Carin León and his longtime manager Javier “El Tamarindo” González, CEO and founder of independent regional Mexican label Tamarindo Rekordsz, have mutually agreed to part ways, the pair tells Billboard.
After five years together, González officially announced the end of his professional relationship with his artist and business partner on Wednesday (Dec. 14).
“Carin is an exceptional artist with great versatility and an impressive voice,” González said in a press statement. “It was an honor to have been part of his project. I know he will continue to grow and I will continue to be a fan of his music. For a long time, we shared the same vision regarding the decisions of the project, but now we have agreed to end our collaboration in order to continue flying each on their own. Carin will continue to succeed and I will always be a part of his successes.”
The regional Mexican artist, born Óscar Armando Díaz de León Huez, signed to Tamarindo Rekordsz in 2018 after being the lead vocalist of norteño act Grupo Arranke for four years. He found quick success, scoring his first entry on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay chart in 2019 with “Me La Aventé” before going on to collect eight top 10 hits, two of which reached No. 1 (“El Tóxico” with Grupo Firme in 2021 and “Ojos Cerrados” featuring Banda MS in March). In November, he nabbed his first Latin Grammy for best regional Mexican song with the Matisse-assisted “Como Lo Hice Yo.”
“I personally think that being independent is the best thing that can happen to any artist because it means developing your art in the freest way possible and not depending on many things,” León, who hopes to expand his independence with the launch of his own label, previously told Billboard.
León and Tamarindo will still fulfill the commitments already established and scheduled for 2023, according to the statement.
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