Residente, real name Rene Perez Joglar, is one of the founders of the alternative rap group Calle 13. He has won 24 Grammy awards in total; making him the Latin artist who has won the most gold-plated gramophones. He is also a socialist. His father was a member of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party who traveled to Cuba and Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution. He himself has come out more and more for his socialist beliefs and is a supporter of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.