New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Gerardo Ortiz
Official Website) - Just last Tuesday, Gerardo Ortiz's Sony Music
debut Ni Hoy Ni Maņana was released in physical and digital formats. And literally overnight, the album shot to No. 1 on iTunes' Regional Mexican sales chart, and No. 2 on the Latin chart. And now, the multiplatform dominance of Gerardo Ortiz
has been confirmed. He's the fastest-selling new artist of 2010, with Ni Hoy Ni Maņana debuting at No. 5 on the Latin Albums chart, and at No. 3 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart. What a way to make an entrance!
It's easy to wonder - what's so special about Gerardo Ortiz's music? What makes this guy, born in L.A. and raised in Sinaloa, so gifted? Why has he gone from local sensation to international corrido idol in just seven months?
The reasons are simple - his thundering arrangements and cinematic lyrics represent something new. And his hunky look and wardrobe have made him an influential style idol as well.
Millions have flocked to YouTube to see what this amazing young guy can do. Several artists have already lined up to collaborate with him, including La Banda El Recodo, who invited him to appear in their most recent music video.
Not only does Gerardo Ortiz have a voice, looks and charisma, he also possesses a deep and abiding artistic vision. A thoughtful and instinctive composer, he's written songs recorded by such artists as La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Banda MS and Lupillo Rivera.
Ni Hoy Ni Maņana includes Gerardo Ortiz's two current hits, both of which he wrote: "En Preparacion" and "A La Moda."
In the coming months, Gerado Ortiz will continue his promotional appearances, and will embark on a concert tour through Mexico and the U.S.