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Cayendo hacia arriba

by Taboo Steve Dennis

Now available in paperback, and for the first time in a Spanish-language edition, Grammy Award-winning singer and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas Taboo shares his inspiring story of his rise from the mean streets of East L.A. to the heights of international fame. Few bands can ever hope to achieve the sort of global success that the record-breaking Black Eyed Peas have attained, selling more than 30 million albums since their formation in 1995. But in this first book to emerge from the group, founding member Taboo reminds us that great accomplishments are often rooted in humble beginnings. Born in East L.A. in an area notorious for street gangs and poverty, Taboo was haunted by that environment which seemed certain to shape his destiny. Yet steered by his dreams to be a performer and assisted by fate, the young Taboo was "thrown a rope" when he discovered the world of hip-hop. Taboo chased his dreams with a relentless tenacity, refusing to surrender, regardless of what life threw at him--including becoming a father at age eighteen. Even after the Black Eyed Peas beat seemingly insurmountable odds and achieved stardom, it wasn't all Super Bowl performances, Grammys, and platinum albums. Taboo delivers a searingly honest account of his collision with fame's demons, including his almost career-ending struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism. But inspired by the love of his family and tapping anew into the wellspring of self-belief that had sustained him in the past, Taboo learns to keep his demons at bay, his addictions in check. Full of intimate glances into the highest reaches of the music industry, Fallin' Up takes readers on a revealing, personal journey through stardom--and one man's triumph over adversity times two.

Cayendo hacia arriba: Mi historia

by Taboo Steve Dennis

Taboo, el artista ganador de premios Grammy y cofundador de los Black Eyed Peas, comparte la historia inspiradora de su ascenso desde las calles duras del este de Los Ángeles a la cumbre de la fama internacional.Pocos grupos pueden desear el tipo de éxito global alcanzado por los Black Eyed Peas, batiendo récords y vendiendo más de treinta millones de discos desde su formación en 1995. Desde su disco The E.N.D., que debutó como #1 en la lista de éxitos de Billboard, a The Beginning, los Black Eyed Peas continúan dominando la escena musical. El grupo recientemente rompió el récord sin precedentes con la estadía consecutiva en la posición #1 del Hot 100 List de Billboard, y su canción "I Gotta Feeling" se transformó en el primer sencillo en superar las seis millones de descargas digitales en los Estados Unidos. Pero en esta reveladora autobiografía--el primer libro que surge del grupo--Taboo nos recuerda que los grandes logros muchas veces vienen de comienzos humildes.Nacido en el este de Los Ángeles, en una zona conocida por las pandillas y la pobreza, Taboo vivía atormentado por ese entorno, el cual parecía que seguro determinaría su destino. Pero, encaminado por sus sueños de ser artista al joven Taboo se le abrió todo un universo cuando descubrió el mundo del hip-hop, donde el talento y el amor por la música en sí trascendió todo. Apoyado por su abuela Aurora, su única y ver- dadera defensora, Taboo persiguió sus sueños con una tenacidad implacable. Se negó a darse por vencido, sin importar lo que la vida le arrojara en su camino--incluyendo el ser padre a los dieciocho años.Pero incluso después de que los Black Eyed Peas vencieron posibilidades que parecían insuperables y lograron el estrellato, no todo fue Grammys y discos platinos. Taboo entrega un relato mordazmente honesto sobre su choque con los demonios de la fama, incluyendo su lucha con la drogadicción y el alcoholismo que casi acaban con su carrera. Pero, inspirado por el amor de su familia y nuevamente conectándose con el manantial de creencia en sí mismo que lo había sostenido en el pasado, Taboo aprende a controlar sus demonios y sus adicciones.Repleto de vistazos íntimos a los alcances más altos de la industria de la música--incluyendo una visita al castillo de Sting, un rato pasado con Bono y U2 y, a 41.000 pies, el karaoke de más alto vuelo nunca jamás--Cayendo hacia arriba lleva al lector por un viaje revelador y personal a través del estrellato, y el triunfo de un hombre sobre el doble de la adversidad.

Fallin' Up

by Taboo Steve Dennis

Taboo, Grammy Award-winning performing artist and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, shares the inspiring story of his rise from the mean streets of East L.A. to the heights of international fame. Few bands can ever hope to achieve the sort of global success that the record-breaking Black Eyed Peas have attained, selling more than 30 million albums since their formation in 1995. From their album The E.N.D., which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, to The Beginning, the Black Eyed Peas continue to dominate the music scene. The group recently broke the all-time record for longest successive stay at the #1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 list, and their song "I Gotta Feeling" became the first single to surpass six million digital downloads in the United States. But in this revealing autobiography--the first book to emerge from the group--founding member Taboo reminds us that great accomplishments are often rooted in humble beginnings. Born in East L.A. in an area notorious for street gangs and poverty, Taboo was haunted by that environment, which seemed certain to shape his destiny. Yet, steered by his dreams to be a performer and assisted by fate, the young Taboo was thrown a rope when he discovered the world of hip-hop, where talent and love of the music itself transcended all. Supported by his one true champion, his grandmother Aurora, Taboo chased his dreams with a relentless tenacity. He refused to surrender, regardless of what life threw at him-- including becoming a father at age eighteen. But even after the Black Eyed Peas beat seemingly insurmountable odds and achieved stardom, it wasn't all Grammys and platinum albums. Taboo delivers a searingly honest account of his collision with fame's demons, including his almost career-ending struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism. He takes us deep into a world few of us can even imagine: a show-business heaven that became a self-made hell. But inspired by the love of his family and tapping anew into the wellspring of self-belief that had sustained him in the past, Taboo learns to keep his demons at bay, his addictions in check. Full of intimate glances into the highest reaches of the music industry--including a visit to Sting's castle, hanging out with Bono and U2, and, at forty-one thousand feet, the high-flyingest karaoke ever--Fallin' Up takes readers on a revealing, personal journey through stardom--and one man's triumph over adversity times two.

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