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.
Latin Music Week Replace
Christina Aguilera, Wisin y Yandel and Justin Quiles are confirmed for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Week, set to happen Sept. 26-Oct. 1 on the Faena Discussion board in Miami, coinciding with Nationwide Hispanic Heritage Month.
On the convention, Xtina will host the “Premiere Celebration With Christina Aguilera,” the place she is going to debut never-before-heard music and reply fan questions in an intimate setting. Quiles shall be a part of an interesting panel about connecting folks with music by know-how, and Puerto Rican duo Wisin y Yandel will be part of Nicky Jam for a compelling dialog throughout The Nicky Jam Rockstar Present Dwell from Billboard Latin Music Week.
Registration is now open here.
Gloria Estefan’s Very Personal Barbie
Gloria Estefan has her very personal Barbie! Mattel launched a Barbie doll made in her likeness on Thursday (Sept. 1), to have a good time the artist’s sixty fifth birthday and her 1989 hit single “Get on Your Toes.”
“I’m honored to be partnering with Barbie to create a doll in my likeness, particularly as I ring in my sixty fifth birthday and proper forward Hispanic Heritage Month,” Estefan mentioned in a press release to Billboard. “When designing my Barbie with the workforce, I wished to make sure I used to be staying true to my multicultural roots – and I imagine we did simply that.” Right here’s the place you’ll be able to buy it online.
Raphael to Obtain Particular Award
With a musical profession that spans greater than 60 years, Raphael — recognized for anthemic songs similar to “Yo Soy Aquel,” “En Carne Viva” and “Mi Gran Noche” — has garnered worldwide recognition as a pioneer of Spanish-language romantic ballads. In 1962, he started his skilled profession, the place he quickly earned first, second and third prize at Spain’s Pageant Internacional de la Canción in Benidorm. He additionally carried out two consecutive instances on the Eurovision Pageant.
Raphael shall be acknowledged for his “distinctive skilled profession and his creative and private contributions” which have influenced the event of Latin music world wide. The singer may even carry out through the awards present, which can happen Thursday, Sept. 29, on the Watsco Canter in Miami and can broadcast stay on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Calling All Camilo Followers
Camilo has revealed the discharge date of his forthcoming album De Adentro Pa’ Afuera. Set for a Sept. 6 launch, the album marks his third studio album following his debut Por Primera Vez (2020) and Mis Manos (2021), every of which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard‘s Prime Latin Albums chart.
The Colombian singer-songwriter mentioned in a press assertion that the album — whose title loosely interprets to “inside out” — is “indubitably, the title of this chapter of my life.” “After the pandemic, I found on my first tour that the songs that had been born from the within belong to those that are on the market,” he defined. “That encounter modified my life and impressed many concepts that at the moment are a part of this album. After being utterly airtight to welcoming our first child, Indigo, now we pack a suitcase with [new] songs to go world wide and reunite with La Tribu once more.”
J Balvin Meets the Pope
J Balvin took to social media to share a handful of pictures he was in a position to snag with the Pope throughout his journey to Italy. Within the caption, he wrote, “We took selfies smiling and one other one with a Latino Gang stream with Pope Francis. All the time transmitting love and tolerance. P.s. Take a look at the video on the finish so you’ll be able to perceive the vibe.” Within the video, the Pope tells Balvin, “looks as if you’re a troublemaker.”