Joey Montana is one of the hottest newe stars of Latin music. At 23 years of age, he has broken ground in Central and South America, Mexico, the United States and Europe. Armed with his lyrical abilities and explosive personality, he is looking to make a name for himself in the ever so popular and growing urban/Latino market, leaving behind his former group of "La Factoria". His real name is Edgardo Antonio Miranda Beiro, and he was born in Panama City, Panama; on May 3rd, 1982. His passion for music began at the age of 12 with his main musical influence deriving from reggae, dance hall, and "Reggaeton", while listening to the pioneers of this genre like Chicho-Man, Nando-Boon, Renato Gaby, and last but not least, El General. Upon entering college, he studied Neurological Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy; however, his passion for the music drove him to audition for a local musical production under the direction of the local radio station called FACTORIA .1, under the supervision of Producer "D.J. Pablito", giving Joey Montana his first opportunity to record professionally and a major production of various artists. At that point, he began alternating between studying and pursuing a better musical career, and excelled at both. Not only was this young artist able to gain a fanbase in his home country, but also in countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and England. In the year 2000, DJ Pablito, associated with another producer decided to form a group utilizing the former name of an older production called "La Factoria", which consisted of 3 Panamanian artists, one being Joey Montana (formerly known as MC JOE), and his companions, Dempra and Joycee.