Meet Morat, the Colombian Pop Band Who Hit the Charts With Paulina Rubio

Morat at the Barclaycard Center on April 9, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

Meet Morat, our latest pick for Billboard Latin's artist On the Rise.

Name: Morat

Members: Juan Pablo Isaza, Simón Vargas, Juan Pablo Villamil and Alejandro Posada

Age: Early twenties

Place of Origin: Bogotá, Colombia

What do they sound like: Perfect summer road trip pop in Spanish, with banjo adding an Americana touch. For fans of Bacilos, Juanes, Enanitos Verdes, Estopa.

Claim to fame: The Colombian college students caught the ear of Paulina Rubio, who wanted to record one of their songs. They brazenly said yes -- if they could record it with her. She agreed, and “Mi Nuevo Vicio” rose to no. 12 the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart. The single went to no. 1 in Spain.

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What’s next: The members of Morat are living in Madrid while recording the band’s first album, due in June (Universal Music Spain).