Latin superstars Mau y Ricky have released their new single “Mal Acostumbrao.” The Venezuelan brothers take over dating spots like a skate park and basketball courts with young Latin revelation Maria Becerra. In the music video, the three singers capture the feelings of starting to fall in love with someone.
“Mal Acostumbrao” is Mau y Ricky’s first new single since the start of their new era with “3 de La Mañana” in June. They previously collaborated with Sebastián Yatra and Mora. Now they teamed up with Maria Becerra, who is the most-streamed artist in Argentina. Always innovating, Mau y Ricky blended Latin urban music with influences of ‘80s pop music. Their sweet love song has a street edge to it that’s embodied in the feel good music video. Mau y Ricky and Maria Becerra visit popular dating spots in Miami like a skate park, basketball courts, and a golf course to have a good time. Powerful visual effects like butterflies flying in reverse and bubbles floating around the artists are symbolic of the feelings behind falling in love. Mau y Ricky worked with their trusted production company WEOWNTHECITY and directors Richard Mountainous and Santiago Lafee.
“We wanted to work with Maria for a long time and it was very funny because on the day of our session, she was supposed to arrive the day before, but her flight was delayed and we were not going to be able to do it. Then our flight out of Argentina was delayed, so our schedules had some overlap. She arrived around 2 in the afternoon and had to leave around 6, so we had like four hours to write the whole song and record it. We have been closely following the music movement happening in Argentina, and to be able to do the song with the Big One, to see how he works, was incredible. The truth is we had the best time. We’re sure that this is the first of many things that we’ll do together. Maria had the best attitude shooting the music video with us. There were long recording days and she was up for everything that we wanted to do. We really hope that people like this song that talks about starting to fall in love with a person that drives you crazy” expressed Mau y Ricky.
Mau y Ricky are finalists for Latin Pop Duo/Group of the Year for the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Mau y Ricky have become international superstars, serving as coaches on La Voz Argentina. In Argentina, Mau y Rickysold out three concerts at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. They added a fourth concert on Sept. 6 that is close to selling out. After selling out Cordoba’s Quality Espacio on Sept. 11, they added a second concert for the same day. Their Sept. 10 concert in the Metropolitano Rosario is close to selling out as well. Previously they served as coaches on La Voz Kids in Mexico, giving their expertise as stars to the new generation of artists.
Last year Mau y Ricky continued to push the boundaries of Latin pop and urban music with the release of their groundbreaking second album rifresh, which received millions of streams around the world. Lead single “PAPÁS” achieved Platinum certifications in the U.S. and Latin America. The song went viral on TikTok with over 400 million views thanks to the #PAPÁSChallenge like the singles that followed, “La Grosera” and “OUCH.”
As artists and songwriters their hits are heard around the world. They co-wrote “Sin Pijama” with Becky G and Natti Natasha, which was certified 13-times Diamond in the U.S. Mau y Ricky’s debut album, Para Aventuras y Curiosidades, has been streamed over 4 billion times across all digital platforms and certified double-Platinum in the U.S. The album features hits like the 4-times Diamond “Desconocidos” and the 3-times Diamond “La Boca.”
Mau y Ricky maintains a strong social media presence thanks to their engagement with fans. They have 6.3 million followers on Instagram and more than 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Their music videos have over 2 billion views on YouTube.
Maria Becerra has over 23 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Across all the music videos on her YouTube channel, she has over 765 million views.