Ozuna Teams Up with Anthony Santos to Release New Bachata-fied Single “Señor Juez”

Ozuna is embracing his Dominican roots…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer, who is half-Dominican, has joined voices with renowned artist Anthony Santos to release his new single “Señor Juez.

Ozuna

Ozuna embraces a bachata sound on the track.

He describes this collaboration as one of the most important of his career, representing the musical roots that he grew up with.

This new single highlights the essence, passion, and sentiment of the Dominican Republic’s iconic genre.

“Señor Juez” describes the guilt and pain that come from losing love forever, as the lyrics unleash an intense exchange of blame between the two singers.

Prince Royce’s “Lao’ a Lao'” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay & Tropical Airplay Charts

Prince Royce is back on top…

Fresh off his exclusive Facebook Live performance of “Lao’ a Lao’,” the 32-year-old Dominican American singer conquers the radio airwaves as his latest song jumps 4-1 to lead Billboard’s overall Latin Airplay chart (dated October 30). It concurrently takes over atop Tropical Airplay (2-1).

Prince Royce

The bachata track was released August 12 and opened on Latin Airplay at No. 16 on the August 28-dated survey, with 5 million audience impressions earned in the U.S. On the latest chart, it bounds with a 34% gain, to 10.7 million, in the week ending October 24, according to MRC Data. The growth gives Royce his 14th leader and secures the song the week’s greatest gainer honor.

“Lao’ a Lao’” follows Royce’s only other No. 1 on the all-Latin ranking, which arrived more than six months ago: “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” with Natti Natasha (one week atop the April 17-dated list).

“Lao’ a Lao’” also rebounds to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay to become the radio format’s most-played song for a second week after its August 28 lead. The champ then earned Royce his 21st leader, the third-most, trailing only Marc Anthony’s 34 wins and Victor Manuelle‘s 29.

 

Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Lao’ a Lao’’” rises35-25 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart.

C. Tangana Teams Up with Nathy Peluso for the Bachata-Infused Track “Ateo”

C. Tangana is celebrating his love for a Dominican genre…

The 31-year-old Spanish rapper has joined voices with Nathy Peluso to release the single “Ateo,” an ode to bachata.

C. Tangana x Nathy Peluso

Tangana first explored his love for bachata on “Tu Me Dejaste de Querer,” but now he’s teamed up Peluso for another twist on the genre.

The genre-smashing artists first set the tone for the single’s release with a provocative teaser showcasing their bachata skills that stirred up some controversy. At its core, the track is a love song that narrates a love so pure it makes an atheist believe.

“I was an atheist but I believe now,” they sing. “All it took was for a miracle like you to come down to earth.”

About the song, Peluso said, “I immediately felt it was a classic. And when we worked together at the studio I reconfirmed that same feeling. It’s a project with a marvelous universe and a fantastic video that is truly a piece of art, and a very interesting topic that challenges us all. Long live Romanticism!”

The cinematic film that accompanies the single, shot in Spain’s Toledo Cathedral, marks Tangana’s directorial debut.

Leslie Grace Releases “Bachatica,” Her First Solo Single in Five Years

Leslie Grace has finally returned with new music…

Following her acting debut in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, and in the midst of filming Batgirl, the 26-year-old Dominican America singer/actress has released “Bachatica,” her first solo track in five years.

Leslie Grace

Dedicated to her loyal fans, Leslie Grace returns to her musical roots in a sensual bachata fused with urban and R&B undertones.

She crafted the song alongside emerging music artists Maye, Musiana, and Eddie Perez.

“I knew this song was a gift and we finished it together that same day,” she expressed on Instagram. “Thank you for sharing your genius with me.” Bringing the song’s romantic lyrics to life, Leslie reeled in her boyfriend Ian Eastwood to appear in the 1920s-inspired music video, which was directed by Jorge G. Camarena.

Prince Royce Releases New Single “Lao’ a Lao’”

Prince Royce is movin’ side to side…

The 32-year-old Dominican American singer/songwriter has released the new single “Lao’ a Lao’,” in which he wants you to know that no one will love you the way he does.

Prince Royce

He also doesn’t need a mansion or a luxurious car, he only needs you.

Co-produced and written by Royce alongside D’lesly “Dice” Lora, George Noriega, Miguel Muñoz and Giovanny Andrés Fernandez Manzu, “Lao’ a Lao'” is a sincere and humble love song à la “Corazon Sin Cara.”

Perfect for a mid-summer anthem, the song is an innovative fusion between hard-hitting reggae beats and an electric bachata melody.

“We are living through challenging times and with ‘Lao’ a Lao’ ‘ I just want people to temporarily disconnect and tune into that light, positive, feel-good frequency,” Royce, a five-time finalist at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, expressed in a statement.

The song’s vibrant beach video wasdirected by Nuno Gomes.

Luis Fonsi Teams Up with Myke Towers for Catchy Single “Besame”

Luis Fonsi is requesting kisses

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer has joined voices with Myke Towers for the new single “Besame.”

Luis Fonsi, Besame, Myke Towers,The single, the first-ever team up for Fonsi and Towers, is a catchy song from beginning to end. It combines reggaeton pop with Dominican bachata.

