Jefnier Osorio Moreno, better known as Lunay, has only been working for 14 months as an urban artist, discovered last year by producers Chris Jeday and Gaby Music, who today manage his career. So far, the 19-year-old artist has been living his dream. But, today (Oct. 25), marks an important moment in his career, the release of his debut album, Épico.
“I titled the album Épico because what is happening in my life right now is epic, what’s happening in my career is epic,” Lunay tells Billboard. “My fans asked for more music and it was time to give them more music… I just want to conquer everyone’s heart and I want to show who Lunay is.”
Looking back at the Billboard charts, the former Latin Artist On The Rise peaked at No. 28 on the Emerging Artists chart dated May 25, 2019. Lunay has one Billboard Hot 100 entry: “Soltera,” with Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny which peaked at No. 66 on the Aug. 24-dated chart. Plus, he has three Hot Latin Songs entries, one of which hit top 10: “Soltera,” a No. 3 peak high (May 25) and two Latin Airplay entries including the two-week leader “Soltera,” which led the chart starting July 13.
Two songs that Lunay recommended during his interview with Billboard are “Malas Intenciones” (Bad Intentions) and “Mi Favorita” with Wisin & Yandel. “‘Malas Intenciones’ is a song that I recorded alone and I know it can impact society and ‘Mi Favorita’ because it is great to have had the opportunity to record with Wisin and Yandel,” he says.
What was Lunay’s most epic moment in the studio? “It was when they played Daddy Yankee’s part for ‘Soltera’ remix for me, honestly it was incredible. Many emotions, I always had the dream of recording with him,” he says.
Stream Lunay’s debut album Épico below.