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December 17, 2021 8:00 pm Phoenix Nightclub

Latin Artist on the Rise: Meet Ivan Cornejo, The Latest Teen to Top the Regional Mexican Charts

This month’s Latin Artist on the Rise is Ivan Cornejo, whose debut album “Alma Vacía” earned the 17-year-old his first top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.


When Ivan Cornejo was in middle school, he got his heart broken — an event that left him scarred and now fuels his inspiration for deep and dark lyrics that power his heartbreak tracks.

And it wasn’t that long ago that the Mexican-American singer-songwriter was in middle school: The 17-year-old recalls feeling the urge to write about “my situation” and began writing when he was just 13 years old. He already knew how to play the guitar, which he taught himself at age 8 by watching YouTube videos. The first song he learned to play was “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens.