Merging a bold attitude, uncompromising spirit, unassuming pop appeal, and Latin melodies, 18-year-old singer and songwriter Isabela Merced turns up with an undeniable, unmatched, and universal sound of her own.
Born in Ohio to a Peruvian mother and American father, she learned to speak Spanish before English and gravitated to Latin as well as classical and pop. Around the same time, she fell in love with The Wizard of Oz, watching it on repeat and developing an ambition to act. She fulfilled this ambition at 10-years-old with her Broadway debut in Evita under her birth name Isabela Moner. Critically acclaimed roles followed in everything from blockbusters such as Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Instant Family to a starring turn as the title character of Dora and the Lost City of Gold and in NETFLIXs much-anticipated Let it Snow. Simultaneously, she honed her chops as a vocalist and picked up piano and ukulele.
Making waves throughout 2018, Isabela contributed Ill Stay to the Instant Family soundtrack and joined Sebastian Yatra for My Only One (No Hay Nadie Ms), which amassed over 27 million Spotify streams. Signed to Republic Records, she makes her official debut as Isabela Merced with Papi in 2019.