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.” 

Maluma Releases New Single “L.N.E.M. (GATA),” Featuring Kapla y Miky, Philip Ariaz & Blessd

Maluma is hoping to put some up-and-coming talent on the map…

The 27-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has joined voices with newcomers Kapla y Miky, Philip Ariaz and Blessd for the new single “L.N.E.M. (GATA).”

Maluma

The new single comes on the heels of “Sobrio” and its star-studded video featuring Scott Disick and other celebs.

This time, Maluma reels in the newcomers, as he hopes to put “la nueva en el mapa” on their collaboration.

Co-produced by Golden Mindz and Rude Boyz, the track infectiously laces a slow-tempo perreo melody with hip-hop and reggaeton beats.

“This is what making history is all about,” Maluma wrote on his Instagram.

“He wants to raise the flag,” former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise Blessd says of Maluma. “There is no other artist like him helping those of us who are emerging so much. He’s doing a job that no one else has done. I respect him as an artist and triple as a person because of that.” 

Mariah Angeliq Teams Up with Mariah Becerra & Bad Gyal for “Bobo,” a Reimagining of TLC’s “No Scrubs”

Mariah Angeliq is making a TLC classic her own…

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer-songwriter, known as “La Princesa de Miami,” has joined voices with urbana newcomers Mariah Becerra and Bad Gyal for the single “Bobo.”

Mariah Angeliq, Mariah Becerra, Bad Gyal

Co-produced by DJ Chino and her longtime producer Nely El Arma Secreta, “Bobo” gives TLC’s ’90s anthem “No Scrubs” a reggaeton twist with a touch of Mariah’s perreo, Becerra’s urban-pop sounds, and Bad Gyal’s dancehall vibes.

Mariah does not hesitate to describe it as a “lit” collaboration overall.

“This song is going to make a big impact in the industry because we’re three girls,” she affirms.

“Honestly, I have loved this song since I was little,” she says. “I love R&B, and I think that’s one of the reasons that when Chino presented the idea to me I said, ‘Hell yeah!’ because I have that music in my soul.”

 

Mariah became a household name with her saucy 2019 single “Perreito.” In only two years, she captured the attention of her colleagues, landing major collaborations with Arcangel and Anuel AA, to name a few.

In March, Mariah joined forces with Karol G on “El Makinon,” a focus track from Karol’s KG0516 album. “It has definitely made my career grow,” Mariah tells Billboard, explaining that the Colombian star began supporting her music on social media before extending an invite to work together.

“This song has a lot of elements that identify me and that’s why I believe Karol wanted to do the song with me,” she recalls. “I was sharing my story when we were writing the song and I mentioned that I ran away at 16 to chase my dreams, so for sure, that’s why the song makes reference to that. Karol’s the same. She’s a fighter and she’s been working hard for her dreams since she was young. That’s why we connected on this song.”

“El Makinon,” slang for a big machine, also earned Mariah her first No. 1 on any Billboard chart when it topped the Latin Airplay chart dated June 5, becoming only the third female pairing to rule since the chart’s inception in 1994.

“Everything happened so quickly,” Mariah recalls. “I’m super happy because what’s better than to collaborate with one of the most important women in the industry? I took this as a blessing.”

Up next, Mariah is reportedly working on a full-length album and has 40 to 50 dates confirmed for an upcoming tour that will soon be announced.

Bad Bunny Sings Japanese on New Single “Yonaguni”

Bad Bunny is switching tongues…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar doesn’t speak Japanese, but he sings a few words of it on his new single, “Yonaguni,” to heal a broken heart.

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The track, Bad Bunny’s first official single since he releases his album El Último Tour del Mundo last November, is named after an island in Japan. And although Bad Bunny has never been there, something clicked at a distance.

The song is basically about trying to overcome a breakup but missing that special person no matter how hard he tries.

Putting aside his Latin trap roots and newfound alternative perreo sound, Bad Bunny returns to his vulnerable and emo lyrics, bringing to life a down-tempo, chill reggaeton song.

“Yonaguni” was released, as all things Bunny, in surprise fashion at midnight on Thursday.

