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.
The yr in Latin charts
Whereas Dangerous Bunny might have owned 2022, Colombian star Karol G is No. 1 on Billboard’s year-end Top Latin Artists – Female chart for a fourth consecutive yr. The success comes after her sturdy displaying in 2022 along with her fusion of Colombian rhythmic tunes with pop and Afrobeats (“Provenza”) and her collaboration with Becky G on “MAMIII.” At No. 1 on the year-end High Latin Artists chart is Dangerous Bunny for a fourth straight yr. Incomes him the highest spot was his success through the 2022 chart yr on each the weekly High Latin Albums chart and Sizzling Latin Songs chart, in addition to his tour earnings as reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Extra in regards to the year-end Latin charts here.
Shakira’s “Waka Waka” re-emerges
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in full swing, Shakira‘s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” has made its debut on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, peaking at No. 46 on the tally dated Dec. 3. On the Billboard Global 200, it debuted at No. 96. The resurfacing of “Waka Waka” makes her the final word queen of World Cup music, because it turns into the one official World Cup track or anthem from earlier years to look on the Billboard world charts.
Niña Dioz scores fútbol-themed advert
Mexican rapper Niña Dioz and U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer group participant Ashley Sanchez are each starring within the new ‘Donde We All Play’ spot for Taco Bell, that’s airing now through the World Cup. The TV spot options her just lately debuted monitor “Siéntelo,” which is about transferring ahead and pushing the boundaries. “I’m so excited they gave me a platform to raise my voice by way of one of many greatest levels on the earth as a result of I’m in a position to signify the Latinx neighborhood, being Mexico’s first brazenly queer rapper and displaying the younger Latin neighborhood that something is feasible,” Niña Dioz mentioned in a press release.
Sanchez added: “I’ve been enjoying soccer since I used to be younger and to develop into one of many few Latinas to ever play for the U.S. ladies’s nationwide group is a big accomplishment, particularly rising up and never seeing a lot Latin illustration in sports activities. Working with Taco Bell on the marketing campaign allowed me to fuse my cultural heritage and keenness for soccer in addition to love for the model to succeed in a wider viewers in hopes that it’ll encourage the youthful Latin technology to do what they love.”
Viña del Mar lineup
The Competition de Viña 2023 will characteristic performances by Latin artists corresponding to Karol G, Maná, Alejandro Fernández, Christina Aguilera and Camilo. Set to happen from Feb. 19 to 24 in Chile, further artists might be introduced quickly. The Chilean occasion’s organizing committee introduced that tickets for most people might be bought beginning Wednesday (Nov. 30) on the PuntoTicket web site.
Spotify’s most-streamed Latin artists are …
For the third yr working, Bad Bunny was essentially the most streamed artist on the earth on Spotify in 2022, the music streamer introduced earlier this week.
Past Bunny, essentially the most streamed Latin artists on Spotify in 2022 have been J Balvin, Rauw Alejandro, Daddy Yankee and Karol G., with slight variations so as between the U.S. and the world. Whereas Balvin got here in second in streams within the U.S., Alejandro bested him globally, with Yankee coming in at No. 4 and Karol G at No. 5.
The “Provenza” singer was essentially the most streamed feminine Latin artist on the earth for the third consecutive yr. She was adopted by Shakira and Rosalía, whereas Latin heritage artists Camila Cabello and Selena Gomez got here in at Nos. 4 and 5 respectively.