World music singer who went solo in 1995 and released the album El Hombre Merengue, which sold 1.5 million copies. He later released the album La Fábrica in 2008. He has more than 60,000 followers on his kinitomendez Instagram account.
He co-founded the Merengue Music band La Cocoband in 1988 with Alfonzo Vásquez and Bobby Rafael.
He founded Rokabanda in 1992. They won the Orquesta Revelación del Ańo in Los Premios Cassandra in 1993.
He married Magda Paniagua in 2003.
He and Don McLean both wrote songs about famous plane crashes. His was called "El Vuelo 587."