Christian Nodal is a two-time nominee at the 2019 Premio Lo Nuestro awards as Regional Mexican artist of the year and Premio Lo Nuestro artist of the year, nominated alongside Carlos Vives, J Balvin, and Maluma.
“That position is pretty powerful,” he tells Billboard during the rehearsals. “Honestly, never in my career did I imagine I would be at this point with all of those great artists.” Nodal adds that he feels grateful with his fans and the support from the press.
The Regional Mexican singer also talked about how he found out he was nominated, recalling that he was sleeping when his dad woke him up at 5:00 a.m. with the news. “They’re new experiences,” he says.
In addition to his nods, Nodal will be performing a medley featuring his two latest singles, “No Te Contaron Mal” and “Nada Nuevo.” “It’s the first time [I’ll] sing this song in the United States,” he says of “Nada Nuevo,” which was released on Valentine’s Day. “I feel that many people will identify with it. I’m going to give it my all and I hope that people like it.”
Watch the full interview above. Below, Nodal answers a few more rapid-fire questions:
What was your first song? “Si Tu Supieras lo que Siento”
Who inspired you to pursue music? My grandmother
What’s your favorite movie? Click
Where was your first concert? In kindergarten!
What’s your biggest dream for 2019? My biggest dream is to become a better person, a better artist, and grow in many aspects of my life.