|Birthname||Ramón Fernando Villalona Évora|
|born on||7 May 1955 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )|
|Place||Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic, 19n2519, 71w3654|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°40' 28°37 Asc. 05°03'|
Dominican merengue singer, known as "El Mayimbe," who began singing in the early 1970s. His popularity started to grow by the late 1970s and has not declined ever since. Fernando Villalona began singing at a very early age and became popular after participating in "El Festival de la Voz", an amateur TV talent show. After that, merengue icon Wilfrido Vargas hired him to be part of his group Los Hijos del Rey but Fernando and the group would soon be separated after his popularity became larger than the group itself. He would then go into a period of drugs and isolation but never stopped singing, recording some of his best music during that period.
In 2012, Villalona recorded "El Color de tu Mirada" with American singer/songwriter Victoria Daly. The music video was directed by Rene Brea in the Dominican Republic. It was nominated for "Best Music Video" at the Soberano Awards in 2013. Villalona began recording two singles with Latin sensation, Olga Tañon, in April 2017, and these songs are set to be released on her upcoming album.
Songs such as "Tabaco y ron", "Celos,", "Te Amo Demasiado,","La Hamaquita", "Dominicano Soy," "Sonámbulo," and "Carnaval" among others became popular in the 1980s. "Quisqueya," "No Podrás," "Música Latina," "Retorno," and "Me he Enamorado" were some of his biggest hits in the 1990s. In recent years he has had some health problems making performing a difficult task. But besides the fact that he has not been able to perform frequently, he probably still is the most important merengue singer in Dominican history.
He was married to Evelyn Jorge, a woman of Puerto Rican origin, and they have a daughter named Paloma. He also has another daughter and two sons, Fernando José and José Fernando (Mellizos). He and his current wife Fatima Vicioso adopted Mathew, a child suffering from autism.
Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "Paz a los restos de la fallecida actriz de mi Venezuela querida Mayra Alejandra que nació el mismo día y año que yo 7 de mayo 1955" (R.I.P. dear Venezuelan actress Mayra Alejandra, who was born the same day and year as me on 7 May 1955) ; "Mi madre me dijo que yo nací a las 7:30 P.M y queria cantarle algo mas que mi cumpleaños por todo lo que hizo y todavía hace.Te amo!!" (My mother told me that I was born at 7:30 pm and I wanted to sing something more on my birthday for everything she did and still does. I love you!!) (posted 8 May 2017 with a picture apparently showing the night before); "#latepost en mi querido pueblo Loma de Cabrera, he aquí uno de tus hijos. ¡Esoooo!" (#latepost in my beloved village Loma de Cabrera, here's one of your sons. Esoooo!) .
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Merengue, Bachata, Cristiana, Bolero)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Most important merengue singer in Dominican history)