From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.
Laura Pausini Celebrates Her Nom
Italian singer-songwriter Laura Pausini, known for hits such as “Viveme,” “Volvere Junto a Ti” and “Entre Tu y Mil Mares,” received a nomination at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards this week. Pausini is up for best original song with “Io Si,” part of the Netflix movie The Life Ahead, starring Sofia Loren. “I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around it,” she expressed on Twitter.
A Pablo Alboran Anniversary
Pablo Alborán celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his self-titled debut studio album on Feb. 2. “I’d never thought that this day would change my life,” the Spanish crooner tweeted. “Thank you for so many emotions. I never forget the effort and work of all the people who have believed and believe in me. For 10 more years !!” Alborán’s album dropped in 2011 and includes his breakthrough single “Solamente Tú.”
A Premio Lo Nuestro Surprise
Selena Gomez will make her debut at the 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro, where she will premiere “Baila Conmigo” next to Rauw Alejandro. “Baila Conmigo” is Gomez’s second Spanish-language single released in 2021, following “De Una Vez.” Both form part of her forthcoming album “Revelación,” scheduled for release on March 12. Premio Lo Nuestro airs live Feb. 18 on Univision.
Pitbull’s NASCAR Recognition
This week, Pitbull was named the Grand Marshal of the upcoming 63rd annual Daytona 500, the 500-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series. “It’s exciting to mix culture, music, and sports,” the Cuban-American artist and entrepreneur said on Twitter. “Unity at its finest. So let’s get ready to start engines, dale!” The event will take place Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
Bomba Estéreo’s Comeback
Bomba Estereo made their highly-awaited comeback this week, dropping three new singles: “Agua,” “Deja” and “Soledad.” The tracks are part of the Colombian group’s first studio album in four years, “Deja,” divided conceptually into four sections: water, air, earth, and fire. “The album is about the connection and disconnection of human beings — from the planet, from one’s own self,” vocalist Li Saumet said in a statement. “It’s about how we’re disconnected, more connected to electronic devices and virtual things than real things. So we decided to use the four elements because they’re part of the equilibrium of human beings.”