From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week.
Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.
Thalia dropped a new children’s album
Six years after dropping her Latin Grammy-nominated children’s album Viva Kids Vol.1, Thalia presents part two. Composed entirely by Thalia, Viva Kids Vol.2 is home to 15 colorful and playful songs for kids of all ages.
“I have a lot of fun creating music for kids,” Thalia said in a statement. “When I was little, my parents joined me to sing and dance songs that brought me a lot of joy, and that’s what I want to convey with this album. As a mother, I know that, in these times of quarantine, it is difficult to keep children motivated, and you always have to reinvent yourself to keep them active. My intention is that families come together, and children can have fun with all the colors and magic that these songs bring. I also thought it was meaningful for me to be able to deliver this project earlier in order to support all mothers in their mouth,” said the singer.
Watch the vibrant video for “Mi No Cumpleaños” below:
The Wailers returned with “One World, One Prayer”
Jamaican band The Wailers released their inspirational track “One World, One Prayer” with powerful lyrics that focus on unity, love, and inclusion beyond cultural differences. Produced and written by Emilio Estefan about two years ago, “One World, One Prayer” is an urban-tinged reggae song in collaboration with Farruko, Shaggy, Cedella Marley, and Skip Marley.
“Who would have thought that we would be living in this current situation and that the message of ‘One World, One Prayer’ would resonate so strongly?” Estefan said in a statement. “We need to appreciate the simple things in life and especially the love that begins with our families and extends to our community and beyond … because in the end, we are all One World, One Heart!”
Anuel celebrated his album release with fans in Miami
In the hype of his sophomore album Emmanuel, Anuel AA announced that he will be hosting a release party in the ocean on Friday (May 29). On Instagram stories, the Puerto Rican artist invited all of his fans to bring out their boats and celebrate with him in the sea.
“If you haven’t tested for COVID, please don’t come and if you come, bring your masks and only 10 people per boat,” he expressed, adding on another story that all boats need to keep a 50-feet distance. The celebration is set to take place at Oleta River State Park in Miami.
Dalex told all about his surprise wedding
In the midst of the global pandemic, Dalex announced that he tied the knot with his girlfriend and TV personality Patricia Corcino. “Today was supposed to be the day that I would see you dressed in white walking towards me, but for things that are beyond our reach it couldn’t happen,” the Puerto Rican artist announced on Instagram.
“But I have something more important than that and that is to wake up with you every morning and be able to live unforgettable moments with you and every day seeing the wonderful person that you are. I love you with my soul and I will take care of you forever, there is nothing better than being able to call you my wife!”
In a YouTube video posted this week, the newlywed couple talked all about their secret wedding. Watch it below.
J Balvin unveiled new merchandise
Rocking a simple, white jogger set with flower and lightning bolt patches, J Balvin unveiled his new merchandise designed by Takashi Murakami. “Legoooo,” he stated, sharing the link to his online store. Ranging from $40 to $180, the limited edition collection featured caps, hoodies, and tees in honor of his latest studio album Colores. Shop here.