Roberto “Fito Blanko” Testa is an award winning Panamanian Canadian singer/songwriter/producer. Fito began writing rhymes in English and Spanish by combining his Panamanian Reggae influences with a north American delivery to create his own style.
In late 2010 he independently released 'VIP' ft Fuego . 'VIP' charted on 3 U.S Latin Billboard Charts in 2011 and quickly became a club favourite among Dj’s and fans. His follow up single 'Pegadito Suavecito' topped the radio charts in the beginning of 2012. The re-released 'Pegaito Suavecito' (with Elvis Crespo) reached #1 on the Billboard Latin Tropical Chart in November of the same year. In 2013 'Pegadito Suavecito' was nominated for ' Best Urban Performance' at the Latin Grammy and was awarded Platinum status by the U.S RIAA. In 2014 Fito was recognized with a BMI Award of Excellence. In 2015 Blanko’s song 'Meneo' was featured on the official soundtrack for the blockbuster hit Furious 7. The soundtrack reached #1 in the Billboard Hot 200 Albums sales chart and was awarded RIAA Platinum status in the U.S along with multiple international platinum certifications. Fito Blanko’s collaboration on “Soltera” with Spanish artist’s Jose De Rico and Danny Romero was also awarded a platinum certification.
In 2016 Fito was recognized with the 'Number 1 song award' by the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers Canada. Blanko was inducted in the 'Canadian Music Walk Of Fame' in his home city of Mississauga the year after. His song “OLE OLE” was selected as the Official FIFA 2018 World Cup song for the Swiss national team and was heard in stadiums across Russia during the tournament. Fito kick started 2019 with two top 10 Billboard charting singles. He featured on Bright Lights EDM hit “Gringa” peaking 6 in the Electronic Dance Club charts. He also co produced Elvis Crespo's lead single “Ella Me Beso” which also hit the top 10 Tropical Billboard charts. Blanko’s collaboration on “ YES” with Karl Wolf and Super Sako was the first international reggaeton recorded by an arabic artist. Fito is also featured on the 2019 summer hit “Acapella” by the Czech superstar Mikolas Josef long side Frankie J. The song peaked #1 in the Polish and Czech iTunes charts and the music video reached 1.5 Million Views in 24hrs.
"Reggaeton artist FITO BLANKO has made his way onto top 40 playlist"
- Billboard Magazine