July 8, 2022
As the first Cuban-based musical act to ever reached the Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, Gente De Zona has been at the forefront of a musical revolution. The dynamic duo made up of talented musicians Alexander Delgado, and Randy Malcom pioneered the “Cubatón” movement that is now one of the dominating forces in the global musical landscape, fusing traditional Cuban beats and genres with reggaetón and Caribbean beats.
Delgado and Malcom first called the international attention thanks to their 2014 hit “Bailando” alongside Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno; the track not only topped Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart but became the longest-running #1 in the chart’s history. After “Bailando” came “La Gozadera,” featuring their friend and mentor Marc Anthony. That single also topped Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Tropical, and Latin Rhythm charts. Since then, Gente de Zona, now signed with Sony Music, have been non-stop. Three of Gente de Zona’s singles reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and their first U.S.-release album, Visualízate, debuted at #1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in 2016.
July 9, 2022
Justin Quiles (aka J. Quiles) is a Latin Pop and reggaeton singer/songwriter of Puerto Rican descent. His high-tenor singing voice, rapid-fire rapping, and clever songwriting propelled his 2016 debut album «La Promesa» to the pinnacle of the Latin Rhythm Albums chart and number two on Top Latin Albums. In addition, he's a go-to songwriter for some of Latin music's biggest stars, including J Balvin, Natti Natasha, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Yandel, and Farruko, among others. Between 2015 and 2019, Quiles placed nine singles on the Hot Latin Songs list, and his videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views.
Quiles was born in Connecticut but raised in Puerto Rico after his parents split. He returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut in order to finish high school. His musical obsessions began early, thanks to his older brother's record collection, which included recordings by reggaetoneros such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, and Tego Calderon. Quiles penned his first song at age 12. After graduating high school, he moved back to Puerto Rico to try his hand at becoming a singer. He went all-in and had no backup plan. He began a short-lived collaboration with the duo Genio and Baby Johnny, but little more than a year later he relocated to Orlando, Florida where he recorded his first single, "Algo Contigo," with producer Lelo (Jowell & Randy, Wisin & Yandel).
July 10, 2022
At just 27 years old, Juan Luis Londoño, better known by his stage name "Maluma" (which is made up of the initials of his mother, father and sister's names), has become one of the most influential artists in urban music and a global youth idol. Maluma has become one of the Artists with the greatest impact on urban music and the idol for many young fans of Latin music globally. Winner of the Latin Grammy 2018 to the Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (by F.A.M.E.) Maluma is one of the most popular singers with active fans on social networks and the leader among Latino male singers with over 60.5 million followers on Instagram. This figure adds to more than 25 million fans on Facebook, 7.8 million on Twitter, and 28.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. In 2017 he gave 105 concerts in Latin America, United States, Europe and Israel, sold more than 1 million tickets for his »Maluma World Tour 2017» and became the Latin American artist with the most sold concert tickets in 2017. 2018 and 2019 broke he sets sold-out concert records in the US and Europe with his «FAME World Tour” and “11:11 World Tour”, which sold out venues including Madison Square Garden (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forums (Los Angeles).
In 2019, he sold out Israel's largest stadium, Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv, with over 60,000 spectators, made history at the 18th annual Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco by headlining the concert in front of 200,000 people, setting a new attendance record, and performed for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in front of 25,000 people. On June 27, 2019, Maluma presented his repertoire for the first time in Poland. Maluma performed at ERGO Arena Gdańsk / Sopot as part of the 11:11 World Tour and delighted thousand of fans. The prince of Latin pop undoubtedly won the hearts of Polish public. The sold-out concert turned out to be a success. Just a few months later in February of the same year, Maluma performed for the second time as part of the 11:11 World Tour, this time at the Tauron Arena in Krakow. The reggaeton superstar had more than 15 thousand people screaming their lungs out for his mesmerizing live performance.
July 10, 2022
This performance will undoubtedly be talked about for a long time! This summer Anitta will appear on the biggest latino event in our country. On 10th July we will have a chance to hear her greatest hits live! Global superstar singer and co-headliner of Trapeton will definitely warm up the audience and infect everyone with a lot of latin energy.
Known to a wider audience for songs such as Downtown, Tócame or Todo o Nada, the artist has a huge fan base! Her music videos collect millions of views on her official YouTube channel and her Instagram account has over 56 million followers! No wonder Anitta has been nominated for Latin Grammy Awards 6 times in her career! She has collaborations with J Balvin, Maluma and even Cardi B! Her latest hit Envolver is getting more and more listens on Spotify and climbing higher and higher in the charts.
July 10, 2022
With a sweet, crooning style as warm as the Caribbean waters that birthed his chosen bachata genre, New York-born singer Prince Royce offers a bracing urban take on the genre. He broke into the Latin pop mainstream in 2010 with an eponymously titled album that delivered a pair of hit singles: a bachata cover (in Spanish) of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," and "Corazón Sin Cara."
In the following years, Royce became a fixture on both the Top Latin Albums and Top 200 charts: 2013's «Soy el Mismo» spent a whopping 129 weeks on the chart, while 2017's Five spent another 57. In 2017, after Bad Bunny and J Balvin collaborated on his Top Ten Latin hit "Sensualidad," Royce released seven pre-release singles to advance 2020's «Alter Ego». It topped the Latin and Tropical and streaming albums charts, netting a total of ten charting singles and a clutch of videos that garnered tens of millions of views. He issued two charting singles in 2021: "Antes Que Salga el Sol," a collaboration with Natti Natasha, and Lao' a Lao'." He also collaborated with Mau y Ricky on their Top Ten hit "Doctor."
