed with Panama Music and released his debut solo album Te Amo a year later. The album boasted hit tracks such as "Yo Quisiera Vivir," "Te Va a Doler," "Te Amo," and "Déjame Entrar." Among these, "Te Amo" became a sensation, reaching the Number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in 2009. His studio debut was certified gold in the US and was a streaming sensation in Central America, earning him the title of Breakthrough of the Year at both the Texas Awards and Premios Lo Nuestro. Sin Fronteras, his sophomore effort, came out in 2010 and included the Josenid collaboration "Su Nombre en Mi Cuaderno." Over the following years, Makano issued the EPs 6 Super Hits (2009) and Así Soy Yo (2016), which spawned the singles "Se Acabó," "Tu Desconfianza," and "Me Rehúso."

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