5 Best Latin Music News This Week (August 13) – Billboard
From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest buzz in Latin music news every week. Here’s what’s been happening in the Latin music world this week.
Natti Natasha does Billboard Story
With the release of her new single “Mayor Que Usted”, Natti becomes the female artist with the most top 10s on Billboard Latin rhythm spread chart. The iconic reggaeton assisted by Daddy Yankee and Wisin y Yandel peaks at No. 8 on the current Latin Rhythm Airplay chart (dated August 13), following the official release of the music video filmed at Districto T-Mobile in Puerto Rico. Since the chart’s inception in 2005, Dominican urbana has placed a total of 16 singles in the top 10, including bangers “Sin Pijama”, “No Me Acuerdo” and “Dutty Love”, which spent five weeks at the #1 in 2012.
The Jimmy Humilde Show
This week, Jimmy Humilde unveiled his own series called Desde Abajo, which will be available on the Amazon Music app and Twitch channel. Focusing on Chicano culture and its influence on the music industry in Los Angeles, the series will include the founder of Rancho Humilde interviewing special guests such as Fuerza Regida, Snow Tha Product, AB Quintanilla, Deorro, among others. The first episode is already out with new episodes airing at 9 p.m. ET every other Wednesday until October 12.
Bad Bunny’s New Kicks
As part of their longstanding partnership, Bad Bunny and Adidas will soon release their next sneaker: the Adidas Originals Forum Buckle Low Sneaker in Baby Blue. To celebrate, the artist and brand have announced an activation that will allow lucky fans to experience a summer in Puerto Rico and later travel to New York for the Bunny’s World’s Hottest Tour pit stop on August 27. In honor of the new kicks, fans will be transported in a custom-wrapped baby blue airplane, which, according to a press release, “symbolizes the power of Benito’s artistry, which manages to bring the essence of La Isla to the whole world, crossing all borders”. For a chance to win, fans can enter on the confirmed app here.
The Sofia Carson Scholarship
In January, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation announced that Sofia Carson would fund the next four-year Prodigy Fellowship, worth up to $200,000. After months of reviewing hundreds of applications from around the world, the scholarship was awarded to Venezuelan singer-songwriter Valentina Garcia by the Foundation’s scholarship committee. The scholarship will fully fund Garcia’s Bachelor of Music degree at the Berklee School of Music starting in fall 2022. “Being able to use my voice and my platform in this way is the most important thing I can do,” previously said Carson. Billboard. “I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this.”
The Return of Choli from Arcangel
This week, Arcangel announced not one, not two, but Seven concerts at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, where he will especially pay tribute to his late brother Justin Santos. Marking his return to the Choli after six years, the Puerto Rican artist is set to perform the seven concerts, produced by Noah Assad Presents and Move Concerts Puerto Rico, which will begin February 2, 2023. The residency will be called JUST-in-TIME.
“It’s been six years of absence and learning where I’ve had to lose a lot including friends, my own life and the most heartbreaking thing I’ve lost, my brother who I raised with my mom,” he said on Instagram. “I lost a lot more than I gained but still grateful to God for giving me so much without deserving it!”
Tickets for the concerts are available through Ticketera.