Natti Natasha has reunited with Becky G for another bangin’ song…
Three years after releasing their smash hit “Sin Pijama,” the 34-year-old Dominican singer and songwriter and the 24-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper have joined voices once again for “Ram Pam Pam.”
The hard-hitting reggaeton single features Middle Eastern influences.
It centers on a woman who’s no fool and has a message for her ex.
“I won’t make mistakes again/ And much less with someone like you/ Who treats me bad/ I don’t get sad if I don’t see you/ You looked for it/ My heart doesn’t beg you, it’s an atheist,” Natti kicks off the track.
The beat, lyrics, and vocal fusions are fire, easily becoming a summer anthem for the ladies.
The music video shows both artists joined by a group of girls dancing at a basketball court.
Like “Sin Pijama,” Prince Royce makes a camo.
“Ram Pam Pam,” which samples Daddy Yankee’s “Ella Me Levanto,” is a sequel to Natti’s all-female perreo “Las Nenas,” featuring Farina, Cazzu and newcomer Duraca.
The Argentinian Latin trap singer, whose real name is Ignacio Matías Spallatti, has released his debut EP, Young Golden.
On the seven-song set, all penned by Ecko, considered one of the pioneers of the blossoming trap movement in Argentina, the lyricist fuses Latin trap, hip-hop, and catchy urban melodies and counts with features from Amenazzy, Brytiago, Eladio Carrion, Kiubbah Malon, and Cazzu.
“Cama Vacia” is an infectious and sultry trap song featuring his fiery freestyling skills and Cazzu’s dulcet vocals, telling the story of a former couple who is going back-and-forth on what went wrong with their relationship.
Another recommended song is “Te Lo Adverti,” where the Argentine trap star narrates the growth of his musical career and sends a message to everyone who didn’t believe in him.
The 29-year-old Argentine singer/songwriter and actress has released her fourth studio album Libra, which showcases her musical growth and versatility as an artist, from sensual trap to infectious pop fusions.
Libra features 11 tracks, including the previously-released “Laligera,” “Lo Que Tengo Yo,” “Fascinada,” and “Como Asi” featuring CNCO, in addition to collaborations with Mau y Ricky, Noriel, and the Cazzu-assisted focus track “Ladron.”
If naming the album after her zodiac sign is any indication, Lali is more unapologetic and woke than ever.
“This is the first album where all the songs are individual protagonists,” Lali tells Billboard, describing each song as having their own vibe.
The 21-year-old Argentine singer has released the single “Cama Vacia,” as he readies to release his upcoming studio production.
For his latest release, Ecko, one of the pioneers of the growing trap movement in Argentina, recruited Cazzu, who’s nominated for best new artist at the 2020 Latin Grammys.
The collaboration, which comes on the heels of Ecko’s romantic track “Mujer” released in September, is an infectious and sultry trap song about a former couple who’s going back-and-forth on what went wrong with their relationship. On the track, Ecko also spits some fiery freestyle skills.
“What happened with all of that love that you had for me?/ Without you the nights are cold and my bed is empty,” goes part of the lyrics that were penned by Ecko.
The black-and-white music video, directed by Renderpanic in Argentina, shows both artists paying a model homage to Bonnie & Clyde.
With the support of Universal Latin Music Entertainment, Ecko plans to release his upcoming EP Young Goldenon November 27, 2020.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running and biggest Latin music industry event, the three-day immersive experience dedicated to Latin Music, culture and entertainment, will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, workshops and performances. Additional participants and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
Lenny Tavarez is using his voice to take a stand against domestic violence.
The Puerto Rican Latin trap singer is offering listeners a taste of his sensitive side in his latest single, “La Mujer Traiciona,” which features 17-year-old upcoming artist Beéle.
“La Mujer Traiciona” narrates the story of a woman who is unfaithful as a result of physical, mental and emotional abuse from her partner.
“If a woman doesn’t feel protected and doesn’t feel loved, she will most probably betray her partner,” Tavarez tells Billboard. “This song was born with the need to give women a weapon to say ‘yes, I failed you but it was your fault.’”
Recent statistics by the National Domestic Violence Hotline show that “on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States,” which is why Tavarez decided to bring up the important social issue.
“Not only do we want to raise awareness but we want to make it clear that domestic violence is a problem,” he says. “Above all, we want to empower women not to give up and to seek help if this is happening to them.”
Directed by Laura Castellanos, the music video shows the heartbreaking storyline of a woman who is a victim of abuse but in the end, leaves her toxic relationship. The closing frame shares the phone number to National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.
