From profession milestones to new music releases to main bulletins and people little necessary moments, Billboard editors spotlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Right here’s what occurred within the Latin music world this week.
NBA groups up with Nicky Jam
The NBA and Mitchell & Ness launched a limited-edition attire assortment in collaboration with Nicky Jam that includes the Miami Warmth. Based on a press launch, the singer-songwriter “supplied design enter” on the merchandise — together with a Warmth hoodie, Hardwood Classics jersey, t-shirt, shorts and a hat.
“I’m thrilled to collaborate with the NBA and Mitchell & Ness on this new assortment, bringing Miami taste to life with the Warmth’s vibrant colours complemented by domestically related design parts,” the “El Perdón” singer expressed in a press release. “These items are a testomony to the NBA’s cultural affect extending past the court docket into music and magnificence. As my followers know, I’m at all times representing the Latin neighborhood, and it’s thrilling to construct on the league’s dedication to inclusiveness and variety.”
See the gathering here.
RBD Barbie dolls
Mexican supergroup RBD is getting their very own Barbie dolls. The collector’s dolls — obtainable in a set of 5 or bought individually as Rebelde characters Mia (Anahí), Roberta (Dulce Maria) and Lupita (Maite Perroni), Diego (Christopher von Uckermann) and Giovanni (Christian Chávez) — commemorate the group’s reunion tour after a 15-year hiatus. The dolls are decked out in emblematic live performance outfits or their signature Elite Means faculty uniform.
“¡Y soy Rebelde! Pop stardom meets popular culture icons with the particular version RBD x Barbie dolls,” learn the caption of the publish shared on the Barbie instagram web page unveiling the RBD Barbie dolls.
Ladies rule 2023 Latin Grammys
For the primary time in historical past, ladies win the highest 4 classes on the Latin Grammys. It occurred on Thursday, Nov. 16, on the twenty fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards the place Karol G received album of the 12 months (Mañana Será Bonito), Natalia Lafourcade received report of the 12 months (“De Todas Las Flores”), Shakira, together with Bizarrap, took residence tune of the 12 months (“Bzrp Music Classes, Vol. 53”) and Joaquina received finest new artist.
Lafourcade’s acceptance speech for finest singer-songwriter album for De Todas Las Flores was becoming for the historic night time: “I dedicate it to all ladies associates, let’s not cease composing, let’s not cease believing in our artwork, in our music.”
Mexican pop trio Belanova — identified for 2000s hits resembling “Rosa Pastel” and “Por Ti” — will make its comeback to the Vive Latino stage after a six-year hiatus, the competition introduced earlier this week. Vocalist Denisse Guerrero, keyboardist Édgar Huerta and bassist Ricardo Arreola will carry out on the occasion happening March 16 and 17, and held for the primary time on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico Metropolis.
Different artists set to carry out at Vive are Maná, Hombres G, Silvana Estrada, Fito Páez, amongst others. See the lineup here.