Dividing younger years between Orlando and Puerto Rico, the exposure of music encountered as he grew up amid two distinct cultures, truly defined his vision, born Calixto Gabriel Bravo, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, 25 year old Xcelencia, of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, is a multitalented songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. Driven by his personal experiences, armed with his energetic rhyming ability and anglo-style melody, Xcelencia delivers a versatile approach to his music that has seamlessly helped establish a connection between himself and his listeners from the U.S. to South America, and even Europe.
Having been featured by MTV3 in 2013 lead to his single “Estilito Que Enamora” getting nationwide exposure on some of the top platforms such as; Pandora, Spotify, Sirius XM, and Music Choice, reaching over 200,000 spins on Pandora and Soundcloud. Part of a new class of latin urban artists emerging on the scene, the 25 year old singer-songwriter brings a refreshing and distinct sound to the genre, deriving influences from a variety of styles such as; Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, as well as Dance and Alternative music yet retaining the caribbean and latin roots present in his sound. Xcelencia’s latest single promises to be one of the most coveted reggaeton songs of the year. A latin urban rhythm with an underlying anglo-melody that transcends beyond the norm within the genre, part of his newly released sophomore project, Enigma.