5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (February 26) – 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.
UMG’s showcase of Latin artists
On Feb. 23, Universal Music Latino showcased a handful of up-and-coming artists on its roster during a showcase that took place at Miami’s hit spot, La Otra. Artists Alex Sensation, Álvaro Díaz, Bad Gyal, La Gabi and Nino Freestyle took to the stage at this star-studded event, who treated fans to their current hits and premiered new music.
The showcase – hosted by Lil’ Sabotage and Mike Deuce – kicked off with a medley by La Gabi, who became the first artist to be signed to J Balvin’s music label MA G Nation. Bad Gyal’s also closed the showcase by singing “Zorra”, “Flow 2000” and “Fiebre”.
Christina Aguilera talks about her biggest little fan
In honour of BillboardAt the upcoming Women in Music celebration on March 2, Christina Aguilera joined us for a candid conversation via Twitter Spaces where she talked about all things music and motherhood. She also gushed about her daughter who she describes as her biggest little fan since she got her mum’s Spanish EP, La Fuerzaloop during car journeys.
“I don’t listen to my own music because I’m a perfectionist but my daughter when she gets in the car all she wants to listen to is ‘La Fuerza’ and I’m so excited to be able to share that with her” , shared the chart-topping artist. “She is very involved. It was well received by my biggest little fan.
Read more quotes from his interview here.
Bad Bunny wins big at Premio Lo Nuestro
El Conejo Malo was the big winner of the 2022 edition of the Premio Lo Nuestro by winning six trophies, including album of the year. He was followed in a number of victories by Caliber 50, Camilo, CNCO, Grupo Firme, Karol G and J Balvin with three each.
In addition, special prizes were awarded to Paulina Rubio (“Premio a la Trayectoria”), Maluma (“Ídolo Global”) and Farruko (“Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia Urbana”). Maluma shone with his message of optimism for Colombia, delivered alongside his friends Blssd and Kapla y Miky, all of whom wore t-shirts that read “Medallo en el mapa. +Música, – violencia” (Medellín on the card. More Music, Less Violence).
Here is the full list of winners.
The Return of Los Dells
Formerly Wisconsin-based Los Dells is making a comeback to the festival scene after being sidelined by the pandemic for two years, organizers said.
The now one-day Latinx Festival will take place on April 2 in San Bernardino, Calif., at the NOS Events Center with headliners Christian Nodal and Don Omar. Other confirmed artists ready to take the stage include CNCO, Becky G, El Gran Silencio, Eladio Carrion, Yendry, Adriel Favela, Ally Brooke, Banda Renovacion, Fuerza de Tijuana, Silvana Estrada and Sofía Reyes, among others.
For more information about the festival, visit losdells.com.
Sebastián Yatra hits the road
Sebastián Yatra brings his Dharma World Tour in the United States The Colombian star has unveiled the itinerary for the North American leg, which will begin on August 25 in Houston. Produced by Live Nation, the 22-date ride will take the singer-songwriter through the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, stopping in key markets including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal and San Juan. .
the Dharma World Tour began on February 23 in Mexico City and over the summer the 27-year-old artist will tour Europe and South America before crossing the United States.