Mariah Angeliq’s unapologetic lyrics and fierce character have positioned her as one in all Latin music’s most necessary feminine city acts. However the Miami-based artist has come a good distance because the launch of her debut single “Blah” in 2018.
“I really feel that I’ve grown spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and I’ve overcome so many obstacles not solely in my profession however as an individual,” she tells Billboard. “I do know extra now of what I need in life than I ever did earlier than, and I’m simply able to take over the world.”
All through her blossoming profession, the half-Cuban, half-Puerto Rican artist has already charted on the Billboard Scorching Latin Songs chart with Karol G’s “El Makinon,” Anuel AA’s “Bandido,” and her 2019 single “Perreito,” which in the end put her on the map.
It’s additionally “merely one in all my favourite songs to carry out dwell,” she notes forward of her En Vivo efficiency throughout the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Week, the place she will even type a part of the Girls on the Rise panel alongside Tini, Tokischa, Lili Zetina, and Emilia.
“It looks like I’m at dwelling each time I’m a part of Latin Music Week as a result of everyone seems to be so welcoming,” she continues. “It’s my third 12 months attending the convention, doing what I like, and I’m simply so blessed to be surrounded by my colleagues and gifted artists that encourage me.”
Passing alongside that data and experience, Mariah has additionally joined the brand new season of Billboard and Samsung Present NXT 2.0, the place she is going to champion the inventive expression of artists whereas empowering Gen Z followers to pay attention, uncover and convey the subsequent nice unsigned artist to the highest of the charts.
Forward of a grand finale efficiency in Los Angeles, the singer and two different superstar judges will coach the three finalists with one-on-one mentorship classes. It’ll all culminate with a closing showdown, the place the contenders will compete in entrance of a dwell viewers and A-list judges for this season’s successful title. As one of many three superstar mentors, Mariah goals to be clear together with her mentees.
“My method as a mentor goes to be very blunt, very easy, very black and white as a result of that’s what this trade is about,” she notes. “It’s very coldhearted, it’s difficult and I need individuals to know that. I need these aspiring artists to know what they’re getting themselves into. Are they prepared for this? Are they prepared to battle for what they need? Are they prepared to remain targeted and constant? This trade isn’t as straightforward because it appears and I need them to know that.”
She is aware of the struggles and hustles, leaving dwelling on the age of 16 to pursue her goals in music. Now, at 23, she’s signed to Common Music Latin Leisure and has collaborated with artists similar to Jhayco, Sech, Sebastian Yatra, Guaynaa, Maria Becerra, Lele Pons, Nengo Circulate, and plenty of extra.
“Along with the self-discipline and the boldness, the competing artists must have the ‘full package deal.’ For me, this implies, stage presence, ambition, and the fireplace!” she shares.
And with regards to sharing enterprise recommendation, she’s a devoted believer in cultivating your personal model and being surrounded by reliable individuals.
“Open your personal firm, your personal LLC. Learn your contracts. Should you don’t know the way to learn your contracts, discover somebody you belief or a lawyer,” she elaborates. “Folks on this trade are going to need a piece of you. Some will deal with you as a product, as a chunk of cash, so it’s necessary to discover a staff who’s going to again you up it doesn’t matter what. It’s essential discover individuals you’ll be able to belief.”
Arising, the singer will drop her collaboration with rising Puerto Rican rapper YOVNGCHIMI, whom she found on social media. She additionally hopes to launch her debut studio album.
“Everybody is aware of I ran away at 16 with out understanding what my future holds,” she recollects. “However I made associates at a music studio and sat there each single day to be taught. I met individuals who believed in my expertise and commenced connecting me with different artists and producers. I really feel that I not solely regarded for my very own alternatives but in addition earned them.”