Reik & Christian Nodal Team Up for Heartfelt Ranchera Single “Poco

Reik is switching genres…

The Mexican pop rock band has joined voices with Christian Nodal, who recently earned his first Grammy nomination, for “Poco.”

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The heartfelt ranchera single is about finally overcoming a breakup.

“From a kiss to kiss my broken heart has been able to heal/ I want to tell you that to forget you, very little is needed,” read part of the lyrics, composed by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Camilo.

A melancholic music video, directed by Fernando Lugo in Guadalajara, shows the two musical acts in different settings in the Mexican city.

Reik’s lead singer Jesus Navarro says, “Poco” is a genuine collaboration that finds the middle point of both artists — both vocally and melodically.

Victor Manuelle to Replace Carlos Rivera as Co-Host of the Latin Grammys Awards Show

Victor Manuelle is stepping-in in a big way…

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer will now be co-hosting the Latin Grammys this Thursday night alongside previously announced hosts Yalitza Aparicio and Ana Brenda Contreras.

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Victor Manuelle replaces Carlos Rivera, who had to back out due to being exposed to COVID-19.

“This has been a tough year for all of us in the music industry,” Manuelle, who served as Latin Grammys host back in 2006, tells Billboard. “But I’m honored to be part of this event that, despite a pandemic, carried on to produce the ceremony.”

Having three hosts already speaks to the uniqueness of an extraordinary 21st annual Latin Grammys featuring star-studded performances from different pockets of the world. So, what exactly can viewers expect to see that night? Without spoiling any surprises, Manuelle shares, “this ceremony will be very special. Production wise it will be very different, for example, for the first time ever, we’ll see artists performing around the world including my island [Puerto Rico] featuring Bad Bunny.”

Manuelle is also set to take the stage with Ivy QueenRauw AlejandroRicardo Montaner and Reik‘s Jesus Navarro for the night’s opening musical number that will pay tribute to salsa icon Héctor Lavoe.

“Can you imagine? It’s a great honor for me,” he says. “The opening will allow us to relive Héctor Lavoe’s music, the music that is in our blood, that makes us so proud and is part of our musical history and culture.”

The Latin Grammys — which will also showcase diverse stories of hope, community, sense of purpose, and celebration throughout the night as part of their “music makes us human” theme — will air at 8:00 pm ET via Univision.

The event will be preceded by the The Latin Grammy Premiere, which starts at 3:00 pm ET via Facebook Live and is where the majority of the categories will be awarded.

Reik & Super Junior Team Up on Trilingual Track “One More Time (Otra Vez)”

Reik is expanding their language base…

The Mexican band, one of the country’s most successful pop acts, has joined voices with K-pop band Super Junior on the new single “One More Time (Otra Vez).”

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The trailblazing acts partnered up in Macau to film the chic music video to their trilingual track, share some exclusive reflections with Billboard and show off their burgeoning friendship.

In their interview, Super Junior and Reik share their admiration for one another.

“Without a doubt, Reik was highly recommended by others,” says Super Junior singer Leetuk. “They were so willing to collaborate with us so we would like to send our appreciation to Reik.”

Meanwhile, Reik see their SuJu collab as their latest step forward after a huge 2018 on the charts where they scored their first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chartwith “Me Niego,” as well as their second No. 1 on the Latin Pop Songs Airplay chart with “Amigos con Derechos” in November.

“We always say you put your heart and your soul into everything you do, and it’s the audience’s job to decide how big of a hit it becomes,” adds Reik’s lead vocalist Jesus Navarro. “It’s very exciting to be mixing these two worlds — Korean music and Latin music are having such huge moments worldwide, and it’s a great moment for this collaboration to happen.”

Brush up on your Spanish and Korean slang as Reik teach the K-pop stars the meaning of “a huevo!” (after admitting it’s the least dirty phrase they could teach on camera) while SuJu helps the Latin-pop trio understand the meaning and pronunciation for “hul daebak!”

And here’s the official music video:

Reik Releases Brand New Single “Spanglish”

It’s a case of half-and-half for Reik

The Mexican band has released its brand new song “Spanglish.”

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The upbeat and catchy lyrics play off of the track’s title as the seductive song is sung half in English and half in Spanish.

“I’m a little mad and crazy for your love. Sueño, sueño con tus besos todo el tiempo. I’m so taken by the way you make me lose control. We’re from different worlds I know, pero si está bien contigo amor, dale, let’s go dancing all this love.”

The release comes days after Reik dropped the remix to their hit single “Ya me enteré featuring Nicky Jam.

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“Spanglish” is the third single to their upcoming album Des/Amor due June 17.

The Mexican trio’s frontman, Jesús Navarro, told Billboard that the new album is “very different from anything else we’ve done. Obviously we still have our ballad songs but have tracks that have a reggae feeling to it and our first urban song featuring Nicky Jam.”

Reik Join Voices with Nicky Jam for “Ya me enteré” Remix

It’s a real Jam session for Reik

The Latin Grammy-winning Mexican band has teamed up with urban superstar Nicky Jam to take the group’s hit single “Ya me enteré” to the next level.

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The urban remix of the romantic tune was released on Fridat, just in time for the unofficial start of the summer season.

The upbeat track was produced by Saga WhiteBlack and recorded in Medellín, Colombia.

“Ya me enteré” ft. Nicky Jam will be part of the Mexican pop band’s upcoming album Des/Amor due June 17.

The band’s frontman, Jesús Navarro told Billboard back in April that their new LP was all about “risk-taking” and “getting out of their comfort zone.”

Recording an urban version of one of their songs is a first for the trio known for their love ballads.

“I met Nicky Jam in Mexico and he told me that most of his songs start out as ballads and that made me very curious. We started talking about writing something together and while we were writing, I showed him ‘Ya me enteré’ and he thought it was amazing.”