Viva Friday: Best Music Picks of the Week, Including CNCO, Anitta, Becky G & More
Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums, and videos recommended by Billboard editors.
This week on the Viva Friday playlist, listen to CNCO’s new urban/cumbia single “Se Vuelve Loca,” Becky G’s new English-language track “Zooted” (featuring French Montana and Farruko), and Anuel AA’s highly-awaited album “Real Hasta la Muerte.” Oh! And check out Anitta’s new look in “Medicina.”
"Se Vuelve Loca"- CNCO
Three months after releasing their single “Soy Yo,” CNCO is back with a song that will drive you crazy! “Se Vuelve Loca” holds tight to the group’s distinctive pop urban sound, but this time, with a touch of cumbia and hint of vallenato. The music video is also a party, showing us CNCO’s best dance moves and flow. -- Jessica Roiz
"Medicina" - Anitta
From the get-go, we must admit that Anitta’s new single, “Medicina,” is just as infectious and captivating as all of her other tunes. What caught our attention, however, is the colorful music video that takes us around the world. And then, of course, there's Anitta’s new hairdo. Check it out below. -- J.R.
Real Hasta La Muerte, Anuel AA
Anuel AA’s post-prison album Real Hasta La Muerte is the Anuel that we’ve been waiting for. Essential tracks to listen to are “Brindemos” (featuring Ozuna), “Hipocrita," “Quiero Beber” and “Yeezy." The Latin trap singer is back to show why he is a pioneer in the genre. -- Suzette Fernández
"Zooted" - Becky G feat. French Montana & Farruko
Becky G has surprised us all with her new single “Zooted” featuring French Montana and Farruko. Why? Because it’s her first English-language track in a while. The new single and video will get any party started. When asked why a collab with the two artists, Becky, who’s Mexican-American, told Billboard, “It's because it's my two worlds colliding, in the best way possible.” -- J.R.
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles - Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Sorry guys, but listening to Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles' self-titled album will make you wonder why mariachi has been considered a man’s game all these years. The group’s five violinists, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela and trumpets cradle vocals that will appeal to anyone who loves a great romantic ballad. A perfect album for a deliciously slow summer night. -- Judy Cantor-Navas
"Un Poquito" - Diego Torres feat. Carlos Vives
Diego Torres has done it again: released a song that’s full of life and positivism. This time, his BFF Carlos Vives tagged along. Torres and Vives just dropped “Un Poquito,” a song that, in a gist, sends the message that it’s the simple things in life that matter. The single is home to many vibrant rhythms such as vallenato, urban, and reggae. -- J.R.
“Esa Mujer” - Roberto Carlos featuring Alejandro Sanz
The second single of Roberto Carlos’ forthcoming Spanish-album of unreleased songs, “Esa Mujer” was written by Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, Kany Garcia, marrying Roberto Carlos and Alejandro Sanz colossal voices in an organic fashion. Through an exchange, to bid farewell to a partner is inevitable. -- Pamela Bustios
“Amor” - Los Auténticos Decadentes featuring Mon Laferte
The cumbia-infused duet, “Amor” is the first single of Argentinean band, Los Auténticos Decadentes’ MTV Unplugged album. A love song with a Mexican touch, this acoustic version features Chilean singer, songwriter Mon Laferte and was originally released in 2000 as part of their Hoy Trasnoche LP. - P.B.