Joel Laureano simply known as "JOEL" - was born in Miami Beach, Florida. Joel is a former member of the Puerto Rican teen group Explosion. Blessed with charisma, charm and multicultural appeal this performer is refreshingly humble about his success and grateful that hard work, talent and fortune have taken him so far. Joel attended school in Miami during his early years, and feels very comfortable in both English and Spanish. So when he states that his favorite songs are romantic ballads Read more on Last.fm.