Christmas carol 'Mi burrito Sabanero' goes viral via Colombia
The Christmas classic has already had more than 1 billion plays across all platforms.
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Juana María Díez is a 17-year-old girl who has gone viral in a major way this Christmas season for the classic "Mi burrito Sabanero," one of the most listened-to songs this time of year.
The young girl born in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, perform the song that is part of the Venezuelan songbook that she recorded 10 years ago with Codiscos as part of the record label's Canticuentos channel, reported El Colombiano.
"It was a lot of fun, being in a recording studio was an almost surreal experience for an eight-year-old girl," the young girl told the Colombian newspaper.
Codiscos' senior vice-president, Fernando López, also said that at that time, Juana recorded between 15 and 20 songs, including versions of "La Gloria de Dios" by Ricardo Montaner and "Que canten los niños" by José Luis Perales.
"The voice most listened to in Colombia at Christmas is, without a doubt, Juanita's," said López.
Recently, Juana, who said she did not want to be a famous singer, returned to her school's recording studio and recorded five Christmas songs.
"I just want to sing something that brings a lot of joy to others and to me," said the 'Queen of Christmas,' which is the title given to her by Codiscos.
"Mi Burrito Sabanero" has 1 billion plays and has become so popular that Apple Music became interested in the song and uploaded a three-dimensional sound version to its platform.