NICKY JAM AND STEVE AOKI TEAM UP FOR A HISTORIC COLLABORATION WITH NEW PARTY ANTHEM JALEO
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JALEO AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS HERE
Toronto, ON – October 5, 2018 – Famed Latin Urban superstar, Nicky Jam, teams up with world renowned DJ and producer, Steve Aoki, to release their new highly anticipated, Jaleo. The song is a combination of invigorating Latin rhythms and electronic beats that promise to dominate radio and digital streaming charts at a global level. The song was produced by Steve and written by Nicky and is available now on all digital platforms, here.
"So excited about dropping Jaleo with my brother Nicky Jam. This record was so fun to make and I'm so happy to share it with the world!” commented Steve.
The song's release today is accompanied by an eye-catching music video, which was shot in Miami and highlights a decadent and colourful party, typical for what the Sun city is known for; a good time. The video is available to view on Nicky's official YouTube channel, NickyJamTV.
"Jaleo is a song that we recorded so that our fans from all over can enjoy. Its been an honour to collaborate with Steve, whom I thank for producing the song that has us so pumped to release!! We are ready to form a Jaleo(rucus)!” notes Nicky.
Nicky Jam's success has transcended frontiers and language barriers, thanks to his hits including, El Perdón. The Puerto Rican native is globally known for his versatility and one of a kind charisma. In 2015, he won his first Latin Grammy and this year he is back on the nominee "battleground" with his three nominations in the following categories: Record of the Year and Best Urban Song for the song X, Best Tropical Song for Cásate conmigo, both songs that he shares their successes with including Colombian artist Jbalvin and Vallenato starSilvestre Dangond.
About Nicky Jam:
NICKY JAM is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of Urban Latin music merging Latin and Hip-Hop like no other; NICKY JAM is indisputably the biggest crossover superstar of today, achieving world domination. In 2016, Nicky released Hasta El Amanecer, the single also became the year's biggest Latin song after peaking No. 1 in Billboard's "Hot Latin Songs" 18 weeks and also was the longest of 2016. The official music video reached 100 million visits in the first month, with an average of more than 3 million visits day. In fact, Song of the Year Hot Latin Songs 2016 belongs to Nicky Jam's Hasta El Amanecer. Also, it reached number one in Latin Airplay, Airplay Latin Pop, Latin Rhythm Airplay and Latin Rhythm Song Digital Sales and playlists of Latin Digital Song. Then, 2017 was a big year for Nicky Jam: He made his Hollywood debut next to heavy hitter Vin Diesel in "XXX: The Return of Sander Cage", his single, El Amante, was released as well as his album, Fenix, his first studio project in 10 years.
Awards and Recognition:
2015 Latin Grammy "Best Urban Performance" - El Perdon
2015 Latin American Music Awards (3)
2015 Premios Tu Mundo (2)
2016 iHeart Radio Music Award "Latin Song of The Year"
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Awards Billboard Latin Music (7)
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Billboard Awards Top Latin song
2017 Billboard Music Awards Latin (6)
2017 Premios Lo Nuestro Win as "Best Urban song"
2017 Billboard Music Award Top Latin song
2017 / 2018 4 Diamond for his álbum awards Fenix, El Amante, El Perdon y Hasta El Amanecer
About Steve Aoki:
Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ STEVE AOKI is one of today's most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 1.5 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop, and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (November 2018), and Neon Future IV (spring 2019); and the hip-hop centric Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017). His genre-defying collaborations also include original songs with A-listers like Lil Yachty and Migos (Night Call from Kolony, 2017); One Direction's Louis Tomlinson on the global hit, Just Hold On (2016), which debuted at #1 in more than 40 countries and has since gone gold or platinum in 18 countries; and Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz, and Elvis Crespo on the Spanish-language track, Azukita (2018). In 2016, Aoki released the Netflix Originals documentary film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, which earned him his second Grammy nomination for Best Music Film and globally released in more than 190 countries. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world's highest paid DJ's and the world's hardest working DJ, Aoki is "one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world" (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year, with past performances at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. As a fashion designer/entrepreneur, Aoki has collaborated with major fashion and lifestyle brands like Converse and Bathing Ape and serves as a global ambassador for several international brands including ASICS and Diesel. In 2016, he also debuted his very own Dim Mak Collection street wear line, which he later presented at New York Fashion Week in 2017. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas and has donated more than $500,000 to date. www.steveaoki.com