Christian Nodal salutes his audience at a sold-out concert in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. Men in embroidered western shirts and the women wearing denim skirts took their seats and, as the lights in the venue dimmed down, the phones in the crowd shot straight up. A few days before his big L. At a post-concert press conference, he was presented with three plaques from Billboard, for three songs reaching Number One on the Regional Mexican Songs chart. Nodal grew up in Caborca, Sonora, a Mexican state that mostly borders Arizona. Although he self-describes as a self-taught musician, it took a village — or in this case his neighborhood — to build that foundation. This disparity in representation motivates the young artist to push the bounds of his genre, mostly by collaborating with some unlikely allies. He also reveals that a duet is coming soon with pop group Piso 21, another Colombian act who has dabbled in reggaeton music. Throughout the interview, Nodal is soft-spoken; but onstage at the Dolby, his voice resonated with a passion so profound, his whole body quaked. Nodal dancing it solo provoked screams from the girls in the crowd, desperate to fill that empty space between his arms.
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Born to a family of musicians in Caborca, near the desert of Sonora, Christian honed in on his musical talents at a young age; he learned to play the trumpet at the age of eight and started writing his own songs in his teens. With more than 10 million monthly listeners and 3. We caught up with Christian to discuss his new music, style and how he is connecting with fans through Spotify. Of course, there was a change of plans… but the fans were asking for new music and I wanted to give it to them. So this is a preview of the album, and on it fans will find some salsa, cumbia, bolero—even country—and, of course, rancheras. From that moment on, I dedicated myself to listening to the genre more closely and decided that for the next album I had to make a song with that sound. I have always been obsessed with country fashion and the cowboy look, and that is something I want to bring to regional Mexican music with my own style. I tried to deviate from what is expected from me in this genre, as a songwriter. I wanted to use more fun language… although I do not completely let go of my romantic side. It often means loving someone for both their strengths and weaknesses.
Christian Nodal was born and raised in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico. According to Nodal, he started singing at the age of four and later learned how to play the piano and guitar on his own. Bisbal told Billboard , " I love what he's doing and it's an honor to be a part of the early stages in his career. It topped music charts in the Mexico and the United States.