As for the track’s video, Bad Bunny insiders say it’s one of the least expensive he’s ever done, with production kept to a minimum.

Guaynaa Teams Up with Los Angeles Azules to Release “Cumbia A La Gente”

Guaynaa is lighting the fuse(ion)…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper has teamed up with Los Angeles Azules have joined voices for “Cumbia A La Gente.”

Guaynaa x Los Angeles Azules

The single is a good example of what happens when old-school artists team up with the newer generation… with greatness band to happen.

The song fuses the best of both worlds: Guaynaa’s modern perreo and Los Angeles signature cumbia sonidera.

Clarinets, trumpets, güiras, and other instruments shine in the hip-shaking bop.

As ever, Guaynaa is witty and charming with his lyrics, even giving off Calle 13Atrevete” vibes at one point.

The music video is just as playful, featuring both artists crashing a supermarket.

Chesca Teams Up with De La Ghetto for Steamy “Como Tu Me Querias” Remix

Chesca is getting a Ghetto-fabulous assist…

Only three months after releasing “Como Tu Me Querias,” the Puerto Rican singer has joined voices with De La Ghetto for a saucy remix.

Chesca x De La Ghetto

The track tells the story of a good girl whose looks are deceiving and falls for the bad boy in town. Cue De La Geezy, the bad boy, who brings his distinguishable voice and seductive lyrics to the track.

“Como Tu Me Querias” is an infectious, uptempo reggaeton with hints of old-school perreo and dancehall melodies.

The music video, filmed by Mimi Labisi of Stellarhead in LA, shows both artists’ onscreen chemistry in a futuristic and vibrant setting. Chesca is also seen flaunting her killer dance moves.

 

Chesca, who’s a two-time nominee at the 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro, crowned Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart on December 12, 2020, with her Pitbull and Frankie Valli-assisted “Te Quiero Baby.”

Nathy Peluso Releases Genre-Bending Sophomore Album “Calambre”

Nathy Peluso is flexing her musical muscle…

Days after being nominated for two Latin Grammys, including best new artist, the 25-year-old Argentine singer-songwriter has released her sophomore studio album Calambre.

Nathy Peluso

Featuring 12 tracks, including the Latin Grammy nominated-“Buenos Aires,” Calambre was produced by Rafa Arcaute, Illmind, Fede Vindver, among other world-class producers.

It’s box full of surprises, all showcasing Peluso’s vocal and rhythmic versatility.

Primarily known for her hip-hop-meets-neo-soul vibe, the rising Argentine artist experiments with perreo fusions as heard in “Amor Salvaje,” old-school 90’s rap as heard in “Sugga,” infectious salsa beats as heard in “Puro Veneno,” and a heartfelt hip-hop-tango blend as heard in the closing track “Agarrate.”

The bilingual Calambre, is described as “seductive, fierce, and unapologetic” by Billboard.

 

Bad Bunny Teams Up with Spotify for Fashion Forward “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” Lookbook

Bad Bunny’s got the look(book)

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer has joined forces with Spotify to give fans a look at his upcoming third studio album ahead of its release on Saturday.

Bad Bunny

Titled Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana, Bad Bunny and the digital music service app developed a lookbook with different styles, sets and images that speak to five songs and musical storylines from the album. 

Throughout the avant-garde looks, Bunny plays with androgynous and gender-bending styles, wearing extravagant jewelry, skirts, dresses and more.

Bad Bunny

“When you feel good with yourself and know who you are deep down, you can wear what you want to because others will know exactly who you are too, regardless of what you have on,” he said in an official statement. “I guess I’m unconsciously breaking all the rules, and not, at the same time. I don’t play by any rules, so in that sense, let those that want to be shocked to be shocked.”

Bad Bunny

Mixing his unique musical and fashion styles, the lookbook includes a romantic Bad Bunny for his Sech-assisted track “Ignorantes,” an old-school perreovibe for his track “Bichiyal,” an empowered Bad Bunny for “Yo Perreo Sola,” a rock-meets-trap look for “Hablamos Mañana,” and an emotional boy for his track “Si Veo A Tu Mama.”

Bad Bunny