Starting a musical career at an early age is not easy. But growing up within a family of successful musicians can teach you a lot about how to develop a successful career. Therefore, Ángela Aguilar, daughter of Pepe Aguilar and granddaughter of Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre (legends of Mexican music), decided to continue her legacy and keep her musical heritage alive.
Ángela Aguilar released her first album, Primero Soy Mexicana, in early 2018, produced by her father, Pepe, and featuring 11 popular ranchera songs. The album was nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards and, also, she received a nomination for best new artist.
Below, meet this week Billboard’s Latin artist on the rise.
Name: Ángela Aguilar
Age: 15 years-old
Major Accomplishment: Her performance at the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards. Ángela Aguilar performed “La Llorona” and received standing ovation from the audience.
Recommended Song: “Tu Sangre en mi Cuerpo”