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.
Chesca makes late-night TV debut
Chesca joined forces with De La Ghetto and Offset for a new version of her sultry reggaeton hit “Como Tu Me Querias” Accompanied by a live band, the rising Puerto Rican artist, joined by the two renowned rappers, made her debut on late-night TV on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a rocking performance of “Como Tu (Dirty).” “A dream come true,” Chesca expressed on Instagram.
Chacal welcomes his baby
Wearing his heart on his sleeves, Cuban artist Chacal dropped a heartfelt ballad called “Amén,” in honor of his son’s birth. In the music video, he’s seen wearing all white and playing the piano on a secluded beach, where he’s later joined by a potent choir. Other sweet scenes document a woman’s pregnancy to the birth of her child. “It’s dedicated to my son, Milan, and especially to all the sons in the world,” he wrote on social media.
Los Rabanes celebrates 25-year trajectory
Panamanian rock band Los Rabanes is celebrating their 25-year trajectory with the release of their album 25 (Live). On the 16-songs set, the reggae-rock group relives some of their biggest hits including “Bam Bam,” “Señorita A Mi Me Gusta Su Style,” and “My Commanding Wife.” They are also joined by some of their ’90s rock colleagues such as La Ley’s Beto Cuevas, Los Pericos and Las Mosca Tse Tse, to name a few.
As for what’s the band’s secret to staying together for over two decades? Vocalist Emilio Regueira says brotherhood and communication are key. “Most groups fight a lot and when success comes, everything breaks. Rabanes has had arguments and fights over things that really don’t matter today,” he previously told Billboard. “We decided to start a family and walk the same journey. If we have problems, we talk about it.”
Nicky Jam reaches the fourth floor
This week, Nicky Jam officially turned 40. According to his photos on social media, he had spent it with his loved ones on a boat and later hanging out with his friends, such as Floyd Mayweather. On Saturday (March 20), the Puerto Rican artist announced he was going to celebrate his official birthday party and extended the invitation to 30 fans on social media. His birthday celebration comes on the heels of Nicky revealing he will soon open his own brunch restaurant in Miami.
Greeicy’s new fashion line
Inspired by her love for music and dance, Greeicy teamed up with Colombian brand Seven Seven for her new clothing line Baila Como Quieras. The fashionable collection includes crop tops, bodysuits, dresses, pants, and much more. “Co-creating is sharing the ideas and ways of thinking between what Seven Seven represents and who Greeicy is, the pop artist said in a statement. “I feel identified with this collection because we managed to make that perfect connection.” Watch the commercial below.