Charlie Masso

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Carlos Javier Rivera Masso (born June 13, 1969) is a former member of Menudo who joined the band at the height of Menudo's world wide fame.[1] He replaced Rene Farrait and quickly became a fan favorite with his participation on the albums of Es Por Amor and Vamos A Volar, which was the soundtrack of Charlie's first movie, Una Aventura Llamada Menudo.



Charlie began his life as a Menudo the very moment that one of Menudo's members of the group's golden era, Farrait left the group. However, Charlie's presence helped keep the golden era go on for 3 more years, and when he left the group in 1987, he was the last member of the group's golden years to leave. Masso's bandmates included Xavier Serbia, Johnny Lozada, Ricky Melendez, Miguel Cancel, Ray Reyes, Roy Rosello, Robby Rosa and Ricky Martin among others. He came back to Menudo to complete a tour in Brazil, their 1987 Summer in the Streets tour after Robby Rosa quit the group to introduce new member Ruben Gomez and for their last tour in the Philippines when Ralphy Rodriguez was pulled out of the group by his parents late that year.

After he left the band, Charlie moved to Mexico for a very long time, where he was in a few soap operas. He got married and had a family, and in 1998 joined Melendez, Farrait, Lozada, Reyes and Cancel in touring many of the places where they made millions of fans as Menudo's, with El Reencuentro.

In 2001 he appeared in 12 Horas, a Puerto Rican movie written and directed by Raúl Marchand Sánchez.


1982 La Chispa De La Vida, Coqui

1983 Indianapolis (in Spanish), Piel De Manzana, Todo Va Bien, No Te Reprimas

1984 Heavenly Angel (Piel de Manzana in English), Nao Se Reprima (No Te Reprimas in Portuguese), Tudo Vai Bem (Todo Va Bien in Portuguese), Indianapolis (in Portuguese), Yo Sere Tu Bailarin, Amor Primero, Agua De Limon

1985 Come Home (duet with Robi Rosa), When I Dance With You (Yo Sere Tu Bailarin in English), Acercate, Viva! Bravo! (in Spanish), Vem Por Favor (Acercate in Portuguese), Viva! Bravo! (in Portuguese)

1986 Viva! Bravo! (in Italian), Il Primo Amore (Amor Primero in Italian), Vivi La Vita (No Te Reprimas in Italian), Vicino A Te (Acercate in Italian), Salta La Valla, A Cara O Cruz (duet with Robi Rosa), Jumpin' Over (Salta La Valla in English), Cara ou Coroa (A Cara O Cruz in Portuguese), Alegria

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