Gente De Zona

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Gente De Zona

Gente de Zona started out as a hip-hop group founded by Michael “El Caro” Delgado and Alexander Delgado in 2000. Then in 2005, El Caro left and Alexander Delgado recruited two new members, Fernando Otero, and Yosdany Carmenates. Then in 2012, Otero and Yosdany left the group to pursue their own musical project. Once again leaving Alexander as the remaining original member. However, Alexander poached Randy Malcom from Charanga Habanera. Now the band consists of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcolm. The pair pioneered the “Cubatón” genre. Cubatón is merging traditional Cuban sounds and rhythms with reggaetón and Caribbean beats.

Furthermore, they rose to fame with their 2014 hit Bailando, featuring Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno. The track leads the list of Hot Latin Songs on Billboard and also became the longest number one song in history. After Bailando, they released La Gozadera featuring their friend and mentor Marc Anthony. The track topped the Billboard Latin Airplay, Latin Tropical, and Latin Rhythm charts. Since then, Gente De Zona now signed to Sony Music. Then In 2016, they released Visualízate, their first Latin album released in the United States. Visualízate debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. The two have won numerous Premios Juventud and Premios Tu Mundo awards. Also, their album Visualízate won a Latin AMA for Best Tropical Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Fusion Tropical Album.

Gente de Zona continues to write their history in music under the direction of Magnus Media. Before the duo’s first US tour in 2017, they released the single Si No Vuelves. Gente de Zona surprised fans with a follow up single Ni Tu Ni Yo, featuring Jennifer Lopez. Then In February 2018, they performed at the International Festival of La Cancion Viña del Mar in Chile. They fulfilled another dream by recording with the acclaimed Italian singer Laura Pausini for her single Nadie Ha Dicho. On June 6, 2018, they released their single, Te Duele. The success of Te Duele helped it become one of Zumba’s official theme songs and is featured on their Spotify playlist. In September 2018, they launched their single Lento featuring Mexican artist Thalia. In September 2018, they released a new single Nadie Como Yo featuring Malu Trevejo.

Most recently, Gente De Zona premiered their own HBO Latino special, En Letra de Otro. The hour-long experience was filmed in Cuba and featured Randy and Alex performing their favorite Latin classics adapted to the unique Cubatón style.

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