Mau y Ricky

Mau & Ricky is a Venezuelan Latin pop and reggaeton duo formed by the singer and songwriter brothers Mau (born August 17, 1993, as Mauricio Alberto Reglero Rodriguez) and Ricky (born November 21, 1990, as Ricardo Andres Reglero Rodriguez Jr.).

Mau & Ricky
Mau & Ricky Final.jpg
Background information
Also known asMR (2011–2015)
OriginCaracas, Venezuela
Genres
Years active2011–present
Labels
Websitewww.mauyricky.com
Members
  • Mauricio Montaner
  • Ricardo Montaner

Songs such as the "Mi Mala" remix featuring Karol G, Becky G, Leslie Grace and Lali (which peaked at No. 44 on the Hot Latin Songs[1]), have catapulted onto the Latin Urban Pop charts.[2]

The duo has released an EP, Arte,[3] on Sony Music Latin, and an album Para Aventuras y Curiosidades, which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Latin Pop.[4]

They were nominated for the 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Song of the Year[5] and chosen by YouTube Music as the only Latin Artist to be part of "Artist on the Rise" in 2019.[6]

Early lifeEdit

Mauricio Alberto and Ricardo Andrés Reglero Rodriguez were born in Caracas, Venezuela, to the filmmaker Marlene Rodríguez, and Ricardo Montaner, an Argentine-born Venezuelan singer-songwriter.[7][8] They were raised until the ages of 7 and 10 in Caracas[9] before moving to Miami, Florida.[8] They have a sister Evaluna and two older half-brothers, Alejandro Manuel and Héctor Eduardo, from their father's first marriage.[7] Mau y Ricky are bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

Music careerEdit

They began studying music at the ages of 4 and 6 years respectively and started their music career playing weekly at a church in a band that they co-founded. In 2011 they began performing as MR until 2015, when they changed the name of the duo to Mau & Ricky.[10][11]

Arte and Para Aventuras y CuriosidadesEdit

 
Mau & Ricky during a photo session

In 2017, they released "Arte", their first EP under the umbrella of Sony Music Latin.[3]

In May 2019, they released their album "Para Aventuras y Curiosidades" which has peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Latin Pop charts and stayed on the Billboard charts for 39 weeks straight.[12] The album has received multiple diamond and platinum records in the US and has been in numerous other Billboard Charts. The album got a finalist position for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Latin Pop Album of the Year category.[13]

In January 2020, Mau y Ricky were featured in 3 singles (Thalía "Ya Tú Me Conoces", Tini "Recuerdo" and Ovy on the Drums "Sigo Buscándote").

Songwriter collaborationsEdit

As composers, they have written songs for several singers including Chayanne, Thalía, Leslie Grace,[14] Miguel Bosé, Diego Boneta, Cristian Castro, Ricky Martin, Karol G and Ednita Nazario.[8][15]

Some of their music compositions include diamond selling tracks among which are "Ya No Tiene Novio" (Sebastián Yatra, Mau y Ricky), "Sin Pijama" (Becky G, Natti Natasha),[16] Vente Pa´Ca (Ricky Martin, Maluma) and "Pa’Dentro" (Juanes).

DiscographyEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 La Voz México Musical guests Performed in the Finale
2020 La Voz US Comeback Stage Coaches
2021 La Voz Kids Coaches
2021 La Voz Argentina Coaches

AwardsEdit

At the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2017, Mau y Ricky were nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist for their album Arte and the Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "Vente Pa' Ca".[17] They won the Gardel Award for Song of the Year for their song "Sin Querer Queriendo", alongside Lali.[18]

In 2019 they were chosen by Youtube Music as the only Latin Artist to be part of "Artist On The Rise" in 2019.

Concert toursEdit

 
Mau & Ricky during a photo session

Headlining

  • Dos Desconocidos Tour (2019)

Opening act



Personal lifeEdit

Mau and Ricky both live in Miami.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mau y Ricky Mi Mala Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mau y Ricky". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Mau y Ricky – Arte (EP)". Sony Music Entertainment México (in Spanish). Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Mau y Ricky". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "RESIDENTE LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH NINE, FOLLOWED BY MALUMA WITH SEVEN, AND SHAKIRA WITH SIX; KEVIN JIMÉNEZ ADG, JUANES, AND MON LAFERTE RECEIVE FIVE EACH". Latin GRAMMYs. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "YouTube Music introduces new Artist on the Rise content series". Music Business Worldwide. March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Andonie, Luisa (May 16, 2017). "Mau y Ricky Are on Track to Live Up to Their Iconic Father's Legacy With EP Arte". Miami New Times. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d Mangal, Mayra (April 15, 2016). "Conoce a Mau y Ricky, los hijos de "Ricardo Montaner"". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Get to Know Venezuelan-Born Sibling Duo Mau y Ricky". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "No solo son los hijos de Ricardo Montaner: conoce más sobre Mau y Ricky". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  11. ^ CMTV. "CMTV – Biografía de Mau y Ricky". www.cmtv.com.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Mau y Ricky". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Mau & Ricky's Clothing Line With Friends & Family: See The Photos". Billboard. February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "Mau Y Ricky Premiere 'Voy Que Quemo' Music Video". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Mau Y Ricky on Learning to Follow Their Intuition for Upcoming Album". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  17. ^ EFE (April 7, 2018). "Mau y Ricky Montaner despegan en su carrera tras el éxito de "Vente pa'ca"". El Nacional (in Spanish). Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "Lali Wins Big at Premios Gardel". Billboard. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  19. ^ "Los hijos de Montaner estarán con los Teen Angels". Infobae (in Spanish). July 5, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2018.

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