LATIN GRAMMY NOMINEE & INDIE PHENOMENON
November 20, 2018
Before releasing an album, she had already written and performed with some of the most popular & influential artists in the Latin market, including Shakira & Juanes.
Raquel Sofia speaks and sings in three different languages, Spanish, English & Portuguese, and graduated from the recognized University of Miami Frost School of Music.
In 2014, Raquel Sofia launched her solo career and appeared on NPR's “Tiny Desk Concert” and was picked as the first Latin artist to participate in VEVO’s original program “Vevo DSCVR,” grossing over 100,000 views in the first 2 weeks. Raquel’s single “Agridulce” grossed over 8.5M streams on Spotify and was chosen as one of Beats Music “Best of 2014 Pop” songs.
In 2015, Raquel Sofia wrote and performed on HBO Game Of Thrones Mix Tape and in February of 2015 released her first EP “Te Odio Los Sabados.” The EP featured her hit single “Te Amo Idiota” and obtained over 9M streams on Spotify in 4 months.
Raquel launched her debut album “Te Quiero Los Domingos” in June of the same year, reaching the number 1 spot on iTunes Latin charts on the first day with purely organic promotion and over 25 million Spotify streams to date. She was also nominated for the 2015 Latin GRAMMY® “Best New Artist” and made her Award show debut performing on the live broadcast on November 19th 2015.
Raquel Sofia was chosen as Spotify’s “Artist To Watch” in 2015. She performed in 2015’s SXSW Music Festival and teamed up with Lexus on their RPM Series, covering 4 songs , producing video content and tv spots. In 2016, Raquel Sofia collaborated with Levee Walkers, a supergroup comprising members of Pearl Jam, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Screaming Trees, and sang as guest vocalist on two singles “El Viento” and “Alma”. In April 2017, Raquel launched her single and video, “Ron De Azúcar,” composed together with Latin GRAMMY® winner Kany García.
In July 2017 Raquel Sofia released the first single, “Sonrisa Vertical,” from her sophomore album, 2:00 AM. The second single from the album, “La Persona Que No Eres,” was launched in August 2017, a song inspired by the unique sounds and style of the 1950’s. She followed with her nostalgi cballad “Déjalo Ir” in October. In November 2017 she released her emotional single and video“Tenemos Historia”, which tells the story of how friendships change when one falls in love and things can never be the same. The single currently has over 2M streams on Spotify and earned as pot on multiple playlists including the cover of the popular Spotify playlist "New Music Fridays Latin.”
Following the success of "Tenemos Historia”, Raquel presented her sophomore album, 2:00 AM, in January 2018, an album inspired by jazz, soul and pop, full of intimate lyrics and personal stories that reflect her as an artist and as a woman. To celebrate the release of the album, Raquel performed alongside Luis Fonsi at the 2018 edition of the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions this past January in Mexico City, a series of exclusive live concerts that connect audiences with some of the most talented Latin contemporary artists.
Raquel currently resides in Mexico where she was invited by Ha*Ash to open at three completely sold-out shows at the legendary Auditorio Nacional, two shows at Arena Citibanamex in Monterrey and in Guadalajara at Auditorio Telmex. She also opened for Matisse at the Pepsi Center. Her latest single from 2:00 AM, “Reina SinCorona”, was released in May 2018 accompanied by the music video which is an homage to Latin variety shows of the past.