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Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades

Panamanian musician
A giant of modern Latin music who brought outstanding lyrical quality to salsa, introducing a sociopolitical edge to the genre's traditional forms.
BornJuly 16, 1948
HometownPanama City, Panama
Net worth$12 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseLuba Mason
ParentsAnoland Diaz, Ruben Dario Blades, Sr.
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Photos

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Videos

Diego Torres on Rubén Blades, Latin GRAMMY Nomination & More | Billboard News

Argentine singer-songwriter Diego Torres on performing Rubén Blades' iconic "El Cantante" at the Person of the Year event on Nov. 17. Torres also talks Latin Grammy-nominated album 'Atlántico A Pie.'
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Red Pill
Red Pill
1h 27min
2021
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
1h 25min
2018
Bad 25
Bad 25
2h 10min
2012
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Alicia
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Alicia
2023
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Strand
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Strand
2023
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Troy
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Troy
2023
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Madison
Fear the Walking Dead: Best of Madison
2023
Fear the Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
TV-14
0h 44min
2015
Spoken Word
Spoken Word
1h 56min
2010
Imagining Argentina
Imagining Argentina
R
1h 47min
2004
Spin
Spin
PG-13
1h 46min
2003
The Maldonado Miracle
The Maldonado Miracle
PG
1h 39min
2003
Assassination Tango
Assassination Tango
R
1h 54min
2003
Gideon's Crossing
Gideon's Crossing
1h
2000
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
R
2h 13min
1999
The Devil's Own
The Devil's Own
R
1h 50min
1997
Color of Night
Color of Night
R
2h 1min
1994
Miracle on I-880
Miracle on I-880
1h 40min
1993
The Super
The Super
R
1h 26min
1991
The Josephine Baker Story
The Josephine Baker Story
R
2h 10min
1991
Predator 2
Predator 2
R
1h 49min
1990
Disorganized Crime
Disorganized Crime
R
1h 41min
1989

Albums

Metiendo Mano!
Metiendo Mano!
1977
Dos Clásicos
Dos Clásicos
2011
Amor y Control
Amor y Control
1992
Caminando
Caminando
1991
Ruben Blades with Strings
Ruben Blades with Strings
1988
Antecedente
Antecedente
1988
Nothing But the Truth
Nothing But the Truth
1988
Agua de Luna
Agua de Luna
1986
Doble Filo
Doble Filo
1986
Escenas
Escenas
1985
Mucho Mejor
Mucho Mejor
1984
Buscando América
Buscando América
1984
Que la Hace la Paga
Que la Hace la Paga
1983
Last Fight
Last Fight
1982
Canciones del Solar de los Aburridos
Canciones del Solar de los Aburridos
1981
Maestra Vida: Segunda Parte
Maestra Vida: Segunda Parte
1980
Maestra Vida: Primera Parte
Maestra Vida: Primera Parte
1980
Siembra Live
Siembra Live
1980
Bohemio y Poeta
Bohemio y Poeta
1979
De Panama a New York
De Panama a New York
1970
Salsa: Mis Mejores Exitos
Salsa: Mis Mejores Exitos
2023
Siembra: 45 Aniversario - En Vivo en el Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Siembra: 45 Aniversario - En Vivo en el Coliseo de Puerto Rico
2023
Parceiros
Parceiros
2022
Es por ti
Es por ti
2022
Salsa Plus!
Salsa Plus!
2021
Salswing!
Salswing!
2021
Swing!
Swing!
2021

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1992Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieCrazy from the HeartNominated
1991Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Josephine Baker StoryNominated