Nineteen-year-old Peruvian pop singer Nicole Favre emerged onto the pop scene with her hit single, “Dime,” in 2017. At a young age, the singer took up playing the guitar and singing. Eventually, she began uploading her cover songs on YouTube. Soon, her cover of “Me Rehúso” gained more than 400,000 views, gaining the attention of Universal music agent/producer Carlos Escalona, who invited her to New York to record her song, “Dime.” Her career is about to take off, and MegaRumba will surely be her biggest crowd yet!
Locos por Juana is a Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated bilingual band, most notably recognized for their high energy live performances and unique fusion of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and rock.
Founded in Miami, the band, featuring Itawe Correa as its lead vocalist, guitarist Mark Kondrat, drummer Javier Delgado, and bass player David Pransky, write and produce all of their own music. Featuring a duet with Armando Manzanero (“Adoro”), their album “Música pa’l Pueblo” was nominated for Best Latin Rock Album at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. Their third album, “La Verdad” (2008), was released by the Universal Music Group subsidiary Machete Music and was nominated for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Voted Best Latin Band in 2017 by Miami New Times, Locos por Juana is going to ROCK the house at MegaRumba!
Thirty-three-year-old Venezuelan singer, actor, and, dancer Victor Drija, born Víctor Antonio Drija Vivas, is best known for his role as Víctor Rodríguez in Venevision’s hit 2007 television series, “Somos tú y yo.” A talented dancer, Drija has taken dance classes with the biggest names in hip-hop choreography, including Kehynde Hill, Dave Scott, Brian Green, Tabitha D’Umo, Marty Kudelka, The Jabbawockeez, and Shane Sparks.
Drija has been in a long-term relationship with Miss Venezuela International 2011, Blanca Aljibes, whom he met at the pageant in 2012. His engagement with Aljibes was announced in February of 2017 through the release of the music video for his single, “I Love You,” which highlights the moment in which he proposed to her in front of friends and family. Drija’s amazing dance skills are sure to impress the thousands of fans at MegaRumba!
Twenty-four-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter Feid, born Salomón Villada Hoyos, started off his career in the music industry as a songwriter. Born in Medellin, he won an ASCAP Latin music award in April for his participation as a co-writer in J Balvin’s “Ginza.” According to Billboard, J Balvin quickly took Feid under his wing, becoming his mentor.
In the meantime, Feid has also signed as a songwriter with Universal Music Publishing. His career is just taking off, and those at MegaRumba get to experience it firsthand.
Twenty-two-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Sofia Reyes is a multilingual pop vocalist who mixes dance-oriented pop, reggaeton, R&B, and acoustic balladry. Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico in 1995, Reyes began singing and playing piano around the age of 10. Two years later, she began writing songs with her dad and uploading cover songs to YouTube. Her videos then grabbed the attention of singer-producer Prince Royce, who signed her to his D’Leon Records imprint. In 2013, she released her first single, “Forever Now,” featuring rapper-singer-actor Khleo Thomas.
A year later, Reyes returned with the song, “’Muevelo,” featuring rapper Wisin. In 2016, Reyes dropped two more singles, “Sólo Yo”/”Nobody But Me” (featuring Prince Royce) and “Llegaste Tú” (featuring Reykon). “Llegaste Tú” has more than 57 million streams on Spotify, and the corresponding video reached more than 3 million views in the first month of its release. Reyes’ long-awaited debut album, “Louder!,” was released in early 2017 by Warner Music Latina.
Twenty-six-year-old singer-songwriter and record producer Danny Ocean was born Daniel Morales in Caracas, Venezuela on May 5th, 1992. He began his career in music around 2009 and produced several EPs before relocating to Miami in 2015 to escape the socio-political landscape of Venezuela. In 2016, feeling lonely and displaced, Morales wrote his now-hit song, “Me Rehúso,” thinking of his girlfriend back home in Venezuela. Once he posted the song on his YouTube channel, the song became a viral hit, being streamed millions of times online and even going so far as to demand a relaunch and an English version titled, “Baby I Won’t.”
“Me Rehúso” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot Latin songs chart, where it reached #13 on August 19th, 2017. Morales has since signed into a partnership with Warner Music Latina, who handles his Spanish-sung recordings, and Atlantic Records, who handles his English-sung material. Since then, the singer has performed in venues across Europe and in South America. Remarkably so, MegaRumba has the privilege of being his first concert in the U.S., making this event an amazing milestone in his young and promising career.