Sebastian Yatra was born in Medellin, Columbia on 15 October 1994. His parents worked in the music industry. In 1999, Yatra’s family moved to Miami, Florida. By that time, Sebastian was already taking music lessons. He continued studying in the USA and getting his first roles in local musicals.
When Yatra turned 12, he started writing his own songs. Even though for some time, he dreamed of becoming a soccer player, music upstaged sport and became a passion of his life. When Yatra was still a teenager, he was making plans to create his own band.
In 2013, Yatra recorded his first single “El Psicologico.” The song was released in the USA, Columbia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. A few weeks after the release, the single reached the 3rd spot in the Columbian chart and the first spot in Venezuela and Ecuador. The music video, which was recorded on a Malibu beach, made it to the majority of music channels in Latin America. After the song was released, Yatra went on a tour with Paty Canty and Sandoval Sandoval. The popularity of the single coupled with the success of the tour made the singer truly famous. It was nearly impossible to book Sebastian Yatra for a private event.