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.
Enrique Iglesias scores his fifth billion-view YouTube video
Enrique Iglesias and Wisin’s “Duele El Corazon” has officially reached 1 billion views, according to YouTube. The milestone marks Enrique Iglesias’ fifth entry in the billion-view club and Wisin’s second. The collab topped Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated May 13, 2016).
Latin Artists to Watch in 2021
From regional Mexican singer Junior H to Argentine sensation Nathy Peluso and promising reggaetonero Jay Wheeler, Billboard editors combed far and wide to gather the 22 artists who we think will have a major impact in 2021. Our selections are informed by chart achievements, streaming totals, overall quality, and gut instinct. Check out the exclusive list here.
Selena Gomez announces Spanish EP
Calling all Selenators: Earlier this week, Selena Gomez officially announced that her first-ever Spanish-language EP is set to drop March 12. Titled Revelación (Revelation), the album follows Gomez’s recently-released Spanish singles “De Una Vez,” which arrived Jan. 16, and the Rauw Alejandro-assisted “Baila Conmigo.”
Red Table Talk: The Estefans renewed for a second season
Red Table Talk: The Estefans – hosted by Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan and Lili Estefan — returns this year with additional episodes. Facebook Watch confirmed 12 more episodes of Red Table Talk: The Estefans from Jada Pinkett Smith and Westbrook Studios that will air later this year.
Red Table Talk: The Estefans, a spinoff of Smith’s Facebook Watch show, made its debut in October. The eight-episode series featured guests such as Rosie O’Donnell, Kate del Castillo, Michelle Rodríguez and covered topics ranging from sexuality, justice, grief and mental health.
Mexican stars Alejandro Fernández and Maná‘s Fher Olvera joined “We Are Home/Estamos en Nuestro Hogar,” a national campaign that calls for changes in immigration policy. The campaign was launched by a coalition of immigration rights organizations that include Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers (UFW); and United We Dream.
Olvera and Fernández’s call to action are the first acts of what organizers are calling a “multimillion-dollar campaign” that will include digital advertising and lobbying aimed at changing immigration laws.