Mariah Angeliq Talks Music Journey, and Thriving as a Woman in Reggaeton
In a recent interview with Billboard News, Mariah Angeliq opened up about her music journey, body positivity, and thriving as a woman in the male-dominated reggaeton industry. Growing up in Miami, Mariah‘s love for music was instilled by her mother, who named her after Mariah Carey. At the age of 9, Mariah realized her passion for performing and decided to pursue it.
Although she faced initial disapproval from her family, Mariah remained focused and met producer Nely “El Arma Secreta” at the age of 16, who inspired her to sing in Spanish. Mariah’s breakout single “Perreito” and chart-topping “EL MAKINON” with Karol G solidified her success in the industry.
Mariah’s latest single, “Ricota,” was inspired by the online criticism she faced regarding her weight. She addressed the body shaming comments in the song, emphasizing that society has a distorted perception of beauty. Instead, she chooses to focus on body positivity and self-love.
Navigating the male-dominated reggaeton industry, Mariah takes inspiration from Ivy Queen and relies on her “boss” energy to speak up for herself. She advises other women in the industry to have a voice and believe in themselves.
As Mariah embarks on her European tour this summer, she hopes to inspire her fans with her music and message of positivity. A possible U.S. tour may also be in the works.