Marshmello and Manuel Turizo press photo via Apple
Photo by Gabo Bucheli

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo released an adorable music video for their “El Merengue” single

Marshmello is a famously masked Grammy-nominated artist, inventive DJ, and record producer. Manuel Turizo is a young, top-charting Latin artist, composer, and phenomenon from Cordoba, Colombia. Not too long ago, they released an adorable music video for their “El Merengue” single, which pays homage to the merengue electrónico music from the early 2000s.

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo – “El Merengue” video

The official video, directed by Chadrick Preuss and Sandeep Vadlamudi, showcases Manuel Turizo reminiscing about his ex-girlfriend just before spotting her in the crowd of a nightclub. With some liquid confidence, Turizo acts on impulse to approach her and the two ex-flames dance together in a haze over the smooth electronic merengue beat — or is it all a dream? When the night closes, Turizo is consumed by emotion, but his friend Marshmello consoles him, and the two head out.

The video scenes detail Turizo’s “El Merengue” lyrics composed by Manuel Turizo, Marshmello, Edgar Barrera, Julián Turizo, Miguel Andres Martinez Perea, Carolina Isabel Colón Juarbe, Nicolas Jose Cotton, and Juan Diego Medina Vélez. The song was produced by Marshmello, Nico Cotton, Slow Mike, and Edgar Barrera.

The collaboration also follows Marshmello’s sensational release, “Numb,” featuring Khalid, which peaked at number three on Billboard’s US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. “Numb” was later nominated as the Song Of The Summer at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

Manuel Turizo and Marshmello

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo press photo

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo revealed their mega collaboration in the heart of New York City’s bustling Times Square last Friday (February 24th) when one of the most recognizable heads in music, the Marshmello helmet, appeared on the subway and in the busy city streets. When the clock struck 5 pm ET, the iconic helmet was lifted to reveal Manuel Turizo. The fans mobbed the Colombian heartthrob causing pandemonium and excitement as the duo, remotely on IG Live and in-person, announced the brand new single highlighted across seven surrounding Billboards.

That evening, Marshmello continued teasing his current wave of Spanish music collaborations during his EDC Mexico headline set in Mexico City. He debuted another unreleased track featuring Mexican artists, Fuerza Regida and Peso Pluma. The fans are left to speculate after Marshmello recently revealed that he’s “Working on myself…and a new album…” via his Instagram.

“La Bachata” – MTZ Manuel Turizo | Official Video

The release of “El Merengue” follows Manuel Turizo’s worldwide hit single, “La Bachata,” which has proven to be a hit by entering the following Billboard charts: Billboard Hot 100 chart for 21 weeks (#67 peak position), Billboard Global 200 for 33 weeks (#6 peak position), Hot Latin Songs for 34 weeks (#5 peak position), Tropical Airplay for 10 weeks at number one (remained on the chart for 40 weeks), and Latin Airplay for 1 week at number one (remained on the chart for 38 weeks). Also, the song was in Spotify’s Top 50 for 31 weeks (peaking at number three) with over 969M audio streams and 403M views. This week, Turizo has two songs on Billboard’s top 10 Latin Airplay chart, which featured “La Bachata” at number two and “Éxtasis” at number eight.

Manuel Turizo and Marshmello

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo press photo via Apple
Photo by Gabo Bucheli

Marshmello’s star continues to rise as he breaks boundaries across the industry with chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Khalid, Logic, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and many more.

To date, Marshmello has clocked a staggering 13 billion streams across Spotify alone. With over 42 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s one of the world’s top 50 most streamed artists on Spotify and the third-most-subscribed artist on YouTube. Featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” issue, Marshmello has proved to not only be an innovative producer but a forward-thinking businessman with his own brand of chocolate-filled marshmallows (“Stuffed Puffs”).

In 2022, Marshmello was nominated for a Grammy in the best dance/electronic album category. In addition to his latest releases, Marshmello teamed up with ESPN’s Monday Night Football to remix the iconic “Heavy Action” theme song and was named the music curator for the 2022-2023 NFL Season. His cooking show, Cooking With Marshmello, relaunched for a second season last month after the first season brought in a global audience of over 250 million fans. Marshmello also recently became the first artist ever to collaborate with Coca-Cola and co-create a limited-edition flavor.

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo press photo via Apple
Photo by Gabo Bucheli

Manuel Turizo Zapata is the most successful young-urban music sensation in recent years. His musical career took off in 2018 after the release of the single, “Culpables” (555 million views on YouTube). He has received 4X platinum, gold, and diamond certifications from Sony Music, thanks to hits such as “Esperandote,” “Una lady como tu,” “Dejala que vuelva” and “Besame.” He has been nominated for several musical awards such as the Latin American Music Awards (2018), Premios Juventud (2019), Premio Lo Nuestro (2020), and Premios Tu Música Urbano (2020). Worth mentioning, Manuel Turizo stands out as one of the few non-Puerto Rican artists in the list of nominees.

His first studio album, AND, was released on August 23rd, 2019, under the roof of La Industria INC, part of Sony Music Latin. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, his single, “Love me while you can” (“Quiéreme Mientras se pueda”) went viral. In 2022, he released his second studio album, “Dopamina,” which features musical collaborations with artists such as Wisin y Yandel, Will I Am, and Maluma, and its release coincided with the interpreter’s announcement of a concert tour across the United States.

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo – “El Merengue” single

Marshmello and Manuel Turizo - “El Merengue” cover

We recommend adding Marshmello’s and Manuel Turizo’s “El Merengue” single to your favorite electronic merengue playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link, we’ll collect a share of sales or other compensation.