La Musa, Becky G and More Awards – 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.
La Musa Award
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame held its 10th annual La Musa Awards for the first time at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on Thursday (October 14). This year’s prolific gala, which honors outstanding songwriters and composers across all genres of Latin music, honored its 2022 inductees, including award-winning songwriters and producers Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez, who co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame; the composer of the famous Latin music standard Tony Renis; Dominican merengue pioneer Johnny Ventura, who will be inducted posthumously, and Grammy-winning Colombian artist Juanes.
“Being a composer is one of the most beautiful professions in the world… But at the same time, and because you are sensitive, you suffer more, you undress to the world, and you become vulnerable”, Juanes, who also interpreted a medley of his successes at the event, said. “To be a songwriter is to paint days full of feeling with the brushes of voice and guitar, sitting in eternal lonely nights full of anguish about whether this song I’m making now is the one I I’ve been waiting for so many years.”
The 2022 winners, including Emmanuel, Eddy Cue, Manuel Alejandro, Gustavo Menéndez, Walter Kolm, Elena Rose and Jose Feliciano, as well as Yotuel Romero, Beatriz Luengo, Descemer Bueno, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Maykel Osorbo, Alexander Delgado, Randy Malcolm Martínez and DJ El Funky, all of whom received the first La Musa Freedom Medal for “Patria y Vida.”
Becky G teams up with Patrón Tequila
Becky G was officially welcomed into the Patrón Tequila family at an intimate dinner party in Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 11). During the event, the “MAMIII” singer shared a toast with those in attendance and thanked Patrón for their alliance and for uplifting Latin culture. The partnership with Becky and the tequila includes a Signature B cocktail, which includes hibiscus syrup, lemon juice, Patrón silver, among other ingredients. This year’s limited edition Patrón Mexican Heritage Tin was designed by Mexico City-based sculptor Sebastian, who, with the tin design, tells the story of one of Mexico’s oldest traditions: harvesting and the cut of the agave. pins (Pineapple).
First look at the reality show “Los Montaner”
After making the announcement earlier this year, Los Montaner reality show finally has a premiere date. The 10-episode unscripted docuseries — filmed using mixed media formats, including cellphone footage, confessional interviews and content from the family’s private archives — will premiere Nov. 9 on Disney+. Produced by multimedia company NTERTAIN Studios in collaboration with Disney Branded Television, Los Montaner will follow the daily life of the Montaner family – Ricardo, Marlene Rodriguez, Mau, Ricky and Evaluna, as well as their loved ones Camilo Echeverry, Sara Escobar and Stefi Roitman – giving fans a glimpse into their intimate moments as well as behind the scenes of their careers artists and their live musical performances. See the first preview below:
The new faces of regional Mexican
In a showcase held at the Paramount in East Los Angeles on Wednesday (October 12), Universal Music Latin/Fonovisa featured eight up-and-coming Mexican music groups, whose styles all ranged from banda sinaloense to mariachi and corridos tumbados. During the two-hour show, the artists – Majo Aguilar, Neto Bernal, Uriel Barrera, Reflejo Nuevo, El de la H, Angel Higuera, La Nueva Estrategia and Banda Fortuna – gave the participants (mainly executives and music journalists ) a preview of their music each performing two songs. Towards the end, the eight artists joined forces to perform the banda anthem “Triste Recuerdo”.
The Ultimate RBD Reunion
This week, Mexican singer and actress Maite Perroni got married to her longtime boyfriend Andres Tovar. The private ceremony, held in Mexico’s lakeside town of Valle de Bravo, quickly became a trending topic after videos of Perroni and his former Rebelde band members – Anahi, Christian Chavez and Christopher Von Uckermann – have made the rounds of the Internet. One of the highlights of the wedding was undoubtedly when RBD hugged and sang “Y Soy Rebelde” and “Salvame” together. “We did it! Take the first steps in the life we want to build together. Surrounded by our family and the hand of God, we receive a blessing today. Glad to be able to take steps that strengthen our path to through this plan in which we managed to coincide and fate gave us, “expressed the newlyweds on instagram.