Motel (band)

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Motel
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Background information
Origin Mexico D.F., Mexico
Genres Rock, power pop
Years active 2000–present
Labels Warner Music
Website motelmx.com
Members Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy
Guillermo Méndez
Past members Rubén Puente
José Damián

Motel is a Mexican rock band created in 2002, consisting of Guillermo "Billy" Méndez and Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy.

History[edit]

Motel was formed when its original members — Rodrigo and Billy — reunited to perform music casually, without long-term career intentions. Both recorded songs in music studios and rehearsals independently for several months before coming together as a group. They then played as a duo in bars in Mexico City, eventually inviting José Damián (drums) and Rubén Puente (bass) to form part of the band.[1]

In March 2006, they released their debut album, Motel, and single, "Dime Ven", both produced by Aureo Baqueiro and co-produced by Jay de la Cueva under the Warner Music label. "Dime Ven" peaked at second place in the Mexican Hot 100 in July 2006, coming just short of Julieta Venegas's "Me Voy". Motel followed with a second single, "Olvídame". The same year, Motel wrote Skimo es el Lugar for the television sitcom Skimo, broadcast by Nickelodeon Latinamerica.

By March 2007, Motel announced through their website the upcoming release of their second album, 17, which was released on November 20, 2007. 17' first single, "Y Te Vas", was released in anticipation in October and listed as a weekly free download on iTunes. "17" was released on January 29 in the United States, after the band had promoted in the U.S. Later, the band released three more singles: "Uno, Dos, Tres", "Dos Palabras" featuring Lu's lead singer, Paty Cantú, and "Ahí vienes". The band also promised to hold a concert soon for those under 18, since their last two concerts were exclusively for adults.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2006: Motel
  • 2007: 17
  • 2010: Multicolor
  • 2013: Prisma
Live albums
  • 2008: Live Sessions (iTunes Exclusive)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart peak positions Album
MEX
[citation needed]
COL
[citation needed]
SPA
[2]
ARG
[citation needed]
US
Latin

[3]
2006 "Dime Ven" 2 1 22 21 Motel
2007 "Olvidame" 6 10 54
"Lejos Estamos Mejor" 3 1 65
"Y Te Vas" 5 3 9 87 17
2008 "Uno, Dos, Tres" 10 17 87
"Dos Palabras"
(featuring Paty Cantú)
3 41
"Ahí Vienes" 38
2009 "Aurora" Oveja Negra (OST)
2010 "Somos Aire" 6 Multicolor
"Donde Te Perdi"
2011 "Entre Caminos"
(featuring Bimba Bosé)
2013 "Esferas" Prisma
2014 "Sueño de Ti"
(featuring Belinda & Milkman)
"Siempre Tú"
2015 "Todo Para Ti" A La Mala (OST)
"Sólo el Amor Lastima Así"
(featuring Maria José)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biografía Oficial de la Banda
  2. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Sicography - Motel". spanishcharts.com, Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Motel Song Chart History - Billboard Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-12-01.