One of today’s current trending artists is Naomi Ramírez – better known as RaiNao. She quickly jumped on everyone’s radar after being featured on Bad Bunny’s Instagram stories.
The emerging Puerto Rican singer-songwriter was invited to perform during Bad Bunny’s sold-out concerts at El Choli last weekend. With this newfound exposure, it’s no doubt that RaiNao is becoming one of this year’s up-and-coming artists to look out for — and rightly so.
“My music speaks for me y por todas nosotras. I am very happy to express what we feel as we feel it. [I am] happy to write what I feel like writing from my ideas and experiences, which are also the experiences of many,” she posted on Instagram after the performance in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
She continued: “[I’m] happy that after a long road we can perreal y grital un reggaeton bien jayás. Acho Benito, thank you for your acts of love since always, for uniting PR with art, for last night’s synchronicity, for transforming the stage into a place of support and awareness, and for taking firm steps for the industry and the world to change for the better.”
Before the pleasant concert surprise appearance, RaiNao released her latest single, “Fuega,” which blends in her hard-hitting flow with reggaeton. With musical studies at the Libre de Música school in San Juan under her belt, she appears to be more than ready to implement what she’s academically learned into her musical career.
RaiNao’s passion for music began when she was in her teenage years. As she once recalled, it was the time when she was preparing to be admitted to the Libre de Música de San Juan school.
“I’ve learned so much from music and love so many genres like soul, jazz, rap, timba, reggaeton, that I can’t fit my music in only one style or proposal,” the artist said. “I’m creating and building from my ideas… My music criterion and knowledge, and my love for diversity. It’s that simple. I fell in love with urban music, and I’m looking forward to elevating and changing that genre’s color.”
Well, she’s already changing it – and quickly!
It’s great to see a female artist thrive in a male-dominated reggaeton and urban industry.
It’s even more thrilling to see this blossom from Bad Bunny’s summer playlist. During a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, he mentioned: “I’ve had RaiNao, a Puerto Rican artist who’s just getting started, on repeat all summer.”
Who would’ve thought she’d be performing next to him so soon?
Watch the visualizer for “Fuega” below.