Rosalía Teases Potential New All-English Track “LLYLM”

Is Rosalía switching tongues?

The 30-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer/songwriter is teasing what appease to be her first music release of 2023.

RosaliaIn a new TikTok post uploaded on Monday (Jan. 9), Rosalia shared a 25-second video where she’s wearing a long coat, fuzzy ear muffs, and spinning around a lighted and glittery room.

In the background, a snippet of what could possibly be her new song titled “LLYLM(Lie Like You Love Me).

The upcoming track highlights Rosalia singing a verse completely in English backed by a catchy pop tune laced with flamenco palmas (handclapping).

“I don’t need honesty/Baby, lie like you love me, lie like you love me/Cover me in a dream, I’ll be yours, our fantasy/Who needs the honesty?/ Baby, lie like you love me, lie like you love me/Maybe in the end, it becomes real, enough for me,” she chants in the track.

The “Bizcochito” singer teased the new track three weeks after dropping her first collaborative effort with Cardi B on “Despechá RMX” and just days after ringing in the new year in Japan alongside her boyfriend, singer Rauw Alejandro and the latest music lovebirds Christian Nodal and Cazzu.

In 2022, Rosalía won four Latin Grammys awards, including the coveted album of the year for Motomami. The edgy and experimental 16-track set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart on the April 2, 2022-dated ranking.

Her supporting world tour grossed $28.1 million through the end of October, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Cazzu & Maria Becerra Release New Single “Maléfica”

It’s an exciting reteam for Cazzu and María Becerra

The 28-year-old Argentine rapper/singer and the 22-year-old Argentine singer have joined voices to release the new single “Maléfica” via Rimas Entertainment.

Cazzu & Maria BecerraCazzu and Becerra’s hypnotic track is powered by a head-bobbing reggaetón beat.

In the new song, the maleficent duo trade cheeky verses about everything they have to offer that makes them the most unforgettable lovers.

“I promise that you won’t forget esta loca,” they sing in the chorus

The pairing comes a year after pair released “Animal,” which opened Becerra’s debut album.

J Balvin to Co-Headline New ‘Viva! L.A. Music Festival’ This Summer

J Balvin is ready to Viva Los Angeles

The 36-year-old Colombian reggaetonero will co-headline Viva! L.A., a new, one-day festival set to take place at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium on June 25.

J BalvinThe new festival is being held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Viva! Pomona, an annual festival launched 10 years ago.

Produced by Goldenvoice, the Viva! L.A. Music Festival will also be headlined by Daddy Yankee, Becky G and Kali Uchis.

The multi-genre fest will also feature performances by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Lenin Ramirez, Carin Leon, Tainy, Carla Morrison, Ivy Queen, Cuco, Los Dos Carnales, The Marías, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Chicano Batman, Ed Maverick, Cazzu, La Sonora Dinamita, Lido Piemienta, Eslabon Armado, among many others.

Additionally, the festival will donate $1 of every ticket sold to the Los Angeles-based nonprofit No Us Without You LA, which is committed to feeding L.A.’s undocumented immigrant communities.

Launched in the pandemic, the volunteer-run organization now provides support to “hundreds of food insecure hospitality, day laborers, street vendors and mariachi families.”

Viva! was originally created a decade ago by Rene Contreras who wanted to bring resources to his hometown in Southern California via backyard shows and gigs at local spots. “Viva! goes beyond just a music festival, it has a strong mission of building community and representation, which has led to its cult following that started in L.A. and has since gone global,” according to a press release. “The fest celebrates those often overshadowed immigrants, youth of color, the underserved, the working class in the suburbs, various marginalized communities and artists that have long been pushed out of the larger anglo music arena.”

The Viva! Pomona shows will still continue under the Viva! umbrella.

 

Ticket pre-sale starts Saturday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public later that day at 2 p.m. For ticket and festival information, visit https://vivamusicfestival.com.

 

Rauw Alejandro Releases Genre-Bending New Album “Trap Cake Vol. 2”

Rauw Alejandro is bakin’ up new music…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper has released his new album Trap Cake Vol. 2 via Sony Music Latin.

Rauw AlejandroA follow up to his 2019 Trap Cake, Vol. 1, which featured collaborations with Cazzu, De La Ghetto, and Jon Z, Rauw Alejandro delivers an equally star-studded Vol. 2 that includes songs with Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and Rvssian.

The genre-blurring EP stays in tune with the Puerto Rican artist’s ever-so experimental essence.

Treading between trap, rock, pop, and R&B, Alejandro kicks off the nine-track set with the sentimental heartbreak song “Museo.”

But not all is heartbreak on Trap Cake Vol. 2, a standout track is “Wuepa” with Ankhal, a bonafide party anthem.

Tiago PZK Signs Recording Deal with Warner Music Latina, via Partnership with Grand Move Records

Tiago PZK has a new recording deal…

The 20-year-old soulful Argentine singer and rapper, who has already placed three songs on the Billboard Global Excl U.S. chart, has signed a recording deal with Warner Music Latina, via a partnership with indie Grand Move Records.

