Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Couple the era of streaming with a pandemic imposed lockdown and you have a perfect storm for creativity. In a business that is increasingly about singles, never in recent memory have we seen such an output of material from Latin artists of every stripe.
New Latin sounds
Whether it was Shakira and Jennifer Lopez storming the Super Bowl halftime show, or the many Latin American-grown sounds that seduced anglophone acts like the Weeknd , the Black Eyed Peas and even Snoop Dogg, the Latinx influence is rife on the pop charts and beyond. This past January, many Americans got their first taste of her star power at the Grammys, where she became the first artist from Spain to be nominated for best new artist, and the only Spanish-language artist to be nominated in a general category. Repping the Nuyorican contingent was J. In September he serenaded New York hospital workers from the top of a moving semi and this week he became the first artist ever to top the Billboard with an all-Spanish-language album. In April, one half of the legendary duo, Luny, went head-to-head with his mentee on a Verzuz-style Instagram battle. Lil Baby owned Wait until you hear about his But like everyone else, he just wants life to get back to normal. Today I am freer, happier than ever, because now I know that I can express myself as I really am. As the Black Lives Matter protests hit a fever pitch in the States, Latinos stateside and across Latin America struggled to grasp the message — and plenty of Latin pop stars, including Colombian singers J Balvin and Karol G, fumbled when boasting of having Black friends or dogs!
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. But it somehow manages. While not a banger, it lends good vibes to the summer months. In the colorful music video, directed by Mike Ho, Anuel pays homage to N. No matter. Bad Bunny earned his fifth No. Love has turned out to be an endless source of inspiration for Karol G. With over one billion views, the song is also a hit on TikTok. The song earned the Sinaloans its 16th No.
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