About this Artist
In just a few years' time, Omar Apollo has gone from teenage strummer to one of the most hotly-tipped R&B artist of his generation. The Indiana- raised Mexican- American singer-songwriter picked up a guitar at the age of 11 and never looked back. His success began when he had 3,000 followers on SoundCloud and his friend paid him $30 to upload his music to streaming services. His single “Ugotme” quickly gained traction and to date has accumulated over 30 million streams in the US across all platforms.
After two back-to-back sold-out headlining tours, memorable festival appearances at Camp Flog Gnaw and Lollapalooza, and a network television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the now 23-year-old Apollo has transitioned from the freeform D.I.Y. creativity of those beloved earlier records towards a more focused development of his sound. He’s making deeper connections between his music and his Latin roots while laboring over each song in ways he never would’ve before. Part redefinition, part enhancement, the autobiographical new material he’s been working on for his upcoming projects promises to bring him to another level in his career.