In merely three years since Sebastian Yatra burst onto the global music stage, he has quickly risen to the top of the charts leaving an indelible mark on the industry and fans alike. He has captured the hearts of fans across Latin America and the world by bringing Spanish ballads back to the mainstream, and is considered one of the most talented songwriters of his generation.
It was 2016 when the Colombian native was a relatively unknown 20-year-old and he released his first single, “Traiconera.” The hit would take the world by storm and quickly landed Yatra on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart and clocked over 76 million combined streams along with 5 Diamond and 29 Platinum records internationally. The megahit would eventually be one of the tracks on Yatra’s 2018 debut album, “Mantra,” which won a host of international awards, nominations and certifications which led to a hugely successful world tour that made 100 stops in 17 countries and was attended by over 500,000 spectators.
Both “Mantra” and his sophomore album, “Fantasia,” both debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop albums chart in the US and are both certified 2X Platino by the RIAA. Yatra has already received three Latin GRAMMY nominations and considered by fans and critics alike as the most successful Latin Pop breakout star in recent times and one of the fastest-growing Latin touring artists in the United States, Latin America and Spain after selling out shows at some of the most prestigious venues, including Luna Park in Argentina and The Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City for his first solo concert within a few weeks.
The Colombian superstar has captured the attention of the media for his interpretative quality and has managed to stand out thanks to his great vocal talent, and musical borders that go from urban to pop genres with the same credibility. With over 6 billion streams combined, Yatra has also amassed a considerable following online, with more than 15 million followers and fans.
Yatra has collaborated with several internationally musical stars, like One Republic, Sheppard, Alejandro Fernández, Carlos Vives, Milow, Halsey, Tini Stoessel, David Bisbal and Ivete Sangalo, among many others.
But there is no question that 2019 may be Yatra’s most standout year to-date, pushing him even further into the spotlight. He was named one of the most acclaimed artists at the 2019 Viña del Mar Festival, receiving a Platinum and Gold “Gaviota” Recognition. He’s written a song, “En Guerra,” for Pope Francis’ Scholas Foundation in Colombia where Yatra serves as an ambassador. And most recently, Yatra attended the UEFA Champions Festival in Madrid where he performed, and it was the first time in the festival’s history that Latin artists were invited to participate.