Published on August 14th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Trinidad Cardona On Recording “Love Me Back,” His Next Single, Def Jam, Career Goals & More

The odyssey of Trinidad Cardona began with the futuristic R&B single “Jennifer” in 2017. The viral hit scored over 12 million streams and over 53 million YouTube views. Its success led to his 2018 single “Dinero,” an ode to toxic romances with its Miami-flavored rumba horns and driving beat. The track revived phoenix-like in 2021, as a #1 TikTok Viral chart sensation with over 65 million streams.

As a newly-minted Def Jam artist in 2022, the back-to-back global successes of “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)” — which launched the official soundtrack to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 — and follow-up “Love Me Back” have secured the artist his hard-won position on the front line. Trinidad Cardona’s debut album is on the horizon, yet even without that release, he has billions of streams to speak of. “Love Me Back,” as recorded in both English and Spanish, has over 3 billion streams on TikTok alone.

On August 10, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Trinidad Cardona via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond “Love Me Back,” we spoke about his next single, career plans beyond music, hobbies and Def Jam. More on Cardona and his upcoming album can be found here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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