With his warm blend of romantic balladry, Latin pop, and reggaeton, singer/songwriter Sebastián Yatra first found success as a 19-year-old when his 2013 single, "El Psicólogo," became a hit in his native Colombia and around Latin America. Three years later, the reggaeton/EDM hit "Traicionera" further established him as a Latin pop star, paving the way for his Latin Grammy-nominated 2018 debut, Mantra.
Yatra moved from his native Colombia to the U.S. at the age of five. Growing up in Miami, he learned to play guitar and piano and became a singer in his teenage years. After his 2013 single "El Psicólogo" became a hit in Colombia and around Latin America, he earned a widespread following over the next few years, with subsequent singles like "Para Olvidar," "No Me Llames," and "Como Mirarte" also faring well commercially. It was 2016's massive reggaeton and EDM hit "Traicionera" that truly cemented Yatra's popularity in the Latin American market, and he followed up that same year with his first mixtape, The Mixtape Jukebox, Vol. 1. 2017 saw the release of his debut EP, Extended Play Yatra, which included his hit "Traicionera."
In May of 2018, Yatra finally delivered his debut full-length album, Mantra. The album topped the charts in Colombia and hit number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart. Included on the album was the single "Robarte un Beso," a collaboration with Carlos Vives. The track topped topped charts in Colombia and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. It also earned a Song of the Year nomination at the Latin Grammy Awards.
Yatra's sophomore album, Fantasía, arrived in April 2020 and spawned a number of singles, including "Vuelve" with Beret, "Atado Entre Tus Manos" with Tommy Torres, and "Un Año," a collaboration with Mexicali-based Latin pop/rock group Reik. The album topped the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. In March 2020, he joined Ricky Martin for the non-album single "Falta Amor." ~ Timothy Monger