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Songwriter and vocalist on the Grammy Award winning album "Just Chillin" by Norman Brown feat. Michael Macdonald. USO Afghanistan 2008. Performer with Pete Seeger 2012 Justice for Farmworkers Campaign. Lugo started singing in his father's church at age three. He attended New York's High School for the Performing Arts, and later studied music at the University of Texas. He returned to New York and won the amateur-night competition at the Apollo Theater several nights in a row. From there he went on to work as an actor in musical theater as Originator of the role of Babu Charlie Cruz on Broadway in Paul Simons The Capeman; book by Derric Walcott, as well as The Children of Times Square. In the early '90s, he also began writing songs for dance-pop and Latin artists, including Tracie Spencer, Yomo Toro, Judy Torres, Idalis DeLeon, and Odalis Garcia. Toward the late '90s, he played percussion in Christina Aguilera's backing band, and turned his attention to crossover jazz. He sang lead on several tracks by the Holland Tunnel Project on their 1999 album A Smooth Taste of Jazz; wrote material for acid jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan. Lugo is a Modern-day Latin soul singer.