From career milestones and new music releases to big announcements and more, billboard editors highlight the latest news in Latin music each week. Here’s what happened in the world of Latin music this week.
Mana and Alejandro Fernandez for a good cause
Alejandro Fernandez and Mana joined forces to support the victims of the recent flooding in Northern California’s Pajaro Valley. In partnership with Live Nation, the Mexican artists will donate a portion of the proceeds from their upcoming Bay Area concerts to the Community Bridges organization.
“At the heart of Maná is the belief that our music can be a vehicle for social good,” lead singer Fher Olvera said in a press statement. “When we heard about the devastating storms and saw our people in Pajaro suffering, we knew we had to help.”
“It breaks my heart to think of the people of Pajaro who have been displaced by these storms,” Fernandez added. “I am honored that my music and concerts can be a catalyst to bring comfort and help to this hard-working Latino community.”
Maná will play March 17 at SAP Center and March 18 at Oakland Arena; Fernandez will play at the SAP Center on September 9.
For donations and more information, click here.
Karol G takes over The Island of Enchantment
The previous weekend, Carole G had three historic concerts at the Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Puerto Rico, where she not only performed songs from her historic billboard Album number 1 Tomorrow will be beautiful but she also had star guests including Romeo Santos, Sean Paul, Fade, Mariah Angelique, Justin Quills, Eladio Carrion and many more. “I felt at home and both me and my country will always be grateful for this unconditional love!!!” the Colombian superstar expressed on Instagram.
…as well as Romeo Santos
After being one of the surprise guests at Carole — where they performed “X Si Volvemos” and a few tracks from Aventura together — Santos announced that he, too, will have two concerts at the stadium in Puerto Rico on May 20 and 21. the first time Santos will headline a concert at the Hiram Bithorn, the shows will take place before the start of his four-day US stadium trek with stops in Los Angeles (June 3), New York (June 9), Miami (June 16) . ) and Houston (June 24). The tour is in support of Formula, no. 3which peaked at number 2 on billboardTop Latin Albums Ranking (as of September 17).
For more information, visit www.PRTicket.com.
Fito Páez series
Celebrating a remarkable 30-year trajectory, Netflix revealed this week the first look and release date for the Fito Páez biopic series Love after love. Produced by Juan Pablo Colojiey and Mariano Cihadé of Mandarina Contenidos, the eight-episode series chronicles the life of the Argentine rock star, from his dramatic and humble beginnings to his rise to fame in the 1980s, as well as his legacy in Latin American music.
Love after love will arrive April 26 on Netflix. Watch the first trailer below and revisit some of his biggest hits Billboard Español collected for this 60th birthday (also this week of March 14th) here.
Anuel and Yaileen are parents
This week, Anuel AA and Yailin La Mas Viral welcomed their baby girl, Cattleya (named after orchids found in Latin America). In a sweet post that showed the Puerto Rican rapper and Dominican new arrival at the hospital holding their newborn, Yalin wrote, “From the moment you arrived, our lives changed forever. You are a blessing, a gift from God who filled us with love and hope.”
In February, Anuel revealed that he and his wife had separated, but assured during Instagram Live that no matter what happens, he will be responsible for his baby. “I will take care of her and she will be mine,” he added. “She will live like a queen because her father is a king.”