Jose Iglesias’ (AKA Candelita) Debut Single ‘OMG’ Is a Home Run

New York Mets’ infielder Jose Iglesias, who has taken on the musical persona of Candelita, is making headlines not

Jose Iglesias’ (AKA Candelita) Debut Single ‘OMG’ Is a Home Run

New York Mets’ infielder Jose Iglesias, who has taken on the musical persona of Candelita, is making headlines not just on the baseball field but also in the music industry. His debut single, “OMG,” released in 2023, has quickly garnered attention and acclaim, becoming a rallying anthem for Mets fans and a notable entry into the Latin pop scene.

Iglesias, a Cuban-American athlete with a storied career in Major League Baseball, first performed “OMG” live at Citi Field after a 7-2 Mets victory over the Houston Astros on June 28. The performance was a triumphant moment, signaling his successful crossover into music. The song’s infectious energy and uplifting message about overcoming hard times have resonated deeply with listeners. Within its first week of release, “OMG” sold over 1,000 downloads in the United States, a testament to its immediate popularity and the strong support from both baseball fans and music lovers.

The high-spirited track is not just a musical accomplishment but also a personal triumph for Iglesias, who penned the song himself. Its adoption as a Mets anthem underscores its impact, reflecting the resilience and positive energy that Iglesias brings to both his sports and music careers. The Mets, currently holding a .500 record, have found an additional source of inspiration in Iglesias’ musical endeavors.

Iglesias’ career in baseball is impressive on its own. He broke into the majors in 2011 with the Boston Red Sox and has since played for seven MLB teams. Currently sporting the number 11 jersey for the Mets, Iglesias boasts a .313 batting average this season and has a career average of .279 over more than 1,000 games. His ability to excel in both baseball and music highlights his versatility and determination.

“OMG” is more than just a song; it represents a new chapter in Iglesias’ life, blending his passion for music with his established sports career. His journey from the diamond to the stage sets him apart as a multi-talented individual, joining the ranks of other athletes who have successfully ventured into the music world.

With “OMG,” Candelita is not only celebrating a significant musical milestone but also bringing a fresh wave of enthusiasm and positive energy to his endeavors. Whether on the field or on stage, Jose Iglesias continues to hit home runs, proving that his talents extend far beyond the baseball diamond.

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