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|Birth name||José Ariel Camacho Barraza|
|Also known as||
July 8, 1992|
Guamúchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Died||February 25, 2015
Angostura, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Labels||JG MUSIC (2013–2014)
DEL Records (2014–2015)
|Associated acts||Los Plebes del Rancho|
José Ariel Camacho Barraza (July 8, 1992 – February 25, 2015) was a Mexican musician and singer-songwriter. He predominantly performed regional Mexican music, mainly corridos. He was the lead singer and lead guitarist of his group, Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho. In 2013 Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho signed to JG Records where they frequently played in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. In 2014 they signed with DEL Records, which allowed them to play their music in the United States.
Life and career
Ariel Camacho was born to Benito Camacho and Reynalda Barraza on July 8, 1992 in Guamuchil, Sinaloa. By age 7, he began playing the guitar and singing by age 12. He became known as "La Tuyia" due to a childhood nickname given to him by his grandfather because his guitar was much bigger than him. When he was in middle school, he met César Iván Sánchez, who played guitar and did back up vocals. Camacho later sought to expand his group and found a tuba player, Omar Burgos. His first concert was held in Tijuana, in which he played for more than 40,000 people. He quickly became known for his expressive way of playing the Requinto also known as a twelve-string guitar. Ariel’s preferred brand of guitar was the Takamine. He would play a P3DC-12 guitar. He decided to form a band in the beginning of 2013. His band Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho consisted of "El Tigre", Cesar Sánchez who did rhythm guitar and backing vocals and “El Cenizo” Omar Burgos who played the sousaphone tuba. Camacho was the lead singer and played lead guitar in the band. His band quickly became known due to their outdated combination of standard guitar, 12-string guitar, and sousaphone tuba. Among their most successful songs were "Hablemos", "Te Metiste", "El Karma" and "Rey de Corazones". He was later nicknamed "El Rey de Corazónes" after releasing "Rey de Corazones" a song that quickly made his group known through social media. Camacho was praised for maintaining a classical element in his regional music by paying attention to the songwriters who had come before him such as Miguel y Miguel, Camacho's favorite artists. He was also a frequent collaborator with other corrido singers, including Grupo Fernandez, Grupo Marca Registrada, Los Traviezoz de la Zierra and Regulo Caro.
Camacho died in a car accident on February 25, 2015 while returning from a performance at a music festival, Carnaval de Mocorito. The accident reportedly occurred at two in the morning on highway Angostura- La Reforma. Camacho was killed on impact. He was 22 at the time.
Following his death, his group's song "El Karma" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in March and the album hit the top five of the Latin albums chart. Shortly after his death, Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho changed their name to Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho to tribute Camacho. The band continues to make albums in honor of Camacho, like "Recuerden Mi Estilo", alongside Camacho's father, Benito Camacho. Each year on the 25th of February in memory of Camacho, his band, family members, fans, and other artists come together at his grave to commemorate him. Ariel is now known by many as "El Rey del Requinto", "El Mentado", "Rey de Corazones" and "La Tuyia."
- Vivo Por Mi Música (2012)
- En Estudio Con Tuba (2013)
- El Rey de Corazones (2013)
- El Karma (2014)
- Hablemos (2015)
- Recuerden Mí Estilo (2016)
In Spanish: Ariel Camacho para niños
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