Danna Paola is reuniting with Morat for new music…
The 25-year-old Mexican actress/singer has joined voices once again with the Colombian quartet for their new song “Idiota.”
While not the first time they collaborate, this new song reinforces the bonds that unite Morat with Mexico.
The song, originally composed by Morat, together with Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres, has a rhythmic pattern that resembles dembow, and closely represents the current Latin landscape.
That’s why they reeled in a female voice to complete and effectively narrate the story behind it. It’s a beautiful mix of vocals that perfectly give life to the story adding Danna’s pop fusions.
The lyrics talk about a love that is gone but you can’t forget, and you are trying to get back. It phrases the advice that you have probably given or gotten from your friends: “Ifyou love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”
The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer has joined voices with Myke Towers for the new single “Besame.”
The single, the first-ever team up for Fonsi and Towers, is a catchy song from beginning to end. It combines reggaeton pop with Dominican bachata.
Co-written by Fonsi, Towers, Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo, and Keaton, the song tells the story of a game of seduction and mischief between a man and a woman.
“I know that you are using me for the weekends,” Fonsi said of the lyrics. “But the reality is that it does not bother me. I play your game, but if you want to stay, stay because there is something interesting between us.”
The video was filmed in Miami and directed by Elastic People‘s Carlos Perez.
Overall, “Besame” is a mix of island flavors that will make you want to dance to the melodies and positive vibes.
The 49-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor has joined voices with Carlos Vives for their first-ever collaboration, “Canción Bonita.”
The dancetastic track, which celebrates Vives’ Colombian and Martin’s Puerto Rican roots, is an invitation to celebrate. It’s also a celebration of Puerto Rico, down to the video shot in Old San Juan.
“If anything, we’re more childlike than the new generation,” laughs Martin when asked what he brought to the table. “We’ll never change. We’re relaxed. We’ve achieved pretty things in life. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone.”
“We don’t want to change. We want to be the same people. And this song is a declaration of love to a city I love,” adds Vives, who lived in Puerto Rico in the beginnings of his career. “And it’s one of Ricky’s cities. For me to have a piece of Ricky in this song … it’s total happiness.”
Ironically, the fact that “Canción Bonita” is a “happy” song led to it being put on indefinite hold for months after its inception. Written by Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres, along with Rafa Arcaute, Vives and Martin, the song went back and forth between the two artists and was nearly finished when the pandemic hit.
“It was a party song. We couldn’t release it at that point,” says Martin, who was in “total lockdown” until Vives came back to him with “Canción Bonita” at the beginning of this year.
“Carlos Vives took me out of quarantine to film a video,” he laughs.
The video, directed by Carlos Pérez, was shot in Old San Juan, in the middle of streets still empty of tourists. Still, it was enough to remind Vives why he was now paying homage to the city.
“I came to live in Puerto Rico when Ricky’s career was taking off,” he recalls. “I was an actor with a hit series and I understood that special essence that the city has. This is my way of giving back.”
David Bisbal is shedding tears with an American Idol…
The 41-year-old Spanish singer, songwriter and actor has joined voices with Carrie Underwood for the bilingual single “Tears of Gold.”
The dancetastic single – a soaring, uptempo pop ballad – features Bisbal and Underwood’s powerful voices.
It’s vintage Bisbal, who’s always had a flair for the dramatic. And, it’s Underwood’s first-ever foray into recorded musica en español.
When Bisbal first heard the demo, “I immediately knew it was an amazing track that needed a special talent, and voice, to work with me on a duet,” he explains. “As an artist and vocalist, I listen to a lot of songs, determine the style and sound, and am involved in the process of my collaborators for my projects.”
Bisbal took “Tears of Gold,” originally written by Paul Harris, Matt Schwartz and Cameron Forbes, plus “Despacito” producers Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, who added Spanish lines to turn the track into a bilingual song.
When he approached Underwood to sing it as a duet, she was game, even though she’d be singing in both English and Spanish, and despite the fact that “Tears of Gold” is not a country song but purely a pop track.
“I was very excited that Carrie wanted to record a bilingual song with lyrics in both English and my language, Spanish,” says Bisbal, who also sings in Spanish and English on the track. “It is a big moment for me personally to be joined by such a powerful voice in music on a track that connects Latin, pop and country music together in this way. It’s a beautiful moment for our music genres and I am thankful for Carrie to collaborate with me for this release.”
The sleekly elegant video for “Tears of Gold” was shot in Los Angeles, in urban backgrounds that highlight the strength of Bisbal and Underwood’s voices.
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.
The 25-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter’s “TBT” single with Rauw Alejandro and Manuel Turizo has risen to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated July 4, dethroning the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna and J. Rey Soul’s from their one-week reign with “Mamacita.”
“I wrote this song over a year ago with Sech in Miami,” says Yatra. “We started writing a story based on personal situations we were both going through over a guitar riff. It’s a reggaetóntune with strong pop elements co-produced by the XAXO brothers with Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo. It also has its romantic touch, which is something I vibrate with strongly.”
Yatra, Alejandro and Turizo reach the summit in the song’s 14th week thanks to its 12.42 million in audience impressions (up 7 percent) earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“Its journey to the top is a reflection of how the song has been getting into people little by little,” Yatra continues. “It’s also a reflection of the perseverance of my team at Universal. Nowadays it is very easy to release a song and get lost in so many things — the news, our daily routines. We’ve done a nice job with ‘TBT.’”
It’s the first No. 1 for Alejandro, who began his Latin Airplaycareer a little over a year ago when he secured his first chart entry with “Luz Apaga,” with Ozuna and Lyanno (No. 48 peak, Feb. 16, 2019-dated survey).
“I was super happy to work with Manuel Turizo and Rauw Alejandro, who are both on fire these days,” Yatra adds. “They are not only extremely talented, but both have big hearts. So happy to be next to Rauw as he gets his first No. 1 on Latin Airplay. Without a doubt he’s one of the few newcomers who will leave a mark. I’m such a fan of him, his versatility and ability to create.”
As “TBT” hits No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, Yatra nabs his seventh leader. His first No. 1 dates back to when “Robarte Un Beso,” with Carlos Vives, ruled for one week in January 2018.
Turizo, meanwhile secures his second No. 1.
Elsewhere on the Latin charts, “TBT” remains atop the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart for a second week, and moves into the top 20 on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data.
Alejandro joins a group of other eight acts who have claimed their first No. 1 in 2020:
Artist, Song Title, Date Reached No. 1 Black Eyed Peas, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” with J Balvin, Feb. 8 Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” with Karol G, Feb. 15 Static & Ben El, “Súbelo (Further Up),” with Pitbull and Chesca, March 28 Chesca, “Súbelo (Further Up),” with Static & Ben El and Pitbull, March 28 Ne-Yo, “Me Quedaré Contigo,” with Pitbull, featuring Lenier and El Micha, April 18 Lenier, “Me Quedaré Contigo,” with Pitbull, Ne-Yo, also featuring El Micha, April 18 El Micha, “Me Quedaré Contigo,” with Pitbull, Ne-Yo, also featuring Lenier, April 18 J.Rey Soul, “Mamacita,” with Black Eyed Peas, June 20 Camilo, “Si Me Dices Que Si,” with Reik and Farruko, June 27 Rauw Alejandro, “TBT,” with Sebastián Yatra and Manuel Turizo, July 4