Blessd Releases Virtual Reality Version His Hit Single “Quien TV”

Blessd is taking his recent hot a step further…

The 22-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter and rapper has released a virtual reality version of his 2021 hit “Quien TV,” marking Warner Music Latina’s first full VR video in Meta Horizon Worlds.

BlessdIn the more than three-minute video, Blessd is seen entering the recording studio and begins to chat with his love interest.

“Hi love, when can we see each other?” he asks. “Any time. I live in Horizon Worlds,” a character named Laura replies. After asking how he can get to her, a Meta Quest 2 system magically appears at the studio. Blessd wears the gear and is instantly transported to the virtual world, where he begins his journey to find Laura. Toward the end of the clip, a phone call interrupts Blessd and transports him back to his reality at the recording studio.

The video was brought together by Warner Music Latina, Blessd, Meta, NSpire Create Labs and Merc Holdings Inc. A two-dimensional version of the video will be available on Blessd’s Facebook page. “Quien TV” officially premiered December 6, 2021. A remix featuring Ryan Castro was released on January 27, 2022.

The virtual reality video comes on the heels of Blessd taking part in the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Week, where he joined Colombian hitmaker Ovy on the Drums in the “Making the Hit Live!” panel.

In a span of 30 minutes, the producer and the artist worked together to create a promising reggaeton track, on which Blessd improvised, singing lyrics about heartbreak. While the track — which they broke down as they were making it — was not completed due to the limited time, attendees encouraged the duo to release the song after hearing a teaser that left everyone in the room wanting more.

Click this link to watch the video on Facebook.

Elena Rose Signs Record Deal with Warner Music Latina

Elena Rose is ready to record more of her own music… 

Warner Music Latina has signed a record deal with the Venezuelan singer-songwriter.

Elena RoseOver the past two years, Rose has become the go-to songwriter for artists like Becky GSelena GomezRauw AlejandroJennifer Lopez and Maluma, among others, while also releasing her own music (“La Ducha,” “Picachu”) via her indie label, Guerrera de la Luz.

“It feels like the beginning of something that was meant to be and I feel grateful that I am in a place where I feel understood, comfortable, but also excited to grow and learn even more and get out of that comfort zone to get to where we want to go so it can be truly timeless, which is a key word for me,” Rose said about the deal. “I think I’m surrounded by an amazing team that understands my vision and is willing to come with me on this crazy ride of being timeless.”

Following a move from Venezuela to Miami to pursue a career in music, Rose cites Becky G recording one of her songs, “Dollar,” as her “big break.” The track peaked at No. 27 on Hot Latin Songs (chart dated Nov. 1, 2019). Since, Rose has been on a spree writing back-to-back hits such as Maluma and J.Lo’s “Pa Ti,” Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony’s “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta” and she co-wrote five of the seven songs on Gomez’s first Spanish project, Revelación, released last year.

“Elena is a unique artist. Her lyrics, her voice, her presence and the ability she has to convey emotions is unparalleled. We are proud to be able to work together to fulfill her vision, deliver her music to the public, and make it timeless,” offered Alejandro Duque, president at Warner Music Latina.

Added, Ben Tischker, Rose’s manager: “From the moment I met her I knew she was a once in a lifetime talent. The combination of her voice, and unique songwriting ability is a rarity. It’s been an honor to be by her side as she grows into the amazing artist that she is going to become. I can’t think of a better team of people to do this with than Alejandro Duque, Hector Rivera and the team at Warner Latin.”

Rose is currently working on new music that will be part of her debut album that, which is expected before the end of the year.

Paulo Londra Releases New Single “Nublado”

It’s a cloudy day for Paulo Londra

The 24-year-old Argentine rapper and singer-songwriter has released the new single “Nublado” via Warner Music Latina.

Paulo LondraIt’s his latest single release under his new deal with Warner Music Latina.

This time around, he places all bets on a pop-rock track to stand out from a crowded field of releases. Showcasing his chameleonic ability to dabble in multiple genres, including R&B and trap, “Nublado” narrates a heartbreak story and accepting that it’s time to move on.

