Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed 19-year old Miami-born, Puerto Rican-Cuban artist Mariah (Angeliq) to an exclusive global publishing deal.
In less than one year, her songs have surpassed 25 million collective streams and counting.
The rising latin music star is signed to Universal Music Latino, and was discovered by UMPG reggaeton producer Nely “El Arma Secreta” (Josias De La Cruz) and is represented by GTS management.
Mariah has more than 1m monthly listeners on Spotify, making her the first Latin female newcomer to reach this milestone in 2019.
Her biggest hit single, Perreíto, recently received a gold certification from the RIAA in the United States and Puerto Rico.
It reached 6m streams within 30 days of release and globally trended on TikTok.
On Spotify, the hit has been featured on the Baila Reggaeton playlist and had placement on the viral charts in over 14 countries. Mariah recently released Perreito – Remix with Arcangel and Darell, and the song has already amassed hundreds of thousands of streams.
Her previous single Costear Remix with Jhay Cortez, released in March 2019, is certified Gold.
Among her songs, Mariah has collaborated on Lo Prohibido with Casper Mágico and Costear (Remix) with Jhay Cortez, Myke Towers, Casper Mágico and Ñengo Flow. She also appeared in a cameo on Luigi 21 Plus & J Balvin’s music video Siempre Papi Nunca Inpapi.
A significant social figure with a devoted fanbase, Mariah was recently awarded a YouTube button for reaching 100,000 subscribers on her channel.
She has 2.3m listeners on Spotify, 290,000 Instagram followers and has trended globally on TikTok.
Mariah is also a VEVO DSCVR Artist. In partnership with BULOVA, Mariah’s single Blah is featured in the watch brand’s Tune of Time collection campaign, a project celebrating the music industry’s most promising emerging artists.
“Mariah is a star in the making whose talent, fierce creativity and determination will empower her to go the distance.”
Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG
Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG President of Latin America and US Latin, said: “Mariah is a star in the making whose talent, fierce creativity and determination will empower her to go the distance.
“With her playful, mixed-genre hits, she is breaking boundaries and bringing a welcome new sound to the Latin Urban music scene. Mariah has a very bright future ahead and our UMPG family is thrilled to support her journey.”
“I feel blessed to be part of the UMPG family. I believe that the team will do an excellent job in the development of my career.”
Said Mariah: “I feel blessed to be part of the UMPG family. I believe that the team will do an excellent job in the development of my career.”
Pictured [Left to Right]: Salomon Palacios (artist manager, GTS), UMPG producer Nely El Arma Secreta, Mariah, Alexandra Lioutikoff (President, Latin America & US Latin, UMPG), Ana Rosa Santiago (VP, Creative & Synch, Latin Music, UMPG) .Music Business Worldwide