7 Mexillennials You Should Listen to Right Now: Christian Nodal and More

Christian Nodal
Alberto Rodriguez/Telemundo

Christian Nodal rehearses for the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Oct. 23, 2017.

"Mexillennial" is a term that perfectly describes Millennial Mexican artists.

Even if it seems as if the Latin urban scene is dominating these days, you’d be shocked to know that Regional Mexican music is also a taking over the world. After all, who could ever resist singing at the top of their lungs to heartfelt lyrics that hit home?

Billboard has rounded up seven Mexillennial artists currently in the top 20 of the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart that you should listen to today.

Christian Nodal

Full name: Christian Jesus González Nodal

Age: 19

Birthplace: Caborca, Sonora, Mexico

Song for your playlist: “Te Falle,” No. 1 -- The song jumped to No. 1 this week on Regional Mexican Songs, earning the singer his fourth consecutive No. 1 on the chart (of four total entries). His debut single "Adios Amor," which went to No. 1 on the April 8, 2017-dated chart, is also a great contender for your playlist.

Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Full name: Ulices Gamaliel Núñez Chaidez

Age: 18

Birthplace: Sinaloa, Mexico

Song for your playlist: “Que Bonito Es Querer,” No. 3 -- The song hit No. 1 on the June 30, 2018-dated chart and spent six weeks on top.


Full name: Edmundo Gómez Moreno

Age: 27

Birthplace: San José del Vidrio, Mexico

Song for your playlist: “Oye Mujer,” No. 7 -- The electro-cumbia tune was his first song to appear on any Billboard chart, and spent five weeks at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs, beginning on the chart dated May 5, 2018.

Alfredo Olivas

Full name: Alfredo Olivas

Age: 23

Birthplace: Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

Song for your playlist: "El Problema" -- The song spent a week at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs in March, earning him his first chart-topper. His latest single, “Antecedentes de Culpa," rises 14-10 this week, earning him his fourth top 10 hit.

El Fantasma

Full name: Alexander Garcia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Las Cañas Durango, Mexico

Song for your playlist: “En El Camino,” No. 14 -- The song rises 16-14 this week on Regional Mexican Songs, earning the singer his third top 20 hit this year.

Luis Coronel

Full name: Luis Miguel Coronel Gámez

Age: 22

Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona

Song for your playlist: “Para No Acordarme de Ella,” No. 18 -- The song peaked at No. 10 on July 14, earning him his seventh top 10.

Virlan Garcia

Full name: Virlan Garcia

Age: 21

Birthplace: Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico

Song for your playlist: “Mi Vida Eres Tu” -- The song peaked at No. 9 on the Regional Mexican Songs chart on Feb. 9. His latest single "En Donde Está Tu Amor," stands at No. 20 this week, after reaching No. 19 in June.


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