Christian Nodal, the most successful solo act in regional Mexican music today, has signed a record deal with Sony Music, the label tells Billboard. The deal was inked Tuesday (Feb. 15) in tandem between Sony Music U.S. Latin and Sony Music Mexico.
Nodal, 23, is a versatile singer who can navigate bravura and romance with equal ease and is also an accomplished composer. Last year, he broke the record for most No. 1s among soloists on Billboard’s Regional Mexican chart.
Nodal also made history in 2021 when “Botella tras Botella,” his collaboration with Gera MX, became the first Regional Mexican title to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its history. The song, a mix of Regional Mexican, country and hip hop, also debuted at No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs and in the top 10 on both the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and Billboard Global 200 charts.
“I’m very thankful for being able to close one chapter of my career and start a new one with as lot of passion, joy and emotion,” said Nodal in a statement. “I appreciate the trust the entire Sony Music team has in me. I thank them for their interest and for all they’ve done to support me. This is a great alliance and the best is yet to come.”
Nodal was long signed to Universal Music, but that deal ended in an acrimonious dispute that went public when Nadal posted an Instagram video last November saying he was no longer under contract. The video has been viewed more than 2.2 million times.
“Despite his young age, Christian has achieved things few artists accomplish in their careers,” said Alex Gallardo, president of Sony Music U.S. Latin. “His talent as a singer and composer make him a unique artist, capable of doing great things and transcending genres and borders. We welcome him to Sony with plans to take him and his music around the world.”
“Signing Christian Nodal fills the Sony Music family with enormous pride and joy,” added Roberto López, president of Sony Music Mexico. “We admire his marvelous contributions to Mexican music, renewing his sound and broadening his horizons.”
Nodal is slated to release a new album sometime this year that will include the single “La Sinverguenza,” a collaboration with Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga released last September.
Nodal signed his deal alongside Gallardo, Lopez and his father and manager, Jaime Gonzalez. He was represented by attorney Luis Trejo.