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5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (May 15)

“As a synesthete myself (chromesthesia & original linguistic personification), I’ve always been obsessed with the relationship between music and visuals,” Mancuso said in a statement. “Although at times debilitating, I’ve found that this condition has enhanced my abilities as a creative and is ultimately what inspired this experiment. We’ve seen art pieces created to sound or inspired by music. What we haven’t seen much of is art that’s actually being created by the music. For the first time done in this way, we’ll see what the music actually looks like. The music is the artist.” The four-piece NFT series is now available here. To get a better understanding of how the performance art was actually created, watch the video below. Juanes album + documentary Ju...

20 Questions With Thalia: Mexican Singer Talks ‘desAMORfosis,’ DM’ing New Artists for Collabs & More

“I’ve always experimented with different genres and sounds in all my albums — it’s fulfilling,” Thalia says. “I’ve done more uptempo songs, ballads, almost everything.” And when it comes to deciding who to collaborate with next, the singer-songwriter relies on her fans for direction. “They tag new, up-and-coming artists around the world they think I should collaborate with and if I like them and feel a connection, I’ll send that artist a DM on social media,” she adds. “Most of them are in shock when I message them.” Stream Thalia’s new album here and below, she answers 20 Questions for Billboard. 1. The title is a play on words the words desamor, amor and metamorfosis. What did you want to convey?...

Life After Joel Pimentel: Everything We Know About CNCO’s New Era

Fans have a lot of questions and concerns about Pimentel’s next move and the new era of CNCO. Read everything you need to know, below: When is CNCO’s last day together? May 14. In partnership with Ocesa, CNCO will perform some of the biggest hits that made them a household name, in addition to songs from their new album Déjà Vu, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart on Feb. 20. Fans can tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday. For U.S. tickets, click here. Will CNCO bring a new member onboard? No. CNCO will remain a quartet with the remaining group members — Christopher Velez, Erick Brian Colon, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesus — who are excited about the group’s new era. “We want you all to know that while Joel is leaving and will be pursuing new opp...

First Stream Latin: New Music From Justin Quiles, Elena Rose, Lupillo Rivera & More

Justin Quiles reeled in Dominican artist Chimbala and reggaeton duo Zion y Lennox for his new single, “Loco,” a track that was completely born in DR. Giving life to those Caribbean flares, “Loco” fuses Soca with Afrobeats, making it a refreshing, tropical song that can easily become a summer anthem. “You know I’m dying for you/ and that you’re dying for me/ there’s nothing else to say,” goes part of the flirtatious chorus. “Loco” is part of Quiles’ upcoming studio album La Ultima Promesa, including collaborations with Rauw Alejandro, Sech, Mariah Angeliq, and more. “As you can hear in ‘Loco,’ this album will be complete and different,” he tells Billboard. “Even if they’re all reggaeton, I promise it will be something else.” — JESSICA ROIZ Elena Rose, “Pimienta” (Guerrera de la ...

Thalia Talks Danny DeVito & J.Lo Dancing At Her Wedding, Premieres ‘Mojito’ Video on ‘Tonight Show’: Watch

Thalia is the latest Latin artist to take the virtual hot seat on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wednesday night (May 11). As the special guest, the Mexican singer and actress talked about her upcoming studio album, fame on TikTok, and shared interesting anecdotes from her wedding with Tommy Mottola almost 21 years ago. They had mariachi and a big band, and at one point, Donna Summer, Gloria Estefan, and Marc Anthony hopped on stage. Danny DeVito was also in the mix, dancing and holding on to Jennifer Lopez’s waist, she recalled. “There was a lot of tequila that night!” You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process...

J Balvin Talks Pablo Escobar, Mental Health and Making ‘Dreams Come True’ In Colombia

“We have to show the positive side,” he explains. “We’re not into this world anymore.” Balvin also reveals he hangs with Escobar’s son. “He’s like, ‘my dad taught the world how to not do things right,’” Balvin recounts. “He just messed up a whole generation. I want to show the world the new generation.” That generation is striding ahead, he continues, and people from Colombia right now are “making the dream come true.” The “Mi Gente” singer also opened up about the “lottery” that is anxiety, which has struck him before showtime. “Depression is not being sad. Depression is a chemical disbalance in the brain,” he explains. “It’s way more powerful than you.” He speaks with experience on the subject. Balvin has taken medication for his condition for 10 years. “I used to be like, going to the p...

