2023 has been full of accomplishments for Peso Pluma. Many of those accomplishments are just dreams for many Latino artists. This April alone, the Mexican superstar has had two songs in Billboard’s top 100 and sang at Coachella and the Latin American Music Awards.

As if that wasn’t enough, Peso Pluma will perform this Friday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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And it’s a big deal.

A historic milestone for Peso Pluma and the Latino community

For the last two years, Fallon has regularly invited Latino artists to his show. However, none have looked or sounded like Peso Pluma. 

The artist, whose real name is Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija, is a rising star in the Mexican music scene known for his unique blend of corridos, tumbados, and trap. 

The Tapatío artist has had a remarkable journey to success — from playing in the junior team of the Chivas soccer team to becoming a self-taught guitarist at age 15. Now, he has multiple hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

“I’m not going to lie. Everything came very quickly,” Peso Pluma said to CNN Zona Pop. “There have been times when it does destabilize [my team and I]. But I think that thanks to the team and our good chemistry, we have been able to cope with everything.”

“We continue along the little road we paved one day and go little by little,” he continued. “We don’t get desperate [or] greedy. Everything is in its own time. We have always told our team that God’s timing is perfect, and if it was given to us now, it is for a reason.”

Peso Pluma’s journey into the music industry began at a young age

As a child, La Doble P, as his fans call him, loved to write about his emotions in a diary, which he saw as therapeutic. Over time, Peso Pluma noticed that his writing rhymed, and that’s how he started composing. 

He persisted in writing and drew inspiration from the corridos, a well-liked genre of Mexican narrative song, despite taunts from others for not being “masculine” enough.

By 2020, he was ready to release his first album, “¿Ah y qué?” despite the pandemic. In 2021 came “Efectos secundarios” and then the EP “Sembrando”. 

Peso Pluma says that, although he became a professional artist very recently, he is putting all his life experiences into his music. “It has been quite a ride,” he says.

He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Natanael Cano, Yng Lvcas, Gabito Ballesteros, Junior H, Fuerza Regida, and international superstar Becky G. 

Still, his biggest success has been his song “Ella Baila Sola” with Eslabón Armado. Obviously, his fans expect him to sing it on Friday, and we are all for it.