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Meet Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes: Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise

Ulices Chaidez Y Sus Plebes
Courtesy of DEL Records

Ulices Chaidez Y Sus Plebes

Ulices Chaidez may only be 16 years old, but he's already making waves in the Latin music industry with his band Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes. The up-and-coming singer from Sinaloa, signed by DEL Records, joins the new generation of Mexican Regional acts saying he was inspired by his father and grandfather to start doing music.

"At age 6, I started playing the drums," Chaidez tells Billboard. "My father and grandfather were musicians as well, so this was in my blood."

Banda music and corridos also run through his blood, the type of music his hometown is known for. "When I started playing, I actually explored other genres, but I knew right away that it wasn't me or my style," he says. Chaidez recently premiered his first single, "Andamos en el ruedo," which is currently at No. 11 on the Regional Mexican Digital Songs chart (dated Aug. 13). 

Meet this week's Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise: Ulices Chaidez Y Sus Plebes.

Name: Ulices Chaidez 

Age: 16

Place of Origin: Sinaloa, Mexico 

What does he sound like: Following in the footsteps of late singer Ariel Camacho, whom he credits as one of his biggest inspirations, Chaidez takes on that style of acoustic melodies led by guitars and a sousaphone or tuba.

Major accomplishment to date: His first single "Andamos en el ruedo" debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' Regional Mexican Songs chart, and to date, his corrido continues in the top 10 with artists like Banda MS, Calibre 50 and Régulo Caro

Recommended song: "Andamos en el ruedo," with more than 1 million views on YouTube. 

What's next: Chaidez is working on his first album, including corridos and also romantic tunes written by him -- which he says are "dedicated to all the girls out there."