Pedro Capó's song "Calma" is taking over the world! Is it the new "Despacito"? Here are 5 things to know about the hot Puerto Rican singer.

Por Lena Hansen
Abril 22, 2019

If you are not living under a rock, you've probably heard Pedro Capó's sexy anthem “Calma” playing on the radio. It goes something like this: “Vamos pa‘ la playa, pa‘ curarte el alma…” The song talks about going to the beach to cure your soul, connecting with nature. It's chilling surf vibes are also present in the music video, which shows Capó and reggaetón star Farruko jamming at a beach party. The song makes you want to leave your office or classroom and rush to la playa. Here are five things to know about its equally irresistible creator Pedro Capó.

1. He feels ”honored and blessed” that Alicia Keys recorded an English/bilingual remix of the song in Puerto Rico, he told Billboard. Will this be the next “Despacito? It's certainly gaining momentum. “The song emerged in a very honest way, without forcing anything,” Capo told People VIP about the inspiration behind ‘Calma.‘ “I connected with my inner child, with going to the beach in Puerto Rico on Sundays.”

2. Success didn't come overnight — the singer struggled for a decade! “It was a long and hard process, but I'm grateful because this business requires a thick skin. I spent 10 years in New York doing musical theater, movies, playing in bars, doing whatever it took and growing as an artist. I'm grateful for those times. They were difficult, there were months when I couldn't pay the rent, and there was some serious hunger. But now I look back at that with an appreciation and pride,” he told People VIP.

3. He came on stage in Puerto Rico with nothing but white undies and socks during a concert at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in 2015. But don't let the (sexy!) gimmicks fool you. The talented songwriter has written hits for artists like Ricky Martin (“La Mordidita”). He has also recorded duets with Thalía (“Estoy Enamorado”) and Kany García (“Si tú me lo pides”), among others. “At the end of the day, songs aren't mine, they belong to people who connect with them,” he says.

4. He believes in God and the 3 Ps: passion, perseverance and patience. Of those three keys to success, patience is the hardest to master, he admits: “God's timing is perfect, and we simply have to trust in what we do. All obstacles teach us and improve our art.”

5. He loves his home island. Capó helped Puerto Rico get back on its feet after the devastating Hurricane María by giving out essential aid to people in the severely affected area. Guitar in hand, he brought music and hope to those harmed by the natural disaster. He also joined the One Voice: Somos Live concert in 2017 to raise money for hurricane relief.