About Abraham Mateo
Spain's Abraham Mateo is an actor and charting singer, producer, and songwriter known for soulful, dance-oriented pop and reggaeton, as well as his collaborations with artists ranging from Farruko and Pitbull to Alejandro Sanz, Yandel, and Jennifer Lopez. He has been nominated for numerous Premios Juventud awards (from the age of nine) and was chosen by Billboard as a member of its "21 under 21s Next Class" in 2015.
Born in 1998 in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain, Mateo grew up in a musical family and first began singing around age three. Initially instructed by his mother, he eventually took formal vocal lessons and also learned piano, flute, and guitar. In 2008, he made his television debut starring as a regular on the children's program Manuda Noche. Around age ten, he signed a recording contract with EMI Music Spain and released his self-titled debut album in 2009. Also during this period, he acted in several TV movies including Días Sin Luz and Raphael.
Four years later, he returned with his sophomore album, AM, on Sony. The album showcased his growth as a performer and found him incorporating more electronic and dance elements into his sound. A breakthrough, the album featured several popular singles including "Señorita," which peaked at number three. A third studio album, Who I Am, followed in 2014 and also performed well, debuting at number one in Mexico and Spain and reaching platinum certification status.
A year later, Mateo delivered his fourth full-length album, Are You Ready? Included on the album were the singles "When You Love Somebody," "Mi Vecina," and "Mueve" featuring Lali. In 2017, he paired with Farruko and Christian Daniel on the single "Loco Enamorado." A year later, the single "Se Acabo el Amor," with Yandel and Jennifer Lopez, topped the global Latin Pop Songs charts, while 2019's "Bom Bom" with Yenddi (feat. De La Ghetto and Jon Z), landed inside the Top 10 at streaming. ~ Matt Collar
HOMETOWNSan Fernando, Spain
BORNAugust 25, 1998