“It was incredible to film this video during the pandemic,” Tavarez says, explaining that Beéle filmed his part in Bogota, the actors were filmed in Medellin, and he filmed in Miami.
For his new track, which is a tropical dancehall with Afrobeat melodies, Tavarez teamed up with Beéle because he admires his incredible voice and clarity on his sound. “I’m really happy to have him on this song. I like to vouch for the newer talents.”
As for the best advice he can offer to men and women in this situation? “It all starts with self-love,” he says. “If you give your partner an environment of love, your partner will respond with the same. Men, don’t ever lay a hand on a woman for any reason and women, be smart! Many times men give the wrong signals from the beginning.”
“La Mujer Traiciona,” which was produced by Dimelo Flow and King Swifft, forms part of Tavarez’s upcoming studio album Krack, which includes collaborations with Nicky Jam, Rauw Alejandro, Cazzu, Anitta and Natanael Cano, among others.
The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper has joined forces with Cazzu to bring to life the story of a dangerous yet loving relationship in their new “Deportivo” video.
This isn’t Diaz and Cazzu’s first collaborative effort, but Diaz tells Billboard he’s always been a fan of the Argentine rapper-singer and was looking for the perfect song to collaborate on.
“I proposed this song to her and she immediately said yes,” said Diaz, who is part of NEON16’s management roster. “In less than a month, she added her vocals. We were excited to do the video but then the pandemic hit. I started thinking of ways to make it work, we couldn’t let this win us.”
With lyrics like “God, please take care of her, don’t let her get in trouble” and “she’s not a princess but I’ll build her a castle,” the infectious trap song is about a man who’s in love with a girl that’s no good for him.
“It’s about a girl who’s not normal but she’s still your girl and no one can touch her or criticize her,” Diaz elaborates. “You’re willing to do whatever you want for her and to protect her.”
In the music video, Diaz and Cazzu, portrayed by a model wearing a tablet with the singer’s face on it, are mischievous partners-in-crime. Diaz is clearly in love as Cazzu is doing her thing—robbing banks and breaking into cars, amongst other things.
“I told Cazzu I had this crazy idea for the video and she loved it,” he says. “She did her shots in Argentina and I filmed mine in Puerto Rico. Everything came out neat.”
In addition to “Deportivo,” Diaz says he’s whipping up an important project dubbed Diaz Antes that will include his two EP’s as well as more music.
The 28-year-old Colombian singer has signed with Vibras Lab, the management company headed by J Balvin co-manager Fabio Acosta, for global representation.
Jiménez, signed to Sony Colombia, is one of the leaders in the country’s burgeoning “Música popular,” or popular music movement, the name given locally to Colombia’s take on regional Mexican music.
“Colombia is a trend-setter in music, and música popular, as they call the genre in Colombia, has seen huge growth there in the past year,” says Acosta. “Yeison is a leader in that genre and he has the potential to be one of those Colombian artists who are very successful with another genre, as happened with reggaetón and artists from Medellín.”
The deal with Vibras, says Acosta, will allow Jiménez to expand in other territories.
Already, the singer/songwriter has more than 400,000 followers on Spotify.
Jiménez’s music is an example of how regional genres morph. Although he’s rooted in Mexican norteño and mariachi sounds, he also adds tropical music and the traditional acoustic guitar of Colombian popular music from the countryside for a unique blend of sounds.
Jiménez joins a Vibras roster that also includes Colombian Manuel Medrano, Argentine rapper Cazzu, J Balvin and newly signed Matt Paris.
The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singeris set to speak at this year’s LatinFest+ by Billboard and Telemundo, taking place from April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas.
He’ll participate in a panel titled “Viva Live with Anuel,” where he’ll talk about the making of his upcoming new album to be released under Sony Music Latin.
Anuel earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albumschart with his 2018 debut album Real Hasta la Muerte(on the list dated July 28).
After the global success of hits like “Ella Quiere Beber,” “Secreto,” and “China,” his new single “KEII” opens at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songschart (dated February 22), earning him his first top 10 debut of the year on the tally and his 14th top 10 overall.
The new single, which is Japanese for “respect,” adds his 14th top 10 on the list, following “Me Gusta,” his collaboration with Shakira(No. 6 peak).
Other stars confirmed so far to participate at Latinfest+ include Ozuna, J Balvin, Rosalia, Carlos Vives, and Los Tigres del Norte. Sech, Lunay, Manuel Turizo, Natanael Cano, Cazzu, Mariah, Myke Towers, and Jhay Cortezwill also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.
Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world.