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.
Ednita Nazario’s podcast
Puerto Rican star Ednita Nazario makes her debut as a podcaster, with the new podcast titled De Corazón a Corazón (From Heart to Heart) that will air on her Facebook, YouTube and Spotify. In the podcast, Nazario will “open her heart to talk about life with special guests that could range from personal friends to celebrities,” according to a press release. A new episode will be released across all the aforementioned platforms every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“This podcast will allow me to show fans another side of me and it will be a good opportunity to be close to all of you,” the singer-songwriter said in a statement. “I am so excited about this new project that I will pour all my heart into.”
Joy Huerta’s newborn baby boy
Joy Huerta, of brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy, welcomed her newborn baby boy with wife Diana Atri. “The Atri-Huerta family continues to grow,” she wrote on social media. “My love, Diana, thank you for giving me the most beautiful family, for making me the most loved person and for giving us a daughter and a son. We share with you the birth of the littlest of the house, Nour.” The post included adorable first photos of Nour at the hospital with Joy and Diana.
Selena Gomez’s first-ever Spanish project
Selena Gomez officially dropped her long-overdue, first-ever Spanish-language EP, Revelación, via Interscope Records. The seven-song set, helmed by executive producers Tainy and Neon 16, includes three fiery collaborations featuring Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers and DJ Snake. “This new music is an act of love for all my Latino fans,” Gomez expressed in an official statement. “Even if you speak Spanish or not, I hope you can feel the excitement and passion. For me, that’s the beauty of Latin music.”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez at the Grammys
Superstar Bad Bunny is set to take the stage at the Grammys on Sunday (March 14). The Puerto Rican hitmaker will perform his global hit “Dákiti” alongside fellow trap artist Jhay Cortez. “For me it’s a dream come true,” Cortez told the Associated Press. “It’s not the Latin Grammys, it’s the official Grammys and coming from our little island Puerto Rico and being here on the stage with other superstars is a dream come true.”
Shakira in the Studio
Is Shakira is creating new music for her fans? The Colombian singer took to social media to share a behind-the-scenes photo of her in the recording studio. “Cooking something,” she captioned the pic, in which she’s seen wearing a burgundy jogger set that perfectly matches her newly dyed red hair.
Additionally, Shakira is celebrating her 15th No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart with the Black Eyed Peas-assisted “Girl Like Me,” which hit the top of the list this week.