CNCO’s Joel Pimentel Is Leaving the Band: ‘We Are and Will Always Be Brothers’

“We know this news is saddening and is going to be as hard for all of you as it is for us,” they said, addressing the band’s future, “but we appreciate you sticking with us. While it will be different, we are so excited to continue into this new era of CNCO, and can’t wait for all of you to see what we have in store for you!” CNCO wrote, “You guys are what keep us going and have us so excited to continue together stronger than ever. For that reason, we wanted to give you a final gift all together. On Friday, we will perform, the five of us, one last time for our global livestream concert event.” Pimentel retweeted the note on his Twitter account and updated fans with some words of his own. “It’s time for me to grow an explore new ...

Mother’s Day 2021: Here Are 12 Latin Songs All About Amor to Celebrate Mom

“Mi Novia Se Me Esta Quedando Vieja” – Ricardo Arjona Guatemalan star Ricardo Arjona didn’t just write a song for his mom; he made it a single. The girlfriend analogy only makes it more poignant, so much so that Arjona’s mom says she doesn’t like to listen to it because it makes her cry. “Después De Tí” – Christian Castro The lyrics to this 1997 hit seem to be all about love (“There is nothing after you, no sun no morning), but songwriter Rudy Perez actually penned it after his mom’s death, in her memory. “Amor Eterno” – Juan Gabriel No, it’s not THAT endless love. This one was written by the Mexican singer/songwriter after his mom’s death and is very explicit in its mourning (“How I would love for you to be alive, that your eyes had never close...

Jennifer Lopez Brings Her Mom to the Stage at ‘Vax Live’ Concert

“When I used to rock you,” her mom sweetly said, “I would say, ‘Sweet Jennifer.'” Vax Live was put on with the mission to seek wider, more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, with the help of some big stars. The Selena Gomez-hosted fundraising event aired on May 8 on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube (stream it here) and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

J Balvin Says COVID-19 ‘Almost Killed Me’ Ahead of ‘Vax Live’ Concert

Balvin, who’s from Colombia, said too few people are vaccinated there and across South America. “I want people to really know they have to vaccinate for themselves, for others, for the world,” he stressed. The singer then put on an atmospheric performance of “Otra Noche Sin Ti” and “Tu Veneno,” surrounded by dancers. Vax Live addressed the immediate need for wider, more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the globe, and Balvin was one of several big stars who joined the show to help communicate the message. The fundraising event was hosted by Selena Gomez and aired on May 8 on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube (streaming here) and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Onlin...

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (May 8)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Wisin Celebrates His Viral Tracks Less than a year after launching his record label, La Base, distributed by The Orchard via WK Records, Wisin celebrates two of his most viral hits of the moment. “Fiel” with Jhay Cortez and Los Legendarios was certified double platinum in the United States, Spain and Chile. His Myke Towers-assisted “Mi Niña” was certified platinum in the U.S., Spain, Colombia, Mexico and Chile. Both tracks are part of the Los Legendarios 001 album, released earlier this year. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we rei...

Everything We Know About Natti Natasha’s Pregnancy: A Timeline

In addition, fans will be able to enjoy live behind-the-scenes footage from the filming. Shot live from Miami’s Temple House, Natti’s Mother’s Day concert will air at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday via her official Facebook page. To celebrate the soon-to-be mommy and her upcoming livestream, here’s a timeline with everything we know about Natti’s pregnancy (so far). January 29, 2021: Officially Dating Natti Natasha and Raphy Pina hinted that they were dating at the end of Pina Records’ new artist Fran Rozzano’s music video “Inedito.” Later that day, they officially announced their relationship via an Instagram Live video. February 1, 2021: She said, yes! The Dominican artist announced she was engaged to Raphy. Shouting it from the rooftops and flaunting her dazzling engagement ring, Natti expressed: ...