Elena Rose recalls dressing up as Jennifer Lopez for Halloween at age eight and telling her mom: “I want to be a singer and one day, J. Lo will know who I am.” Seventeen year later, and the songwriter born Andrea Elena Mangiamarchi co-wrote the Jennifer Lopez and Maluma hit “Pa’ Ti” (alongside Edgar Barrera), which peaked at No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart last October.
Since, the 26-year-old has landed work with Selena Gomez – co-writing five out the seven tracks on Gomez’s first Spanish project, Revelación – and Marc Anthony, for whom she co-wrote chart-topping salsa track “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta.”
The Venezuelan singer-songwriter started writing at 11 years old, and soon after landed gigs performing at bars in her native country with the goal of earning enough money to eventually move. In 2014, at age 19, she did just that and relocated to Miami. "Since I was a little girl, I had the dream of being an artist,” Rose previously told Billboard. “I always wanted to be singing, but while I was in Venezuela, I was under a lot of literal danger and my life wasn’t going to get any better if I stayed there.” Five years after moving, Rose scored her big break when Becky G recorded one of her songs, “Dollar.” The track peaked at No. 27 on Hot Latin Songs (chart dated Nov. 1, 2019).