From profession milestones and new music releases to main bulletins and extra, Billboard editors spotlight the most recent information buzz in Latin music each week. Here is what occurred within the Latin music world this week:
Los Tigres del Norte need you to vote
This week, Los Tigres del Norte helped kick off the brand new Voto Latino marketing campaign, encouraging Latinos who’re eligible to vote within the U.S. to get to the polls throughout elections. On a video message posted on August third, one yr after the El Paso capturing, the place 23 Latinos had been killed, the Regional Mexican group stated: “In the present day we need to flip our ache into motion.” Additionally they urged their followers to go to votolatino.org/elpaso to make donations and register to vote in November. Watch the complete video beneath:
Worldwide Day of Perreo
In celebration of their new album Viva El Perreo, reggaeton duo Jowell & Randy declared August 7 because the Worldwide Day of Perreo. “We’re very happy with this new album. We’re grateful to everybody who participated within the creation of every tune, and we’re very excited to have the ability to rejoice this launch with all of our followers, who’ve been becoming a member of us since day one. We would like everybody to take pleasure in it and be part of us right this moment in our celebration of ‘Dia Internacional Del Perreo,’” they stated in an official assertion. Jowell & Randy mentioned their new album, favourite tracks, and having Dangerous Bunny as a producer in an unique Billboard interview right here.
New music on Mariah’s 21st birthday
For her 21st birthday on Friday, August seventh, blossoming urbana Mariah dropped a particular reward for her followers. The Miami-based singer, who rose to fame together with her infectious “Perreito,” dropped the official music video for “Tu Castigo,” in collaboration with Lyanno. The sultry trap-infused reggaeton is a few man and lady who’re in search of revenge on their exes. “Your punishment might be sleeping with another person eager to be with me,” the unapologetic refrain says. “Tu Castigo” is a part of Mariah’s debut EP Regular, which dropped July 31st below Common Music. Watch the official video beneath.
Hispanic Heritage Awards 2020
Earlier this week, the Hispanic Heritage Basis (HHF) unveiled thrilling information for the upcoming 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards. Introduced by Goal, the awards, which acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in varied fields whereas celebrating cultural delight and the nice promise to America, might be broadcast on October 6 on PBS stations and streamed on PBS.org. In contrast to earlier years, this yr’s ceremony is not going to be dwell however will depend with filmed performances and honorees segments.
“Greater than ever, it’s necessary to shine the highlight on the large worth Latinos present this nice nation all of us share, particularly throughout this pandemic which has tragically impacted the Latino neighborhood and different communities of shade at the next price,” stated Jose Antonio Tijerino, President, and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Basis in an official assertion. This yr’s honorees, performers, hosts, and extra info might be introduced within the months to come back.
Meet Rising Latinx Artist Jessenia
From social media influencer to up-and-coming music star, Jessenia has signed a take care of EQ Distro, an unbiased music distribution firm below the Roc Nation Label. The New York-based artist with proud Ecuadorian roots introduced her newest manufacturing dubbed “Phoenix.” On her Instagram account, the place she amassed over three million followers, she elaborated that “the intent was to lastly shut the chapters on exes who’ve haunted me with a lot ache, to take a look at the teachings, and transfer ahead so I may heal and within the course of assist others heal too.” Jessenia plans to work on music in English and Spanish, paying tribute to her Hispanic heritage. Hear beneath: