5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 10)
From profession milestones and new music releases to main bulletins and extra, Billboard editors spotlight the newest information buzz in Latin music each week. Right here’s what occurred within the Latin music world this week.
Premios Juventud performances
Karol G, Justin Quiles, Sebastián Yatra, Tainy, Tommy Torres, Yandel, Chimbala, El Alfa, Nino Freestyle and Zion & Lennox have been confirmed to carry out at this 12 months’s Premios Juventud. Becoming a member of the already star-studded lineup that options artists corresponding to Grupo Firme, Kali Uchis, Los Ángeles Azules, Lunay, Myke Towers, Natti Natasha and Ricky Martin, the 18th version of PJ will air stay from the Watsco Heart on July 22 at 7 p.m. ET on Univision.
Premios Juventud beforehand introduced that it’s going to honor celebrity Daddy Yankee with its Agent of Change award on the ceremony.
.@karolg, @SebastianYatra, @JQuiles y más artistas confirman su participación en la gran fiesta de #PremiosJuventud. #PremiosJuventud https://t.co/XEhXckcLGX pic.twitter.com/T1jBVSa6Kb
— Premios Juventud (@PremiosJuventud) July 8, 2021
J Balvin’s worldwide NEON expertise
J Balvin introduced the primary worldwide NEON expertise, which is ready to happen on the Meliá Punta Cana Seaside Resort within the Dominican Republic from December 8-12. The expertise will embody performances by Rauw Alejandro, Sech, Arcángel, Nio Garcia, Mariah Angeliq, Zion & Lennox, Cazzu, amongst others. J Balvin will headline a present on the seashore on the ultimate night time. The Dominican Republic occasion follows three sold-out NEON occasions in Las Vegas in September.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale July 14.
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Eslabon Armado’s new milestone
Now comprised of brothers Pedro and Brian Tovar after Gabriel Hidalgo exited the group, Eslabon Armado turns into the primary Latin act to debut two albums at No. 1 in 2021 on any of the 5 Latin albums charts (Prime Latin Albums, Regional Mexican Albums, Latin Pop Albums, Tropical Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums). Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 is the duo’s third No. 1 debut in lower than 12 months on Regional Mexican Albums because it arrives atop the tally — the act’s fourth No. 1 in simply over a 12 months.
Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 is an emotional journey about falling out and in of affection with achingly private guitar-powered songs. The album marks Eslabon’s first file with out Hidalgo.
Gilberto Gil honored at Berklee
Berklee Valencia, the Spanish campus for Berklee Faculty of Music, honored legendary Brazilian artist GilbertoGil with an honorary Physician of Music diploma at their digital graduation. The ceremony, which passed off July 5, featured graduate college students and school paying tribute to Gil, who joined them for a prerecorded choice of his songs together with “Palco,” “Refazenda” and “Eu Vim Da Bahia.”
“After greater than 60 years of music, I’ve the sensation that it’s value dedicating a life to music,” Gil stated in a speech. “Now that you’ve music with you, life has given you this current — convey it to the general public to get to different people, to different communities. My help to your musical profession.”
Billion views membership
Maluma’s “Borro Cassette” has crossed the one billion views mark on YouTube, scoring the Colombian celebrity his seventh entry within the Billion Views Membership. The 2015 anthem was a part of Maluma’s chart-topping Fairly Boy, Soiled Boy album, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Prime Latin Albums Chart (dated Nov. 20, 2015). “Borro Cassette” spent 40 weeks on Scorching Latin Songs peaking at No. 3 on the tally.
Different Maluma songs which have entered the billion views membership embody “Sin Contrato,” “Corazón,” El Perdedor” and “Felices Los 4.”