Pedro-Tovar
Pedro Tovar | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Pedro Tovar
  • Occupation Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 22, 2002
  • Age 19 Years, 3 Months
Lead Vocalist of Music Group Eslabon Armado

Pedro Tovar | Biography

Eslabon Armado was named the top Latin duo/group at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in May

Eslabon Armado, a California-based musical band, meaning "linked chain," was initially formed in 2017. Alongside the lead vocalist Pedro Tovar, the band's other members include Bryan Tovar, also his brother, responsible for bass and bajoloche, and Gabriel Hidalgo, responsible for harmony and background vocals. Hidalgo left the group in 2021. The group has released four albums so far.


Pedro Tovar is the lead vocalist of the California-based musical ensemble Eslabon Armado.

Who is Pedro Tovar?

Pedro Tovar is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the musical group Eslabon Armado. He showcases a larger interest in producing sierreña music with a blend of diverse musical instruments and harmonies. He wrote songs for Eslabon Armado, including 'Con Tus Besos,' 'La Trokita,' and a slew of others for the band's chart-topping albums, Tu Veneno MortalVibras de Noche, and Corta Venas, all due out in 2020. 

Early Life

Pedro Tovar was born on 22 July 2002 in California, United States. He was introduced to music production by his father. His father assisted Eslabon Armado with their musical discoveries and even came up with the name Eslabon Armado for the band.

Tovar's father used to listen to sierreña music, which eventually piqued his attention. Though not professionally, his father used to compose songs, which ultimately excited Tovar to begin composing one on his own even before he could reach 10.

Eslabon Armado

Eslabon Armado, a California-based musical band, meaning "linked chain," was initially formed in 2017. Alongside the lead vocalist Pedro Tovar, the band's other members include Bryan Tovar, also his brother, responsible for bass and bajoloche, and Gabriel Hidalgo, responsible for harmony and background vocals. 

Eslabon Armado commenced by studying and performing ranchera and norteño music before venturing out to compose their copyright records. However, they had conceptualized a blueprint of what they wanted to bring into the music industry. As teenagers, they were inspired by sierreña music attributable to the late, chart-topping Regional Mexican singer Ariel Camacho. They wanted to make alternative music that used a wide range of musical instruments while remaining true to the sierreña style's guitar approach. Years later, their releases reshaped Regional Mexican music of ranchera with that of sierreña music by their interlaced vocal harmonies, interwoven acoustic guitars, and basses.

The group formerly broadcasted live videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. Their performances grabbed the attention of a record label, Del Record. Subsequently, its boss and promoter, Ángel del Villar, approached them and signed them to the roster.

Releases

The band's debut single, 'Con Tus Besos,' was released in late March 2020, along with a music video. A week later, it reached number 21 on the Hot Latin Songs Chart and number 16 on the Latin Streaming Songs Chart. Successively, Tu Veneno Mortal, their 10-tracks debut album, was released in May 2020. The album peaked at number 2 on the Regional Mexican Albums Chart, ultimately rising to number one and reaching number seven on the Top Latin Albums Chart. 

In June, they released their second single, 'La Trokita,' accompanied by a video. In just the first two weeks after its distribution, the video received over a million views. 

Similarly, they released their second album, Vibras de Noche, with 14 tracks in November 2020. It topped on ranks on the Latin Albums and Mexican Regional Albums Charts and got to number 18 on the Billboard Top 200. 

Eslabon Armado again released their third chart-topping album Corta Venas in December 2020. It consisted of 22 songs. The album scored number-one on Mexican Regional Albums Charts, number two on the Latin Albums chart, and made it to number 56 on the Top 200. They have more than 5.8 million monthly listeners as of September 2021.

Eslabon Armado was named the top Latin duo/group at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in May. One of their bandmates, Hidalgo, left the group in 2021.

Songwriting

Pedro Tovar composed all songs for the chart-topping albums. Eventually, he didn't have the energy or mentality to write anymore. Yet, the band was required to produce a new album by June 2021. So, he stayed in a remote resort environment conducive to inspiration and relaxation and however managed to create 11 songs for the album Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2, in a week. 

About completion of the songwriting, Tovar told Billboard, "I like to say that it wasn't me, it was God who wrote these songs," he said and added, "My mom turned on 11 candles, which I had no clue about until after I finished writing, and I wrote 11 songs. God definitely helped me because I wouldn't have been able to write these songs if it wasn't for him." 

Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 was Eslabon Armado's first album without their background vocalist Hidalgo.

Creating Music

For Tovar, the creation of a good melody was the most important facet of music production. He explained that writing lyrics would be easy and simple when a good tune has been created. In 2021, he told Billboard that he has been refining his songwriting technique by paying close attention to a wide range of music genres.

"I like R&B, alternative and I get words in English that I think work for those genres and translate them to Spanish. It's important for me to listen to different genres and artists, and pay attention to what makes a catchy song. What words they are using," he continued.

Social Media Fame

Tovar is a well-known figure on social media. He has over 1.1 million Instagram followers and over 700,000 TikTok followers.

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