Bad Bunny Drops Surprise New Song, ‘Callaita’: Listen

Urbano hitmaker Bad Bunny covertly self-released a new song at midnight, titled “Callaita.” The song is a one-off single, tailor-made for summertime. Produced by new reggaeton architect Tainy, the new song encapsulates some of the most telltale signs of the impending beach-faring season: the hiss of crashing waves, distant cries of seagulls and carnivalesque echoes

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Rosalía Debuts Otherworldly New Video for ‘Aute Cuture’

Spanish neo-flamenco singer Rosalía is still basking in the glory of her celebrated second LP El Mal Querer, which dropped last November — but she’s back to quench fans’ thirst for new music. Ahead of her performance at Primavera Sound on Saturday, she’s unveiled a surreal video for her new single, “Aute Cuture.” True to

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In a Streaming World, Monsieur Periné Still Win Fans on the Road

Streaming has made the popularity of music sung in Spanish an unavoidable fact: Clicks pile up, creating numbers so massive that even the most insular record executive can’t help but acknowledge them. These numbers then allow the Maluma’s and the Bad Bunny’s to build robust touring operations in the U.S., the biggest music market on

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How Bossa Nova Is Infiltrating Rap and R&B

In March, the Brazilian style of music known as bossa nova made an unexpected appearance on one of the year’s biggest hip-hop albums: Juice WRLD’s Death Race for Love. Thank Tommy Brown. During a recording session earlier this year with two other beat-makers, Boi-1da and Jahaan Sweet, Brown came across a striking bossa nova guitar

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Colombian Heartthrob Maluma Teases New Documentary

Maluma has released a trailer for a new YouTube Original documentary, titled Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré: which translates to What I Was, What I Am, What I Will Be. Chronicling the young singer’s stratospheric rise — from a middle-class childhood in Medellín to global superstardom — the new doc will

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Mon Laferte Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Chilean singer-songwriter Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte — better known as Mon Laferte — has announced a headlining U.S. tour, slated for August. After delivering a standout performance at Coachella’s main stage in April, Laferte will return for an 11-day run in the States. She will be touring in support of her 2018 album, Norma; a

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Flashback: Ricky Martin Drives American Talk Show Hosts ‘Loca’ in 1999

This month marks 20 years since Ricky Martin dropped his self-titled, English-language LP — forever shifting the course of American pop music. Released May 11th, 1999, Ricky Martin would sell nearly ten million copies worldwide within its first month. Its astronomical success was due in no small part to its single, “Livin’ La Vida Loca,”

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Juanes, Alessia Cara Share Heartfelt Spanish-Language Duet ‘Querer Mejor’

Colombian pop-rock legend Juanes teams up with Canadian R&B star Alessia Cara in the brand new, one-off single, “Querer Mejor.” A ballad inspired by lifelong lovers, the title translates to “Love Better” in Spanish. The two previously collaborated at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, where they performed a bilingual version of Logic’s suicide awareness campaign-turned-megahit,

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