This week, Miguel Angel Rivera Rodríguez — better known as Miky Woodz — joins the group of urban singers who were established within the genre in 2019 and slowly started to build their own path on Billboard charts.
Looking at his history, Woodz has three Top 10 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart with The OG, Climate Change (with Bryant Myers) and The OG Week, sets that also entered the Top Latin Albums chart and peaked at No. 6, 20 and 17, respectively.
Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Woodz began his career in the reggaeton and Latin trap in the mid-2010s by collaborating with artists such as Farruko, Benny Benni, and Juhn. “I’m a basketball player and I always listened to urban songs to practice,” Woodz tells Billboard. “When I moved to the United States to study I discovered more about music and started writing songs.”
Woodz, who is currently signed to Gold2 Latin Music, has a musical style similar to Anuel AA and Bad Bunny’s rhythm when they were kicking off their careers. In fact, his lyrics are extremely explicit and his collaboration with Bad Bunny, “Estamos Claro” defines what is his essence as an artist. His latest single, “Pinky Ring” with J Balvin has over 36 million views in 2 months.
Below, learn more about this week’s Latin artist on the rise.
Name: Miky Woodz
Country: Puerto Rico
Major accomplishment: “Scoring three albums on the Billboard charts is huge, but to be able to perform at important venues and see my family with me it is my major accomplishment.”
Recommended song: “Antes De Morirme.” “This song helps me to move on and leave bad feelings aside. It also helps other people to be who they want to be, because life is only one and you have to enjoy it.”
What’s next: “More music, a new album is coming in 2020.” Also, the singer is up for three awards at the 2020 Premios Tu Música Urbanos Awards, which will be held in his native Puerto Rico.