From career milestones and new song releases to major announcements, Billboard’s editors cover the latest in Latin music news every week. Here’s what happened in the world of Latin music this week.
Emilio Estafan’s acting debut
Grammy-winning producer and musician Emilio Estefan made his acting debut in the recently released film. Bezos: the beginningHe plays Jeff Bezos’ father, Mike Bezos.based on the book From zero to heroThe movie chronicles the true story of Bezos’ journey from founding Amazon to becoming one of the richest men in the world.
“I’m so happy to be a part of this film and to represent Jeff Bezos’ father, Mike Bezos,” Estefan wrote on social media. love, it represents the unique love that parents have for their children.When they introduced me to the project, I loved it! But in fact, I immediately identified with Mike.”
Bezos: the beginning is now available on Amazon Video.
Shakira at the Grammy Museum
Calling all Shakira fans.
The Shakira, Shakira: The GRAMMY Museum Experience exhibition opens March 4th at the Recording Academy Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
In a statement, Shakira said, “I am honored to have my career journey showcased at the GRAMMY Museum.” I am so happy to be able to relive these memories with the people who continue to support me as an artist.”
The news comes after the Colombian singer-songwriter hit number one. billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated January 28) includes “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.”
Karol G’s New Album Is Coming… Soon
Colombian star Karol G revealed on Wednesday (January 25) the name of her upcoming new album, which is set to be released soon. “Finally, finally,” she wrote on social media. I know Tomorrow Will Be Pretty.”
tomorrow will be fine It’s the name of her long-awaited fourth studio album.That will be after her 2021 Grammy nominations KG0516earned Karol her first No. 1 billboard‘s top latin album. The set scored Shakira’s biggest week for a Latin album by a woman since her 2017. The Golden.
Victor Manuel wins Lo Nuestro Award
In recognition of Víctor Manuel’s influence and influence on Latin music, the 35th Annual Premio Lo Nuestro will present the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to the Salsa Musician on February 23rd.
“The fact that I’ve been able to make a living doing what I’m passionate about means a lot to me,” said the Puerto Rican superstar. billboard spanish“I am very excited to know that an awards ceremony, a very important platform, has decided to give me this recognition. It’s a sign of effort to achieve what I wanted to express with.”
The full list of Premio Lo Nuestro nominations was announced on Monday (January 23), with 192 nominees from diverse musical backgrounds across 39 categories. The ceremony will be broadcast live via Univision on Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm ET. It will be simulcast on Galavision in the US and Canal 5 in Mexico.
J Balvin Announces VR Concert
Meta and iHeartRadio announced “J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert Experience. The 180-degree concert experience, created exclusively for VR, features a custom-built illuminated stage, seven backup dancers, and J strapped to a 15-foot robotic arm. State-of-the-art visuals and performances are offered, such as Balvin: Beats of the Music.
The Colombian artist will perform 17 of his biggest hits, including “La Canción,” “I Like It,” and “Mi Gente.” billboard chart. The “J Balvin Futurum” show kicks off at 6pm PT/9pm ET on February 17th and is part of his series of iHeartRadio concerts in VR. Balvin joins previous performers like John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Kim Petras.
To watch the VR concert, fans can register for the event by clicking here.