With statistics that most artists can only dream of – 780+ million views on YouTube, 2.85+ million YouTube subscribers, 15+ million likes on Facebook and 4.9+ million Twitter followers – and a string of awards and number 1 hits, Mexican brother and sister duo Jesse & Joy have set their sights on the UK.
In the ten years since the Huerta-Uecke siblings started recording together they’ve released four albums, sold out tours throughout the Americas, received five Latin Grammys and a US Grammy nomination. Now Jesse & Joy are cueing up their first official release in the UK – ‘Echoes of Love/ Ecos de Amor’. This new double-sided-double-language single will feature both the English translation and the original Spanish version of the song. Since its release in August ‘Ecos de Amor’ has amassed 32 million streams and 66 million views of the official video (on YouTube alone). Jesse & Joy have now recorded the English version – Echoes Of Love – and will be releasing it in the UK on July 22nd 2016 coupled with the original version. Produced by Jesse and Fraser T Smith (Adele, Sam Smith, CeeLo Green, Ellie Goulding) the record blends pop, folk, Latin rhythms and Joy’s powerhouse vocals on this heart-breaking ballad.
Jesse & Joy’s 2012 album ‘¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?’ (Who Keeps The Dog?) – their third studio album – is certified 3x platinum in Mexico and is also platinum in the US, Argentina and Chile. Their single ‘Corre’ from the record has had over 400 million views on YouTube alone and topped radio charts. The duo’s 2015 album – produced by Fraser T Smith and Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison, Shawn Mendes) – ‘Un Besito Mas’ (One More Kiss) debuted at number 1 across Latin American and on the US Latin Chart. Recent single ‘No Soy Una De Esas’ reached number 1 in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile as well as dominating the charts in other Latin American countries.
Along with their off-the-scale success in Latin America, the duo have also been rapidly growing a fan base across the US having sold-out shows in Miami, NYC, San Diego, Las Vegas, Houston and L.A. Jesse & Joy made their SXSW debut in Austin TX this year performing at Spotify House alongside CHVRCHES, Kacey Musgraves, Miguel and Lukas Graham.
For Jesse & Joy their music is also a tool to promote peace and non-violence throughout Latin American communities. Their efforts were recently recognised by Yoko Ono’s Non-Violence Project Foundation and they were awarded The Voice of Peace accolade in celebration of the organisation’s 30th anniversary.
The pop duo is truly exceptional. Joy’s extraordinary and unique voice, Jesse’s outstanding musical talent and their joint ability to compose such passionate arrangements combine to create heartfelt stories in the form of music.