Joel A. Muñoz Martínez was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 3, 1982. Randy Acevedo Ortiz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They had previous years of experience, singing reggaeton and being a part of many albums before becoming the duo of Jowell & Randy. Jowell had recorded his first song in 1996 entitled "Los Fugitivos", Randy recorded his first song in 1998, being a part of a CD produced by In The House magazine, alongside other various artists. Jowell & Randy first met in 2000 through a shared producer who introduced them.