Victoria La Mala & Chiquis Team Up for Women’s Empowerment Anthem “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH)”

Victoria La Mala is empowering women with her latest single…

The Mexican singer has teamed up with Chiquis, whom she met about six years ago, for their first-ever collaboration “Sexo Debil (TNMDQH).”

Victoria La Mala & Chiquis

“I wrote the song a couple of years ago with Claudia Brant,” La Mala tells Billboard. “I was holding on to it for a while because I loved it so much and it meant so much to me.”

“Sexo Debil (TNMDQH),” short for “tu no me dices que hacer” is a Western-tinged corrido that fuses to an infectious cumbia melody towards the middle. It’s an anthem to remind women that they are in no shape or form the weakest sex.

“Every word we wrote was something that was told to me,” she adds. “I wanted to let women feel that they are empowered, have control of their lives and that they can do whatever they want.”

For the track, La Mala reeled in Latin Grammy winner, Chiquis, because “she’s such a strong woman and she’ll be able to relate.”

“Us women who are in this industry understand how hard it can be and the discrimination that happens,” Chiquis notes. “I love what Victoria did on this song because it comes from the heart. She’s really embracing who she is, she’s hip-hop, she’s Regional, she’s a little bit of everything and I love that she did something different. This song gives women power and reminds them that they can do whatever they want.”

In the music video, both Mexican artists are just as unapologetic and fierce as the track.

“I’m obsessed with this video! We had so much fun and I think it reflects that,” La Mala says. “I wanted to do this whole late ‘90s, early ‘00s aesthetic because I grew up with that. We filmed it in a day and we got to hang out with each other and let loose.”

With the release of “Sexo Debil,” part of Soy Mala EP coming out on May 5th, both La Mala and Chiquis hope to encourage more and more women in Regional Mexican to collaborate.

“Why can’t we get together the way Becky G and Natti [Natasha] collab? I want that in our genre so now it’s happening and hopefully it keeps on going,” Chiquis expresses.

“We’re the generation that’s doing it!” La Mala agrees. “There’s space to support all the women and grow together. We’re more unstoppable that way.”

Natalia Jiménez Teams Up with Banda MS for Love Anthem “Qué Bueno Tenerte”

Natalia Jiménez is teaming up with Banda MS once again…

After previously recording a reimagined version of Banda MS’ “El Color de Tus Ojos” two years ago, the 39-year-old Spanish Grammy and Latin-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and the Mexican band have now gifted fans with “Qué Bueno Tenerte.”

Natalia Jiménez

The true love anthem was penned by Omar Angulo Robles and produced by Sergio Lizárraga, Banda MS and Jimenez’s manager.

“Singing again with Banda MS gives me immense pleasure,” Jimenez said about “Qué Bueno Tenerte.” “Meeting them again and presenting an unpublished song is a pleasure since they are the most international banda in Mexico.”

 

The track is the first single from her upcoming album México De Mi Corazón II, which is the sequel to her ranchera project from 2019.

Nathy Peluso to Trek Across Spain for First Major Tour

Nathy Peluso is ready for her first major tour in Spain.

With an already sold-out show at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona this Friday and a following sold-out set at Granada’s Granada Alive! on May 28, the 26-year-old Argentine singer-songwriter and producer is bring her “Calambre” España Verano Tour to 17 confirmed dates.

Nathy Peluso

Peluso, who’s expected to sing songs from her edgy and versatile 2020 album, including her Latin Grammy-nominated “Buenos Aires” and viral “BZRP Music Sessions #36,” helmed by produced Bizarrap, will visit cities like Seville, Madrid and Valencia, to name a few.

“I want to have the best show of my life and tour the whole world,” the former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise previously told Billboard. “Live shows are my passion.”

On Instagram, Peluso assured fans that she created her album Calambre with the purpose to sing it live.

“You know that I’m ruthless on stage, so get ready for the sugar and the flavor that I prepared for each person who comes to these shows,” she expressed, promising that she and her entire band are ready for showtime.

Camilo to Appear on Ntertain’s Original Docu-Series “Los Montaner”

Camilo will be spending a lot of time with the in-laws…

The 27-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and record producer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, will appear in the original series Los Montaner.

Camilo

Hailing from Ntertain, the recently launched multimedia company from Neon16’s Lex Borrero, music mogul Tommy Mottola and Range Media Partners, the unscripted docu-series will offer an exclusive look inside Latin music’s influential family, the Montaners, who have a social media audience of over 150 million and over eight billion video content views.

Borrero will executive produce the series, with Range Media Partners co-financing the project, handling global sales of the series. The series will film globally, as the crew follows the daily life of the Montaner family.

