Who is Xavi, the Mexican-American artist who is triumphing with ‘La Diabla’?

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A year ago in Spain there were very few who knew the genre of Mexican corridos tumbados. Things changed with the global success of Peso Pluma and his She dances Alone, which made the whole world fall in love with it. A song that marked a before and after for this genre, positioning it as one of the musical trends of the moment.

Now it has been Xavi with The Devil who has sneaked into Spotify’s Global top. Quite a feat, especially considering that it was achieved a week after Christmas, after Mariah Carey put her All I Want For Christmas under lock and key until November 2024.

The song, which has a total of four million daily listens, has surpassed Greedy by Tate McRae. But the thing has not stopped there, the young man has also popularized the song of La VĂ­ctima. But how does La Diabla sound?

La Diabla: a lie down for lovers

La Diabla is a song that Xavi released last November and where he talks about falling in love with a person who you know has a dark side: “I am the bad influence and you liked that. You are a bad girl, it shows, my love. You are a devil, look how you dance. From one to ten, you are a million.”

In addition, the song has been accompanied by a video clip where the singer appears enjoying a university party at home. There he meets the young woman he calls “the devil.” A song that is also playing on the global Youtube tip. Come on, the song has become a success.

Who is Xavi?

But who is Xavi? What resume does he have? Joshua Xavier Gutiérrez is a 19-year-old Mexican-American singer-songwriter who is making a name for himself in the music industry thanks to the success of La Diabla and La Victim.

When it entered Billboard’s global top last December, the young man could not believe it: “Seeing the artists and songs that are in the top 10 makes me feel very honored. I am also very grateful to the team and all the fans who have supported the song. I feel truly blessed.”

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In the end Xavi is with one of the biggest music labels in the world, Interscope, and we have no doubt that he is going to become a real star. At the moment, among his Instagram followers there are artists of the stature of Karol G.

Xavi started releasing songs on platforms as a teenager. In fact, his first single was released in 2020, when he was only 16 years old. This is Vete Ya, a song that mixed reggaeton with pop. Without a doubt, we will follow Xavi’s career closely.


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Christopher Johnson

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