This marks Chiquis first publishing deal, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
On Tuesday (June 25), Kathy Spanberger, president & chief operating officer, peermusic; Yvonne Drazan, vp, Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic, and Julio Bague, vp, Latin Division, East Coast & Puerto Rico announced that they have signed Chiquis to an exclusive global publishing agreement. The news comes almost three months after she and her management team, The Sixth House, signed a new deal with Fonovisa, the Regional Mexican division of Universal Music Group back in April.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Chiquis into the peermusic family. She’s already established herself as one of Latin music’s most powerful and promising new voices, and I can’t wait until the songs she’s writing and recording are ready to be shared with the world,” said Drazan.
“I am so excited and honored to officially be a part of the peermusic family,” said Chiquis. “Writing has gotten me through some very tough times in my life, it’s a form of therapy for me now. I love the process and thoroughly enjoy creating with amazing and talented people during the song camps at peermusic. Can’t wait to see and hear what the future holds!"
Ready to make her return with new music in 2019, Chiquis announced her single “Animate y Veras” drops June 28. A new album is also in the works, where peermusic already organized and held two songwriting camps for it, including one in Los Angeles and another in Miami. Each camp was two days long and featured six writers to collaborate with Chiquis, including both peermusic writers and non-peermusic writers. The camps have already produced one of the upcoming album’s singles.
The untitled album follows her debut studio album Ahora (2015) and her 2018 album Entre Botellas, which reached No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, making her the first woman to debut at the top of that chart since her late mother, Jenni Rivera, did in 2016.