Miguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti (born 22 August 1983), better known as Nacho, is a Venezuelan singer and political activist.[1] Born in Lechería, Anzoátegui, Venezuela.[2] Currently lives in Miami, Florida, United States.[2] He was a former member of the duo Chino & Nacho.[3][4][5]

Nacho
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Background information
Birth nameMiguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti
Born (1983-08-22) 22 August 1983 (age 36)
Lechería, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • political activist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
Labels
Associated acts

BiographyEdit

Nacho was born in the state of Anzoátegui, Venezuela, in Lechería,[6] although he was raised in the city of Maracaibo, state of Zulia.[7] He studied at the U.S.P María Auxiliadora, located in the Municipality Santa Rita and Social Communication, two years of Law and Electronic Engineering. Prior to debuting as part of the duet Chino & Nacho, he was part of the Calle Ciega group.[8] He was also part of projects Los Niños del Swing, Equilibrio and the Venevisión Reality Show "Generación S".[9][10]

CareerEdit

2007–17: Chino & NachoEdit

 
Chino & Nacho performing as a duo

He later on formed the duo Chino & Nacho gaining fame as a Latin artist. Notable songs by the duo included singles "Mi niña bonita", "Tu angelito", "Lo que no sabés tú", "El poeta", "Regálame un muac", "Bebé bonita", "Me voy enamorando" (with Farruko) and "Andas en mi cabeza" (featuring Daddy Yankee). The duo's "Radio Universo Tour" included more than 80 concerts in many countries including a gig at Madison Square Garden and American Airlines Arena. In 2010, the group won a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Album for Mi Niña Bonita.

2017–present: SoloEdit

In March 2017, Chino & Nacho announced that they would take a break as a duo. Nacho confessed that the desire to spend more time with his family was the main reason for the decision. "We were going to make more than 160 annual dates and there was a point where I began to regulate those trips so that they were less than 15 days, because I felt that I was abandoning my children, my wife".[11]

Nacho signed with the record label Universal Music Group, to continue his solo career. In addition, he signed an agreement as a music executive, to help in the search for new talents and to give them the opportunity to make themselves known.[12]

On 14 April 2017, the music video of his first single as a soloist, titled "Báilame", was made public,[13] reaching a million hits a day after its release.[14]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • La Criatura (2018)
  • UNO (2019)

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
VEN
[15]
ARG
[16]
COL
[17]
ECU
[18]
MEX
[19]
SPA
[20]
US
Latin

[21]
US
Latin
Pop

[22]
"Báilame"
(solo or with Yandel and Bad Bunny)
2017 1 2 8 1 46 1 5 2 La Criatura and UNO
"Kung Fu"
(with Dasoul)
13
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[20]
TBA
"Valiente"
(with Franco De Vita featuring Victor Muñoz)
Non-album singles
"Teddy"
(with Kevin Roldán)
"Sígueme Bailando"
(with Juan Magan featuring Pasabordo)
67 33 83
"Happy Happy"
(featuring Los Mendonza)
La Criatura
"Te Quiero Más"
(with TINI)[24]
13 16 [A] Quiero Volver
"Romance"
(with Justin Quiles)
La Criatura
"Uh La La"
(with MC Galaxy)
2018
"No Te Vas"
(solo or with Wisin and Noriel)
2 1 75 42 14 La Criatura and UNO
"Soy Como Snapchat"
(with Yulien Oviedo)
La Criatura
"¿Qué Es El Amor?"
(with Daniel Elbittar and Espinoza Paz)
TBA
"Olha a Explosão Remix"
(with Kevinho, 2 Chainz and French Montana)
"Desire (Me Tienes Loquita)"
(with Paulina Rubio)
Deseo
"Reggaeton Ton"
(with Alexis & Fido)
Non-album single
"Casualidad"
(with Ozuna)
67 19 La Criatura and UNO
"No Te Creo"
(with Felipe Peláez & Noriel)
Ponle Actitud
"Danza" Non-album singles
"Cadela"
(with Bryant Myers, Dayme y El High, MC Bin Laden & Almighty)
"El Universo de Tu Amor"
(with Churo Díaz)
TBA
"Déjalo"
(with Manuel Turizo)
67 24 UNO
"Rosas O Espinas (Remix)"
(with Joey Montana)
Non-album single
"Nadie Sabe" 2019 UNO
"Destino"
(with Greeicy)
TBA
"Cristina"
(with Maffio and Justin Quiles featuring Shelow Shaq)
"Mona Lisa"
(with Nicky Jam)
UNO
"Lejos"
(with Jordy Jill)
TBA
"Te Solté (Remix)"
(with Jacob Forever)
Non-album single
"Mueve"
(with Gianluca Vacchi, Becky G featuring MC Fioti)
TBA
"La Vida Es Una Sola"
(with Tito El Bambino)
UNO
"Respete Uteh (Remix)"
(with kenser and Bulova featuring El Mayor Clásico, Pusho, Ceky Viciny and Jerry Di)
Non-album single
"F.O.K. Friends" UNO
"Mambo A Los Haters"
"Mi Vida"
"Corazón Bandido"
"Emborráchate"
(with Noriel)
"Para Que Nunca Me Olvides"
"Qué Más Da"
"Maldades"
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ARG
[16]
COL
[17]
MEX
[19]
SPA
[20]
US
Latin

