Marshmello joins forces with Manuel Turizo on the New Single & Video Release of “El Merengue”


Marshmello joins forces with Manuel Turizo on the New Single & Video Release of “El Merengue”

Paying homage with a new reimagined global collaboration honoring the early 2000s electronic merengue sound for the first time in their careers

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Tonight, a special collaboration is born from two superstar artists. Marshmello and Manuel Turizo pioneer a new level in global music collaborations debuting a one of a kind cross-genre track celebrating electronic music and merengue.

The prolific Grammy-nominated artist and producer, Marshmello, joins forces with the young top-charting Latin artist, composer and phenomenon, Manuel Turizo, to release a joint single “El Merengue,” which pays homage to the merengue electrónico music from the early 2000s. It arrives today alongside a new music video that features both stars.

Watch the video for “El Merengue” [watch here] out now via Sony Music Latin.

The two artists revealed the mega collaboration in the heart of New York City’s bustling Times Square last Friday (February 24) when one of the most recognizable heads in music, the Marshmello helmet, appeared on the subway and in the busy city streets.

When the clock struck 5pm ET, the iconic helmet was lifted to reveal Manuel Turizo. The fans mobbed the Colombian heartthrob causing pandemonium and excitement as the duo, remotely on IG Live and in-person, announced the brand new single highlighted across seven surrounding Billboards.

That evening, Marshmello continued teasing his current wave of Spanish music collaborations during his EDC Mexico headline set in Mexico City, where the inventive DJ, producer and artist debuted another unreleased track featuring Mexican artists Fuerza Regida and Peso Pluma.

The fans are left to speculate after Marshmello recently revealed that he’s “Working on myself…and a new album…” via his Instagram.

The release of “El Merengue” follows Manuel Turizo’s worldwide hit single ‘La Bachata,’ which has proven to be a hit by entering the following Billboard charts: Billboard Hot 100 chart for 21 weeks (#67 peak position), Billboard Global 200 for 33 weeks (#6 peak position), Hot Latin Songs for 34 weeks (#5 peak position), Tropical Airplay for 10 weeks at number one (remained on the chart for 40 weeks) and Latin Airplay for 1 week at number one (remained on the chart for 38 weeks).

In addition, the song was in Spotify’s Top 50 for 31 weeks (peaking at number three) with over 969M audio streams and 403M views. This week, Turizo has two songs on Billboard’s top 10 Latin Airplay chart, which featured ‘La Bachata’ at number two and ‘Éxtasis’ at number eight.

The official music visual for “El Merengue,” directed by Chadrick Preuss and Sandeep Vadlamudi, showcases Turizo reminiscing about his ex-girlfriend just before spotting her in the crowd of a nightclub.

With some liquid confidence, Turizo acts on impulse to approach her and the two ex-flames dance together in a haze over the smooth merengue electrónico beat — or is it all a dream? When the night closes, Turizo is consumed by emotion but his friend Marshmello consoles him and the two head out.

The video scenes detail Turizo’s “El Merengue” lyrics composed by Manuel Turizo, Marshmello, Edgar Barrera, Julián Turizo, Miguel Andres Martinez Perea, Carolina Isabel Colón Juarbe, Nicolas Jose Cotton and Juan Diego Medina Vélez. The song was produced by Marshmello, Nico Cotton, Slow Mike and Edgar Barrera. 

The collaboration also follows Marshmello’s sensational release, “Numb” featuring Khalid which peaked at number three on Billboard’s US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs  chart. “El Merengue” explores the genre of Electronic Merengue for the first time.

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About Marshmello:

Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked Grammy-nominated artist and producer breaks boundaries across the industry.

With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Khalid, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and many more, Marshmello has clocked a staggering 13 billion streams across Spotify alone.

With over 42 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s one of the top 50 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify and the third-most- subscribed artist on YouTube.

Featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30″ issue, Marshmello has proved to not only be an innovative producer, but a forward-thinking businessman with his own brand of chocolate-filled marshmallows (“Stuffed Puffs”).

In 2022, Marshmello was nominated for a Grammy in the best dance/electronic album category. His most recent single “Numb” with Khalid has continued to climb the charts, recently entering the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated as the “Song Of The Summer” at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

In addition to his latest releases, Marshmello teamed up with ESPN’s Monday Night Football to remix the iconic “Heavy Action” theme song and was named the music curator for the 2022-2023 NFL Season.

His cooking show, Cooking With Marshmello, relaunched for a second season last month after the first season brought in a global audience of over 250 million fans – Watch it here.

Marshmello also recently became the first artist ever to collaborate with Coca-Cola and co-create a limited-edition flavor.

About Manuel Turizo:

Born in Cordoba, Colombia, Manuel Turizo Zapata is the most successful young-urban music sensation in recent years. His musical career took off in 2018 after the release of the single “Culpables” (555 million views on YouTube).

He has received 4X platinum, gold and diamond certifications from Sony Music, thanks to hits such as “Esperandote”, “Una lady como tu”, “Dejala que vuelva” and “Besame”. 

He has been nominated for several musical awards such as Latin American Music Awards (2018), Premios Juventud (2019), Premio Lo Nuestro (2020) and Premios Tu Música Urbano (2020), worth to mention in this last one Manuel Turizo stands out as one of the few non-Puerto Rican artists in the list of nominees.

His first studio album ADN was released on August 23rd, 2019, under the roof of La Industria INC, part of Sony Music Latin. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, his single “Love me while you can” (“Quiéreme Mientras se pueda”) went viral.

In 2022, he released his second studio album “Dopamina” which features musical collaborations with artists such as Wisin y Yandel, Will I Am, and Maluma, and its release coincided with the interpreter’s announcement of a concert tour across the United States.

About to release his new album “2000” the singer released the first preview of it, “La Bachata.” The song has positioned itself as #1 on Billboard magazine’s Tropical Airplay and Latin Airplay charts multiple times, and it has also remained in the Top 5 of the most watched videos on YouTube worldwide for months. His most recent single was “Extasis” featuring Maria Becerra.


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