3Ball MTY

Mexico Monterrey Inténtalo
3BallMTY live at Mexico City.
3BallMTY live at Mexico City.
Background information
Also known asTribal Monterrey
OriginMonterrey, Mexico
Years active2009 (2009) – present
  • Sergio Zavala
  • Alberto Presenda
Past membersErick Rincon

3BallMTY (pronounced "Tribal Monterrey") is a Mexican pop DJ group from the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The "DJ Collective" (the name its members have formally given themselves) was formed in 2009 by two teenage DJs – Sergio Zavala (DJ Sheeqo Beat), and Alberto Presenda (DJ Otto). The name "3Ball" comes from the Spanish word "tribal", which refers to the culture of Guaracha tribal music popular in many Spanish-speaking countries around the world.


2009: Formation of 3Ball MTY

In August 2009, teenage Monterrey disc jockey Erick Rincon joined up with fellow DJs Sergio Zavala and Alberto Presenda. Quite fitting to their synthy, techno-inspired sound, the three DJs met through the Internet. The trio had a vision of combining two fundamental facets of the music industry – production and performance. Rincon has cited Between 2009 and 2010, the group became known as 3BallMTY, and set out to lay a new foundation for "latino electronica", which 3Ball has introduce that year.[2]

In December 2010, they were invited to the Worldtronics festival being held in Germany. It was the first time the group traveled outside Mexico. In 2011, the group signed a record contract with label Latin Power Music, a division of Universal Music. On December 6, they released their debut album, Intentalo, which features collaborations with artists such as Smoky, America Sierra, El Bebeto, Morenito, Favela, Milkman and Horacio Palencia.[3]

2010 - 2013: Intentalo, Latin Music Awards,Touring

3Ball MTY rose to prominence in 2012 when their single "Inténtalo", taken from there first studio album of the same name, featuring El Bebeto and America Sierra reached No.1 on the Billboard Latin Songs chart for two non-consecutive weeks. The song was performed live by the group at the 2012 ceremony of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.[4]

On February 4, 2012, they began their [5]first tour of Mexico.

On October 18, 2012, 3Ball MTY and Gerardo Ortiz dominated the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. At the second annual music awards 3Ball MTY received 9 awards with some of those including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Song Artist of the Year and Digital Download Artist of the Year.[6]

On November 15, 2012, 3Ball MTY won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

In 2013, they released a new single "Quiero Bailar (All Through the Night)" featuring Becky G. It premiered on September 10, 2013 on Univision. It is featured on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Need for Speed Rivals.

2014 - 2015: Globall, and Touring

On March 24, 2014, 3Ball MTY released their second studio album "Globall" with various artist on the albums; such as Belinda, Far East Movement, Becky G, Gerardo Ortiz, Cowboy Troy, Las Cumbia Girls, and Jotdog.[7]

2016 - 2017: Erick Rincon's departure, "Bailar Contigo" - Single

On July 5, 2016 it has been announced by both members that Erick Rincon decided to leave the group to venture off on individual projects. It was also revealed that he was struggling in keeping up with both individual projects and groups projects.[8] The same year the group released the single "Bailar Contigo" featuring Chyno Miranda, and El Jova. and performed at various concerts.

2018 - 2019: Various singles and collaborations, and Touring

On November 2, 2018 3Ball MTY released there single "Tequila" featuring Chayin Rubio.

On March 14–15, 2019 3Ball MTY attended the SXSW 2019 at Austin, Texas, alongside Voz de Mando, Vanessa Zamora, and Agrupacion Carino.[9]

2020 - present: "Ferrari" - Single, SOMOS, Other Projects

During the month of January "Intentalo" was on Billboards top 100 placing at 38.[10] On Januray 29, 2020 3Ball MTY released a new single "Ferrari" featuring Morenito de Fuego.[11] The following month 3BALL MTY released there third studio album SOMOS with promotions after the release date.[12] Following the release of the album, and promotions. 3BALL MTY released a statement on July 22 through social media "Nueva Musica en Camino"[13]


