Reik

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Reik
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Background information
OriginMexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Genres
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony
WebsiteReik.tv
Members
  • Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas
  • Julio Ramírez Eguía
  • Gilberto Marín Espinoza

Reik is a Mexican band from Mexicali, Baja California formed by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas (lead vocals), Julio Ramírez Eguía (guitar, background vocals), and Gilberto Marín Espinoza (guitar).

In 2003, Abelardo Vazquez ended their then-nascent musical project, tentatively called "Reik". Abelardo Vazquez invited Jesús Navarro and Julio Ramirez to record their first demos, which were released through the Mexican underground club scene. Two of the most successful demos — "Levemente" and "Ahora Sin Ti" — brought more widespread coverage across Mexico. In early 2004, Reik invited Gilberto to join the band. They have been famous ever since, mainly in Latin America and the United States. Their videos have been broadcast on famous music television channels, such as MTV and HTV. Their second studio album, Secuencia, was released on December 12, 2006, which featured the first single, "Invierno" (released on September 18), which gained a lot of popularity based Latin American airplay. On September 30, 2008 Reik released their third studio album Un Día Más, for which they won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2009.

Reik confirmed their participation in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 2015, and won the Silver and Golden Seagull after their presentation.

Early life[edit]

Jesus Alberto Navarro (singer) was born on July 9, 1986, in the city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. He started singing at the age of six when he joined a choir at his local church. Growing up his musical influences were very diverse. He was inspired by John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Thalía, and Mónica Naranjo.

Julio Ramirez Eguia (guitarist) was born on December 31, 1987 in the city of Mexicali. He has been playing the guitar since he was twelve years old. Growing up, he was influenced by Further Seems Forever. At nine years old, he was a black belt national champion in karate. When he was about fourteen or fifteen years old, he had his own soccer team and were champions as well.

Gilberto Bibi Marin Espinoza (electric guitarist) was born on January 26, 1983 in the city of Mexicali. He was the last one to join the band. In 2002, he enrolled in the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexicali, in which he dropped out to focus on his music career. He is married to Kalinda Kano and has two sons which are Jazz and Emil.

History[edit]

Formation and debut album[edit]

On May 24, 2005, Reik released their self-titled debut album, produced by Kiko Cibrian. The group's name actually means "rake" (as in raking the guitar's strings), but the band wanted their non-English speaking Mexican listeners to pronounce it correctly, hence, Reik. The first single "Yo Quisiera" got heavy rotation on Mexican pop radio stations and soon went to number one. Their second single "Qué Vida La Mía" also topped the Mexican charts as did their third single "Noviembre Sin Ti". Their fourth single, "Niña", failed to match the success of their previous singles, charting only at number 33.

Reik's debut album went gold in Mexico on May 6, 2005 after selling 50,000 copies. In June 2005, Reik traveled to the United States to promote their album and its first single. They had a promotional mini-tour that visited Miami, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and New York. The album was formally released in the United States in May of that same year. To date, the album has sold 40,000 copies in the United States alone. By May, the album was certified platinum in Mexico for selling 120,000 copies. Holi copies all over America to date. On July 6, 2007, Reik participated in the Alltel Wireless "Mi Círculo, Mi Música" (My Circle, My Music) concert in El Paso, Texas.

On August 8, 2013, Reik performed at the concert of MBLAQ at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City as guest performers[1] and on October 29, they performed at the 2013 Seoul International Music Fair in Seoul, South Korea.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
MEX
[3]
SPA
[4]
US Latin
[5]
US Latin Pop
[6]
US
Heat

[7]
Reik 5 34 13 44
Secuencia
  • Released: December 12, 2006
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Sony BMG
39 31 12 26
  • AMPROFON: Gold[8]
Un Día Más
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Sony BMG
11 11 3 8
  • AMPROFON: Platinum[8]
Peligro
  • Released: July 5, 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Sony Latin
3 3 2
  • AMPROFON: Platinum and Gold[8]
Des/Amor
  • Released: June 16, 2016
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Sony Latin
55 1 1
  • AMPROFON: Platinum[8]
  • RIAA: Gold[9]

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
MEX
[10]
US Latin
[5]
US Latin Pop
[6]
US
Heat

