From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Scoreboard editors highlight the latest Latin music news every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.
Ahead of Medellín’s annual Feria de las Flores event, which kicks off on August 8, artists such as Llane, Blessd and Reykon, among many others, have joined forces to deliver an anthem for this year’s festival. Entitled “Así Es Medellín (This Is Medellín)”, the artists sing about the beauty of the Colombian city, its culture and its people. “Medellín is the best city on the planet, the city I represent,” Blessd said in a statement. “I am proud to be from here and to represent the flag of Antioquia”.
New basketball court in PR
Cancha Hipódromo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been restored and remodeled thanks to the efforts of entertainment company NEON16 and its founders, Lex Borrero, Tainy and Pablo Batista, in partnership with Amazon Music. The company has also supplied new uniforms and shoes to the children’s basketball team that uses that court. “This is a dream for me,” said Borrero. “To be able to give the community a place where young people can dream and develop a future. Thanks to the mayor, Miguel Romero, and our team at NEON16, Amazon Music and Buena Vibra for making this dream a reality. “
Chayanne and Ivy Queen join Latin Music Week
Chayanne and Ivy Queen are confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Week 2022, which will take place September 26-30 at the Faena Forum in Miami.
Ivy, known as the queen of reggaeton, will talk about her prolific 25-year career, songwriting process, new music and struggles as one of the only women in a male-dominated genre. Chayanne, one of the most successful pop stars in Latin music who has been humming to fans for nearly four decades with her ballads, will release new music for the first time in more than six years and will talk about her in her first interview in over. five years.
Both Ivy and Chayanne join the previously announced star-studded line-up that includes Romeo Santos, Camilo, Nicky Jam, Eslabon Armado, Bizarrap, Blessd, Yahritza Y Su Esencia, Luis R. Conriquez, Ovy on the Drums, Kunno and The Rivera Family . More attendees will be announced in the weeks leading up to Latin Music Week 2022. Registration is now open on BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.
Guaynaa and Lele Pons are engaged
Guaynaa proposed to Lele Pons during Tomorrowland 2022 in front of tens of thousands of fans during the Steve Aoki set, to kneel and ask for the hand of his famous girlfriend.
He wasted no time in saying “yes,” whose tear proof was captured in a video that is now making the rounds of social media. “The happiest day of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. The Latin power couple formalized their union in December 2020, via Instagram. See a timeline of their relationship here.
Karol G’s new hair
After publicly announcing on July 31 that he would be leaving the era of blue hair, Karol G revealed his new hair color on Monday (August 1). Marking new beginnings in her personal and professional life, the “Provence” singer unveiled her cherry red curls on Instagram. “Two weeks of being in love with myself in the mirror and not being able to share it,” she expressed in the post. “So when you see me on the streets and say, ‘EaAaaa Maria BebEee, that red hair looks great on you.'”
The singer then changed her Instagram avatar to one of Ariel The little Mermaid and tweeted: “I finally look a little bit more like the Little Mermaid.”