Mateo Arias, better known as ¿TEO? is a Colombian singer-songwriter, actor and businessman born in Atlanta, Georgia. He learned to speak English before starting school through his brother, Moises Arias, but still strictly speaks Spanish with their mom. Mateo started acting school at just 7 and taught himself how to play the piano by 8 years old. Soon after relocating to Los Angeles, California at 9, Mateo was quickly immersed into the entertainment world while being homeschooled. Mateo's pride in his Colombian culture and upbringing has a significant impact on his music and helps to explain why he has had such a successful career all around the world.
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Mateo started composing and producing music at 10 years old which was just the beginning of his career. He was better known as Jerry for his role in Kickin’ It on Disney XD until he was 18 years old, and continues to take part in acting projects. Mateo is also the co-founder of MSFTSrep clothing brand along with his brother Moises Arias, Jayden and Willow Smith. His first album, self titled, ¿Teo? was a success, garnering millions of listeners. On June 11th, 2021, he released his sophomore album, the first half of his day and night series named “Sol'' and on August 18th, 2023 released “Luna” - “a love letter to the moon.”