Tiago PZK

Tiago PZK, whose real name is Tiago Uriel Pacheco, uses the suffix PZK in honor of his freestyle crew in Argentina, but his music defies categorization, often shifting from R&B and pop to rap.

Moreover, instead of resorting to the sexually explicit lyrics that define so many reggaetón hits today, Tiago’s themes lean more toward love and loss and his own journey from the housing projects of Buenos Aires to nascent fame.

His breakout single “Sola,” for example, talks about his childhood and his mother’s abuse at the hands of his father.

Tiago PZK’s signing to Warner makes him the youngest in a string of urban-leaning acts defining a new Argentina music scene that includes acts like Nicki Nicole, Duki, Maria Becerra, Cazzu and Paulo Londra who are making waves internationally.

News of his deal coincides with this week’s release of the remix of “Entre Nosotros” with fellow Argentines Killah, Nicki Nicole and Maria Becerra.

The original track alongside Killah, which has garnered more than 212 million views on YouTube, was No 1 on Argentina’s Billboard charts entered the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart last year. The remix is this week’s highest entry on Spotify’s Top Songs Global chart at No. 44.

“For me, having signed with Warner was a very big step professionally; it is good to be able to enlarge the team and know that much bigger projects are coming with the support of a company full of good and hardworking people, willing to give it their all in order for us to take the world ahead. I am very happy and grateful,” said Tiago PZK.

Tiago began gaining notoriety around 2016 with his participation in local rap battles in Argentina and his self-released track, “Andamo en la Cima.” In 2019, he signed to indie SyP Recors in Argentina, eventually catching the eye of concert promoter Phil Rodriguez, the CEO of Move Concerts, one of Latin America’s biggest indie promoters. Rodriguez signed Tiago to management and to his new Grand Move Records label.

Moving to a major label was the next step for an act with increasing international traction. Alejandro Duque, president of Warner Music Latina, set his sights on Tiago since he was appointed to his post in mid 2021. Now, the new deal includes both future and past works.

“He is a young artist with a great ambition and a natural talent,” Duque said in a statement. “His lyrics resonate with a massive audience. At his young age and short musical career Tiago PZK, has managed to make his music known not only in Argentina but has placed several of his singles on the Billboard and Spotify Global 200 Charts. Our goal at Warner is to lead Tiago PZK to conquer the world and become a global superstar.”

“Our decision to close with Warner Latin was not taken lightly,” says Rodríguez, a veteran executive who has worked in some capacity with most Latin industry leaders. “The deal closer was the enthusiasm and commitment that Alejandro Duque and the Warner Latina team transmitted to us at every step on the negotiations. Tiago PZK is a unique and amazing artist that truly is “the real deal.”

Last year, Tiago signed a publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing Latin America.

Maria Becerra Teams Up with Becky G for New Single “Wow Wow”

Maria Becerra is bringing the wow factor…

After releasing a series of singles and collaborations with artists like Cazzu and J Balvin, the 21-year-old Argentine singer has officially released her debut album titled Animal.

Maria Becerra, Wow Wow, Becky G,

The 11-song set drops with “Wow Wow” featuring Becky G as its focus track, a hard-knock reggaeton single that has female empowerment anthem potential.

It marks the first time Becky and Becerra have joined voices for a collab.

With a “who needs men” attitude, the track (and music video) find the pair living the best life and sharing a wealthy lifestyle with their BFFs.

“Once I woke up and realized you were no longer by my side, I thought, ‘What good luck, this story has finally ended,’” Becerra opens the song.

Near the minute-mark, Becky G joins Becerra on the track, singing, “Life is just one and it won’t wait for you … everything is cured with a perreo so don’t be embarrassed to get down.” 

Natti Natasha & Becky G Team Up for New Single “Ram Pam Pam”

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.”

Natti Natasha x Becky G

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.

Eladio Carrion Releases Sophomore Album “Monarca,” Featuring J Balvin, Cazzu, Yandel, Natanael Cano & More

Eladio Carrion is joining the monarchy 

The Puerto Rican urbano singer, who was raised in the U.S., has released his 14-track sophomore album Monarca.

Eladio Carrion

The album opens with a confession-style intro, where he raps about feeling like he has the world in his hands.

The album features J Balvin, Cazzu, Yandel, Natanael Cano, among others, who join the Puerto Rican rapper on explosive, hard-hitting tracks.

From trap to reggaeton and hip-hop, Carrion delivers most trap bangers on his own.

Of the standout tracks, two are duets. On “Todo O Nada” with rising Venezuela singer Corina Smith, Carrion switches gears and slows things down for the R&B-infused seductive tune.

On the other end of the spectrum, trap-influenced hip-hop beat “Tata” finds Carrion and Balvin spitting fire rap verses.

Ecko Releases Debut Album “Young Golden”

It’s Ecko’s golden hour…

The Argentinian Latin trap singer, whose real name is Ignacio Matías Spallatti, has released his debut EP, Young Golden.

Ecko

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 AmenazzyBrytiagoEladio 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.

Lali Releases Her Fourth Studio Album “Libra”

Lali is back with new music…

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.

Lali

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.