Fans Choose Lasso & Sofia Reyes’ ‘Siempre Llegas Tarde’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music Latin
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by Griselda Flores
49m ago
Lasso and Sofía Reyes‘ “Siempre Llegas Tarde,” a fusion of cumbia and pop, has topped this week’s new music Latin poll. In a poll published on Friday (July 19) — in support of the weekly New Music Latin roundup and playlist, curated by Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors — music fans voted for the Venezuelan artist’s team-up with Reyes as their favorite music release of the week. “Siempre Llegas Tarde” generated over 48% of the votes, beating out other new releases that dropped that week such as Ivan Cornejo’s highly anticipated new album MIRA ..read more
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Farruko Set for 2024 Premios Juventud & More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music
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by Jessica Roiz
1d ago
From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements and those little important moments, Billboard editors highlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Premios Juventud’s 2024 Lineup Earlier this week, Univision announced a new wave of artists confirmed for the 2024 Premios Juventud set to take place Thursday, July 25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico via Univision. Farruko, Lenny Tavárez, Joss Favela, Chris Jedi, Gaby Music, and Corina Smith, who will make her PJs debut, will all take the stage at the coveted awards show. This yea ..read more
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Latin Remix of the Week: Blxst’s ‘Rewind (Remix)’ Featuring Feid & Becky G
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by Isabela Raygoza
2d ago
In our Latin Remix of the Week series, we spotlight remixes that the Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors deem to be exceptional and distinct from the rest. We might not publish a review every week. This is our selection today. Maintaining its sultry nylon guitar-laden groove and hip-hop beat with a hint of reggaetón, the remix of “Rewind” by Blxst featuring Feid now welcomes Becky G. Her sultry and occasionally hushed, hazy tones blend seamlessly with Feid’s dynamic flow and Blxst’s R&B-infused style. Blxst teased the collaboration last week on TikT ..read more
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Domelipa & Ozuna’s ‘Ese Vato’ & More: Which Is Your Favorite New Latin Music Release This Week? Vote!
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by Griselda Flores
2d ago
This week, Billboard’s New Music Latin roundup and playlist — curated by Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors — features fresh new music from artists such as Domelipa, Ivan Cornejo, Danny Ocean, Sofía Reyes with Lasso and more. Mexican influencer Domelipa, who recently signed to Sony Music Latin, released “Ese Vato” with Puerto Rican hitmaker Ozuna. Produced by Ovy on the Drums, the song is a flirtatious, retro pop-rock tune that narrates the story of two people who really like each other but don’t want any strings attached. “This is an in ..read more
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Rauw Alejandro’s ‘Dejame Entrar’ & More Best New Music Latin
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by Jessica Roiz
2d ago
New Music Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs and albums recommended by Billboard’s Latin and Billboard Español editors. Check out this week’s picks below. Rauw Alejandro, “Déjame Entrar” (Sony Music Latin) Returning to the sultry depths of his musical roots, Rauw Alejandro seduces with “Déjame Entrar,” blending tropical beats with longing lyrics reminiscent of his raunchy yet simmering 2020 debut, Afrodisiaco. This second single from his upcoming album showcases the craftsmanship of super producer MAG, musician Mick Coogan, Tyler Spry and additio ..read more
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Selena’s Remastered ‘Amor Prohibido’ Album: All 10 Songs Ranked
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by Jessica Roiz
2d ago
Selena’s music has endured over the years, and her ’90s classic Amor Prohibido is proof of that — with its remastered version blasting in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart (dated July 20).  Home to 11 tracks, including the timeless hits “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “No Me Queda Más,” “Si Una Vez,” and the title track, Amor Prohibido was originally released March 22, 1994 under Capitol Latin/UMLE, and ultimately made history as the first Tejano album to hit No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart. Now, in honor of its 30th anniversary, the history-making album was released on CD, cassette, a ..read more
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Ivan Cornejo’s Captivating ‘MIRADA’ Has Arrived: Stream It Now
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by Griselda Flores
3d ago
It’s been two years since Ivan Cornejo dropped Dañado, the album that peaked at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums for 37 nonconsecutive weeks, the fourth-most since the chart launched in 1985.  Today, he’s unleashed his highly-anticipated MIRADA, his first major-label debut (via Interscope Records), after offering previews like “Intercambio Injusto,” “Dónde Estás” and “Baby Please,” which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart in March — his first top 10 on the tally since 2021. Last month, the 20-year-old hitmaker from Riverside, Calif., announced ..read more
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Spain’s Recorded Music Market Continues to Boom With 12.3% Revenue Growth in 2023
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by Isabela Raygoza
3d ago
Promusicae has released the third edition of its annual report on the state of the recorded music industry in Spain. The report reveals that revenue from recorded music in Spain saw a significant increase of 12.33% in 2023, earning 520 million euros (about $567 million) and surpassing the average growth rate seen in neighboring countries. This increase was driven primarily by streaming, which accounted for nearly 77% of the sector’s total revenue. “The positive figures of 2023 should not distract us from the significant challenges we face, including improvements in gender equity and support f ..read more
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Los Ángeles Azules, Draco Rosa & More to Receive Special Awards During Latin Grammy Week
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by Isabela Raygoza
3d ago
The Latin Recording Academy announced on Thursday (July 18) that artistas Albita, Lolita Flores, Alejandro Lerner, Los Ángeles Azules, Draco Rosa and Lulu Santos will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of its annual Special Awards presentation. Additionally, Puerto Rican composer Ángel “Cucco” Peña and Mexican guitarist Chucho Rincón will receive the Trustees Award. “It is with great pride that we honor these musical legends who continue redefining our Latin music and heritage, said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, in a statement. “We look forward to ..read more
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Soda Stereo Looks Back on 40 Years — And Reveals That an Unreleased Song Is Coming
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by Joe Lynch
4d ago
When Argentine musicians Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti released their debut album as Soda Stereo 40 years ago, regional success was the ceiling for most Latin rock bands. In the early ‘80s, most Latin American rockers didn’t tour outside of their home country, much less play Anglo-style arena rock to tens of thousands of fans. Until Soda Stereo. The band’s eponymous debut album, released on Aug. 27, 1984, on Discos CBS, laid the groundwork for Sodamania — a passion characterized by hordes of screaming fans wherever the trio went, not unlike the frenzy surrounding the band’s Li ..read more
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