Machete Music (2008) |
Olé Music (2005)
Sony Music (1997–2002)
Daniel Rodríguez (2005–2008)
Elliot Suro (2005–2008)
Luis Montes (2005–2008)
Lorenzo Duarte (2005–2008)
Abel Talamantez (1997–2002)
Alexis Grullón (1997–2001)
Anthony Galindo (1997 – 2000, 2001 – 2002)
Didier Hernandez (1997–2002)
Daniel René (1997–1998)
Pablo Portillo (2000–2002)
Troy Tuminelli (2000–2001)
Caleb Avilés (2001)
In the mid-1990s, Edgardo Diaz, Menudo's creator and director, sold the rights for the trademarked name Menudo to a Panamanian company. After the release and promotion of Menudo's album Tiempo De Amar in 1996, the remaining line-up formed MDO under the direction and production of Diaz at first.
The members at the time were Abel Talamantez, Alexis Grullón, Anthony Galindo, Didier Hernandez and Daniel Rene. Together they recorded the album MDO (also released in some countries as "Menudo - MDO") in 1997. In 1999, they followed it with Un Poco Más. The album featured two English songs, "Groove With Me Tonite" and "Fantasy", in an attempt to cross-over to the US market. The same happened with 2000's Subir Al Cielo which featured two more English singles.
The next year, in 2001 MDO released their 1st English album titled Little Piece of Heaven, which was distributed internationally. However, problems with member Alexis Grullón and the departure of one of the newer members, Caleb Avilés, forced the group into hiatus. The remaining members decided to follow other musical ventures and organized a final concert to be held at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The concert was recorded and released as a DVD in 2002.
On January 2005, it was announced that MDO would return with new members. Three of the new members (Daniel Rodríguez, Elliot Suro, and Luis Montes) were contestants from the first season of Puerto Rican reality/talent show Objetivo Fama with a fourth member, Lorenzo Duarte, to complete the line-up. Their first album was titled Otra Vez and the title single proved to be a successful hit. The group toured through Latin America and were nominated for several awards.
In 2008, the band returned with a new, more mature look, with the members playing instruments as opposed to Menudo's style of singing and dancing. Their final album, Sabe A Tí was released in February 2008.
In 2015, the four of the five original band members reunited for an international tour for Panamá and South America, Pablo Portillo replaced Anthony Galindo who has snubbed for the reunion because of a disagreement with Didier and Abel. The band released a new single titled "Ya no queda más". Lorenzo Duarte also toured with them.
Current band members (2015-present)
(This line-up was intact from 2003 to August 2008)
- Daniel Rodríguez
- Elliot Suro
- Luis Montes
- Lorenzo Duarte
- Abel Talamántez (1997–2002)
- Alexis Grullón (1997–2001)
- Edgar Antonio "Anthony" Galindo (1997–2000, 2001–2002)
- Didier Hernández (1997–2002)
- Daniel René Weider (1997–1998)
- Pablo Portillo (2000–2002)
- Troy Tuminelli (2000–2001)
- Caleb Avilés (2002)
- Lorenzo Duarte (2003 - 2005)
After MDO (2003-present)
Some of MDO's former members have continued with their musical careers:
- Abel Talamántez is currently a member of Los Kumbia Kings/Super Reyes.
- Pablo Portillo started a solo career.
- Anthony Galindo reunited with former Menudo members to form Menudo: La Reunion and toured Latin America with them. In 2006, he joined ex-Menudo Ruben Gomez and formed the duo Blacksheep. In late 2007 he joined Los Super Reyes but left in early 2009.
- Lorenzo Duarte started a solo career in 2009.
- Elliot Suro started a solo career in 2011.
|Release Date||Album Title||Label||Line-Up|
|July 1, 1997-1998||MDO||Sony International||
|February 23, 1999-2000||Un Poco Más||Sony International||
|October 31, 2001-2002||Subir Al Cielo||Sony International||
|August 28, 2002-2002||Little Piece of Heaven||Sony International||
|September 17, 2002-2003||Greatest Hits||Sony International||
|June 24, 2003||Acústico||Sony International||
|January 25, 2005||Otra Vez||Ole Music||
|February 12, 2008||Sabe A Tí||Machete Music||