From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest buzz in Latin music news every week. Here’s what’s been happening in the Latin music world this week.
Maluma’s social work in Colombia
During his successful “Medallo en el Mapa” concert last weekend, where he had special guests Madonna and Grupo Firme, to name a few, Maluma (real name: Jose Luis Londoño) showed off his next adventure. The Colombian artist has partnered with La Haus for the “A Haus for Medallo City” initiative to build homes for low-income families in Antioquía. As part of the program, Maluma will contribute $1 million and participate in the implementation of the construction plan.
“In Latin America, more than 100 million people live in informal settlements,” Rodrigo Sanchez-Rios, president of La Haus, said in a statement. “They and their children are not growing up in a safe environment to create a better present and a brighter future. A new stage in the history of La Haus begins today; we will work with Juan Luis Londoño Arias “Maluma” and our allies to change the reality of as many families as possible.
This week Selena’s third studio album, Enter Mi Mundo, celebrated 30 years since its release on May 6, 1992. The 10-track album, released under EMI Latin, is home to the timeless hits “Como La Flor”, “La Carcacha” and “¿Que Creias?” On the Billboard graphics, Enter Mi Mundo peaked at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums Chart on September 5, 1992, where it spent 19 weeks at the top.
Karol G’s on a Roll
This week, Karol G not only earned his fifth video with over a billion views on YouTube with “Bichota”, but also achieved a new Billboard charting a milestone with “Provenza”. The Colombian artist debuted at No. 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 7, following “Mami” at No. 1, becoming only the second woman, after Selena, to hold No. 1 and 2 at the same time. since 1995. .
Bad Bunny’s new album is causing a stir
Bad Bunny’s new summer soundtrack, A Verano Sin Ti, officially released this week, featuring 23 tracks and seven exciting collaborations (Jhayco, Rauw Alejandro, Bomba Estero and more). On its release day, May 6, the Puerto Rican artist broke Spotify’s record as the most streamed album of 2022 (so far). According to a press release, he “became the most streamed artist of all time worldwide in one day with 183 million streams”, a record that was previously held by Drake with 176.8 million streams.
Ha*Ash and Motherhood
Latin pop duo Ha*Ash have released their new single “Serias Tu” just in time for Mother’s Day. The heartfelt ballad is a love letter to Hanna’s daughter, Mathilde, born in her forties. Mathilde is also seen in the music video alongside the musical act. “I celebrate Mother’s Day thanks to her because she gave me the opportunity to become a mother,” Hanna said in a statement. “It’s one of the most special songs we’ve ever written and it’s about the purest love there is.” Watch the sweet video below: