Five Latin artists set to breakthrough in 2022

Artist photo of Micro TDH
Latin music superstar in the making – Micro TDH

Latin music continued its upward growth trajectory in 2021 and new data from MRC and Billboard reported that Latin music album consumption increased by a whopping 21.1% in 2021, outpacing any other music genre. Latin music (i.e music performed predominantly in Spanish) is now the fifth most-consumed music genre in the U.S.

With that in mind, here’s a few you need to know about.

Micro TDH – Venezuela

The 22-year-old released his long-awaited debut album for Warner Music Latina last year, Nueve. Micro TDH is a versatile talent, going from singing and playing acoustic guitar on one track to rapping over hip-hop beats on another. His latest single Negro Mate (matte black) is about suffering in an on-and-off secret relationship. Arrancame la piel (Tear off my skin) is also a very funky tune.

Tiago PZK Argentina

The rapper’s profound and raw songwriting, influenced by his difficult childhood, struck a chord with listeners in Argentina and beyond. Last year, he collaborated with the likes of Nicki Nicole, Maria Becerra and Trueno and this month signed a record deal with Warner Latina. Expect a debut album by the end of the year.

Pehuenche Mexico

Enchanting, dreamy and contagiously catchy; indie pop meets Mexican boleros. Songwriter Rafael Meza, Pehuenche, draws inspiration from traditional Mexican folk and 60s rock ’n’ roll in his sublime music. Eso (This) and Pasado Y Olvidado (Past and Forgotten) are particularly lovely.

Nathy Peluso Argentina

The Coachella-confirmed artist is known for her theatrical performances and genre-hopping music, covering neo-soul, hip-hop, RnB, Brazilian samba and salsa. Born in Argentina and now based in Spain, she’s an advocate for female empowerment which she sings about on the salsa-influenced Mafiosa.

Julianna Velasquez Colombia

Velásquez started out as an actress and recently shifted to music. The rising star writes all her own songs and released her debut album, Juliana, last year. The 11-track release earned the pop singer Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys in November.

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