When Cardi B posts a video dancing to your music on Instagram you know you've made it. "I'm grateful for her listening to my music and sharing it," 26-year-old Argentinian songwriter, singer, dancer, and rapper Nathy Peluso told Billboard when she saw the post. "It's a beautiful sign that music has no borders. She's a big inspiration for me."
Peluso, who released her second album, Calambre ("Shock" in Spanish), in October 2020, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to Spain when she was 9. After the international success of the album, Nathy kicked off 2021 with a Latin Grammy nomination for best new artist and performed her single "Delito" on American TV — don't miss her live performance on Stephen Colbert!
Just like her accent, her debut album is a glorious mix of so many Latin influences that it is impossible to put her in just one genre box. Here, the Argentinian and Spanish artist gets real about her mom's favorite dish, being a bolero fan, and more!
What album or artist do you have on repeat right now?
What's your most meaningful tattoo?
I have so many! But I don't like them and I'd like to have them removed.
What is the app you spend the most time on?
What's your favorite form of self-care?
Eating something good and listening to a good record.
What's your most-used emoji?
What's your favorite thing in your closet right now?
What's your favorite way to wind down at the end of the day?
What's the last series you watched and loved?
What is a family dish that makes you happy?
My mamá's canelones.
A book or movie that changed your perspective on something?
I loved Life Is Beautiful.