July 10, 2022
The band, lead by the former artistic promoter of the world’s most successful Bachata-band Aventura, has only been active for a couple of years. In this short time, they already shared the stage with great names of the Latin music scenes like Daddy Yankee or Prince Royce.
The band has more than 800 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. Videos to songs like «Me Emborrachare» or «A Traves del Vaso» have been watched several million times on Youtube. Fidel Perez, El Nene Flow, El Turko, Tony Santana, and Riko y Yewdry Alvarado have already performed at stages across the globe, including some of the most important Latin festivals in Europe like the Latinoamericano festival in Milano and the Paris Latino Festival All-stars..
July 9, 2022
Ayra Starr is impossible to ignore. Born in Benin Republic, the 19-year-old was raised between its beach city, Cotonou and the cultural hub of Lagos, Nigeria. This mix of cultures inspires her global approach to music, art and life. She's inspired by the regal earthiness of Angelique Kidjo, Rihanna's feisty confidence, as well as 90s fashion icons, and the edgy aesthetic of emo-pop.
Ayra describes her sound as Afrosoul, told in an intoxicating voice that evokes a Gen Z queen-in-waiting. Drawing from influences like classic Yoruba and Beninese music & artists like 2Face and Wande Coal, her music speaks for a generation of girls around the world who are finding themselves, united by angst and emojis.
July 10, 2022
With a flair for sonic experimentation, CKay fuses the ebullient sound of Afrobeats with touches of emo, pop, and psychedelic ambience to create a visionary creative approach of his own. Born Chukwuka Ekweani, the 26-year-old artist made his debut with 2019’s CKay The First EP, highlighted by the original release of “Love Nwantiti”. The track soon found a world-spanning audience, including a featured placement on Diddy’s hugely successful 2020 virtual dance-a-thon fundraiser on Instagram Live.
A popular series of worldwide remixes followed, as did a milestone feature and co-production credit on Nigerian superstar Davido’s hit “La La (Ft. CKay.)” This was followed by a key track on breakout Ghanaian-American Afrobeats star Amaarae’s acclaimed 2020 LP, «The Angel You Don’t Know». February 2021 saw CKay’s return with his highly anticipated sophomore EP, «Boyfriend» featuring guest appearances from Amaarae, Bianca Costa, Oxlade & KiDi. The lead single, “Felony”,reached #1 on an array of leading African charts and playlists and is projected for platinum certification in Nigeria. CKay is currently in the studio working on his first full-length studio album for Warner Music South Africa, pushing his already omnivorous sound and style to even greater heights of creativity. CKay is determined to reach his fast-growing global audience eager for his next exciting release.
July 10, 2022
Irgwin Placido Sluis also known by his stage name Ir-Sais was born on September 29 in Bonaire (former Netherlands Antilles). Ir-Sais was raised in Tera Cora (Bonaire). His father died when he was just one years old therefore he was raised by his mother. Ir-Sais started his interest in music when he was just seven years old. When he turned 11, Ir-Sais started to play the drums on a set he made himself out of tin cans. Ir-Sais is a natural born musician, he never attended music school but he still has the ability to play many different instruments. When he was ,13 Ir-Sais started windsurfing but stopped after 2 years when he realized that music was his true passion.
Ir-Sais was part of some popular music bands in Bonaire. In 2003 he formed part of the musical group Ice Band. After that he joined Happy Band (2004-2007). During this time Ir-Sais started his own musical group that went by the name 'Insoportabel' with his best friend Remyman. Together they brought out two cd's. Ir-Sais moved to the Netherlands in 2008. During this time he started working on some musical projects with W.S.R Label Mostaman. A big step in his career was when he started his own production studio in his home. This is when he started his solo career. In March 2010 he launched his first single 'Schatje zeg maar' (Baby Just Tell Me), which was an immediate success. This was a beginning of a new chapter. Ir-Sais started mixing zouk with pop music; ' NUWA, Sonja Kumi Awe Nochi, Awo Mi Mes A Mire,Mi Studio, No Worry (Ft Bolle Bof) and 'The Love Song' (ft. Unik0) are just a few examples.
July 10, 2022
With four singles in a row of platinum, seven gold awards, an MTV EMA as "Best Swiss Act", two Swiss Music Awards in a row with "Adiós" (2019) and "Punto" (2020) in the "Best Hit" category, several Top 10 Airplay Charts and the nomination for "Best Urban Act of the Year" at the LUKAS Awards, Loco Escrito is the biggest hit of the Swiss music scene in recent years. In February 2020, Loco Escrito also appeared in the first Swiss edition of "Sing meinen Song" and continued to impress with its charm and honesty.
But the way up was difficult: the loss of his friend, the serious motorcycle accident and the then pregnant girlfriend - Loco went into a crisis, but never gave up. "Perder para ganar" sings in "Estoy Bien". "Today I'm doing well, I've solved my problems, I've sold over 100,000 singles in a year and a half," says Loco, and he knows that it takes a lot of energy to make his dreams come true. Loco Escrito was born as Nicolas Herzig 30 years ago in Medellin, Colombia, arrived in Switzerland at the age of six months and grew up in Wetzikon ZH.