Latin Singer Ivan Cornejo Goes Viral


As stunning lights shone throughout the stage, singer Ivan Cornejo sang beautifully to his fans whose smiles beamed and eyes looked delighted. Once Ivan started singing “J.”, the fans felt as if they were on an emotional rollercoaster ranging from happy to sad.

Through his music, the California-born Cornejo focuses on how he feels in his romantic relationships. These lines from his song “No Me Quise Ir” [“I Didn’t Want to Leave”] are highly relatable because it brings out emotions of past experiences with heartbreak: “Sé que te va a doler mirándome por todos lados en vez de en tus brazos. Otras manos ya me están amando” [“I know it’s going to hurt you looking at me everywhere instead of in your arms. Other hands are already loving me.”]

Cornejo taught himself how to play the guitar at age seven and began his musical career at 14 when he posted on TikTok instrumental covers of his favorite songs. After being discovered by Andres Garcia, President of Manzana Record, Cornejo released his own singles on YouTube and Spotify. His single “Esta Danada” went viral and ranked at number 7 on Hot Latin songs. This eighteen-year-old has more than five million listeners on Spotify and 57.7k subscribers on YouTube.