The Puerto Rican rapper, also know as Residente, and his bandmate Eduardo Cabra announced a temporary hiatus earlier this year (15), and Joglar has spent the past few months writing and recording songs for his solo album.

On Monday (07Dec15), Joglar finalised a deal with bosses at record label Sony/ATV, and his first album is set to be released next year (16).

"We at Sony/ATV couldn't be more excited to be a part of Rene's musical future," Sony Executive Vice President, Latin America & US Latin Jorge Mejia said in a statement. "Rene is one of the most forward thinking and respected artists in music today. Accordingly, we can't wait to see where his musical journey takes us next."

Joglar, who has won 22 Latin Grammys with Calle 13, recently became the first Latino to win a Nobel Peace Summit Award for writing song lyrics about social issues including racism and immigration, and for his work with charities such as Amnesty International and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).