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12 Artists, 6 Countries, Endless Talent: Meet the RADAR Latin America Class of 2024

09/05/2024

From reggaeton to M sica Mexicana, Latin artists are reshaping the rhythm of global music. Recent years have seen the emergence of groundbreaking talent from cultural hot spots like Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, and Puerto Rico-and at their heels are more rising stars, ready to take the music to even greater heights.

Since 2020, Spotify has helped artists across the region chart their paths to stardom through RADAR, our global program to support emerging talent. Previous editions of the program have featured Latin hitmakers like Peso Pluma, Blessd, Ovy On The Drums, and Maria Becerra. Today, these power players aren't just breaking records on Spotify-they're breaking down barriers and bringing their music to a global audience.

Now we're launching the RADAR Latin America class of 2024. Featuring 12 artists, the class represents Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and Argentina. These artists reflect the region's rich tapestry of styles and genres, including Argentine cuarteto, M sica Mexicana, Brazilian funk, and reggaet n Mexa, as well as sounds like pop, hip-hop, rock, and R&B.

As part of the program, RADAR artists receive Spotify support through a dedicated playlist and special editorial placement. Additionally, this year, Spotify is teaming up with Meta to provide the class with personalized guidance, empowering them to create effective social strategies and enhance their online presence. This will be essential for expanding the artists' reach and engagement on digital platforms.

Spotify is also partnering with the artist-fan community platform sesh to offer mentorship to each artist. Through sesh, which helps artists forge deeper connections with their listeners, they will build custom strategies for greater growth and retention of their fan bases.

Keep reading to get to know these rising stars.

RADAR Mexico CHOCA

On Spotify, reggaet n Mexa has grown over 120% in its home country in the past year alone. Hailing from Mexico City, CHOCA is ready to take the genre even further. The artist launched her music career in 2021 with the release of her first single, Bluntsito, and has continued to fine-tune her flow, as evidenced by her latest single, Bebe Ricota.

Delilah

The young M sica Mexicana artist Delilah has made a name for herself in corridos tumbados, a subgenre of Mexican corridos. She was the first female singer to join Natanael Cano's record label, Los CT, and dropped her first single under the label, Amor Perdido, earlier this year.

The Warning

The Monterrey-based rock band The Warning is composed of three sisters: Dany, Pau, and Ale Villarreal. The group initially made waves with a series of independent releases, paving the way for their 2022 album ERROR. They have since graced stages alongside rock legends like Muse, Foo Fighters, and Guns N' Roses.

Stream our RADAR M xico playlist to hear the country's next wave artists to watch.

RADAR Brazil Os Garotin

Rio de Janeiro-based band Os Garotin was formed by Anchietx, Leo Guima, and Cupertino. The three friends (and solo artists) have come together to blend Brazilian soul, hip-hop, and pop into a sound they describe as danceable R&B. The trio first gained attention in 2023 with their debut EP, S Vem, and are currently preparing to release their debut album, OS GAROTIN DE S O GON ALO.

MC NAHARA

MC NAHARA has emerged as one of the main female voices of Brazilian funk, with several million followers on social media. Most recently, she featured Brazilian funk mainstay Djonga on her track Mexeu com a Mente, while collaborations with rapper MC Saci and producer Wc no Beat are on the horizon.

Xamuel

Boasting more than 4.5 million followers on social media, Xamuel is a young Brazilian artist from Rio Grande do Sul who got his start in the region's battle rap scene. After footage of one of his battle raps went viral in 2022, Xamuel developed the hit into his breakout single Algu m Conseguiu Entender? which he followed up with his major label debut single Sozinho.

Dive into our RADAR Brasil playlist to discover more emerging talent.

RADAR Andinos Susana Cala

Susana Cala is a singer-songwriter from Bogot , Colombia. After composing songs for renowned Latin artists such as Morat, Andr s Cepeda, Sebasti n Yatra, and Ximena Sari ana, she launched her own career as a pop artist in 2021. She describes her sound as bedroom pop and cites artists like Julieta Venegas and La Oreja de Van Gogh as her inspiration.

Joaquina

The young Venezuelan American singer-songwriter Joaquina is one to watch in Latin pop. She took home the Best New Artist award at the 2023 Latin Grammys for her debut EP, los mejores a os (notas de diario), a collection of poetic pop-rock reflections on heartbreak, rage, and teen angst.

Greccia

Greccia is a singer-songwriter from Lima, Peru, who describes her sound as a mix of dream pop, alternative urban, and R&B. She launched her music career just over a year ago with the release of her first single, avi ntate, and is currently working on her first studio album, arriving later this year.

Check out tracks from other talented artists in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Peru in our RADAR Andinos playlist.

RADAR Al Sur Magui Olave

Magui Olave was born and raised in a cuarteto family in C rdoba, Argentina. She got her start in music doing backup vocals for her cousins, Argentine cuarteto singers Ulises Bueno and Rodrigo (also known as El Potro ). Today, she has several studio albums under her belt.

Valentina Marquez

Valentina Marquez is a rising star in Argentine cuarteto, having followed in the footsteps of her father Lisandro Marquez, a member of the cuarteto band Sabroso. Just two years into her music career, she has already accumulated nearly 20 million streams on Spotify.

Eugenia Quevedo

Eugenia Quevedo is another prominent f
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