Alejandra Guzmán Releases Attitude-Heavy New Single “Reynísima”

Alejandra Guzmán is celebrating a royal moment…

The 55-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and actress, nicknamed “La Reina de Corazones,” has released the attitude-heavy new single “Reynísima.”

Alejandra GuzmánThe track, which kicks off a new era in her career, is her first single as a “totally” indie artist, according to a press release.

She’s also managing her own career now.

Leaving behind any trace of pop, Guzmán places all bets on her core sound, punk rock, and delivers hard-hitting lyrics about self-governance.

“Nobody can deny my crown will continue to shine,” she declares. “My castle is in shape of a stage. I have everything because I have a star, talent is my flag, Reynísima. I am what I am because I give voice to my heart.”

The bold track comes after the Guzman’s upcoming joint tour with Mexican pop artist Fey was postponed due to “logistical” issues.

Alejandra Guzmán Announces Joint “Eternas Tour” with Fey

Alejandra Guzmán is hittin’ the road with a fellow ‘90s Latin pop icon…

The 54-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and actress, nicknamed “La Reina de Corazones,” is joining forces wit Fey to launch a joint tour entitled Tour Eternas.

Alejandra Guzmán & FeyGuzman and the 49-year-old Mexican singer are considered two of the biggest Latin pop icons of the ’90s. For decades, they have maintained a strong presence in Latin pop/rock with their timeless hits.

Guzman and Fey officially announced their join tour via an Instagram Live with Billboard.

“We are excited, happy to celebrate one more day of life and career,” Guzman tells Billboard Latin’s social media manager Ingrid Fajardo. “The truth is that I am very thrilled about this day, to be able to invite everyone into our madness.”

“We are exploding in love, in emotion, in energy, and in music,” adds Fey.

The two idols, who were thrilled to reveal the news live, also mentioned exclusively that they will be releasing two singles together very soon, ahead of the tour that kicks off on May 4.

“Since we were given the chance to be onstage together, we both know and are clear on who we are,” says Guzmán. “We started to write and flow, we already have two songs together!”

“Hits are eternal. The music becomes eternal when it becomes the public’s,” continues Guzmán, alluding to the name of the upcoming tour.

Alejandra Guzman Releases New Single “TUYA”

Alejandra Guzman is all yours

The 54-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter, composer and actress, known as La Reina de Corazones, has released her latest single “TUYA.”

Alejandra Guzmán

Guzman returns to her rocker roots in the intimate and personal single, which is powered by ’80s-influenced electric guitars and her powerful, raspy vocals.

The explicit lyrics, full of sensuality and passion, tell the story of when you can’t stop thinking about someone, but can still feel they are with you just with their memories.

“I’m thinking of your mouth, in front of the mirror/ My clothes get in the way, I’m improvising here in bed alone, taking away my desire,” she sings in the chorus. 

Ángela Aguilar to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Ángela Aguilar is preparing for her Billboard moment…

The 18-year-old Mexican-American singer-songwriter will perform at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, set to take place on Thursday, September 29.

Ángela AguilarAguilar is part of a roster of recently added performers that includes Alejandra Guzmán, Calibre 50Elvis CrespoFarrukoLos Ángeles AzulesOzuna and Piso 21.

Billboard and Telemundo announced on Tuesday (Sept. 6) the second round of performers who will take the stage at Miami’s Watsco Center.

The new list of acts join an already star-studded lineup that includes Camilo, Carlos Vives, Chayanne, CNCO, Eslabon Armado, Grupo Firme, Maluma, Pablo López, Pepe Aguilar, Raphael and Tini.

Bad Bunny leads the list of finalists for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with 23 nods across 13 categories. He is up for artist of the year, tour of the year, Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, male, and top Latin album of the year for his album Un Verano Sin Ti, which has logged nine nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for album of the year at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. Bad Bunny won artist of the year — the first time a Latin artist has been in a marquee category at that show.

Following Bad Bunny is Colombian star Karol G with 15 entries in 11 categories — a record number of nods for a female artist. Karol’s categories include artist of the year and Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, female, as well as Hot Latin Song of the year, vocal event, for her Becky G collab “MAMIII.”

The 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest-running awards show in Latin music, will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on September 29, preceded by a one-hour red carpet special.

The awards will broadcast simultaneously on Spanish entertainment cable network Universo, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional, the Telemundo App and on Peacock.

Paulina Rubio & Alejandra Guzmán Team Up for Joint “Perrísimas” U.S. Tour

Paulina Rubio is hitting the road with a fellow Mexican star…

The 50-year-old Mexican singer will team up with Alejandra Guzmán in 2022 for their joint tour dubbed “Perrísimas.”

Paulina Rubio & Alejandra GuzmánAn unlikely pairing — as both have often been pitted against each other throughout their career — Guzmán and Rubio will “face off in a once-in-a-lifetime run of shows” across the U.S. with a tour that kicks off April 15 in Orlando and wraps up May 22 in Los Angeles.

With no major promoting company attached to the tour, the 23-date stint will be produced by the artists themselves.

