Santiago Carvajal Valencia was born in Medellin - Antioquia on November 12, 1987, and made his debut as a music producer in 2005. The following year, he joined with a fellow musician, Shako, to form the duo “Fainal y Shako,” who released hits like “En mi Piel” and “Obra de Arte.” Both songs landed in the #1 position on the radio for more than two months.
Fainal’s life is music, having trained for over 17 years to the development of his musical skills, beginning his musical career as a pianist. Fainal has performed with artists such as Daddy Yankee, Wisin & Yandel, Jorge Celedon, Chino & Nacho, Hector El Father, Mj, Dj Victor El Bambino, Naldo, and Jowell y Randy. He’s been involved in many successful remix projects, contributing both as a producer and a songwriter. He’s been a pioneer of Colombian reggaeton music in countries such as Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
Super Fainal, the first album with music label Cabeza de Raton, includes two tracks produced by Tainy (Latin Grammy ® Producer of the Year in 2009). It includes collaborations with Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho and Toby Love. The artist did not skimp on cost and quality in this production. He entrusted the mastering to Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound, recognized as one of the most important studios in the world.
His current single, "Dame un Besito" featuring Chino & Nacho is topping the radio charts in Venezuela and Peru, and growing in popularity in Ecuador and Central America. It is available on CD and Digital formats.
Fainal is currently working on his new album due out third quarter of 2011.