From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest buzz in Latin music news every week. Here’s what’s been happening in the Latin music world this week.
Latin Music Week Update
Christina Aguilera, Wisin y Yandel and Justin Quiles are confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Week 2022, which runs from September 26 to October 26. 1 at the Faena Forum in Miami, coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month.
During the conference, Xtina will host the “Premiere Party With Christina Aguilera”, where she will debut new music and answer fan questions in an intimate setting. Quiles will be part of an engaging panel on connecting people to music through technology, and Puerto Rican duo Wisin y Yandel will join Nicky Jam for a captivating conversation during The Nicky Jam Rockstar Show Live from Billboard Latin Music Week.
Registrations are now open here.
Gloria Estefan’s Barbie
Gloria Estefan has her very own Barbie! Mattel released a Barbie doll made in her image on Thursday (September 1) to celebrate the artist’s 65th birthday and her 1989 hit single “Get on Your Feet.”
“I am honored to partner with Barbie to create a doll in my likeness, especially as I ring in my 65th birthday and just before Hispanic Heritage Month,” Estefan said in a statement. Billboard. “When designing my Barbie with the team, I wanted to make sure I stayed true to my multicultural roots – and I believe that’s exactly what we did.” Here’s where you can buy it online.
Raphael will receive a special award
Spanish artist Raphael will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced.
With a musical career that spans more than 60 years, Raphael – known for hymn songs such as “Yo Soy Aquel”, “En Carne Viva” and “Mi Gran Noche” – has gained worldwide recognition as a pioneer romantic ballads in Spanish. . In 1962 he began his professional career, where he quickly won first, second and third prizes at Spain’s Festival Internacional de la Canción in Benidorm. He also performed twice in a row at the Eurovision Festival.
Raphaël will be recognized for his “outstanding professional career and his artistic and personal contributions” which have influenced the development of Latin music throughout the world. The singer will also perform at the awards show, which will take place on Thursday, September 29 at Watsco Canter in Miami and will be broadcast live on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Calling all Camilo fans
Camilo revealed the release date of his next album By Adentro Pa’Afuera. Slated for release on September 6, the album marks her third studio album after her debut. By Primera Vez (2020) and Mis Manos (2021), each of which debuted at No. 5 on Billboardof the ranking of the best Latin albums.
The Colombian singer-songwriter said in a press release that the album – whose title loosely translates to “upside down” – is “without a doubt the title of this chapter of my life”. “After the pandemic, I discovered on my first tour that the songs that are born from within belong to those who are there,” he explained. “This meeting changed my life and inspired many ideas that are now part of this album. After being completely hermetic at the reception of our first baby, Indigo, we are now packing a suitcase with [new] songs to go around the world and find La Tribu.
J Balvin meets the Pope
J Balvin took to social media to share a handful of photos he was able to take with the Pope during his trip to Italy. In the caption, he wrote, “We took some smiling selfies and another with a Latino Gang stream with Pope Francis. Always transmit love and tolerance. Ps Watch the video at the end to understand the mood. In the video, the pope tells Balvin, “you sound like a troublemaker.”