Regional Mexican music star Carín León's label Socios Music teams with Virgin and Island

Regional Mexican music star Carín León's label Socios Music teams with Virgin and Island

Regional Mexican music star Carín León’s label Socios Music has partnered with Virgin Music Group and Island Records to release new music.

León has amassed millions of streams, including for the Latin Grammy-winning song Como Lo Hice Yo, as well as a string of hits like Ni Me Debes, Ni Te Debo, Te Lo Agradezco, No Es Por Acá, and more.

The new partnership’s first release, León’s Boca Chueca Vol. 1 album, debuted on May 30. It secured León’s highest first-week performance to date, debuting at No.5 on the US Regional Mexican Albums chart and No.8 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

“Carín León has established himself as one of the most exciting and creative artists in the world today,” said JT Myers and Nat Pastor, Co-CEOs of Virgin Music Group. “He has also assembled around him a world-class team and together we are already building upon the amazing work they’ve done throughout Carín’s incredible career.”

“Carín León is a true outlier,” said Justin Eshak and Imran Majid, co-CEOs of Island Records. “He transcends not only stylistic and sonic boundaries, but also cultural boundaries. We’re thrilled to work with Carín and manager Jorge Juarez via this new partnership with Virgin Music Group and Socios Music. There’s no limit to what we can accomplish together.”

Boca Chueca Vol. 1 features 19 songs and in a variety of genres, incorporating rock, country and pop. It features collaborations with Kane Brown, Leon Bridges, Pepe Aguilar, Bolela and Panteón Rococó. 

“We are proud to have assembled an incredibly collaborative team at both Virgin Music Group and Island Records to work alongside us to take Carín’s career to even greater heights,” said Jorge Juarez, Leon’s manager and business partner at Socios Music. “We are already seeing huge benefits from this new partnership and are excited for the future.”

León has performed at both Coachella and Stagecoach. He recently opened for the Rolling Stones and made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

In November of 2023, he was signed to an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.

PHOTO: (L-R) Justin Eshak, Co-CEO (Island Records), Nat Pastor, co-CEO (Virgin Music Group), Carín León (artist), Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO (Universal Music Group), Jorge Juarez (Socios Music), Imran Majid, co-CEO (Island Records), Victor Gonzalez, president of Latin (Virgin Music Group) (credit: Jordan Strauss)


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