By Lucas Villa
Within the previous 365 days, María Becerra has change into the greatest artist to emerge from Argentina. That’s thanks in half to her intercourse-optimistic album Animal, with its fierce title music featuring Cazzu and the girl-energy anthem “Wow Wow” with Becky G, which pushes the boundaries of Latin music. As her nation’s most-streamed act on Spotify with 23 million month-to-month listeners, Becerra and her spell binding music are also making waves spherical the globe. The 21-365 days-frail singer changed into even known by the Latin Grammy Awards with a Easiest Novel Artist nomination; she’s going to acquire out if she takes house the trophy on Thursday (November 18).
“That is files that fully stunned me,” Becerra tells MTV News. “Or now no longer it is main that that is a nomination for the Latin Grammys, and to hold that with this kind of quick occupation, and to be unusual and accurate getting started, it be something that is improbable and well-known for me.”
Becerra hails from Quilmes in Buenos Aires. Her mom changed into a fan of pop stars worship Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, moreover Spanish opera singer Montserrat Cabellé, and she on the total watched the artists’ are living performances on television. Becerra sang alongside and took gift of how they moved and ruled the stage. In 2016, she started up her maintain YouTube channel the put she uploaded private vlogs, dance tutorials, and covers of songs worship Ariana Grande’s “Unhealthy Lady.” The web buzz led to a team-up with Argentine hit-maker Big One in 2019 for Becerra’s debut EP, 222. She attach an angsty and atmospheric twist on the nation’s Latin trap coast.
In 2020, Becerra changed into the main Latin artist to signal with 300 Entertainment, which is house to Megan Thee Stallion and Younger Thug. That September, she skilled a world breakthrough with the all-women remix of “Excessive” with fellow Argentine artist Tini and Spanish singer Lola Índigo. Her debut album, Animal, flexed her versatility as an artist with pop, reggaeton, R&B, and salsa influences. Colombian celeb J Balvin enlisted her for the greatest hit from his Jose album, “Qué Más Pues?” In July, she changed into the main to safe four out of the tip five spots on Argentina’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Ahead of her immense night at the Latin Grammys, Becerra talked with MTV News about her breakthrough 365 days and what’s coming next, alongside side a teased collaboration with Camila Cabello.
MTV News: You hold many all-women collaborations with artists worship Tini, Cazzu, and Becky G. What blueprint you like about taking part with women?
María Becerra: I like end to collaborate with women. Or now no longer it is something that is extremely lovely moreover crucial to repeat the sector that we’re now no longer in competitors merely for being women in the industry. I worship the basis of unveiling that we enhance every other and collectively we are going to slump it up. Now we hold admiration for every other. We deserve to half our music with all individuals and mix our genres, cultures, and languages. We’re all sizable chums.
MTV News: You also recorded about a collaborations alongside with your boyfriend Rusherking, worship “Antes De Ti.” What’s it like end to develop music with him?
Becerra: Or now no longer it is roughly worship the chemistry that I genuinely hold with [my producer] Big One. Or now no longer it is different chemistry [with Rusherking] due to the he is my boyfriend. They’re the fully individuals [I work with] the put everything flows so successfully. With my boyfriend, we always write romantic issues. We always write songs between us. He admires me as powerful as I blueprint him. We scrutinize into every other’s eyes and we write and sight how talented every other is. There may perhaps be a form of admiration and enjoy between us. Or now no longer it is an lovely environment to work in.
MTV News: What changed into it like end to collaborate with J Balvin in “Qué Más Pues?“
Becerra: That changed into a huge trip. He’s an artist that likes to experiment. In doing a collaboration, what’s most well-known for me is working with a correct one who’s selfless. He handled all individuals equally, and at the extent that he is at as an artist and a successfully-identified individual, it be very great to search out individuals worship that. Or now no longer it is obvious that this song changed into improbable for my occupation, that it went spherical the sector, and helped me. What stayed with me basically the most changed into J Balvin as a individual and how he carried himself. That’s how I must be in the end if I bag to that level.
MTV News: What changed into the inspiration to your album Animal?
Becerra: I mediate I genuinely hold two personalities. One is the extra fearful María who’s introverted, dramatic, and alongside with her emotions on her sleeve. The opposite personality is the María who’s extra fierce, extra extroverted, and says and sings about issues which could presumably be taboo. She stands solid. Making music introduced out this aspect of me that I did no longer know, and it stunned me what I will blueprint. The person I’m as soon as I’m on the stage, in the studio, as soon as I’m writing, and in the music videos, it be the solid María. That’s what Animal is for me, showing individuals this immense personality, this version of me that I worship. I must transmit that to individuals, that feeling of being female and extremely effective, to talk and exclaim about what we want to.
MTV News: Why blueprint you mediate millions of individuals are connecting alongside with your music?
Becerra: I mediate a form of individuals join with my music due to the I in overall talk about issues that happen to all individuals, worship heartbreak, sexual need, or secret romances. I feel worship I also signify the LGBTQ+ crew due to the I’m bisexual. I like end to indicate them. I always had it in my head that, if I’m this system, then that is what I am going to exclaim about. I’m now no longer fully going to develop songs about males due to the I compose now no longer fully worship males. When I understood and approved that I also loved ladies, that changed into a necessary time. There changed into a form of misunderstanding and prejudice, and I had to mediate of how my family would purchase it. It changed into something very heavy that marked my life, so I genuinely hold a form of songs about that chapter.
MTV News: What can you deliver about your teased collaboration with Camila Cabello on her Familia album?
Becerra: She’s one other improbable individual. She changed into thanking me worship, “Thanks for being on this song. I enjoy you so powerful.” I could presumably no longer mediate she changed into telling me that! We had a form of Zooms to talk, write, and bag to know every other. She’s also an easygoing one who talks to you very frivolously from wherever she is. I’m very grateful to her due to the I know that is a well-known different for me. Or now no longer it is an fantastic song and we’re going to shoot an fantastic music video. I’m so fully chuffed!
MTV News: What blueprint you have to attain next?
Becerra: Higher than the rest, what I need is for my music to accompany individuals thru life. Folks in the meet-and-greets come to me crying and asserting, “You had been my company. You saved my life. In quarantine, I changed into by myself and did no longer hold anyone and likewise you accompanied me. You get hold of me up on on every day basis basis and I listened to your recount. You get hold of me thru some onerous cases. I had a form of sizable moments alongside with your music.” That would no longer hold a designate. For any individual to expose you that crying, it be truly improbable. That’s what I always deserve to attain, to reach individuals’s hearts.