Justin Quiles breezes through a reggaeton set for his episode of Live from My Den, amidst palm trees and the glow of the South Florida sun. His performance takes an acoustic approach, playing multi-platinum singles like “Loco,” and “Jeans” with guitar, keys, drums, and bass. The self-proclaimed foodie also spends some time in the kitchen, discussing the relationship between food and culture with a professional chef. The episode posits a special glimpse into the background of one of reggaeton’s fastest growing superstars.
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The episode posits a special glimpse into the background of one of reggaeton’s fastest growing superstars.
A prolific reggaeton singer and songwriter, Justin Quiles quickly became one of the biggest emerging artists in Latin music. Born in Connecticut and raised in Puerto Rico, Quiles was exposed to Spanish artists like Daddy Yankee alongside classic hip-hop artists like Biggie and Tupac. Quiles’s variety of influences inform his genre-hopping approach to music-making, and on albums like Realidad and La Ùltima Promesa, he switches effortlessly from reggaeton to Latin pop to rap. His free-flowing lyricism and catchy beats attracted a massive global audience, yielding multiple Billboard Top Latin Albums and over five billion streams.