The chart-topping artists are set to “perform on the same stage to settle the score, promising an electrifying, heart-stopping experience,” according to a press release. “It’s time to get back to concerts, break molds and reset with music. Going back to concerts, is going back to life,” Rubio added. “This is going to be a dangerous summer,” Guzmán teased.

Here’s a look at the Perrísimas U.S. Tour dates below:

April 15 – Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando – Orlando
April 16 – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Hard Rock Live – Fort Lauderdale
April 20 – PPL Center – Allentown, Pennsylvania
April 22 – Capitol One Hall – Tysons, Virginia
April 23 – United Palace Theatre – New York
April 27 – Rosemont Theatre – Chicago
April 28 – Tennessee Performing Arts Center-Andrew Jackson Hall – Nashville
April 29 – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta
May 1 – Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, Texas
May 2 – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, Texas
May 4 – H-E-B Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, Texas
May 5 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, Texas
May 6 – Payne Arena – Hidalgo, Texas
May 8 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio
May 10 – Sames Auto Arena – Laredo, Texas
May 12 – El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso
May 13 – AVA Amphitheatre – Tucson
May 14 – Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, California
May 15 – Pechanga Arena – San Diego
May 18 – Arizona Federal Theatre – Phoenix
May 20 – SAP Center – San Jose, California
May 21 – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – Las Vegas
May 22 – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles

Selena Gomez’s “Revelación” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Selena Gomez is No. 1 with a bullet…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with her first Spanish-language album Revelación on the March 27-dated survey.

Selena Gomez

Her album arrives with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data — marking the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman since 2017.

“I never go into anything expecting a No. 1 so I do not take it for granted,” Gomez tells Billboard. “It’s always a bit nerve racking before releasing any music because as artists we put so much of ourselves out there. For this EP specifically, I was the most nervous I have been in a long time because my heritage means so much to me and I have been talking about doing this for over 10 years. I wanted it to be perfect. I am thrilled to see the response from my fans and also from people who might not have listened to my other music.”

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

The seven-track Revelación was released March 12 via Interscope/IGA. Of its starting sum of 23,000 equivalent album units, album sales comprise 14,000 and the bulk of the remainder are SEA units (equaling 12.21 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs). Gomez’s debut Latin project boasts the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman in nearly four years, since Shakira’s El Dorado started with 29,000 units in its first week (chart dated June 17, 2017).

“Without a doubt the most challenging aspect was having to do all of the sessions over Zoom,” Gomez adds. “We started recording the EP right before COVID-19 shut everything down. In the beginning there were times I ended up canceling sessions because I found it so uninspiring not to be in the same room with everyone. I eventually was able to get past it and am extremely happy with how the music came together. [Producer] Tainy was very patient with me while I worked through my frustrations.”

Revelación is the first album by a female act at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums since Shakira’s El Dorado spent its fifth and final nonconsecutive week atop the list dated Aug. 5, 2017.

Gomez also notches the highest debut by a female solo act since Jenni Rivera’s Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey likewise debuted atop the list in November 2016. In between Rivera and Gomez, a collaborative set by two women launched at No. 1: Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus in July 2017.

As Gomez’s “Baila Conmigo,” with Rauw Alejandro, concurrently takes over the top spot on the new Latin Airplay chart, she becomes the first female act in over a decade to rule both charts simultaneously. The last woman to achieve the feat was Shakira when Sale el Sol and “Loca,” featuring El Cata, ruled both Top Latin Albums and Latin Airplay, respectively in November 2010.

Elsewhere, Gomez places a total of four tracks on Hot Latin Songs, all from Revelación — one of which debuts in the top 20: “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro lifts 8-5, “Selfish Love,” with DJ Snake, is at No. 18, “Dámelo To’,” featuring Myke Towers, starts at No. 20, and “De Una Vez,” re-enters at No. 50.

“Releasing ‘De Una Vez’ as the first song was the perfect way to introduce the new music,” Gomez says. “It’s a song I really related to and I think it’s beautiful with a message of hope and healing. I think all of the collaborators bring different elements to the table. With Snake it was great because we have a history together so on a mere comfort level that was nice to have. On ‘Dámelo Tó’ Myke brings this smooth rap and it makes you crave for it to be summer because it has the kind of vibe. When we were recording ‘Baila Conmigo’ I  knew we needed a male voice on it and Rauw has the ideal sexy, soulful voice that really complements the song perfectly.”

Revelación concurrently bows at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums and at No. 22 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

Beatriz Luengo’s “Havana Street Party Presents” Concert Special Streaming on HBO Max

Beatriz Luengo has bared it all…

The 38-year-old Spanish singer, songwriter and actress appeared in an intimate concert special filmed in Havana, Cuba, that premiered on HBO Latino on Friday, February 12.

Beatriz Luengo

The second installment of the HBO concert series “Havana Street Party Presents” — filmed before the global pandemic — not only includes live performances of Luengo’s Cuerpo y Alma album, but also taps into personal stories and empowering anecdotes as told by Luengo.

“Prior to the tour that was expected to start in 2020, I started making this documentary as a way to show my fans what my show would be like and as a presentation for those who don’t know me,” Luengo tells Billboard.

