From profession milestones and new music releases to main bulletins and extra, Billboard editors spotlight the most recent information buzz in Latin music each week. Right here’s what occurred within the Latin music world this week.
Dangerous Bunny Makes WWE 2K23 Debut
This week, online game firm 2K launched a primary have a look at Dangerous Bunny in WWE 2K23, the most recent installment of the WWE online game franchise. From hitting the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania rings in 2021 to turning into a digital playable character, the Puerto Rican artist is seen flaunting his wrestling abilities in a brand new 40-second trailer. That is the primary time the artist has appeared within the sport. For extra info, go to the official web site right here.
A New Lele Pons & Guaynaa Collab
Two years after their first collaborative effort in “Se Te Nota,” energy couple Lele Pons and Guaynaa launch a brand new monitor collectively known as “Abajito.” The playful dembow finds the pair promising to at all times love and deal with one another, but additionally has witty lyrics about “down there.” The only types a part of the Pons and Guaynaa’s upcoming joint album, which they talked about in-depth within the February Billboard Español cowl right here. “Abajito” follows 2020’s “Se Te Nota,” which spent 18 weeks on the all-genre Billboard World 200 (the place it peaked at No. 44), 25 weeks on the Billboard World Excl. U.S. chart (No. 19 peak) and 11 weeks on Scorching Latin Songs (No. 25).
Grupo Frontera Day
With a slightly younger profession (a one-year trajectory to be actual), Grupo Frontera already counts with their very own official day declared on Feb. 16 as “Grupo Frontera Day” in Edingburg, a metropolis south of Texas. Group members Adelaido Solís, Julian Peña Jr., Alberto Acosta, Carlos Zamora, Carlos Guerrero, and Juan Javier Cantu have been current on the occasion, the place additionally they carried out for his or her followers on web site. “This momentous event commemorates the impact the group has had on the south Texas community and the world at large by way of their music,” expressed a press launch. The norteño group not too long ago turned the one Regional Mexican act to have three titles within the coveted Billboard Scorching 100 chart with “No Se Va,” “Que Vuelvas,” and “Bebe Dame.”
A Selena Quintanilla Anniversary
February 28 marked three a long time because the late Selena Quintanilla made her debut on the Houston Astrodome in Texas. “Today 30 years ago, Selena y Los Dinos performed for the first time at the Houston Astrodome breaking attendance records. Selena Y Los Dinos would continue to consecutively break that record 3 years in a row!” mentioned a submit on the Queen of Tejano’s official Instagram account. A brief celebratory video exhibits Quintanilla performing a little bit of “Como La Flor” on that night time in 1993.
Billboard Ladies in Music
The 2023 Billboard Ladies in Music awards passed off this week, the place three of the honorees have been Spanish-singing acts: Becky G obtained the Influence Award, Rosalía obtained the inaugural Producer of the 12 months Award offered by Bose, and Ivy Queen obtained the Icon Award. Probably the most notable moments of the night time was when Dangerous Bunny made a shock look onstage to present Queen her award. “I don’t have to say much because the career and legacy of Ivy talk for itself,” the Puerto Rican singer mentioned in his Spanish speech. “When they ask me what artists have inspired me, I never know what to say because truthfully, I’ve been a fan of reggaetón since I was a kid, and a lot of artists have inspired me. I’ve always said that my musical DNA has a bit of all the artists, and without a doubt, the strength I’ve had to be myself and be successful, to work double, is part of Ivy that I have in my musical DNA.” WIM was held on the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles and honored probably the most influential powerhouses – together with artists, creators, producers and executives — in music at the moment who’re contributing to the business and group.