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Frankie J

Recording Artist

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Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr. (born December 7, 1975), better known by his stage name Frankie J, is a Mexican American singer, songwriter, rapper and former member of the musical group Kumbia Kings.

Born in Mexico, he grew up in San Diego and became a freestyle artist under the stage name Frankie Boy in the late 1990s. After his debut freestyle album was shelved, he joined Kumbia Kings. Frankie J's solo debut album, What's a Man to Do, was released in 2003, followed by more English and Spanish language albums. He received his first Grammy Award nomination for his album Faith, Hope y Amor in 2013 for Best Latin Pop Album.

Last Updated: July 17, 2017

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