Featured on Los Montaner are:

  • Multiple Latin Grammy nominee & Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ricardo Montaner
  • Marlene Rodriguez, Ricardo’s wife, and filmmaker
  • Award-winning recording artist and member of Mau y Ricky, Ricky Montaner
  • Actress, model, and TV host, Stefi Roitman, fiance of Ricky Montaner
  • Award-winning recording artist and member of Mau y Ricky, Mau Montaner
  • Sara Escobar, creative director, wife of Mau Montaner
  • Actress, singer, songwriter, Evaluna Montaner
  • Camilo Echeverry, Evaluna’s husband and Latin Grammy winning singer, songwriter.

Ntertain was founded earlier this month as a new entertainment and media company focusing on the creation, development, and production of premier content leaning in on Latin talent, brands and culture.

Rosario Dawson to Host Inaugural Confab W, a Celebration of Latinas During Women’s History Month

Rosario Dawson is helping celebrate Latinas…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress, activist and Voto Latino co-founder will host the inaugural Confab W from content producer Ingeñuity and AARP.

Rosario Dawson

The free two-day virtual event will celebrate Latinas during Women’s History Month and will livestream on March 30 and 31 at 8:00 pm EST.

The first annual Confab W is designed as a series of shows and vignettes featuring dynamic conversation, music, spoken word, and comedy — all revealing inspiring secrets of life success, recognizing extraordinary Latina stories of achievement, and celebrating “herstory” milestones and significant moments in time.

The event will include appearances from pop culture queen Charo, American musical icon Vikki Carr, Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno, among others.

“Women play very important roles in the Hispanic community. From taking care of their families in multigenerational homes to serving our country, their contributions are invaluable, said Yvette Peña, VP of Hispanic/Latino Audience Strategy, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “This Women’s History Month we are highlighting women who are not only shattering the preconceived notions that exist within our society’s gender roles, but also disrupting the stereotypes of aging. At AARP we proudly support initiatives that empower, engage, and inform Latina women. We are really honored to be part of Confab W’s first annual conference, and to be able to bring these inspiring stories to life.”

“Confab W was created to share universal stories that can inspire, transform, and motivate women of every age across America,” said Sarah Ruiz Chavez, Confab W Creator and President of Ingeñuity. “These two days are all about changemakers that are crushing it, confident compadres in motion, and ‘sheroes’ hidden in plain sight.”

Here’s a look at the two-day schedule:

MARCH 30

  • Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez: My Life, My Story, A day in the life of Cuban American author, musician, screenwriter, film producer and journalist Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, the best-selling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club.
  • Heart To Heart: A Timeless Conversation Between Mother and daughter, revealing the special bond between mother and daughter, with artist, designer, and activist Rosario Dawson & producer Isabel Celest Dawson and actress and comedian Angelica Vale & “la novia de Mexico” singer-songwriter and actress Angelica Maria.
  • A HerStory, Historic Moment in Time, featuring the late Celia Cruz and Patti LaBelle’s 1998 ALMA Awards performance accompanied by retrospective testimonials.
  • Comedian and actress Gina Brillon’s Real “Funny” Talk.
  • Queens of Mariachi: American Royaltysaluting all-female mariachi group founders across the U.S., with a special finale virtual performance, uniting two-time Grammy Award winners Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Mariachi Las Alteñas, and Mireya Ramos of the Latin Grammy winners, Flor de Toloache.
  • Charo! Pop culture queen + humanitarian and activist honors the legendary virtuoso guitarist, singer, composer, actress and comedienne who has entertained millions throughout her career.

MARCH 31

  • Vikki Carr, An American Musical icon recognizing one of the world’s foremost classic entertainers for over six decades.
  • Singer-songwriter, Latin Grammy Winner Gaby Moreno’s, “I Am Woman” rendition of the late Helen Reddy classic song as a tribute to Latinas.
  • Hear Us Roar: Latina “Firsts” Shattering Glass Ceilings profiles “firsts and pioneering achievement” with a spotlight on the first woman and first Hispanic, the 14th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Antonia Novello, and on the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Borinqueneers of Puerto Rico.
  • Elida Reyna: Musica Y Colores a retrospective of Tejano superstar and two-time Latin Grammy winner Elida Reyna.
  • All In La Familia hosted by comedian Erik Rivera, unites comedians Aisha Alfa, Vanessa Gonzalez, and Kira Soltanavich in a conversation of siblings, new mom experiences and other humorous stories.

Visit ConfabW.com for registration and details.

Alex Cuba Partners with Lila Downs for New Single “Mundo Nuevo”

It’s a new world for Alex Cuba

The 47-year-old Canadian-Cuban singer-songwriter has joined voices with 52-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs, a fellow Latin Grammy winner, to release the single “Mundo Nuevo.” 

Lila Downs x Alex Cuba

The unique pairing of Latin cultural troubadours infuses distinctive rhythms from the cultures of their heritage, with contemporary folk styles that also embrace rock, pop, soul and more.

The profound and spiritual Son Jarocho-infused track finds Cuba and Downs reflecting on the simple things in life.

Born during the ongoing pandemic, the track injects a sense of hope into anyone who listens to it. “Something sad and something good always comes from anything bad,” Downs sings.

