RADAR Spain Returns With 6 Artists Shaping the Country’s Hottest Music Trends

Since its launch in 2020, RADAR has served as Spotify’s program to spotlight rising talent from around the world, supporting emerging artists on their journeys to global stardom. Now we’re launching our fifth edition of RADAR Spain, featuring Mushkaa, Charlie USG, Luis Cortés, pablopablo, shego, and Samuraï.

These six artists reflect the rich tapestry of sounds taking the country by storm, from the rise of urban music in Catalan to the fusion of flamenco, soul, and R&B. And as part of the program, they will all receive Spotify support through a dedicated playlist, special editorial placement, and personalized marketing plans.

Across the previous editions of the program, 35 Spanish artists have used RADAR as a springboard to raise their profiles and connect with new fans across the globe. Take reggaeton star Quevedo: After being named one of Spotify’s RADAR Global artists in 2022, the singer dropped his collaboration with Bizarrap, “Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” and went on to become the most-listened-to homegrown artist in Spain in 2022 and 2023.

The RADAR Spain class of 2023 is also riding a wave of momentum. One featured artist, singer-songwriter-producer SAIKO, has seen his monthly listeners grow by a cool 600%. Similarly, pop performer Marta Santos has boosted her monthly listeners by more than 120%, while singer Queralt Lahoz has seen a 90% spike.

This new class of rising stars is now ready to make their mark and showcase the innovation and experimentation that has long defined Spanish music. Keep reading to find out why these artists have fans buzzing.


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Just a few years into her professional music career, Mushkaa sits at the forefront of the Catalan urban music scene. With a distinct urban/pop sound, the artist is helping take music in the Catalan language beyond its traditional geographic borders.

Charlie USG

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Charlie USG got his start performing covers of popular Spanish songs on the streets of Madrid. In 2022, he released his first original song, “Gran Vía 82,” in honor of the corner where he developed his first fan base. Today, the singer-songwriter combines classic rock elements with contemporary pop sounds.

Luis Cortés

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Luis Cortés’ gypsy and African ancestry helped shape his diverse musical palette, with the musician blending flamenco, soul, and R&B into one unique sound. He recently dropped three new singles: “Sin Ti, Sin Mí,” “Mama,” and “ME DUELE QUERERTE.”


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After getting his start as a producer and composer, pablopablo burst onto Spain’s indie music scene in 2022. Since then, the artist has collaborated with Spanish pop star C. Tangana on several releases, including “Estrecho / Alvarado (feat pablopablo).”


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The Madrid-based rock band shego dabbles in rock, pop, punk, and electronica. Currently working on its second studio album, the female-fronted group has been steadily climbing the ranks of Spanish indie rock.


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Samuraï takes us back to the punk-pop sounds of the 2000s. The artist mixes alternative pop, electronic, and urban sounds, fusing her passion for video games with her music in a fresh, vibrant way.

Stream our RADAR España playlist to discover more emerging Spanish artists.