Founded in 2009 and based in Los Angeles, DEL Records has been home to Mexican music titans such as Gerardo Ortiz and Ariel Camacho Y Los Plebes del Rancho. Now, with a new crop of artists including Eslabon Armado, Lenin Ramírez, Los Del Limit and T3R Elemento, DEL has cemented its stronghold on the genre. Eslabon Armado’s “Ella Baila Sola” with Peso Pluma instantly became a hit and broke a number of records when it was released earlier this year. On the Hot 100, it peaked at No. 4, making it the first Mexican music song to enter the top 10 on the chart. In May, the Mexican-American group, led by singer-songwriter Pedro Tovar, also scored its sixth No. 1 album on the Regional Mexican Albums chart with Desvelado, which additionally peaked at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums tally (dated May 13). According to the company, DEL Records does not have partnerships with any major labels.
Other notable artists: Ulices Chaidez, Panchito Arredondo, Cheli Madrid