Paulo Londra Signs Global Administration Deal with Warner Chappell Music

Paulo Londra is expanding his partnership with Warner…

The 24-year-old Argentine rapper and singer has signed a global administration deal with Warner Chappell Music.

Paulo LondraThe announcement comes three months after Londra and Warner Music Latina forged a new partnership.

“I’m happy to share my new projects and music with my fans and the world!” Londra expressed in a statement. “Joining Warner Chappell is a huge honor and I’m confident that with our shared vision we’ll accomplish great things.”

Londra returned in March after a two-year hiatus with his infectious punk song “Plan A,” which scored him his first No. 1 debut on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart. He secured another No. 1 hit on that chart in May with his Bizarrap-assisted “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 23.”

“Paulo’s unique sound is taking the world by storm,” added Gustavo Menéndez, president, Latin America & U.S. Latin, WCM. “He’s not only influencing the Latin American scene but also seeing mainstream success with each new release and collaboration. We’re very proud to welcome him to our Warner Chappell family and support this exciting next phase of his journey.”

For Ignacio Amato, Londra’s manager, the artist “continues to further consolidate his global status and has become one of the most versatile and prominent artists in the Latin urban genre.”

Londra — who has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Becky G and more — has a total of three entries on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and two on Latin Airplay, including his banger “Adan y Eva.” His freshman album, Homerun, debuted and peaked at No. 12 on Top Latin Albums in 2019 and at No. 10 on Latin Rhythm Albums, earning a combined 185,000 equivalent album units and 332 million on-demand song streams in the U.S., according to Luminate.

“With a new team for this new stage, Paulo is back stronger than ever, and undoubtedly, the best is yet to come!” Amato added.

Pesado Signs New Record Deal with Warner Music Latina

Pesado has a new recording contract…

The Mexican norteño group has signed a record deal with Warner Music Latina.

PesadoThe new deal with Warner is a homecoming for the ensemble group, which was founded in 1993 by leading members Beto Zapata and Pepe Elizondo. They’re now returning to the label a decade later.

Most recently, Pesado had been releasing music via Disa, Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s regional Mexican label.

The signing comes ahead of the group’s 30-year anniversary and release of new music.

Pesado’s upcoming single under Warner Music Latina, titled “El Infierno,” is set for release on July 1.

“In this new era with Warner, Pesado comes as one of the best structured, most mature bands, and I think together we will again achieve great things. Pesado’s future is to continue making music, continue to sing, tell stories that people can identify with and keep doing things with a lot of passion,” Zapata, frontman and accordionist, said in a statement.

“This is important step for Pesado,” Elizondo echoed. “This was the label that made us international, that supported us in that moment and we’re back with many more dreams and encouragement to continue to grow and take our joy to all Latin American homes.”

Known for their norteño heartbreak anthems like “Loco”, “Ojalá Te Mueras”, “Dile” y “A Chillar a Otra Parte,” Pesado has placed nearly 50 songs on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, including 15 top hits and three No. 1 hits.

Additionally, the group from Monterrey, Nuevo León has scored four No. 1 albums on the Regional Mexican Albums tally: Mi PromesaDirecto 93-13, Vol. 1Piensame Un Momento and Abrazame.

Added Delia Orjuela, general manager of Warner Music Latina’s new Música Mexicana division, “[Our] family is proud to welcome Pesado, an iconic group among Mexican music. I feel honored to be able to work with them in this new era.”

Yahritza y Su Esencia Among the Latinx Acts Named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 List

Yahritza Martinez has proven she is one to watch…

The 15-year-old Mexican American singer and her brothers, who make up the act Yahritza y Su Esencia, have been named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, Billboard’s annual celebration of some of the most exciting and successful young artists in the music industry including Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and more.

Last month, Yahritza became the youngest Latin performer to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Soy El Unico.”

To date, Yahritza and her brothers have notched 52.9 million streams.

But Yahritza y Su Esencia aren’t the only Latinx act to make this year’s list.

Eslabon Armado, consisting of Brian Tovar, Pedro Tovar, Ulises Gonzalez and Damian Fidel Pacheco, have released four consecutive chart-topping albums over the past two years — all of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart.

