3Ball MTY

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3BallMTY (pronounced "Tribal Monterrey") is a Mexican pop DJ duo from San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico. The "DJ Collective" (the name its members have formally given themselves) was formed in 2009 by two teenage DJs - [Sergio Zavala (DJ Sheeqo Beat), and Alberto Presenda (DJ Otto). The name "3Ball" comes from the Spanish word "tribal", which refers to the culture of Guaracha tribal music popular in many Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

Early life and career[edit]

In August 2009, teenage Monterrey disc jockey Erick Rincon joined up with fellow DJs Sergio Zavala and Alberto Presenda. Quite fitting to their synthy, techno-inspired sound, the three DJs met through the Internet. The trio had a vision of combining two fundamental facets of the music industry - production and performance. Rincon has cited Between 2009 and 2010, the group became known as 3BallMTY, and set out to lay a new foundation for "latino electronica", which 3Ball has[1]

In December 2010, they were invited to the Worldtronics festival being held in Germany. It was the first time the group traveled outside Mexico. In 2011, the group signed a record contract with label Latin Power Music, a division of Universal Music. On December 6, they released their debut album, Intentalo, which features collaborations with artists such as Smoky, America Sierra, El Bebeto, Morenito, Favela, Milkman and Horacio Palencia.[2]

3Ball MTY rose to prominence in 2012 when their single "Inténtalo", taken from the album of the same name, featuring El Bebeto and America Sierra reached No.1 on the Billboard Latin Songs chart for two non-consecutive weeks. The song was performed live by the group at the 2012 ceremony of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.[3][4]

On February 4, 2012, they began their first tour of Mexico.

On November 15, 2012, 3Ball MTY won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

In 2013, they released a new single Quiero Bailar (All Through the Night) featuring Becky G. It premiered on September 10, 2013 on Univision. It is featured on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Need for Speed Rivals.



List of Studio albums, with selected details, chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Inténtalo 1 126 2
Globall 1 4


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Latin Pop

Latin Digital

(featuring El Bebeto and America Sierra)
2011 1 11 3 Inténtalo
"Besos al Airé"
(featuring America Sierra and Smoky)
2012 [A] 22
"Quiero Bailar
(All Though the Night)
(featuring Becky G)
2013 34 Globall
"La Noche Es Tuya"
(featuring Gerardo Ortiz and America Sierra)
"De las 12
a las 12"
(with El Bebeto)


  1. ^ "Besos al Airé" did not chart on the Billboard Latin Songs, though did peak at number 46 on the Latin Airplay charts.[13]


  1. ^ Reed Johnson (2013-03-04). "Monterrey's 3BALLMTY gives electronic dance some new rhythms". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Intentalo by tribal monterrey ." iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "3BALLMTY Encenderá los Premios Billboard Latinos 2012". Latin Music Power. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Stars Continue To Line Up For The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented By State Farm April 26 At 7ET/6CT On Telemundo From Miami, Florida". Hispanic Business. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Inténtalo". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Globall". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "3Ball MTY - Billboard 200 Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "3Ball MTY - Latin Billboard 200 Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "3BALLMTY signs to UNIVERSAL MUSIC". Latin Power Music. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "3BALLMTY signs to UNIVERSAL MUSIC". Latin Power Music. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/431920/3ballmty/chart?f=372
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/431920/3ballmty/chart?f=1089
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/431920/3ballmty/chart?f=1225