5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (August 6)

From career milestones and new music releases to big announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

“Así Es Medellin”

Ahead of Medellín’s annual Feria de las Flores event starting August. 8, artists such as Llane, Blessed and Reykonhave, among many others, come together to deliver an anthem for this year’s festival. Entitled “Así Es Medellín (This Is Medellín)”, the artists sing about the beauty of the Colombian city, its culture and its people. “Medellín is the best city on this planet, the city I represent,” Blessed said in a statement. “I’m proud to be from here and represent the flag of Antioquia.”

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New basketball court in PR

The Cancha Hipódromo in San Juan, Puerto Rico has been restored and remodeled thanks to the efforts of the entertainment company NEON16 and its founders, Lex Borrero, Tainy and Pablo Batista, in collaboration with Amazon Music. The company also supplied new uniforms and shoes for the children’s basketball team that uses the court. “This is a dream for me,” Borrero said. “To be able to give society a place where young people can dream and develop a future. Thanks to the Mayor, Miguel Romero, and our team at NEON16, Amazon Music and Buena Vibra for making this dream a reality.”

Chayanne & Ivy Queen participate in Latin Music Week

Chayanne and Ivy Queen is confirmed for 2022 Billboard Latin Music Weekwhich will take place Sept. 26-30 at the Faena Forum in Miami.

Ivy, known as the Queen of Reggaeton, will open up about her prolific 25-year career, songwriting process, new music and struggles as one of the only women in a genre dominated by men. Chayanne, one of Latin music’s most successful pop stars who has been crooning to fans for nearly four decades with her ballads, will release new music for the first time in more than six years and is speaking in her first interview in over five years.

Both Ivy and Chayanne join the already announced star-studded lineup that includes Romeo Santos, Camilo, Nicky Jam, Eslabon Armado, Bizarrap, Blessd, Yahritza Y Su Esencia, Luis R. Conriquez, Ovy on the Drums, Kunno and The Rivera Family . More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to Latin Music Week 2022. Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Guaynaa & Lele Pons are engaged

Guyana suggested that Lele Pons during Tomorrowland 2022 in front of tens of thousands of fans during Steve Aoki sat, got down on one knee and asked his celebrity girlfriend for her hand in marriage.

She wasted no time saying “yes,” the tearful evidence of which is captured on video now making the rounds on social media. “Happiest day of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. That Latin the power-pair made their union official in December 2020 via Instagram. See a timeline of their relationship here.

Karol G’s new hair

After publicly announcing on July 31 that she would leave her blue-haired era, Karol G revealed her new hair color on Monday (August 1). As a new beginning in her personal and professional life, the “Provenza” singer revealed her cherry red locks on Instagram. “Two weeks of being in love with myself in the mirror and not being able to share it,” she expressed in the post. “So when you see me on the street and say, ‘EaAaaa Maria BebEee that red hair looks beautiful on you’.”

The singer then changed her Instagram avatar to one of Ariel from The little Mermaid and tweeted: “I finally look a little more like The Little Mermaid.”

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