Chino & Nacho
Chino & Nacho
|Years active||2007– 2017|
Chino & Nacho were a Venezuelan pop duo, consisting of Jesús Alberto Miranda Pérez (Chino) (born November 15, 1984) and Miguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti (Nacho) (born August 22, 1983). In 2010, the group won a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Album for Mi Niña Bonita.
Before forming a duo, Chino and Nacho were both part of the Portland merengue boy band Calle Ciega alongside Luifer, Gabo Marquez and Emilio Vizcaino where they started their musical careers. They released five albums, with the hit single, "Mi Cachorrita" on Una Vez Más. Calle Ciega gained significant airplay in Venezuela and surrounding countries. The group fought for having more publicity than other Venezuelan groups like 3 Dueños.
Calle Ciega employed various musical genres, though most reggaeton, and liked to mix salsa and merengue with reggaeton. The group later stopped releasing singles, and eventually broke up into what is now Chino & Nacho and Los Cadilacs. Chino & Nacho debuted their first album nationwide in 2008, circulating in Venezuela and neighboring countries.
Their first album, named Época de Reyes, was released in 2008 and made available in many Latin American countries. They released five albums in total – Época de Reyes, Mi Niña Bonita, Mi Niña Bonita: Reloaded, Supremo and Radio Universo.
They won Pepsi Venezuela Music Awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year in 2012, for Video of the Year in 2013, for Theme of the Year in 2015, and for Artist of the Year, Tropical Fusion Artist of the Year, and Theme of the Year in 2017.
Amid rumors, the duo announced their breakup on February 24, 2017, citing solo careers and different musical tastes.
On March 11, 2020, after several days of rumours on social media, the duo reconciled and announced their return to music, as well as the release of "Raro" on March 13, 2020, their first single in three years following their break-up.
- Época de Reyes (2008)
- Mi Niña Bonita (2010)
- Mi Niña Bonita: Reloaded (2010)
- Supremo (2011)
- Radio Universo (2015)
- Obelmejías Valdez, Yolimer (30 March 2012). "Chino y Nacho son los más refrescantes" [Chino & Nacho are the Most Refreshing]. El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- Daly A, Andrea C. (30 May 2013). "Premios Pepsi Music 2013: Lo mejor de la música hecha en casa" [2013 Pepsi Music Awards: The Best of Homemade Music] (in Spanish). Oidos Sucios. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- González, Rosa (11 September 2015). "La que se armó en los Premios Pepsi Music" [What was Assembled at the Pepsi Music Awards]. Diario 2001 (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "El talento venezolano fue el gran ganador de la Noche Final de la 5ta edición de los Premios Pepsi Music" [Venezuelan Talent was the Big Winner of the Final Night of the 5th Edition of the Pepsi Music Awards] (in Spanish). Empresas Polar. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "Confirmado: Chino y Nacho se separan para ser solistas" [Confirmed: Chino y Nacho are separating to be solo acts]. Univision (in Spanish). 25 February 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
- "Chino y Nacho volverán a cantar juntos" [Chino and Nacho will be singing together again]. El Nacional (in Spanish). 11 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-12.