The band took a longer-than-usual break before releasing its latest album, Nostalgia, on May 5. During that time, the group added new members Gonzalez and Pacheco.

“Releasing back-to-back albums was good for our career, but we decided to take a break writing new music so that we could come back stronger,” the Mexican-American sierreño group says. “Our biggest challenge as young artists is staying relevant and creating music that connects with our fans.”

Ángela Aguilar is being heralded for logging 240.1 million streams in her young career.

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer, the daughter of Pepe Aguilar, says she “had been working with my parents’ record label all my life,” having signed to Machín Récords herself in 2012.

Nearly a decade later, in 2020, she scored her first No. 1 on Billboard’Regional Mexican Airplay chart with the Christian Nodal-assisted single “Dime Cómo Quieres.”

Aguilar says the biggest benefit of being a young artist is “the ability to DM someone about a collaboration.”

Earlier this year, she scored her second No. 1 on the chart with “Ahí Donde Me Ven.”

The Latin Grammy nominee is eager to explore acting, like her father has, and says some of his best career advice includes being “respectful of your craft and the public — to keep your roots well-embedded in your heart.”

Tiago PZK has notched 7.1 million streams.

The 20-year-old Argentine singer and rapper was only 6 years old when he discovered his passion for music, thanks to Daddy Yankee’s 2007 song “Impacto (Remix)” (featuring Fergie).

Tiago PZK (who also cites Justin Bieber as inspiration) has since created his own fusion of R&B, reggaetón and alternative rock, best heard on his five Billboard Global 200 hits: “Además de Mi,” “No Me Conocen,” “Entre Nosotros,” “Salimo de Noche” and “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 48.

In 2021, the artist born Tiago Uriel Pacheco signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Sony Music Publishing U.S. Latin and, this year, a record deal with Warner Music Latina (through a partnership with indie Grand Move Records). Looking ahead, he says he’s most excited to tour: “It will make me travel the world and strengthen me mentally.”

DannyLux has garnered 4.8 million streams.

The 18-year-old Chicano alt-rocker is a self-taught musician who hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Songwriters chart at just 17 years old thanks to his work on Eslabon Armado’s “Jugaste y Sufrí” (off the band’s third album, Corta Venas).

The sierreño artist has since signed a record deal with Warner Music Latina (in partnership with his indie label, VSP Music) and released his ultra-melancholic album, Perdido Sin Ti. He’s already working on new music because, as he says, consistency is key. “Since I’m young, I have so much time to grow up to be the best artist I can be,” he says, citing Bad Bunny’s career as an inspiration because “he never gave up.”

The Linda Lindas, comprised of Mila de la Garza, Eloise Wong, Lucia de la Garza and Bela Salazar, have logged 6.9 million streams.

The all-girl group broke out onto the scene with their viral hit “Racist, Sexist Boy,” which they performed live from the L.A. Public Library.

Blessd Announces “Tendencia Global” Tour Across U.S., Europe & South America

Blessd is ready to globe-trot…

The 22-year-old Colombian emerging singer-songwriter and rapper has announced a global tour that will run through the U.S., Europe and South America for the rest of the year.

BlessdThe independently produced Tendencia Global trek is Blessd’s first-ever global tour following a year of star-studded collaborations with artists like MalumaThe Black Eyed PeasPiso 21 and, most recently, Ovy on the Drums and Myke Towers for his new track “Tendencia Global.”

The ambitious tour includes more than 20 stops in the U.S., including key markets like Chicago, New York, Miami and Atlanta. Blesd will wrap up the tour in September in his native Colombia with back-to-back shows in Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.

“Since I started my career, I had always dreamt of this moment,” Blessd said in a statement. “It’s an incredible achievement to be able to announce my global tour. I have to thank all the people that have always been there with me.”

The tour comes on the heels of Blessd’s whirlwind of a year scoring major collaborations with superstars, releasing his debut album and signing an exclusive worldwide distribution and licensing agreement with Warner Music Latina. The exclusive deal with Warner is an alliance with JM World Music and Cigol Music that included a, “crafty, all-party proposal that will bring the artist’s music globally.”

