Banda MS and Edén Muñoz triumph in the U.S. with “Hay que Hacer Dinero”
The song narrates the importance of earning money to sustain life and family
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The union of Banda MS and Edén Muñoz has been a major success in the United States. After the release of their joint song “Hay que Hacer Dinero” in April, the song is now nominated in the Regional/Audience category by Monitor Latino.
The song narrates the importance of earning money to sustain life and family, as well as the need to maintain the essence of friendship and personal relationships. In the music video, the artists appear playing poker, sporting convertibles and wearing elegant shirts and top hats.
"I don't think that money changed me, I gave him confidence and then he screwed me," they say in a portion of the song. In the chorus, they remember that “you have to make money, first things first and then we'll see. This is the life we deserve, no less is accepted.” The music video has been a great success, and has more than 5 million views on YouTube.
Edén Muñoz, former front man of Calibre 50, maintains a great friendship with the Banda MS. The Sinaloan invited the group to perform with him in the U.S., Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Muñoz is one of the great icons of Mexican regional music. In January, he announced his departure from Calibre 50, a band he formed in 2010. At the end of last year, he expressed desire to start a solo career with the single “Creo en ti,” and also published two songs, “Chale” and “Chalino,” in early 2022.
“From my heart, I hope you like this great collaboration, family!” Muñoz wrote on his Instagram after the release of the song.
"Hay que hacer dinero it's everywhere thanks to you," wrote Banda MS.
Both are shining examples of the growing popularity of regional Mexican music in the U.S., as was demonstrated at Coachella 2022, where both performed. Other Latin regional artists, such as Grupo Firme, Natanael Cano and Ed Maverick also performed.
Despite his youth, Muñoz is already a star composer and producer. From a very young age, he sang and covered songs by great composers, and at eight, he began to play the guitar with his brother Daniel.
After singing at family parties and entertaining local events, he began his professional career on stage in 2006, where he sang and played with the group Colmillo Norteño. With them, he also played the accordion, and became their vocalist.
With the founding of Calibre 50, he obtained the record for the most number one songs for a soloist or regional Mexican group in the prestigious Billboard.