You probably heard his hit song “Tarzan” way back in 2010. He’s a well-known Dominican rapper, singer & composer, Emanuel Herrera Batista, aka El Alfa.
Noted for his sensual voice, the singer came to recognition during the early 2010s through his songs, “Muevete Jevi”, “Coche Bomba,” and “Tarzan.”
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Real Name:||Emanuel Herrera Batista|
|Height:||5 ft. 6 in (168 cm)|
|Profession:||Rapper and Singer|
El Alfa continued to expand his career and formed good relationships with several artists from the Puerto Rican music industry, such as Farruko, Myke Towers, and Nicky Jam (amongst others).
All About El Alfa’s Rise to Stardom
El Alfa first began his career in 2008 by forming a duo with another Dominican Dembow artist, Eddy Wilson. The duo released streetstyle dembow songs until 2009 when the duo broke up for good and opted for solo careers. El Alfa soon cemented himself as a talented upcoming artist within the Dominican Urban scene through the release of his song “Coche Bomba” in 2009.
The following year, El Alfa gained more momentum with the release of his song “Coco Mordon.” The song was a success and highlighted his musical capabilities, such as Alfa’s high-pitched voice paired against a hard-hitting beat.
However, it was only in 2012 that the artist indeed branded himself as an upcoming superstar in the regional music scene with the release of his songs “Con To’ Lo’ Cascabeles” “Cacao,” and “Muevete Jevi” – out of which, the latter song would go on to be one of his all-time hit songs, amassing over 3 million Spotify stream even in recent years.
The artist grouped these hit songs onto his 10-song album “Dembow Exitos” in 2013. The album further represented his musical character – fast and hard-hitting beats paired with a rare high-pitched vocal.
With over a decade-long career, El Alfa continues to grow even in recent years, collaborating with international stars such as J Balvin, Tyga, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, and Cardi B. El Alfa further affirmed his music stance with his latest single, “Tontoron Tonton” released on January 11, 2022. The artist currently holds over 14 million monthly listeners on the streaming platform Spotify.
Early life & Personal Life
El Alfa, known initially as Emanuel Herrera Batista, was born on December 18, 1990. The artist was born & raised in the town of Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic. El Alfa did not come from a wealthy family, and his family members are noted to have worked in blue-collar jobs. However, the artist believed that he was destined for more.
Batista’s love for music was evident since the moment he could walk and talk. Hence, his relatives were often impressed by him and his ability to switch pitches. He would, later on, use this talent at the local church and eventually establish his musical career.
It was evidently clear that his passion aligned neatly with music. However, El Alfa’s parents disapproved of his dream of becoming an artist – an event that led the artist to leave his home at 17 to pursue a career in music.
Despite establishing a superstar name for himself, El Alfa has always remained very private in terms of his personal life and relationships. The Dominican-born artist is currently married to Alba Rosa with two children.
Fun Facts about El Alfa
- El Alfa initially dreamed of having a career as a barber.
- He is known as the king of Dembow.
- His star sign is Sagittarius.
- The artist left home at the age of 17.
- El Alfa is ranked #164 globally on the music streaming platform Spotify.
- During his younger years, El Alfa used to ditch school to participate in local rap contests in his hometown.
- Although El Alfa has a career spanning over a decade, the artist announced his first world tour just last year (2021) in the month of August.
- In December 2018, El Alfa collaborated alongside several artists like Noriel, Mily Woodz, and more for his song “Suave (Remix),” resulting in one of the biggest collaborations in the history of Dembow.
What is El Alfa’s Net Worth?
As of early 2022, EL Alfa’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Who is El Alfa Married to?
Having been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Alba Rosa, for 17 years, they finally tied the knot in 2021. The song ‘Me Enamoré’ from his album ‘El Androide’ was dedicated to Rosa Alba.
Does EL Alfa Have Any Kids?
He shares 2 children, Fendi and Emanuel, with his wife, Alba Rosa.
What Type Of Music Does El Alfa Make?
El Alfa creates ‘dembow’ music, a Dominican fusion of reggaeton and dancehall. In his native country, he is recognized as an incredibly significant dembow artist. Fans regard his signature rapid-fire verses, which use his slim, gritty voice in rhythmic phrasing, are as irresistible as his beats
Is El Alfa Popular? El Alfa is considered one of the fastest-growing Latin
How Much Does El Alfa Earn?
El Alfa has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He is considered a prominent music artist and rapper in the Dominican Republic. On Spotify, he gets over 14,000,000 monthly listeners. The artist also earns quite a lot from El Alfa YouTube channel, which has over 7 million subscribers and millions of views on each video.
His monthly income exceeds $30,000. His passions, such as his musical career, have helped him achieve financial success. His income has increased significantly due to the sales of his merchandise and artwork. The majority of his earnings are also attributed to his streaming royalties, contract salary, equity ownership of his label, and multiple land ownership in the Dominican Republic. He earns well over $400,000 annually.
Aside from the musical scene, El Alfa also holds an essential place in the charity and social work category contributing to Dominican Youth by supplying them with sports equipment and other items.