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These urban artists will sound in 2022

For the new breed of Puerto Rican urban artists, 2021 closed full of hits, musical presentations, album releases, debuts at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico, at the Coca-Cola Music Hall. In addition, they increased and strengthened their audiences on social networks.

The quarantine period that began in March 2020 as a result of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus served for many exponents of the urban genre as a space for creation, for projects in recording studios, planning and strategy delineation. that once implemented the entertainment and shows industry started operations in 2021.

For many of the new reggaeton artists, the last 12 months were fruitful and they took the opportunity to make their name resonate strongly among the masses. These young people have followed in the footsteps of other urban artists who have raised the genre for decades and they do it from their own expectations on the way to traveling new musical paths. But what plans do they have for 2022?

Next, we take a look at what the year that has just started has in store for a group of Puerto Rican urban exponents who demonstrate their talent both inside and outside the island. We consulted the artists’ work teams, but not all of them responded to El Nuevo Día’s call.

Lunay

Lunay (Supplied)

This 20-year-old, a native of Corozal, has surprised many with his success in and outside of Puerto Rico, especially in Europe where he has toured extensively. His career has always been upward. He has two studio albums “Épico” and “El Niño”.

Instagram: 10.2 million followers

Where will it be presented in 2022?

He will live in an airplane. His tour will be in the United States, Latin America and Europe. The confirmed cities and countries are: Miami, Houston, LA, NY, Chicago, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Switzerland, London and Paris.

Your most played song on Spotify in 2021? “All or nothing”, with Anitta.

His plans: “This year we are going with everything … a lot of music, cinema, alliances with big brands and the launch of my new line,” replied the artist.

A goal: “To continue growing as an artist and take my music to other countries. I want to go back to Israel.

Jhay cortez

Jhay Cortez upon arrival at the award ceremony.  (AP)
Jhay Cortez upon arrival at the award ceremony. (AP)

This 28-year-old exponent also debuted last year at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot with three performances sold in their entirety. His name was part of the list of the most listened to Latin artists on Spotify. He received multiple recognitions from the Billboard Latin Music Awards and Premios Juventud. He released his second studio album “Timelezz”, under the Universal Latin Music label. Master trap and reggaeton with ease. He confirmed his affair with the former Lebanese-born pornographic actress Mia Khalifa at her concert at the Coliseo in Puerto Rico.

In addition, he starred in a new tiraera with Rauw Alejandro, so this year will have something to talk about.

Instagram: 4.4 million followers

Where will it be presented in 2022?

The first months he will concentrate his presentations on his tour of the United States: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Texas, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and in summer he will travel to Paris and Spain, according to ticket sales portals.

Rauw Alexander

Rauw Alejandro with his award for the best urban fusion performance.  (Photo by Eric Jamison / Invision / AP)
Rauw Alejandro with his award for the best urban fusion performance. (Photo by Eric Jamison / Invision / AP) (Eric Jamison)

This artist has been in the urban genre since 2014, however, 2021 was his consolidation to international fame after the hit “Todo de ti”, one of the most popular songs on all streaming and music platforms.

Definitely for the 28 year old, 2021 was memorable when it debuted at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico with four performances all sold out. His style allows him to walk through pop and R&B in a comfortable way and with this he manages to expand his niche of followers to other markets outside the urban genre. He placed the song “Todo de ti” in position eight of the magazine’s best 50 songs of 2021 Rolling stone and confirmed his romance with the also Spanish urban exponent Rosalía.

In addition, he was one of the most listened to Latin artists on Spotify in 2021.

Instagram: 12.1 million followers

Do youWhere it will be presented in 2022?

His show tour for the first six months includes Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, various cities in the United States, and Spain.

Your most popular song on Spotify? “Everything about you”.

His plans: This year started with a toy distribution on the eve of Three Kings Day at the event “Gifts for mine” at the San Felipe Apóstol Parish in Carolina. It continues with the promotion of the record production “Viceversa”. The artist owns another studio album “Aphrodisiac”.