Current Members:

Former Members:



List of Studio albums, with selected details, chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Inténtalo 1 126 2
Globall 1 4


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Latin Pop
Latin Digital
(featuring El Bebeto and America Sierra)
2011 1 11 3 Inténtalo
"Besos al Airé"
(featuring America Sierra and Smoky)
2012 [A] 22
"Quiero Bailar
(All Though the Night)
(featuring Becky G)
2013 34 Globall
"La Noche Es Tuya"
(featuring Gerardo Ortiz and America Sierra)
"De las 12 a las 12"
(featuring El Bebeto)
"Bailar Contigo" (feat. Chyno Miranda & El Jova) 2017 Non-album single
"Tequila" (featuring Chayin Miranda) 2018 Non-album single
"Quisiera Tenerte" (featuring Chayin Rubio and Lucky Bossi) 2019 Non-album single
"Ladron" (featuring Shaira and ATL) Non-album single
"Bubbly" (Remix) Non-album single
"Ferrari" 2020 Non-album single



Title Year Featured Album
"Intentalo" 2011 America Sierra Intentalo
"Besos Al Aire" 2012
"Baile De Amor"
"Tribal Guarachero"
"Quiero Bailar" 2014 Becky G Globall
"La Noche Es Tuya" America Sierra
"OBDC" Las Cumbia Girls
"De Las 12 A Las 12" El Bebeto
"Bailar Contigo" 2017 Chyno Miranda
"Tequila" 2018 Chayin Rubio
"Quisiera Tenerte" 2019 Chayin Rubio, Lucky Bossi
"Ladrona" Shaira, ATL

Awards and nominations

Premios Juventud (2012)

Year Category Song Results
2012 La Más Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune) "Inténtalo"
Mi Ringtone Favorito (My Ringtone) "Inténtalo"

Premios Billboard de la Música Regional Mexicana (2012)

Year Category Song, Album, Group Result[19]
2012 Artista del Año, Debut 3BallMTY
Artista del Año, Dúo o Grupo 3BallMTY
Tema del Año "Inténtalo" (with America Sierra y El Bebeto)
Tema del Año, Colaboración Vocal "Inténtalo" (with America Sierra y El Bebeto)
Artista del Año, Temas 3BallMTY
Artista del Año, Descarga Digital 3BallMTY
Song of the Year Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia "Inténtalo" (with America Sierra y El Bebeto)
Album of the Year Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Inténtalo
Artist of the Year Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia 3BallMTY


  1. ^ "Besos al Airé" did not chart on the Billboard Latin Songs, though did peak at number 46 on the Latin Airplay charts.[18]


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  2. ^ Reed Johnson (2013-03-04). "Monterrey's 3BALLMTY gives electronic dance some new rhythms". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "Intentalo by tribal monterrey ." iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "3BALLMTY Encenderá los Premios Billboard Latinos 2012". Latin Music Power. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Stars Continue To Line Up For The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented By State Farm April 26 At 7ET/6CT On Telemundo From Miami, Florida" Archived 2014-07-29 at the Wayback Machine. Hispanic Business. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  7. ^ "3BallMTY forges new paths across the global dance floor". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  8. ^ "Se queda 3BALLMTY sin un integrante". Dallas News. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  9. ^ "SXSW Presents Voz De Mando & 3ball MTY at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater". SXSW. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  10. ^ Rosas, Mike. ""Intentalo" una de las mejores canciones de la lista Hot 100 de Billboard". Latin Power Music (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  11. ^ Rosas, Mike. "3BALLMTY vuelve con "Ferrari", su nuevo sencillo". Latin Power Music (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  12. ^ Rosas, Mike. "Todos Somos 3BALLMTY". Latin Power Music (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  13. ^ "3BALLMTY Statement". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  14. ^ "Inténtalo". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "Globall". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  16. ^ "3Ball MTY – Billboard 200 Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "3Ball MTY – Latin Billboard 200 Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "3BallMTY - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  19. ^ "3Ball MTY backstage at Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2012". Billboard.