July 9, 2021
Benito Martinez Ocasio, Bad Bunny's real name, was born in Puerto Rico. For years, the rapper has been one of the most streamed musicians worldwide. He inspires not only with contemplative trap songs but also with Caribbean Latin Pop, like in the number one hit I Like it, which he produced together with the American-Dominican music giant Cardi B He is the shooting star of the hour. At the Billboard Latin Music Awards, one of the most important awards in the Latin music scene, Bad Bunny won seven awards. Among them were the prestigious awards Artist of the Year and Latin Song of the Year. He won the latter with his hit Caillaita.
At the very latest after his Super Bowl appearance at the beginning of the year at Shakira's side, he is sure to attract the attention of the public. He was the first Latin American star to make it onto the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the summer of 2020. But Bad Bunny is not only a big in music, but also an icon of the queer community. With painted fingernails, extravagant outfits, and explicit messages to the public, he fights against gender stereotypes and for more acceptance. He has also taken on the topic of violence against women in songs like Solo De Mi. In addition, he is personally involved in helping reconstructing Puerto Rico alongside artists such as Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez in the reconstruction and care of the citizens of his home island Puerto Rico. Bad Bunny, a shooting star of the Latin music scene and a guarantee for hits and conversation.
July 9, 2021
Natalia Alexandra Gutiérrez Batista, better known by her stage name Natti Natasha, is a Dominican singer and songwriter. The 32-year old had already signed a contract at «Orfanato Music Group» ten years ago. The label is owned by the one and only Reggaeton-Legend Don Omar. At the time, she has released songs like «Dutty Love» featuring Don Omar and «Crazy in Love» with Farruko. Even though she has been making music for over a decade, she just released her first album in February 2019. «Iluminatti» reached number one in the Latin Album Sales.
Almost two billion clicks on YouTube and number one on the Spotify charts in thirteen countries – the hit-single "Criminal" (featuring Ozuna) put Natti Natasha on the map in Europe for the first time. With «Instagram» featuring Daddy Yankee, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike, the Puerto Rican even performed at festivals like the Tomorrowland in Belgium this past summer. The video to her song "Sin Pijama," which she sings with fellow artist Becky G was the most-watched Youtube-Video by female artists in the year of its release.
July 10, 2021
The Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor first started making music at the age of seven years. Just three years later, the video to his single “Señorita” became the most-watched in his home country. In the following years, he toured through Spain and most of Latin America. In 2013 the 21-year old sang the European Spanish soundtrack to the Disney movie “Frozen.” Two years later, he did the same thing for the movie “Minions.”
Songs like “Que Ha Pasao” with Sofia Reyes and “Me Vuelvo Loco” featuring CNCO helped Mateo grow his fan base to more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram and over 3.6 million monthly listeners on Instagram. The song “Loco Enamorado” with Farruko and Christian Daniel even got him six times platinum and a gold certificate. Two years ago, Abraham Mateo was the youngest male artist to be on the top of the Latin Airplay Billboard charts.
July 10, 2021
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.