Leoni Torres Teams Up with El Micha for New Single “Recordandote”

It’s a time of rememberance for Leoni Torres.

The 42-year-old Cuban singer has joined voices with El Micha for the single “Recordandote,” and the track’s music video.

Leoni Torres

The first collaborative effort between the Torres and his compatriot, “Recordandote” is a song about a man who’s trying to conquer the girl of his dreams: 

“I spend my life remembering you / and the hours go by remembering you / today I want to love you / I come to give you love.”


“Recordante,” produced by Colombian producer Daneon, is a tropical-urban rhythm laced with El Micha’s distinguishable voice.

“We were both eager to be able to work together, but we were waiting for the right moment,” Torres expressed in an official statement. “We intend this to be the song that everyone prefers this summer, as it is romantic, danceable, and very fresh.”

The music video, directed by Alejandro Perez, shows both artists dancing in an empty pool as Torres video calls the girl he likes to serenade her with the song.

Torres, who penned “Traidora” by Marc Anthony and Gente de Zona and Pablo Milanes‘ “Para Que Un Día Vuelvas,” among others, wrote this single, which was originally interpreted by Jennifer Lopez and Maluma.

According to an official statement, the song would form part of an unpublished album by Lopez but was never released.

“Recordandote” marks Torres second release in 2020, following “Deja La Tristeza.”

Leoni Torres Releases New Single “Deja La Tristeza”

Leoni Torresis kicking off Valentine’s week with a banger…

The Cuban singer has released “Deja La Tristeza,” the perfect song to dance to during Valentine’s Day


Written by Torres, “Deja La Tristeza” is a salsa track that will encourage you to continue looking for happiness and leave the past behind. 

“It’s a happy song that invites us to see the positive side of life when we feel bad,” he tells Billboard.

Born in Camagüey, Cuba, Torres began his solo career in 2008 and has written songs for other artists, like “Traidora” by Marc Anthonyand Gente de Zona and Pablo Milanes‘ “Para que un día vuelvas,” among others.Filmed in Cuba and directed by Yeandro Tamayo, the music video presents different people who suddenly stop being sad and join in the celebration of love through music and dance. 

Gente de Zona to Co-Headline Celia Cruz Tribute at the Hollywood Bowl

Gente de Zona is preparing to pay tribute to a late compatriot…

The Cuban reggaeton group, comprised of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom Martinez, will perform at the the Hollywood Bowl’s special tribute honoring Celia Cruz.

Gente de Zona

Co-headlined by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo and Gente de Zona, the tribute to the late Queen of Salsa will take place on August 9 as part of the Hollywood Bowl’s Jazz at the Bowl summer series.

In addition to the Latin Grammy-winning duo and Kidjo, Pedrito Martinez will also perform at the tribute.

The Pedrito Martinez Group, whose Habana Dreams album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Tropical Albums chart last June, will be the opening act.

It’ll be the first time Gente de Zona has performed at the iconic Hollywood Bowl.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Hollywood Bowl’s summer season this year. See you soon in California,” the “Traidora” singers tweeted.

The Celia Cruz tribute is part of the Hollywood Bowl’s summer 2017 lineup recently announced. Other Latin artists on the summer schedule include Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia and Mon Laferte, who will perform at the Bowl on Sepember 17 as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA series.

Gente de Zona Notches Its Fifth Billboard Tropical Songs No. 1 with “Algo Contigo”

It’s a high five for Gente de Zona

The Cuban reggaeton duo has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart with “Algo Contigo,” giving the group its fifth chart-topper.

Gente de Zona

The song rises 3-1 in its 15th week and reaches the summit due to a 32 percent increase in plays at the format.

Since the duo earned its first Tropical Songs chart-topper in July of 2014 (as a featured act on Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” also featuring Descemer Bueno), only one other act has also earned five No. 1s on the chart in that time span: Prince Royce.

“Algo Contigo” marks the first non-assisted No. 1 for the duo, the other four were as a featured act or had a feature on it.

Most recently, Gente de Zona topped the list with “Traidora,” featuring Marc Anthony, spending four weeks at No. 1 (initially peaking on the March 26 chart).

Gente de Zona to Stream Barcelona Concert on Tidal

Gente de Zona is a stream team…

The Cuban reggaeton duo, consisting of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom Martines, is partnering up with Tidal to live stream their concert at Barcelona’s Parc del Fórum for members and non-members alike.

Gente de Zona

Gente de Zona, currently trekking across Europe, found its first international success following their collaboration with Enrique Iglesias on his 2014 smash “Bailando“. The song won three Latin Grammy awards and received widespread international airplay

“We feel very happy with how we people in Europe have welcomed us,” said the “Traidora” singers in a statement. “It’s a privilege to be part of Tidal with other great artists and now live streaming from Europe is surreal. From Cuba to the world!”

You can tune in to the concert Sunday here.


Anthony Earns His Record 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs Chart with His Gente de Zona Collaboration

Marc Anthony is the sole King of Tropical Music once again…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer’s collaboration with Gente de Zona, “Traidora,” rises 3-1 in its 10th charting week on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart (up 31 percent in plays at the format in the week ending March 13).

Marc Anthony & Gente de Zona

The crowning achievement gives Anthony his 27th career No. 1 on the chart, breaking him out of a tie with Victor Manuelle to now lead as the artist with the most chart-toppers ever.

Additional, the single gives Gente de Zona its fourth No. 1.

Fonseca to Co-Headline Billboard’s En Vivo Concert Series

Fonseca’s hitting the billboards, so to speak…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist is set to headline Billboards En Vivo Concert series launching in celebration of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Billboard Latin Music Awards taking place next April.


Fonseca will join Cuban duo Gente de Zona as one of this year’s two headline acts.

In anticipation of the awards ceremony, which honors the most popular albums, songs, and artists in Latin music, the Billboard En Vivo Concert will have two show dates.

The first one on April 4 at the Avalon in Los Angeles where the “Te Mando Flores” singer will take the stage.

The second show will take place at The Filmore in Miami headlined by Gente de Zona; the most prolific Cuban group of our times behind hits like “La Gozadera” and “Traidora” (ticket information here). Both artists are Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists.

Billboard En Vivo will bring two of the hottest artists to large venues in 2016, giving more fans the chance to see exclusive performances.