LOS 2 CARNALES

Brothers Poncho Jr and Imanol Quezada have been performing for more than 10 years now, playing in buses and markets and at local parties in their native Coahuila, Mexico. But it wasn’t until last year that Los Dos Carnales got their big break.

The norteño group, comprised of the Quezada brothers as lead singers, Kevin Marquez and Armando Hernandez, were signed to regional Mexican label AfinArte last year, after being “discovered” by El Fantasma (also signed to AfinArte) who reached out to them in 2018 to collaborate.

“[El Fantasma] sent as a message on Instagram but we thought it was a fake account or something like that,” Poncho tells Billboard. “We responded and didn’t hear back from him for a while and I thought, ‘Oh well, this isn’t happening anymore.’ Then he wrote back and said he wanted to record our corrido ‘El Fue Arturo’ with us.”