Top Latin Music News This Week – 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.
A proposal from Esteman
This week, Colombian singer-songwriter Esteman asked her boyfriend Jorge the big question in Paris and captured the most heartfelt moment on Instagram. “I share this moment with you, that even though I was dying of nerves and could barely sing emotionally, it was very special for us,” he wrote on the post. As a result, Esteman released her new single, inspired by her real-life love story, titled “Un Dia en Paris”.
The return of the Latin Grammys
This week, the Latin Recording Academy announced that the 23rd annual Latin Grammys will take place on November 17 and return to Las Vegas. Additionally, the nominees will be announced on September 20. The 2022 ceremony is scheduled to air live from the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET, preceded by an hour-long pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. ET. According to the Latin Recording Academy, the first round of voting will take place between July 28 and August 8. The last round of voting is scheduled for September 30 to October 13.
Daddy Yankee Farewell Visit
This week, Daddy Yankee kicked off his ‘La Ultima Vuelta’ farewell tour, where he performs 31 of his greatest hits and new anthems, including ‘Remix’, ‘Despacito’ and ‘Gasolina’, to name a few. some. In March, Yankee announced that he was retiring from music. The reggaeton star culminated his musical run with Legendaddy, his first new studio album in 10 years, and this world tour. At Papa Yankee’s Visit to the Ultimate Vuelta continues with upcoming shows in Seattle, Las Vegas, Miami and Chicago. Check here for dates.
bad bunny for all
Bad Bunny is also on tour, which officially kicked off its World’s Hottest Tour trek with three back-to-back shows at Puerto Rico’s Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot. To celebrate, the Puerto Rican singer also hosted “Viewing Parties” at different locations on La Isla del Encanto for fans who didn’t purchase tickets. In true Bad Bunny fashion, every venue was packed, enjoying the Livestream concert, where Bad had special guests such as Bomba Estereo, The Marias, Chencho Corleone and more.
Bizarrap is on fire
Bizarrap hit another milestone this week with their “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52.” The club-ready track is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. in the US with 88, 3 million streams – a 38% week-over-week increase, according to Luminate, and the track is only the second all-Spanish song to top the Global 200 in its two-year history ranking, after “Dákiti” by Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez in 2020.