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Latino Artist on the Rise – Billboard

Argentinian trap artist Nicki Nicole is shortlisted for Best New Artist at this year’s Latin Grammys, sharing the eclectic category with heavy hitter Anuel AA and fellow Argentinian trap artist Cazzu, among others.

The nod highlights the 20-year-old newcomer, who is turning heads for her rapping skills and her R&B and Latino trap fusion. Although not a household name to many, she has been recording music for the past three years, is on the Billboard Argentina 100 chart, and is making a name for herself on the Argentine trap scene, with songs including the uptempo “Colocao” and sound. last single “Mala Vida.

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Featured on our On the Rise panel during Latin Music Week, Nicki Nicole started freestyle on the streets of Argentina as a teenager when trap artist Duki noticed her and posted about her on his social networks: “We have a new boss in town.”

“When I saw what Duki posted and listened to his music, I went crazy and signed it instantly,” said Federico Lauría, founder of Dale Play Records and manager of Nicki Nicole. “All of these artists come from the same place – the streets – but they all do something different.”

Whether she wins the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, Nicki Nicole is one to watch. Learn more about this week’s Latin artist on the rise below.

Last name: Nicole Cucco, aka Nicki Nicole

Age: 20

Achievements: After scoring a handful of tracks on the Billboard Argentina 100 chart, Nicki Nicole landed her first Latin Grammy nomination this year. She is shortlisted for Best New Artist, competing in the same category as Anuel AA, Cazzu, Rauw Alejandro and Mike Bahía, among others. Earlier this year, Nicki Nicole won the Radar Trap Award for Spain’s Most Listed Artist and Most Listened to Female Artist in Game Consoles at the inaugural Spotify Awards, held in Mexico City in March.

Recommended song: “’Mala Vida’ is my most complete song yet,” Nicki Nicole said previously. Billboard. “The clip, the lyrics, my voice and the beat are 100%.”

And after: Nicki Nicole said she wasn’t much of a planner “and that’s what I love most about the way I work and for my team to allow me to do it,” she said. The Argentinian artist has postponed the release of his new album this year due to the pandemic and hopes to be able to release it next year. “Once it’s all over. Anyway, my focus is more than ever on creating new music.