“[The track] sets you free from loss to find solace in a new world,” Cuba has said about “Mundo Nuevo.” “The song came to me quickly, as if it was a message to an answered prayer. I started working on music and suddenly Lila’s voice crossed my mind. I reached out to her immediately, and it was a natural creative fit.”

 

“Mundo Nuevo” is the first single from Cuba’s forthcoming album Mendó.

Juanes to Perform on PBS’ New Year’s Eve special “United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America”

Juanes will be helping celebrate the United States’ resilience in a special way…

The 48-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter and musician will take part in PBS’ New Year’s Eve broadcast event United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America.

Juanes

Juanes, who has won a combines 26 Grammys and Latin Grammys during his career, will take part in several performance and interview segments filmed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, including a special Spanish-language rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In The Dark.

Other artists participating in the special include Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Yo-Yo Ma and Audra McDonald.

United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America will premiere on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8:00-9:30 pm ET and again from 9:30-11:00 pm ET (check local listings) on PBSPBS.org and the PBS Video App. 

The star-studded performance—filmed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts—encourages the nation to come together and celebrate its irrepressible strength as the world welcomes the New Year. Despite the enormity of COVID-19 and the significant presence of social injustice, this special evening of wide-ranging music is part of the ever-present pursuit of uniting America as one.”

Bad Bunny to Star Opposite Brad Pitt in the Action Film “Bullet Train”

Bad Bunny is speeding into Hollywood like a bullet

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer will star opposite Brad Pitt in action film Bullet Train.

Bad Bunny

The Latin Grammy winner and platinum-selling recording artist joins a cast that includes Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka and Andrew Koji.

David Leitch will direct and also supervise the script, which will be written by Zak Olkewicz.

The film is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by bestselling author Kotaro Isaka.

Plot details are vague, and it is unknown who Sanada will be playing.

Bad Bunny’s most recent album, El Ultimo Tour del Mundo debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first all-Spanish album to reach this position. This year, he was proclaimed the No. 1 artist globally on Spotify and the No. 1 Latin artist of 2020 by Billboard for second consecutive year.

Most recently, he released his single Dakiti with Jhay Cortez, which made history as the first Latin song to simultaneously reach #1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. as well as on Spotify’s Top 200 and Apple Music’s Top 100: Global.

He’s set to make his acting debut in the Kevin Hart produced drama American Solestarring Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Camila Mendes and Offset.

Rauw Alejandro Signs Exclusive Co-Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

Rauw Alejandro has landed a new publishing deal…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer has signed an exclusive co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.

Rauw Alejandro

The worldwide deal covers Rauw’s releases going forward.

“He’s a creative and fearless writer who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and experiment with his sound,” said Gustavo Menendez, Warner Chappell Music, Latin America president, in a press statement. “Since breaking onto the scene he’s consistently released hit after hit, and has made a name for himself in the growing Latin urban space.”

Rauw, who was nominated for best new artist at the 2020 Latin Grammys, is currently making the rounds with his debut studio album Afrodisiaco, which opened at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart (dated November 28) and arriving at No. 75 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Additionally, “Tattoo,” with Camilo, “De Cora <3,” with J Balvin, and “Reloj” with Anuel AA, all entered the Hot Latin Songs chart this year.

“The team has done a great job connecting me with other producers for some of my favorite collaborations so far, and it’s a pleasure to now have them represent my music,” Rauw said, expressing he feels honored to form part of the Warner Chappell family.

Menendez added: “It’s been a joy to see Rauw’s work get the recognition it deserves, and all of us at Warner Chappell are thrilled to be working alongside him for what is sure to be a long career ahead.”

Rauw joins the publisher roster that includes Latin urban’s major rising acts including Jhay Cortez, Lunay, Duki, Omy de Oro, Nio Garcia, Lalo Ebratt, and Ecko, to name a few.

Camilo Launches Own Podcast “El Rincón de la Tribu”

Camilo is expanding his voice

The 26-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has launched his very own podcast.

Camilo

As part of Spotify’s Show With Music, Camilo becomes the first Latino artist in any language to debut a program on the new audio experience with his podcast titled “El Rincón de la Tribu” in reference to his loyal fanbase.

For Camilo, who nabbed his first Latin Grammy and Grammy nominations this year, “El Rincón de La Tribu” is a meeting point for him and his fans.

“It’s much closer to being a face-to-face conversation where we discuss humanistic themes, anecdotes that are shared in an atmosphere of trust, and where love is the grandest revolution,” he said in an official statement.

The podcast officially kicked off on NovEMBER 23, just four days after Camilo won best pop song for “TuTu” at the Latin Grammys, with an episode called “Secret Anecdotes of the Latin Grammys.”

Other episodes that have already aired include how his bachata hit “Bebé” in collaboration with El Alfa was born and conversations with his wife, actress and singer, Evaluna Montaner.

La Tribu will also enjoy curated songs recorded by Camilo and other artists, alongside his personal commentary.

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