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|Origin||Mexico D.F., Mexico|
|Genres||Rock, power pop|
|Members||Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy
|Past members||Rubén Puente
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.
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.
- Live albums
- 2008: Live Sessions (iTunes Exclusive)
|Year||Single||Chart peak positions||Album|
|"Lejos Estamos Mejor"||3||1||—||65||—|
|"Y Te Vas"||5||3||9||87||—||17|
|2008||"Uno, Dos, Tres"||10||17||—||87||—|
(featuring Paty Cantú)
|2009||"Aurora"||—||—||—||—||—||Oveja Negra (OST)|
|"Donde Te Perdi"||—||—||—||—||—|
(featuring Bimba Bosé)
|2014||"Sueño de Ti"
(featuring Belinda & Milkman)
|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.|
- Biografía Oficial de la Banda
- "spanishcharts.com - Sicography - Motel". spanishcharts.com, Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Motel Song Chart History - Billboard Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-12-01.