Costa Rican urban/pop artist JP Castillo has released his newest single – “Jugar Al Amor” – and it has already reached over one million views on YouTube.
Latin urban and reggaeton music are usually dominated by artists from Puerto Rico and Colombia. JP’s Costa Rican roots give him a fresh perspective and the opportunity to reach newer, younger audiences who also share his immigrant past.
For JP, his earliest musical influences came within his own family. His father is a professional drummer and his mother is a professional singer who toured and recorded with Joan Sebastian and Celia Cruz. In 2012, JP had the opportunity to perform and tour worldwide with one of the most recognizable American musical families – The Jacksons. After touring several years with The Jacksons and with superstar Jennifer Lopez, JP decided the time had arrived to explore his own artistry, and in 2016, he released his first single “Tu Ausencia.”
2018 was JP’s breakout year as a solo artist. He released the single “Reemplazo,” which has reached over 2 million views on YouTube, and he worked with Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee on the Latin version for “Made For Now.” To top it off, he opened for popular artists Bad Bunny and Los Alkilados during their tour stops in Costa Rica. To kick off 2019, JP joined The Jacksons once again for a world tour, and he is now promoting the release of his own “Jugar Al Amor.”