Abraham Mateo, a famous 15-year-old singer and songwriter in Spain, answered questions about his life in an interview with Comunidad.
Mateo said that he would love to appear at MTV’s Music Video Awards. “It would be a dream come true,” he said.
Mateo said that he admires Bruno Mars very much, and hopes to do a collaboration with him someday.
As for having a girlfriend, Mateo said that his only girlfriend is music. Asked who his “perfect girlfriend” would be,” Mateo said tat “it’s the most perfect girlfriend who can never exist ;).”
“How you live tour? What is the positive and negative spending so many days away from home?” he was asked.
“”I love traveling and meeting new people and new places,” Mateo said. “I’d say that would be the bright side of everything no? make new friends … And the flip side is the part of miss your family and the people who love you .. But today with the new technologies it is much easier! I have the whatsapp [to keep in touch with family and friends.”
Mateo’s success has come as a surprise, he said. “I did not expect.” He applied to a television contest and won a prize at age seven, “But at no time in my life I thought I could get here”
“This is a dream come true and I owe it all to my mother, who is here with me, always with me and supports me in everything,” he said. He did take singing lessons from age seven to around age 12.
“Actually, I’m still taking singing lessons,” he said. “I think it is good siemper take classes because you always learn new things. Always learn and try to cover more to evolve. As for advice, I would tell people who are beginning the most important thing is perseverance, hard work and enthusiasm, as well as being humble in life.”
As for his nickname as “the Spanish Justin Bieber,” Mateo said that he doesn’t mind.
“More than anything it does not bother me because, after all, I think we’re two completely different people,” he said. “As artists, I think he has his way and I have mine.”
Check out the rest of the interview (in Spanish) here.