Of her 2018 album, she explains “cuerpo” are the songs she composes on top of beats, for artists like Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Wisin, Yandel. “Alma” are the songs she pens for organic instruments, for artists like Reik, Thalia, Ha*Ash, Alejandra Guzman, and Ricky Martin.

“This concert is an opportunity to show how a woman has managed to become a songwriter in such a difficult industry,” she says.

Filmed at the doors of an ancient castle in Habana for a select group of local fans, Luengo’s special guests include Manuel Medrano, Farina, Blas Cantó, and Orishas. She’s accompanied by a gospel choir, string quintet, and live DJ throughout the show.

For Luengo, it was important to bring her concept to life, fusing melancholy with modernity, the past with the future.

“We created a very special ambiance,” she says. “I feel that it is a way of projecting and giving hope, showing the Cuban youth all the advanced technology, such as mapping. The entire production has a very strong message for me. Cuba deserves the best.”

Meanwhile, Luengo is making the rounds with the Yotuel and Omar Montes-assisted “Rebelde,” which has become a viral sensation on TikTok with its vogue-meets-flamenco dance. “It exploded!” she expresses. “The TikTok videos are giving me life, all the outfits, and concepts. I love to see how your music can generate a person’s creativity or simply have fun.”

“Havana Street Party presents Beatriz Luengo” is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Alejandra Guzman Releases Confessional Power Ballad “Lado Oscuro”


Alejandra Guzmán is facing her dark side…

The 52-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and actress comes face-to-face with her demons in her newly released single “Lado Oscuro,” a confessional power ballad that finds her as vulnerable as ever.

Alejandra Guzmán

“We all have that side, the dark side. Even the moon has a dark side,” the Mexican rock icon tells Billboard. “[In ‘Lado Oscuro’] I am talking about myself and what I’ve learned in life. I am talking about making peace with my own demons instead of taking care of them or hiding them.”

Known for her anthemic rock en español tracks like “Eternamente Bella” and “Mala Hierba” and characterized by her hoarse vocals and fierce, rebellious attitude, Guzmán is set to release a new album this year. Without revealing much, she previews it will stay true to her “old sound with a new Alejandra” twist.

Alejandra Guzman to Star on Season 2 of Pantaya’s Spanish-Language Series “El Juego de Las Llaves”

Alejandra Guzman is gearing up for some el juego…

The 52-year-old Mexican Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and actress has joined the Season 2 cast of Pantaya’s hit Spanish-language scripted series El Juego de Las Llaves.

Alejandra Guzmán 

Guzman joins a roster of cast newcomers that includes Laura Leon and Cristián de la Fuente.

Also joining the ensemble cast are Barbara Lopez, Michelle Rodriguez and Gustavo Egelhaaf.

El Juego de las Llaves streams on Pantaya, a Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group joint venture, in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and internationally via Amazon Prime Video.

El Juego de las Llaves is a provocative half-hour Spanish-language scripted series that follows four long-lasting couples and friends who decide to swing, and are left to face the impact of their decisions in the comedic aftermath.

The all-star cast includes Maite Perroni, Sebastián Zurita, Marimar Vega, Horacio Pancheri, Humberto Busto, Hugo Catalan, Ela Velden and Fabiola Campomanes.

Guzman, known for her television role in Una familia con suerte, most recently served as a coach on La Voz… Mexico and La Voz in the U.S., the Spanish-language versions of the singing competition The Voice.

Leon has appeared in telenovela hits like Dos mujeres un camino, El premio mayor and Mujeres engañadas, whose theme songs she also sang and have become classics of Latinx pop culture.

de la Fuente has had leading roles in Amor bravio, Quiero amarte and Sueño de amor. He has also appeared in a number of English-language film and television series including In Plain Sight, Driven, Basic and CSI: Miami.

El Juego de Las Llaves was created by Marisa Quiroga and developed by Patrick McGinley, Veronica Bellver and Corazon FilmsSandro Halphen, alongside Amazon Prime Video and Pantaya.

Directors on season 2 include Kenya Marquez, Javier Colinas and Roberto Fiesco.

The series is produced by Pantaya and Corazón Films.

J Balvin & Bad Bunny’s Joint Album “Oasis” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

J Balvin has another No. 1 hit album on his hands…

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singerand Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis opens at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated July 13, scoring the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019. 

J Balvin & Bad Bunny

The eight-song set earned 36,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 4, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in album sales.

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Of Oasis’ overall start of 36,000 units, the set generated almost 30,000 SEA units. That latter sum equates to 39.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in the week ending July 4 — marking the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019.

Oasis marks the third No. 1 for J Balvin, and the second for Bad Bunny. The latter actually replaces himself at No. 1, as Oasis bumps X 100PRE from the top slot, pushing it to No. 2.

Oasis is the first collaborative No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in almost exactly two years. The last joint effort to lead the list came on July 22, 2017, when Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus debuted atop the tally, spending one week at No. 1.

Over on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, Oasis debuts at No. 9. It’s the first top 10 on that list for either J Balvin or Bad Bunny, as the former previously hit No. 15 in 2018 with Vibras, while the latter climbed to No. 11 earlier in 2019 with X 100PRE.