Miami, FL. (June 28, 2019) – The Grammy® nominated Reggaeton duo RKM & Ken-Y, return with the premiere of their latest single and video TODAY for “Cuando Lo Olvides.” The duo is surprising fans with their new single and video, which will be featured in their fifth studio album to be released later this year.
Dubbed as Reggaeton’s most important romantic duo in Latin music history, RKM & Ken-Y are herald as being the first group to successfully merge mainstream pop music with Reggaeton rhythm and expose the style to a wide international audience. The Pina Records duo’s first single, “Down” from their debut album, “Masterpiece” (2006), reached # 1 on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart, spending 30 weeks on the chart. “Down” and “Igual Que Ayer” were recognized as Reggaeton’s “Song of the Year” during the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2007 and 2008. Since 2006, RKM & Ken-Y have scored seven Top 10 “Hot Latin Songs” singles on the Billboard charts. Their recent hits, “Zum Zum”, featuring Daddy Yankee and Arcangel and “Tonta”, featuring Natti Natasha have accumulated more than 500 million views combined on YouTube.
“Cuando Lo Olvides” features the grand performances of RKM & Ken-Y and sheds light on controversial topics such as LGBTQ pride and domestic abuse towards women.
The video depicts an unusual love story of two young women who are secretly in love and go beyond limits to be together. One of the main characters who is in a relationship, is mistreated by her boyfriend throughout the video. At the end, the female couple manage to beat the odds and are able to freely express their love for one another. Filmed in Venezuela, the video was directed by Nuno Gomez. The song was produced by Rafael Pina and written by Kenny Vasquez, Jose Nieves and Wally.
After working on solo projects in the last few years, RKM and Ken-Y reunited with Pina Records in 2017 to set the stage for world domination and reclaim their throne as Reggaeton’s ultimate and most successful romantic Latin duo in history.
The duo returns to the international music scene with the release of “Cuando Lo Olvides” and are set to make their first televised performance of the song at the upcoming Premios Juventud ceremony to be held on July 18th in Miami, FL.
About RKM & Ken-Y
Jose Nieves (RKM) and Kenny Vasquez (Ken-Y) joined forces in 2004 to form the Reggaeton duo RKM & Ken-Y. A few short years after their formation, the pair climbed the ranks to Reggaeton stardom, arriving in 2006 as one of the genre’s most important groups. Both originating from Gurabo, Puerto Rico, the pair got their start performing at local house parties and clubs, Ken-Y singing and RKM providing the group’s lyrics and rap flow. Notice by record producer Chencho led to their first recording contract, with Money Machine Records, a label owned by veteran Notty Play, whose label, though influential, lacked reach and means. Appearing on mixtapes and compilations, the duo caught the attention of Reggaeton MC Nicky Jam and producer/label owner Raphy Pina of Pina Records. The label switch to Pina Records proved very important in the group’s success, offering opportunities to work with artists like Don Omar, Nicky Jam, Polaco, and Lito. Their debut record, Masterpiece met great success and positive reviews. Nieves and Vasquez credit the success to their unique philosophy, “Our mission is to use our music to reach all kinds of people: young kids, adolescents, adults, rappers, Christians — everybody — and bring Reggaeton into areas of the world where it’s never been before.