Guaynaa

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Guaynaa
Birth nameJean Carlos Santiago Pérez
Born (1992-09-16) September 16, 1992 (age 28)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Genres
LabelsUniversal Music Latino

Jean Carlos Santiago Pérez (born September 16, 1992), known professionally as Guaynaa, is a Puerto Rican rapper. He is known for the song "ReBoTa", which became his first song to reach the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in April 2019.

He is signed to American music label Universal Music Latino.

Biography[edit]

Guaynaa was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico to Cuban parents. Before pursuing a musical career, he was working as a phone salesman in a mall.[2] He was going to become a petrochemical engineer before working in music.[3][4]

Career[edit]

He gained fame due to the success of the song "ReBoTa", which reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in April 2019 which has received over 300 million views on Youtube.[5] The song's remix featured Becky G, Farruko, Nicky Jam and Sech in July 2019 which was later certified 4× platinum by the RIAA's Latin division.[5] After the success of "ReBoTa", he signed a joint record deal with Universal Music Latino and Republic Records.[5][6]

In August 2019, Guaynaa appeared on a remix of PJ Sin Suela's single "La Pelua" with Jon Z and Rafa Pabón.[7] In October 2019, he collaborated with Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez on the single "Dame Bien".[8] In November 2019, he made a song with Yandel, saying that "it was a dream come true".[9] He also has collaborated with Mon Laferte[10] and Maraiah,[11] among others.

In February 2020, he received a Premios Heat nomination along with Paloma Mami and Cami.[12] In 2021, he was featured on Korean singer Chungha's debut studio album Querencia, on the track "Demente".[13]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected details and certifications
Title Studio album details Certifications
BRB Be Right Back

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, certifications and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Latin

[15]
US
Latin
Digital

[16]
US
Latin
Pop

[17]
ARG
[18]
ITA
[19]
MEX
[20]
SPA
[21]
WW
[22]
"Pirateando" 2018 Non-album singles
"Rebota" 35 35 44 [a] 72
"La Stripper" 2019
"Mi Leona"
(with Ñejo)
"Machuqueo"
(with Paulino Rey and Brray featuring Chris Wandell)
"Bugalú"
(with KRZ)
"Tra Tra Tra (Remix)"
(with Ghetto Kids featuring Mad Fuentes)
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum (Latin)[14]
"Rebota (Remix)"
(with Nicky Jam and Farruko featuring Becky G and Sech)
28 3 18 24 BRB Be Right Back
"Chicharrón"
(featuring Cauty)
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[14]
"Buyaka"
"Dame Bien"
(with Mala Rodríguez featuring Big Freedia)
Non-album singles
"Plata Ta Tá"
(with Mon Laferte)
[b]
"Full Moon"
(with Yandel)
25 BRB Be Right Back
"Taxi"
(with Mariah Angeliq)
2020 Non-album single
"Rompe Rodillas" 17 BRB Be Right Back
"Perreo Intenso"
(with Ankhal and Farruko featuring Kevvo)
19 Non-album singles
"Imposible Amor"
(with Matisse)
  • AMPROFON: Platinum[25]
"Acompáñame"
(with Catalyna and Yandel)
"Mera" BRB Be Right Back
"Esta Electricidad (Es Real)"
(with Camila Moreno)
Non-album singles
"Agachaito"
(with Young Hollywood and Sensato featuring Quimico Ultra Mega)
"Se Te Nota"
(with Lele Pons)
25 12 18 62 49 17 44
  • AMPROFON: 2x Diamond[25]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[21]
"Chama"
(with Lyanno)
"Chica Ideal"
(with Sebastián Yatra)
13 1 8 8 10 74
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[14]
  • AMPROFON: 3× Platinum+Gold[25]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[21]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes:

  1. ^ "Rebota" did not enter the Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 43 on the Mexico Pop Español Airplay chart.[23]
  2. ^ "Plata Ta Tá" did not enter the Mexico Airplay chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Monitor Latino Mexico Pop Airplay chart.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quién es Guaynaa, el reguetoreno que acompaña a Mon Laferte - La Tercera". www.latercera.com.
  2. ^ "Guaynaa asegura que no es un personaje". El Nuevo Día.
  3. ^ "Guaynaa, el ingeniero petroquímico que se convirtió en revelación del reguetón y colaborador de Mala Rodríguez". abc. October 16, 2019.
  4. ^ PERÚ, NOTICIAS EL COMERCIO (September 21, 2019). "Música: Guaynaa, el ingeniero químico se convirtió en la revelación del reggae | NOTICIAS EL COMERCIO PERÚ". El Comercio Perú.
  5. ^ a b c Lopez, Julyssa (November 5, 2019). "Chartbreaker: Guaynaa Thought He'd Study Engineering, Then Landed a Stateside Hit". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "Guaynaa y Jacky Fontánez se separan". www.noticel.com.
  7. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (August 29, 2019). "PJ Sin Suela, Guaynaa & More Show a Colorful Puerto Rican Summer in 'La Pelúa' Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Exposito, Suzy (October 25, 2019). "Mala Rodríguez, Guaynaa Party With Big Freedia in New 'Dame Bien' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Guaynaa logra su sueño de grabar con Yandel". El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
  10. ^ ""Plata Ta Tá": el reguetón de Mon Laferte detrás de su comentada protesta en los Latin Grammy". BioBioChile - La Red de Prensa Más Grande de Chile. November 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Guaynaa y Mariah prometen pura gozadera con nuevo sencillo". Primera Hora.
  12. ^ "Premios HEAT 2020: lista completa de nominados y nuevas categorías". Shock. February 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Querencia by CHUNG HA on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "American certifications – Guaynaa". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  16. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Latin Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  17. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Latin Pop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  18. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Argentina Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  19. ^ "Discography Guaynaa". italiancharts.com. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  20. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Mexico Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  21. ^ a b c d "Search: Guaynaa (Songs)". elportaldemusica.es. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Global 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  23. ^ "Guaynaa Chart History (Mexico Pop Espanol Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  24. ^ "Mexico Top 20 Pop - Del 30 de Diciembre 2019 al 5 de Enero 2020". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  25. ^ a b c d "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved December 12, 2020.Type "Guaynaa" in the box under the "ARTISTA" column heading.