Co-written by Fonsi, Towers, Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo, and Keaton, the song tells the story of a game of seduction and mischief between a man and a woman.

“I know that you are using me for the weekends,” Fonsi said of the lyrics. “But the reality is that it does not bother me. I play your game, but if you want to stay, stay because there is something interesting between us.”

The video was filmed in Miami and directed by Elastic People‘s Carlos Perez.

Overall, “Besame” is a mix of island flavors that will make you want to dance to the melodies and positive vibes.

Juanes Returns to Rocker Roots with New Album “Origen”

Juanes is sharing his origenes story…

The 48-year-old Colombian musician has returned to his rocker roots with the new album Origen.

Juanes

Beginning with a fast-paced rock ‘n’ roll version of Joe Arroyo’s “Rebelión,” Origen pays homage to the songs that shaped Juanes’ life and career.

 

The set, produced by Juanes with Sebastian Krys and featuring no loops or samples, is a refreshing sonic journey that includes iconic tracks like Carlos Gardel’s “Volver” –reimagined as a bachata/tango—and unexpected gems like “Todo Hombre Es Una Historia,” originally recorded by Medellín rock band Kraken.

There are also English-language covers: Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark,” which morphed into a soft rock ballad, and “Could You Be Loved,” now a syncopated vamp set over a medley of guitars.

Juanes has said that after experimenting with urban beats in his past two albums, Origen is his return to his true self.

Camilo Launches Own Podcast “El Rincón de la Tribu”

Camilo is expanding his voice

The 26-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has launched his very own podcast.

Camilo

As part of Spotify’s Show With Music, Camilo becomes the first Latino artist in any language to debut a program on the new audio experience with his podcast titled “El Rincón de la Tribu” in reference to his loyal fanbase.

For Camilo, who nabbed his first Latin Grammy and Grammy nominations this year, “El Rincón de La Tribu” is a meeting point for him and his fans.

“It’s much closer to being a face-to-face conversation where we discuss humanistic themes, anecdotes that are shared in an atmosphere of trust, and where love is the grandest revolution,” he said in an official statement.

The podcast officially kicked off on NovEMBER 23, just four days after Camilo won best pop song for “TuTu” at the Latin Grammys, with an episode called “Secret Anecdotes of the Latin Grammys.”

Other episodes that have already aired include how his bachata hit “Bebé” in collaboration with El Alfa was born and conversations with his wife, actress and singer, Evaluna Montaner.

La Tribu will also enjoy curated songs recorded by Camilo and other artists, alongside his personal commentary.

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Romeo Santos: Billboard’s Top Latin Music Artist of the 2010s

Romeo Santos is celebrating his ten-ure on the Latin charts…

Billboard is revealing the top acts of the 2010s by genre, with the 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American bachata singer-songwriter topping the list of artists in the Latin category.

Romeo Santos

Since first hitting Billboard‘s surveys as a soloist in 2011, after breaking though in hit bachata quartet Aventura, Santos has collected seven solo No. 1s on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart and five No. 1s on Top Latin Albums.

“If you put out quality music,” he told Billboard in 2017, “you’re always going to be in a good place.”

Santos beat out Prince Royce for the top spot.

The 31-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter has not stopped making his mark in the Latin music industry since he released his eponymous debut studio album, which generated two commercially successful singles, “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara,” in March 2010.

Most recently, Prince Royce  “Carita de Inocente“, spent a record-breaking 29 weeks at number-one on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.

J Balvin comes in at No. 3 on the chart…

The 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, known as the “Príncipe del Reggaetón,”

was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and one of the greatest Latin artists of all time by Billboard.

Daddy Yankee is the No. 5 top Latin act of the 2010s, due in part to his landmark hit “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber. The English/Spanish-language collaboration spent a record 56 weeks atop Hot Latin Songs beginning in February 2017, passing the 41-week reign of “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias (the decade’s No. 4 artist), featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, beginning in May 2014.

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1, ROMEO SANTOS
2, PRINCE ROYCE
3, J BALVIN
4, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
5, DADDY YANKEE
6, JUAN GABRIEL
7, BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZARRAGA
8, OZUNA
9, NICKY JAM
10, GERARDO ORTIZ

Click here to view the full, 50-position Top Latin Artists of the 2010s chart.

Camilo Teams Up with El Alfa for New Bachata-fied Single “Bebé”

Camilo is getting into the bachata business…

On the heels of his playful cumbia, “Vida de Rico,” the 26-year-old Colombian singer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has released a savory bachata single dubbed “Bebé.”

Camilo

For his new single, the Latin Grammy-winning artist joined voices with El Alfa, one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest artists, to bring this fresh tune to life.

The melody fuses traditional guitar riffs found in bachata with a hint of urban.

“I approach music from my imagination, from what my heart asks of me, and right now what it wants is to dance with someone really close,” Camilo expressed.

“‘Bebe’ is a tribute to the sound that represents this song with the special affection I feel for the Dominican Republic, a country I love with all my heart.”

Co-directed by Evaluna Montaner and Cristian Saumeth, the music video was filmed in Samaná, Las Galeras, and Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic.

Camilo picked up his first-ever Grammy nomination earlier this week.