Coronel Among Artists Featured on Tribute Album for the Late Ariel Camacho

Luis Coronel is paying tribute to a regional Mexican music legend…

The 21-year-old Mexican American singer is one of the artists featured on a tribute album for the late Ariel Camacho, who passed away two years ago.

Luis Coronel

DEL Records recently released the album, which features duets with Coronel, Gerardo Ortiz, Régulo Caro and other artists.

Titled Ariel Camacho Para Siempre Duetos Vol. 1, the album also includes a 15-minute DVD with never-before-released footage of the chart-topping artist, who died in a car accident at age 23 on February 25, 2015.

The new set, which includes songs like “Te metiste” and “Arrodíllate,” is a “celebration of Camacho’s life and legacy,” DEL Records Founder & CEO Ángel del Villar tells Billboard.

“Ariel’s career was about to kick off when this happened. We had big plans for him here at DEL Records and after he died, it’s been my personal project to continue his legacy. We have worked so hard to continue his dream with the help of the people who still consume and listen to his music,” Del Villar adds.

Following the death of Camacho, his band Ariel Camacho Y Los Plebes del Rancho became Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, eight-time 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists up for awards like artist of the year and top Latin album of the year with Recuerden Mi Estilo.

While Recuerden Mi Estilo is under DEL Records, the group Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho is no longer with the label.

“Regardless of what happened with Los Plebes, in the nine years I’ve worked in this industry, I’ve never seen the main artist of a band pass away and add a new vocalist and still have the same success as the original lead vocalist. We created a new group to continue Ariel’s legacy and we produced a great album (Recuerden Mi Estilo) that Ariel’s fans accepted and loved. It’s a lot of hard work but I give a lot of credit to the fans.”

Recuerden Mi Estilo debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart dated March. 10, 2016. The album was also No. 1 on Billboard’s 2016 year-end Regional Mexican Albums, and the Mexican group crowned the year-end Regional Mexican Artists Albums.

“When I met Ariel I asked him what he wanted to accomplish and he told me that he dreamed about performing in big venues. That kid was so humble that it motivated and inspired me and I knew he was the type of artist I need in my label.”

Coronel Releases His Latest Single “Nada Más Por Eso”

There’s “nada mas” left for Luis Coronel

The 19-year-old Mexican American singer has release his new single “Nada Más Por Eso.”

Luis Coronel

Coronel, who has a growing social media presence and has rapidly ascending career within regional Mexican music, dedicates the new track to his die-hard Coronelas, who first took notice of him when he began uploading videos to YouTube in 2012.

That’s right around when Del Records’ Angel Del Villar signed him to his roster.

“Nada Más Por Eso” is Coronel’s first single since “Cuando La Miro,” released five months ago as part of the final promotional run of his highly successful sophomore set, Quiero Ser Tu Dueño.

Upon its release in October 2014, the album made history, making the then 18-year-old singer the youngest solo artist in 13 years to top Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

But he’s now looking ahead, offering Billboard an exclusive scoop on what’s shaping up to be his third, hotly anticipated album.

“With my voice I definitely feel that I’ve taken a dramatic change, since the first album to the second album, just day by day I feel that I’m improving and I’m learning from everything that I go through and I’m adapting,” Coronel tells Billboard from Miami, where he is promoting the new single.