Argentine urbano royalty María Becerra shares new album ‘La Nena De Argentina‘
It consists of 13 songs that explore different genres like bachata, cumbia, pop, reggaeton, trap, acoustic ballads and many more. The album includes Maria Becerra’s smash hits “Automático”—with streams of over 68 million on Spotify and over 81 million on YouTube—and “Ojalá”—more than 89 million plays on Spotify and more than 135 million on YouTube—among other fan favorites and ready-to-become classics. Producers on many of the songs include Nico Cotton, Xross, and Big One, the latter being the producer behind “Ojalá.”
Becerra shares: “I didn’t develop a concept behind the album like in the last one. [This time] I wanted to be myself, María—La Nena de Argentina—and just go with the flow. This is reflected in my love of making music and my fascination with all genres of music. In these songs, my two sides are exposed; the wilder side—full of sexual tension and seduction—and my sensitive side, where I’m emotional and dramatic.”
For this reason, there are no other featured artists in La Nena de Argentina with the exception of Becerra’s sister Ailín, who sings background vocals on “Pídelo.”
Maria adds: “In a world full of collaborations, it’s risky to release a solo album. But, because this is such a personal work, I felt like this was a story better told only by myself.”
Additionally, La Nena De Argentina will be released as an Enhanced Album through Spotify. Content like song commentary, videos, and more will be available. Becerra is the first Argentinian artist to have a version of their album like this on the platform, joining artists like BTS, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, and others.
LA NENA DE ARGENTINA, SONG BY SONG:
1. PERREO FURIOSO. “It’s a song to perrear pegado, bien hasta abajo. It talks about a typical encounter at a sweaty party, a context I truly love to be in.”
2. AUTOMÁTICO. “A multiverse created inside a car where anything can happen between a couple who can’t wait to get to their destiny and do each other good.”
3. CUANDO HACEMOS EL AMOR. “I wrote this ballad for my boyfriend and it’s about our love, it’s so special that it moves me. It describes the emotions I feel when we’re together and how they are becoming more intense.”
4. OJALÁ. “A tale about getting over a relationship after a very painful breakup. After feeling free, the character starts to enjoy being single and hanging with her friends.”
5. ADIÓS. “This is the goodbye cumbia. It’s a tribute to traditional cumbia and two of my most important references to the genre: Selena and Gilda.”
6. HASTA QUE LA MUERTE NOS SEPARE. “This bachata tells the tale of a couple who keep a bond through the distance until they finally meet and they realize that they’ll be together forever.”
7. DOBLE VIDA. “Led by the sound of an acoustic guitar, this ballad tells the story of a girl who is the lover of a man in a relationship with another woman. She’s in love and suffers from it until she realizes that their love can never be.”
8. INSPIRADORA. “In this reggaeton, the lead character sings to a girl that left because she wasn’t given the importance she deserved, and now wants to tell her that he hasn’t forgotten her and can’t let her go.”
9. MANDAMIENTOS. “This is a more experimental song, it’s more aggressive and has some nods to dembow. It’s very different from what I’m used to.”
10. PÍDELO. “This is clearly a song about sexual tension, a desperate call of love, to feel the other person, their feelings and their body.”
11. NUNCA PASARÁ. “This one is an electro-pop song, it’s about two best friends where love can never happen, even if one of the parties might get confused at times.”
12. LA NENA DE ARGENTINA. “This song came out of the idea to describe my alter-ego. La Nena De Argentina is my artistic personality and it defines me because I love my country and I want everyone to know that I’m Argentinian.”
BONUS TRACK: DESAFIANDO EL DESTINO (available January 2023). “I wrote this ballad for my parents. It’s a letter where I express my desire to rebel against destiny when it comes to the people I love. Against the natural order, the cycle of life, the march of time.”
Becerra also became a highlight at the Latin Grammys where she was presented the award for Best New Artist and was named “definitely, one of the best dressed persons at the Latin Grammy night” by Vogue Mexico.
She won Best Live Artist / Group in the Global Latin category at Los 40 Music Awards in Spain before closing the ceremony with an impressive live performance. Also recently, she has been nominated for Best Artist-South on the forthcoming MTV Europe Music Awards as well as on six categories at the Quiero 2022 Awards.
Meanwhile, her collaboration with Manuel Turizo on the song and video “Éxtasis” has been heard and viewed by more than 25.8 million on digital platforms in less than a month—making Becerra’s highest charting single, debuting at number 25 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. Likewise, her collaboration with urban legend Zion y Lennox, “Berlin,” has over 126 million streams on Spotify and YouTube. She is the only artist to dominate the entire top 5 on Argentina’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. To date, Becerra has more than 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 1.7 billion views on YouTube.