[21]
US
Latin
Pop

[22]
"Te Quiero Bonito"
(Víctor Muñoz featuring Nacho)
2015 Non-album single
"Alguien Robó"
(Sebastián Yatra featuring Nacho and Wisin)
2017 17 2 24 22 31 25
  • AMPROFON: Gold[26]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[20]
Mantra
"911"
(Feid featuring Nacho)
28 39 TBA
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Te Quiero Más" did not enter the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Mexican Espanol Airplay chart.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morán, Isabel. "Artistas y política, en el terreno de la emoción". versionfinal.com.ve (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Biografía, historia, vida y legado musical de Nacho". buenamusica.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Confirmado: Chino y Nacho se separan para ser solistas". univision.com (in Spanish). Univision. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ "El dinero, ¿la causa de la separación de Chino y Nacho?". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ Naizzir, Lorayne. "¿Chino y Nacho se separan después de 10 años juntos?". elheraldo.co (in Spanish). El Heraldo Colombia. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ Sandes, Viviana. "Nacho recibió con orgullo la Llave de Lechería". eltiempo.com.ve (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Nacho: "El Zulia para mí es vida"". noticias94.com.ve (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "¿Te imaginas un reencuentro de Calle Ciega? Así sería el antes y después (Fotos)". noticiaaldia.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  9. ^ "¿Recuerdas cómo eran Chino y Nacho cuando estaban en Calle Ciega?". panorama.com.ve (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Te mostramos todo lo que debes saber de Chino y Nacho". notitarde.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Nacho revela razones que lo llevaron a separarse de Chino". globovision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Nacho seguirá su carrera como solista de la mano de Universal Music". el-nacional.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Nacho estrenó Báilame, el primer video tras su separación de Chyno". globovision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  14. ^ Castro, Nohelia. "Nacho se estrena como solista con el video de "Báilame"". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Record Report – Fecha de Publicación: Sábado 29/07/2017" (in Spanish). Record Report. 29 July 2017. Archived from the original on 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  16. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Argentina:
  17. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Colombia:
  18. ^ Peak chart positions in Ecuador:
  19. ^ a b "Chart Search: Mexico Airplay for Nacho". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  20. ^ a b c d e Peak chart positions and certifications in Spain:
  21. ^ a b "Nacho Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  22. ^ a b "Nacho Chart Histoy (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Gold & Platinum: Nacho". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  24. ^ "Tini anuncia data do lançamento do dueto com Nacho". LatinPop Brasil. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Mexico Espanol Airplay: Dec 02, 2017". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Certificaciones Abril 2017". Facebook. AMPROFON. Retrieved 30 April 2017.