From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest buzz in Latin music news every week. Here’s what’s been happening in the Latin music world this week.
Manuel Turizo and Coldplay
Earlier this week, Coldplay invited Manuel Turizo as a surprise guest at their concert in Bogota, Colombia. Before introducing the Colombian artist, he mentioned that they were going to sing “the best song in the world right now”, referring to Turizo’s “La Bachata”. Turizo, draped with the Colombian flag over his shoulders, then joined Chris Martin on stage to sing an acoustic version of his No. Billboard Tropical success. “I have something in my eye. Last night was amazing,” he said on his Instagram, also expressing how much he loves connecting with good people and beautiful energies.
Cuando Mer Joven
On Friday (September 23), the Pantelion Films, Cuando Mer Jovenstarring Veronica Castro and Natasha Dupeyron, premiered in over 300 theaters in the United States An adaptation of the Korean film Miss Granny, the inspirational Latin film tells the story of a 70-year-old woman who magically becomes herself at 22 and gets a second chance in life to achieve her dreams. The film’s official soundtrack is directed by award-winning hitmaker Julio Reyes Copello and includes classic boleros with a modern twist performed by Dupeyron. Marc Anthony and Jesús Navarro de Reik are also on the set. Listen below.
Marc Anthony & Bulova
Marc Anthony and watch brand Bulova have announced an exclusive four-year partnership celebrating their iconic spirits Bold at Heart. “The opportunity to work with a historic and innovative brand like Bulova allows me to create timepieces that I dreamed of because I appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of a timepiece,” he said. in a press release. “I enjoy the whole experience, from my first sketches to the final product, and I’m really excited to create signature pieces that really mean something to me. I feel like a kid playing in a sandbox, but with the utmost seriousness, curiosity and thoroughness.
With the salsa artist’s direct involvement in the design process, the partnership will include a series of watch and jewelry collections named after some of his most iconic songs. Scheduled to launch in November 2022, Bulova will also support the Maestro Cares Foundation (Anthony’s charitable efforts), which builds orphanages across Latin America.
More Maluma Fashion
“Through my fashion journey in Milan and Paris and watching my designer friends take risks, I was inspired to create a collection that would break fashion traditions for everyone,” Maluma noted at the launch. from her “Royalty by Maluma” fall collection this week. . Inspired by her home country of Colombia, her music and her fans, the unisex collection is both sophisticated and innovative, featuring suits, dresses, blazers and more. Marking the Colombian artists’ third and final collection sold exclusively at Macy’s in partnership with Reunited Clothing, the collection is available in sizes XS to XXL with prices ranging from $69.50 to $249.50. According to a press release, “Maluma and Creative Director Hilda Batayneh have been focused on expanding their design philosophy and showcasing masculine/feminine elements in each ensemble. ‘Royalty by Maluma’ is now available on macys.comthe Macy’s mobile app and at select Macy’s nationwide.
2022 Latin Grammys
This week, the Latin Recording Academy unveiled the nominations for the 2022 Latin Grammys, where Bad Bunny leads the pack with 10 nominations, including album of the year for its 11-week Billboard 200. A Verano Sin Ti. Bunny is followed by Mexican hitmaker Edgar Barrera with nine nominations; Rauw Alejandro with eight nominations; Christina Aguilera and Rosalía with seven nods each; and last year’s big winner, Camilo, with six nominations. The 23rd annual Latin Grammys will take place on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. See the full nominations here.