L.A. hit: Christian Nodal and Gera MX ‘Botella Tras Botella’

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After the yearlong pandemic deferred an infinite variety of home events and yard kickbacks, the now-plummeting charges of coronavirus infections (and hovering charges of vaccinations) promise a Scorching Lady Summer time quickly to return. However first, regional Mexican star Christian Nodal and San Luis Potosí rapper Gera MX lead a Unhappy Boy Spring pregame with their weepy new single, “Botella Tras Botella” (Bottle After Bottle), a tune devoted to the age-old custom of consuming a breakup away.

“Bottle after bottle / I’m consuming to overlook about her,” sings Nodal in Spanish. “My buddies are properly fed up / They inform me ‘Güey, it’s a must to recover from it’ / However I can’t!”

Launched final Thursday, “Botella Tras Botella” is a yeehaw-worthy ranchera pop ballad with a beat — and it’s been spreading like wildfire from Mexico to Los Angeles. The tune topped Spotify’s International 50 chart, has over 50 million views on YouTube and ascended to No. 4 on Apple Music’s “Prime 25: Los Angeles” chart — a brand new chart devoted to the listening patterns of Angelenos. Not surprisingly, it’s gone viral on TikTok, the place customers are sharing Gera MX’s traces with boozy drinks in hand: “Should you love somebody, don’t let her go, so that you don’t should dedicate a tune like this to her,” he raps.

Written and produced by Grammy-winning songwriter Edgar Barrera and up-and-comer Jay Rick, the tune’s success is definitely considerably of a fluke. Nodal first teased a clip whereas taking part in video video games on the favored livestream platform Twitch however had no intention of releasing it simply but. “Somebody took that half [and] put it on TikTok,” Nodal mentioned in a press release. “It had an affect that neither [Gera MX] nor I had deliberate.”

Nodal isn’t any newcomer to the charts. Because the 2017 launch of his debut single, “Adiós Amor,” the 22-year-old Latin Grammy winner has been a fixture on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, the place he has claimed probably the most No. 1 songs of any solo artist ever.

Nodal most just lately landed the No. 1 spot with “Duele,” his collaboration with regional Mexican music royalty Alejandro Fernández, which was launched final week. Nodal will function Fernández’s opening act on his upcoming fall tour, which features a cease on the Discussion board on Oct. 22.

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