5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 11)

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July
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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:

“Michael X†

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Puerto Rican
rapper turns his feelings into song rapping about racism and police
brutality. In his new song “Michael X,†Myke Towers raps
about slavery and having dealt with discrimination himself. Towers
kicks off the track with words from Malcolm X’s famous 1962
speech: “We are oppressed. We are exploited. We are
downtrodden.†He then goes on saying he needs to speak out
against racism and can no longer hide how he’s feeling. The song
drops amid national dialogue on anti-Black racism following the
killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed at the
hands of police May 25.

“Ay, Dios Mío!†

In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Karol G talked about
her new song “Ay, Díos Mío!†inspired by her relationship
with Anuel. The Colombian star also gushed about her love for
Anuel
and revealed details about their first date, including the outfit
she wore to the special day. The couple will soon celebrate their
two-year anniversary.

“Two well-invested years,†she told Billboard. “We have a
great time. Even more in these times,†she says. “Instead of
saying ‘We’re sick of each other,’ we’ve come closer
together.†Check out the entire interview
here
.

A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Colombian singer-songwriter Greeicy’s
admiration for Michael
Jackson
was inked in a new tattoo she showed off to her
followers on social media. The tattoo is an image of Jackson when
he was a little kid reminiscent of the The Jackson 5. The “Los
Besos†singer documented her tattoo session via Instagram where
she also shared with fans the other tattoo she got
of two butterflies in flight.


View this post on Instagram


@greeicy1

A post shared by
Daniel Bedoya
(@danielbedoyaart) on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:05am
PDT

“20 Segundos O Más†

As coronavirus cases continue to see a surge in the U.S., a
group of Latin artists joined forces to raise awareness about the
pandemic releasing a video titled “20 Seconds O Más (20 seconds
or more).†To the beat of the classic salsa “La Murga†by
Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe, the song fuses Latin rhythms and Hip
Hop beats, encouraging the Latin community nationwide to follow the
hand-washing and other protocols necessary to stop the spread of
COVID-19. Read more about the campaign
here
.

An Underwater Party 

In partnership with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon, NEON16

brings to life
the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the
Run soundtrack. With music by Tyga, J Balvin, Lil Mosey,
Snoop Dogg and Kenny, among others, the soundtrack was executive
produced by award-winning producer Tainy and renowned
industry leader Lex Borrero marking the first time the Latin
multimedia company and talent incubator founded in 2019 partners
with the animated franchise.

SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will debut digitally in the
U.S via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move
exclusively to CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on
demand and live-streaming service, following the premium
video-on-demand window.

Listen to “Agua†below:

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:
“Michael X†
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Puerto Rican
rapper turns his feelings into song rapping about racism and police
brutality. In his new song “Michael X,†Myke Towers raps
about slavery and having dealt with discrimination himself. Towers
kicks off the track with words from Malcolm X’s famous 1962
speech: “We are oppressed. We are exploited. We are
downtrodden.†He then goes on saying he needs to speak out
against racism and can no longer hide how he’s feeling. The song
drops amid national dialogue on anti-Black racism following the
killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed at the
hands of police May 25.

“Ay, Dios Mío!†
In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Karol G talked about
her new song “Ay, Díos Mío!†inspired by her relationship
with Anuel. The Colombian star also gushed about her love for
Anuel
and revealed details about their first date, including the outfit
she wore to the special day. The couple will soon celebrate their
two-year anniversary.
“Two well-invested years,†she told Billboard. “We have a
great time. Even more in these times,†she says. “Instead of
saying ‘We’re sick of each other,’ we’ve come closer
together.†Check out the entire interview
here.

A Tribute to Michael Jackson
Colombian singer-songwriter Greeicy’s
admiration for Michael
Jackson was inked in a new tattoo she showed off to her
followers on social media. The tattoo is an image of Jackson when
he was a little kid reminiscent of the The Jackson 5. The “Los
Besos†singer documented her tattoo session via Instagram where
she also shared with fans the other tattoo she got
of two butterflies in flight.

View this post on Instagram

@greeicy1
A post shared by
Daniel Bedoya (@danielbedoyaart) on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:05am
PDT

“20 Segundos O Más†
As coronavirus cases continue to see a surge in the U.S., a
group of Latin artists joined forces to raise awareness about the
pandemic releasing a video titled “20 Seconds O Más (20 seconds
or more).†To the beat of the classic salsa “La Murga†by
Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe, the song fuses Latin rhythms and Hip
Hop beats, encouraging the Latin community nationwide to follow the
hand-washing and other protocols necessary to stop the spread of
COVID-19. Read more about the campaign
here.

An Underwater Party 
In partnership with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon, NEON16

brings to life the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the
Run soundtrack. With music by Tyga, J Balvin, Lil Mosey,
Snoop Dogg and Kenny, among others, the soundtrack was executive
produced by award-winning producer Tainy and renowned
industry leader Lex Borrero marking the first time the Latin
multimedia company and talent incubator founded in 2019 partners
with the animated franchise.
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will debut digitally in the
U.S via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move
exclusively to CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on
demand and live-streaming service, following the premium
video-on-demand window.
Listen to “Agua†below:

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