Gera MX is making history…
The 27-year-old Mexican rapper’s Christian Nodal-assisted singer “Botella Tras Botella” is the first Regional Mexican title to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its almost 63-year history.
The track, which was released on April 23rd via Virgin Music México, laces both of the singers’ genres.
The breakup song, which has become a phenomenon, was produced by Erick Gutierrez Cervantes and Edgar Barrera. The country-tinged, acoustic ranchera features hip-hop beats.
“Botella Tras Botella” was born during a carne asada hang out in the midst of the pandemic.
“Christian and I live in the same residential, and one day he rode his bike to my house to hang out. I still can’t believe that Nodal, this huge artist that everyone knows, rides a bike to my house. That’s when I knew he was part of la raza,” Gera expresses. “He played the melody on the guitar and I just knew that this was the song. We hit the studio, turned our feelings into lyrics, and here it is. We weren’t even looking for it,” he continues.
The song also debuts at No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs and in the top 10 on both Global charts: No. 4 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and No. 9 on Billboard Global 200.
As for the song’s massive success on social media and digital platforms, Gera owes it all to a real friendship and the heart.
“This song did not have a marketing strategy or a plan. It has soul,” he says. “I wrote it thinking about someone very important to me and people can tell that it hurt me a lot. I can’t find any other explanation and it’s beautiful. You’re not only showing off your artistic side but also your human side.”