[7]
Sesión Metropolitana
  • Released: July 11, 2006
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
  • Label: Sony BMG
35 13 42
En vivo desde el Auditorio Nacional
  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
  • Label: Sony
4
  • AMPROFON: Gold[8]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2005 "Yo Quisiera" Reik
"Que Vida La Mía"
"Noviembre Sin Ti"
2006 "Niña"
"Vuelve"
"Invierno' Secuencia
2007 "Me Duele Amarte"
"De Qué Sirve"
"Sabes"
2008 "Inolvidable" Un Día Más
2009 "Fui"
"No Desaparecerá"
"Voy A Estar"
"Mi Pecado" (featuring Maite Perroni)
2011 'Peligro" Peligro
'Tu Mirada"
2012 "Creo En Ti"
"Te Fuiste De Aquí"
2013 "Con La Cara En Alto" En vivo desde el Auditorio Nacional
"Ciego" Non-album single
2015 "Voy A Olvidarte" Des/Amor
2016 "Ya Me Enteré"
"Spanglish"
"We Only Have Tonight"
2017 "Un Amor de Verdad"
2018 "Me niego" (featuring Ozuna and Wisin) Non-album single
"Amigos Con Derechos" (with Maluma) TBA
"Ráptame"

Featured songs[edit]

Year Artist Title Album
2018 Super Junior "One More Time"/"Otra Vez" (featuring Reik) One More Time (EP)
2018 Dvicio "Qué Tienes Tú" (featuring Jesús Reik and Mau y Ricky) Non-album single

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Mi Última Canción" 2018 Lali Brava

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin American Music Award[edit]

The Latin American Music Awards is an annual American music award that is presented by Telemundo to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. Reik has received three nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Reik Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group Nominated[11]
2017 Reik Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group Nominated[12]
2018 "Me Niego" Favorite Pop Song Nominated[13]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Reik has received one award from five nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 Reik Best New Artist Nominated[14]
2009 Un Día Más Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won[15]
2012 Peligro Album of the Year Nominated[16]
2012 "Creo en Ti" Song of the Year Nominated[16]
2016 Des/Amor Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Nominated[17]

LOS40 Music Awards[edit]

The Premios 40 Principales are awarded by the radio station Los 40 to recognize the best in Spanish and international music. Reik has received one award from two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Reik Premios 40 Principales for Best America Pop Act Nominated[18]
2018 "Me Niego" LOS40 Global Show Award Won[19]

Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica were awarded by Viacom International Media Networks The Americas to celebrate the top music videos of the year in Latin America and the world. Reik has received four awards from five nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 Reik Best Group or Duet Won[20]
2005 Reik Best Pop Artist Nominated[20]
2005 Reik Best Artist — North Won[20]
2005 Reik Best New Artist — North Won[20]
2009 Reik Best Pop Artist Won[21]

MTV Europe Music Award[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards are awarded by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artists and music in pop culture. Reik has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Reik Best Latin America North Act Nominated[22]
2018 Reik Best Latin America North Act Nominated[23]

MTV Millennial Awards[edit]

The MTV Millennial Awards is an annual Latin American music award presented by the cable channel MTV Latin America to honor the best of Latin music and the digital world of the millennial generation. Reik has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Reik Most Awesome Artist Nominated[24]
2018 "Me Niego" Collaboration of the Year Nominated[24]

Premios Lo Nuestro[edit]

The Premios Lo Nuestro are awarded annually by television network Univision. Reik has received fourteen nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 Reik Best New Artist Nominated[25]
2007 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[26]
2008 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[27]
2008 Secuencia Pop Album of the Year Nominated[27]
2009 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[28]
2010 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[29]
2012 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[30]
2012 Peligro Pop Album of the Year Nominated[30]
2012 "Peligro" Pop Song of the Year Nominated[30]
2013 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[31]
2014 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[32]
2017 Reik Best Pop Group or Duo of the Year Nominated[33]
2017 Des/Amor Pop Album of the Year Nominated[33]
2017 "Ya Me Enteré" Pop Song of the Year Nominated[33]

Premios Juventud[edit]

The Premios Juventud are awarded annually by television network Univision. Reik has received one nomination.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 "Qué Gano Olvidándote" Best Song For Singing Nominated[34]

Premios Tu Mundo[edit]

The Premios Tu Mundo are awarded annually by television network Telemundo. Reik has received three nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Reik Favorite Duo or Group Nominated[35]
2016 Reik Favorite Pop Artist Nominated[36]
2017 Reik Favorite Pop Artist by iHeartRadio Nominated[37]

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