5 Inspirational Moments in Latin Music This Week (August 6) – Billboard

From career milestones and new music releases to big announcements and more, billboard editors highlight the latest news in Latin music each week. Here’s what happened in the world of Latin music this week.

“This is Medellin”

Ahead of Medellin’s annual Feria de las Flores, set to kick 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 people. “Medellin is the best city on this planet, the city I represent,” Blessed said in a statement. “I’m proud to be from here and to represent the flag of Antioquia.”

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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 also provided new uniforms and shoes to the children’s basketball team that uses this court. “It’s a dream come true for me,” Borrero said. “To be able to give the community a place where the youth can dream and develop a future.” Thank you to Mayor Miguel Romero and our team at NEON16, Amazon Music and Buena Vibra for making this dream a reality.”

Chayanne & Ivy Queen join Latin Music Week

Chayanne and Ivy Queen have been 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, the songwriting process, new music and the struggles of being one of the only women in a male-dominated genre. Chayanne, one of Latin music’s most successful pop stars who has been singing fans for nearly four decades with her ballads, will release new music for the first time in more than six years and speak in her first interview in more than five years.

Both Ivy and Chayanne join the already announced stellar lineup 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 participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to Latin Music Week 2022. Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Guaynaa and Lele Pons are engaged

Guaynaa proposed to Lele Pons at Tomorrowland 2022 in front of tens of thousands of fans during Steve Aoki’s set, getting down on one knee and asking for his celebrity girlfriend’s hand in marriage.

She wasted no time in saying yes, the tearful evidence of which was caught on video now making the rounds on social media. “Happiest day of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. The Latin American power couple made their union official in December 2020 via Instagram. Check out their relationship timeline here.

Karol G’s new hairstyle

After publicly announcing on July 31 that she would be giving up her blue hair era, Carole G revealed her new hair color on Monday (August 1). Marking a new beginning in her personal and professional life, the “Provenza” singer revealed her cherry red locks on Instagram. “For two weeks I was in love with myself in the mirror and I couldn’t share it,” she expressed in the post. “So when you see me on the streets and you’re like, ‘Aaaah Maria Baby, that red hair looks great on you.'”

The singer then changed her Instagram avatar to Ariel from Little Mermaid and tweeted: “Finally looking a little more like The Little Mermaid.”

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