Nio Garcia

The new single in promotion is "Your poses".
The new single in promotion is “Tus poses”. (Alexis Cedeño)

He made his debut in his land in September 2021 when he appeared in two functions in Coca-Cola Music Hall in the T Mobile District. The exponent stood out first as a dancer so he dominates that facet in his presentations. He joined one of his idols and pillars of the genre who returned to music in 2021, Don Omar. Together they recorded the song “Se menea”.

Nio ended the year facing mourning over the death of producer José Ángel Hernández, known as “Flow la Movie” and his family who died on December 15 in a plane crash in the Dominican Republic. The artist worked closely with the producer. This week he posted on his social networks that he got a tattoo in memory of “Flow la Movie.”

Instagram: 3 million followers

Where will it be presented in 2022?

The reggaeton player will continue with the same plans he had with “Flow la Movie”, so he continues to organize his world tour with the music content and distribution company Glad Empire. This week he traveled to Chile.

Your most played song on Spotify in 2021? “AM remix”.

His plans: Releasing your first studio album.

Magic Casper

The music video was shot in Miami, Florida.
The music video was shot in Miami, Florida. (Supplied)

Like Nio García, Casper faces the mourning over the death of his sister Debbie Von Marie Jiménez García and his brother-in-law, the musical producer “Flow La Movie” in the plane crash that occurred in December in the Dominican Republic.

The urban exponent also lost his nephew, son of the deceased couple. Despite this, the artist is preparing to continue working with the Glad Empire company.

Instagram: 2.2 million followers.

Where will it be presented in 2022?

He has a confirmed tour for Latin America and several cities in the United States.

Do youHis most played song on Spotify in 2021? “To give you”.

His plans: Follow the legacy of Flow la Movie, as exposed in a message on their social networks. “My goal is that legacy never dies and the whole planet will know what Flow La Movie is and together with Nio García and Glad Empire we will continue to show them that we are the best.” He hopes to release a new album.

Myke Towers

Myke Towers arrives at the 22nd annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Eric Jamison / Invision / AP)
Myke Towers arrives at the 22nd annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison / Invision / AP) (Eric Jamison)

He prepares for his big date at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot with three performances on January 20, 21 and 22, 2022. The first two shows of “The Young King: The Tour” sold in their entirety. Given the uncertainty that prevails with the rise in COVID-19 cases on the island and the current executive order that prohibits events with more than 250 people, producer Paco López confirmed that he would seek a new date for the Myke Towers concerts in case of extend the government’s determination. The date change could be September. Until yesterday, the ticketera.com portal had scheduled the January performances.

The 27-year-old started this tour in August of last year with 37 stops around the world. It runs through cities in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Switzerland. He has two studio productions “Easy Money Baby” and “Like Mike”.

Instagram: 9.3 million followers.

Eladio Carrion

USA6600.  SAN JUAN (PUERTO RICO), 01/15/2021.- Photo provided by Phraa where the Puerto Rican Eladio Carrión appears during a photo session.  Carrión, 26, one of the most popular Latin urban artists, assures that in his new album, "Monarch", demonstrates a greater "maturity" Y "evolution" musical, by doing it totally in the rhythm of trap and moving away from reggaeton as a greater challenge of its own.  EFE / Phraa EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO SALES
USA6600. SAN JUAN (PUERTO RICO), 01/15/2021.- Photo provided by Phraa where the Puerto Rican Eladio Carrión appears during a photo session. Carrión, 26 years old and one of the most popular Latin urban artists, assures that in his new album, “Monarca”, he shows a greater musical “maturity” and “evolution”, by doing it totally in the rhythm of trap and moving away from reggaeton as a bigger challenge of your own. EFE / Phraa EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO SALES
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The rapper will arrive for the first time to the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, on August 19 and 20, 2022, to celebrate their concert “Sauce Boyz”. Carrión had a successful 2021 with his concerts last August 2021 in the Coca-Cola Music Hall.

The natural exponent of Humacao, who represented Puerto Rico in swimming, sold his shows on the island in a matter of hours. His concert tour includes different cities in Spain. His studio albums are: “Sauce Boyz”, “Monarca”, “Sen2 Kbron – Vol. 1” and “Sauce Boyz 2”. Eladio Carrión and Myke Towers a few weeks ago they launched the theme “Young millionaires”.

Instagram: 2.6 million followers

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