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7 things you didn’t know about Peso Pluma

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  • 7 Peso Pluma facts that may surprise you.
  • How the Mexican singer got his start.
  • The secret behind his fame.

In the music industry, youth sometimes rises as an unstoppable force, and Peso Pluma is a clear example of this. Here are some facts you didn’t know about the popular artist.

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Peso Pluma’s rapid rise to fame has led him to top the Spotify Top 50 charts for weeks, proving that his music has won the hearts of thousands of listeners.

From his early years, he showed a passionate love for music — a fire that burned intensely from his childhood.

At a young age, his artistic potential was already evident, foretelling a career full of achievements and recognition.

His natural talent and tireless dedication have catapulted him to the top of the contemporary music scene and have established him as one of the most famous Mexican singers today.

Peso Pluma facts: How he got his nickname

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1. One of the things you didn’t know about Peso Pluma is that he was born on June 15, 1999, in Zapopan, Jalisco and his real name is Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija.

Thanks to his success, he has become one of the most popular artists in both Mexico and the United States.

2. The stage name Peso Pluma came about when, as a young man, he attended an event where Mexican boxer Marco Antonio Barrera was present.

From that moment, due to his slight build, the singer has stated that he decided to take that nickname, which is now how he is known around the world.

Is he a fan of narcotraffickers?

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3. Many of Peso Pluma’s songs revolve around the theme of drug trafficking, touching on topics like weapons, money, women and drugs.

In the song «El Azul», with Junior H, he references Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

4. Speaking of Peso Pluma’s hits, he released his first album Disco en Vivo, in 2020.

His debut album includes songs like «Jerarquía de Nivel», «El AK» and many others that have now gained international fame.

Was Peso Pluma a footballer?

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5. One of the most intersting Peso Pluma facts is that Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija once dreamt of becoming professional football player, and he came close to achieving this.

He played for a team that won many awards and trophies. His favorite team is Chivas de Guadalajara.

6. Another thing you probably didn’t know is where the singer worked before becoming an international star.

Before becoming famous, he worked as a waiter at an Italian restaurant in New York. In addition, he worked in construction during his stay in Los Angeles.

The song that launched his career

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7. Peso Pluma’s success on streaming platforms like Spotify hasn’t been the result of chance but of the hard work and dedication he has invested in his art.

Each song is a genuine expression of his emotions and experiences, allowing him to connect with his fans on a deeper level.

Like most artists, one song catapulted Peso Pluma to superstardom. It’s the song titled «El Belicón,» dedicated to the group led by Sinaloa.

The song became so popular that it led to him performing a tribute to the leader of that group, according to Blog Joinnus.

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