Manuel Turizo

Manuel Turizo Zapata, better known as Manuel Turizo and by the acronym MTZ, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. He is best known for his hit single "Una Lady Como Tú" (2016) which granted him widespread popularity in Latin America,[1][2] and the music video for the song has, as of July 2019, received over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.[3] This hit was followed by "Bésame" (2017) in which he collaborated with Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Valentino.[4]

Manuel Turizo
Manuel Turizo in 2018.jpg
Turizo in 2018
Background information
Birth nameManuel Turizo Zapata
Born (2000-04-12) 12 April 2000 (age 19)
Montería, Colombia
Years active2016–present
LabelsLa Industria Inc.

Manuel Turizo comes from a family of musical talent: his father and his brother Julián Turizo are musicians.[2][5][6]


  • ADN (2019)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Song "Una Lady Como Tú" Nominated[7][8]
2018 MTV Millennial Awards[9] Hit of the Year "Déjala Que Vuelva" Nominated[9][10]
Urban Explosion Himself Nominated[9][10]
Instagramer Level God Colombia Himself Nominated[9][10]
2019 Latin Grammys [11] Mejor Fusión/Interpretación Urbana «Pa' Olvidarte Remix» (Con ChocQuibTown,Zion & Lennox y Farruko) Pending
Mejor Canción Urbana «Pa' Olvidarte Remix» (Con ChocQuibTown,Zion & Lennox y Farruko) Pending
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Latin Artist Himself Won


  1. ^ El Tiempo: Manuel Turizo llega a Barranquilla y se abre camino al éxito - El artista monteriano promociona su más reciente canción: 'Una lady como tú', que suena fuerte. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b El País, ColombiaLa historia detrás del éxito 'Una lady como tú' de Manuel y Julián Turizo (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Una Lady Como Tú - MTZ Manuel Turizo". YouTube. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ El Heraldo Colombia: Vea aquí todos los videos de Valentino y Manuel Turizo en #SesionesEH (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Universal: Manuel Turizo, talento de 16 años (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Manuel Turizo Biography". August 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "ELLOS SON LOS NOMINADOS A LOS KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS COLOMBIA 2017". (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Ellos fueron los ganadores de los Kids Choice Awards Colombia 2017 (+Fotos)". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "Lista de nominados a Premios MTV MIAW 2018". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "MTV MIAW 2018: la lista de ganadores | FOTOS". (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Nominados, 20a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY". (in Spanish). 2016-10-19.