Confidently owning a cross-section of cultures and genres, A.CHAL carved out his own lane as an international force by the start of 2018. At the top of the year, Google Play Music touted him among “Latin Artists to Watch for 2018,” and Pandora also included him on its “Latin Artists to Watch 2018.” 2017 saw his star dramatically rise. Zane Lowe personally premiered the original “Love N Hennessy” as his Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record.” It landed on Amazon’s “Best Songs of 2017” and Remezcla’s “Best Latin Songs of 2017.” Additionally, the 2017 mixtape ON GAZ claimed a spot on Pigeons & Planes’ “Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)” and on Redbull’s “21 Albums that made us feel something.” Early on, the fashion world sought him out as a tastemaker as he appeared in capsule collections such as FRAME Denim x Ben Gorham Men and Stussy x Mr. Porter. Inking a partnership with Epic Records and releasing “Love Hennessy” (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam], he’s angling towards superstardom now.

Born in Peru and raised in Queens, he’s always been keyed in to an inclusive mindset, thinking globally. He started rapping as soon as he could and made a splash with the debut EP, Ballroom Riots in 2013. Lowe first championed him in 2015 by debuting “Round Whippin.” Next up, his first full-length Welcome to GAZI notched over 36 million streams, secured a spot for him on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s summer tour, and rounded out the year on Pigeons & Planes “Best Albums of 2016.”