Who is Myke Towers, the singer who goes to ‘El Hormiguero’ tonight: from idolizing Tego Calderón to reggaeton star

Who is Myke Towers, the singer who goes to ‘El Hormiguero’ tonight: from idolizing Tego Calderón to reggaeton star
Who is Myke Towers, the singer who goes to ‘El Hormiguero’ tonight: from idolizing Tego Calderón to reggaeton star

Since Myke Towers was a child (30 years old), it was clear that I wanted to follow in the footsteps of rapper Tego Calderón and become an internationally known artist. He saw himself as a rap singer, but also a reggaeton singer. The path of Michael Anthony Torres Monge has not been easy, however, he can boast of being one of the most important artists on the music scene of the moment.

After the album You only live once, which launched in 2023, and its success Lala, the Puerto Rican returns with The Black Panther, an album that goes back to what he likes to do most musically and “what people like” about his essence, as he confessed to Billboard. Today lands for the first time in El Hormiguero from Pablo Motos to talk about his career and his future projects.

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Towers began its journey rapping through the streets from the Puerto Rican neighborhood of San Juan. His greatest inspiration has always been Tego Calderón. As he commented in an interview in Billboard Last April, as a child, on the way to school, he saw the rapper in person, who at that time was one of the biggest stars on the island and in Latin music. There he stopped to think: “If Tego could do it, How can I do it my way?”.

That was the inflection point and since then, he has not stopped working. She recorded her first song at the age of 14. In 2013, she began uploading her singles to the digital platform SoundCloud as That’s my cat, Colonel Varcarcel either Transformers. The good reception from the public prompted him to leave your university studies and dedicate full time to music.

Myke Towers at a concert (Instagram)

I knew I could have a chance in music, that’s why he believes her. I continued doing it in the studio until I matured. I can’t tell you that in my first song I already managed to be who I am, but now I can say that I get into a studio and I know what I’m going to do,” she explained in an interview in The world.

I am fulfilling my dreams and I think I’m on my way to becoming who I want to be,” he admitted in this same medium. The Latin and urban artist is willing to experiment to achieve global success and, for the moment, he is achieving it, he has more than 44 million listeners on Spotify and 13 million subscribers on YouTube.

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Has made numerous collaborations with other artists such as Eladio Carrión, Bad Gyal, J Balvin, Quevedo, Daddy Yankee, Feid, Karol G, Sebastián Yatra or Bad Bunny. With the latter he launched on April 25 Fortune tellerthe focus track of his next work The Black Panther. Too a reaped multiple triumphs with his songs, among which stand out: Goddess, Skirt, Curiosity, couple of the year either English beach.

In his music, which navigate between reggaeton and rapwe find clear influences from Puerto Rican hip hop such as Daddy Yankee and Calderón, as well as commercially successful rappers such as Jay-Z and Drake.

 
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