Real name Stiven Mesa Londoño, the artist went from selling fruit at a local market in Colombia to having a viral hit (“Una”) in 2019.

“I would make eight dollars to ten dollars per day at the market,” he previously told Billboard. “With that money, I would record parts of a song. One day, I had enough money to record an intro, the other day, I would record a chorus, and so on.”

Here’s the complete list of dates for Blessd’s U.S. tour dates:

May 5 — San Francisco — The Grand Nightclub
May 6 — Los Ángeles —  La Boom
May 7 — Phoenix — Stratus Center
May 8 — Denver — Stampede Club
May 12 — Dallas — Club VIVO
May 13 — Houston — Vertigo Club
May 14 — Atlanta — The Coliseum
May 15 — Miami — Oasis Winwood
May 19 — Washington D.C. — Coco Cabana
May 20 — Danbury, Conn. — La Canchita
May 21 — Revere, Mass. — Oceanside Events Center
May 22 — Mashantucket, Conn. — Shrine Nightclub
May 26 — Allentown, Pa. — Maingate Nightclub
May 27 — Columbus — La Boom
May 28 — Chicago — Sueños Festival
May 29 — Charlotte — Dubai Nightclub
June 10 — Newark — Prudential Center
June 12 — Orlando — Vibra Urbana Fest
June 18 — Brooklyn — Barclay Center
June 19 — Las Vegas — Mandalay Bay Resort

Paulo Londra Signs New Deal with Warner Music Latina

Paulo Londra is forging a new partnership…

The 23-year-old Argentine rapper and singer has signed a new agreement with Warner Music Latina, according to Billboard.

Paulo Londra,Londra’s deal, signed at the company’s Miami Beach headquarters with Londra’s family, team, and the label’s president, Alejandro Duque, in attendance, will focus on the artist’s upcoming releases and musical expansion.

“I’m happy for this new phase,” Londra, who last released music in 2019, expressed in a press statement. “I waited and went through a lot to be able to do what I love. I’ve gone through the bad times, now it’s time for the good times, that’s why I’ve started to enjoy it.”

Paulo Londra, Warner Music LatinaIn November 2021, Londra settled a two-year legal battle with Cristian Salazar and producer Daniel Oviedo (Ovy on the Drums), with whom he co-founded Big Ligas in 2018. During the course of the term, Big Ligas entered a $3 million licensing deal with Warner Music Latina in January 2019. After filing dueling lawsuits in 2020, Big Ligas and Paulo Londra amicably resolved their differences in a Miami courtroom.

“We are thrilled that Paulo has chosen us for this new phase,” Duque, president of Warner Music Latin America added. “Paulo has been at the forefront since the beginning of his career and has captivated global audiences with his music. We are convinced that Paulo’s best is yet to come and we are proud to be part of this moment and together, take Paulo Londra’s music to the global scene.”

On the Billboard charts, the pioneer of the Argentine urban movement and former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise has a total of three entries on Hot Latin Songs and two on Latin Airplay, including his banger “Adan y Eva.”

His freshman album Homerun debuted and peaked at No. 12 on Top Latin Albums in 2019 and at No. 10 on Latin Rhythm Albums, earning a combined 185,000 equivalent albums units and 332 million on-demand song streams in the U.S., according to MRC Data.

Londra has collaborated with artists like Ed Sheeran, Becky G, De La Ghetto, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and many more.

Jesse & Joy Release New Power Ballad “Respirar”

Jesse & Joy can breathe easier…

The Mexican Latin Grammy-winning pop duo, comprised of siblings Jesse Huerta and Joy Huerta, have released their latest single “Respirar” via Warner Music Latina.

Jesse & JoyJesse & Joy’s powerful ballad that is part of what will be the duo’s forthcoming album.

A story of love, forgiveness, and resilience is delivered by Joy’s sweet vocals and Jesse’s stellar production (guided by Federico Vindver).

The piano melodies alongside the lyrics take listeners through a relationship’s ups and downs, and the ultimate decision to let go.

“I want to stop fighting, get out of this darkness, and remedy what we did, what we told each other, to breathe again,” Joy sings emotionally.

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.