FARRUKO AND GLOBAL HIT “PEPAS”
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August 24, 2021 (Miami, FL) – Hitmaking singer-songwriter, Farruko makes history once again, with his global hit single “PEPAS“. This week the Puerto Rican superstar takes over the number one slot on five Billboard charts including Hot Latin Songs, Hot Dance/ Electronic Songs, Latin Digital Song Sales, Latin Streaming Songs, and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs lists.
“PEPAS” has become a global phenomenon topping streaming charts with over 325 million streams combined, and has hit #1 in 9 countries and trending in over 22 countries. Farruko’s festive single has also become a viral hit on platforms like REELS and TikTok. The music video released just two weeks ago, has already accrued over 45 million views. “PEPAS” is also the top song in Spanish language and performed by a Latino artist, on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Chart.
Watch “PEPAS” HERE
“PEPAS” shows Farruko once again demonstrating his chameleon-like ability to surprise fans across the world by going a more Latin music/EDM dance party route. While the song starts off slow with Farruko singing in a melody that begins to build up, it quickly picks up and morphs into something that is reminiscent of pre-COVID dance parties. To perfectly match the vibe and energy of the song, Farruko expertly weaves a story of complete fun at the club with one’s closest friends enjoying life in its purest form.
“The fans were ready for a song that allows them to enjoy the music without any worry. ‘PEPAS’ is a celebration of life and the possibility of being together dancing wherever we are. That was our intention when we wrote the song and I think that is why the audience has embraced it,” Farruko notes.
After making his “PEPAS” performance debut at Premios Juventud last month, Farruko performed the song during his powerful and energy-packed sets at BAJA BEACH FEST in Rosarito, MX these past two weekends with fans chanting his hit song word for word.
Farruko is gearing up for his first ever upcoming U.S. arena tour, “LA 167 Tour” which will make stops in 12 cities, including California, Texas, Florida, and more. “LA 167” will kick-off November 2021 and will take him to his native Puerto Rico in February 2022, where he made history when he sold out his February 5, 2022 show in the iconic José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) during pre-sale (prompting the artist to add February 4, 2022 tour date to his lineup). “LA 167 Tour” will wrap up in Chicago, IL on February 20, 2022 at the Rosemont Theatre. He is currently putting the finishing touches on the highly-anticipated LA 167 album, slated for release in the coming months.
Buy tickets for “LA 167 Tour”: http://farruko.com/
(Photo Courtesy of: Imagine It Media / Luieville and Company)
Farruko Stats & Accolades:
Social Media Following: Instagram (18.5 million), Twitter (4.7 million), Facebook (15 million likes), YouTube (13.7 million)
2x Nominee at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards (vote here until 3pm ET on March 23rd)
Winner – Premios Juventud 2021 (La Mezcla Perfecta)
2x Latin GRAMMY Award Winner (2016, 2019)
ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year (2018)
Latin Billboard Award Winner (2015)
Nine Latin Airplay #1 Hits (including 2020’s “La Toxica”)
“After his 2017 single ‘Krippy Kush’ became the first Latin trap song to reach the Hot 100 singles chart, Farruko did the unexpected by shifting his next album away from the burgeoning format and returning to urbano’s reggae roots. Eschewing tough rap braggadocio in favor of tuff gong vibrations, Gangalee makes Carribbean connections via cuts like the breezy ‘Quédate’ and the throwback ‘Pórtate Mal.’” – Rolling Stone’s Best Latin Albums of 2019 (Gangalee)
“Whether or not you realize it, this Puerto Rican rapper is one of the most popular artists in America right now.” – Vice
“Luckily, a few artists have taken on the task of ensuring [reggaeton’s] origins aren’t suppressed or forgotten. Farruko is one of the few at the forefront, doing so in the most overt fashion…Farruko, who has over a decade of experience in the music industry, has been a part of that time of reinvention for reggaeton, trap en español, and now reggae…Taking on the advice of the wise, Farruko more often than not says the least but does the most, pouring out his thoughts, emotions and vision for the future of Latin music into extended albums and tracks.” – Remezcla
Farruko is recognized as one of the most important musical phenomena in the Latin music industry. Thanks to his fantastic artistic versatility and his excellence on stage, the multi-platinum artist and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner has managed to conquer massive audiences around the world, becoming one of the most innovative exponents of the reggaeton genre. With eight successful studio albums and multiple collaborations with international artists of different genres, his success has impacted the Hispanic American community, in such a way that his career has been recognized by HBO with a documentary, “Farruko: En Letra de Otro.”
His latest album Gangalee debuted #2 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Songs” chart, entered the “Billboard 200” global chart, and was certified 7x multi-platinum. This album presents essential singles like “Nadie,” “Inolvidable,” “La Cartera” with Bad Bunny, and “Delincuente” with Anuel AA. Likewise, his single “Calma – Remix” with Pedro Capó became an iconic hit of popular reggaeton, which not only received a Latin GRAMMY award but has also been certified as platinum by the RIAA. Additionally, the song received an ASCAP 2020 award and has almost two billion views in its music video. Farruko is characterized by his highly-adaptable skills across musical genres, and his ability to break international barriers with his unique talent. Constantly demonstrating his musical evolution, Farruko reaffirms his position as an artistic powerhouse in the Latin music industry.
About Carbon Fiber Music
Carbon Fiber Music, Inc. (CFM) is a record label specializing in the international Latin market, established in 2014 and founded by international superstar, Farruko, and his manager/entrepreneur Franklin Martinez. Today, Carbon Fiber Music is one of the most respected independent record labels in the music industry and is responsible for the internationalization of multiple artists such as: Farruko, Ankhal, Lary Over, Milly, Akim, Lil Tati, Josephlee, and producers and songwriters: Sharo Towers, K4G K LO K, Ghetto, White Star.
The label is characterized by its mastery of a wide variety of musical styles, which reflect the constant evolution of the Hispanic American youth thanks to its wide and successful catalog that has taken it to win multiple Latin GRAMMYS and tour the world with its artist roster.
Carbon Fiber Music has always distinguished itself for its consistency and the quality of its releases, leading it today to become one of the most recognized and significant brands in Latin Urban music, with more than 3.97 million followers through its social networks and more than one billion views on its official YouTube channel.
Buy tickets for “LA 167” Tour at www.farruko.com
“Love 66” ft. CJ: https://farrukooficial.lnk.to/Love66
“Love 66” video: https://youtu.be/i_wh669vMI4
“Oh Mama” ft. Myke Towers: https://youtu.be/_QykZxOvsSg
“XOXA” ft. El Alfa: https://youtu.be/D9t4APjK4jU
“Burros De Salitre” ft. Ñengo Flow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MMs7dRXuPo
“La Tóxica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puugRJxgdt4