Fonzy Cruz’s son Charlie was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico under the zodiac sign of Aries. While in Puerto Rico, he raised by his grandparents. At 15, while living in New Jersey, Charlie Cruz was strongly influenced by salsa. Soon the enthusiastic teenager started participating as a vocalist in his father’s band.
Back in Puerto Rico, Charlie Cruz joined Domingo Quinones’ collective act in 1996. After taking singing lessons, the artist debuted with Imaginate (1999), an album produced by Sergio George. The following records, Magia de Amor and Presentimiento, consolidated his career.
Few people know that before becoming a singer he was an amateur boxer for five years. But the pull of music was stronger still, impelling him into a career as professional music artist.
Named one of the Puerto Rico’s best salsa performers, Charlie Cruz released Asi Soy in the year 2000. Un Chico Malo in 2001. Ven a Mi in 2003. Como Nunca in 2004.