J’Martin and Melina: Flavoring Success

Posted December 23, 2011 by Astrid in MUSICA

For Melina Leon and J’Martin topping the chart of the Latin Billboards Tropical genre is just the begining of a new featuring between a merenguera and a bachatero.

All began with the  release of  the single “No soy tu tipo” featured in J.Martin’s  álbum. Follow by a warm and romantic video, where we see Melina and J’Martin  pouring their heart and passion out.

“I Feel very satisfied and surprised at the same time that the story in the song connected with the public so well,” said J’Martin.

Although No Soy Tu Tipo is a traditional bachata it is claiming the rankings and finding its place among other urban genres.

“Urban Bachata is more a fusion of other rhythms like R&B, POP, FREESTYLE and others, which force to incorporate other instruments to the urban bachata that doesn’t belong originally to the traditional bachata,” said J’Martin. That is why  my message is to keep the essence of the original bachata more than the new bachateros.”

Written by J’Martin the inspiration behind  “No Soy Tu Tipo” seems  to be something pulled out of a Spanish Soup Opera.

“The song was inspired by a true story: I fell in love with a friend of mine and the day that I confessed my feelings she simply said: “Tu no eres mi tipo”

This situation might  have left J’Martin with a broken heart, however, is this anecdote (and of course the song) that has given the dominican Singer the success in his career.

Success that Melina Leon  is also happy and proud of.

“I am really excited, the fact that the song has topped the Billboard charts is something different, it is a very nice feeling, this means people have really liked the song”, said  Melina Leon.

Even though this is the first time they work together, J’Martin has been following Melina’s career since she debuted with “Mujeres Liberadas”.

“It is super exciting the opportunity to work with Melina,  I was a huge fan of hers. before we featured together. Melina is a great human being, very profesional and one of my favorite artists,” expressed J’Martin.

While Melina is currently working on a new single, J’Martin is moving towards his crossover to the general market.

“I am working in a couple of songs in English. I feel very confortable singing in English and I want to connect with those Bachata lovers in their own language, whether it is Spanish or English,” commented J’Martin.

For Melina singing a bachata is not something new, and she would love to collaborate with J’Martin again if the opportunity is presented.

“We are going to keep working together promoting “No Soy Tu Tipo,” said Melina Leon. “We are also working hard hoping to land a performance on the Latin Billboard 2012.”

 By: Astrid Rivera- Editorial Director


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Periodista con más de 7 años de experiencia en el mundo de las comunicaciones donde ha tenido la oportunidad de entrevistar a grandes celebridades, politicos y personalidades influyentes. Ella posee un bachillerato en Periodismo y una Maestría en Periodismo Multimedios de Florida International University. En el 2012 fundó LatinBlah.com una plataforma digital dirigida al mercado hispano. Rivera también es la anfitriona del programa radial Miami Despierta.


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