Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Luis Fonsi, Ozuna, Karol G & More
Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
Luis Fonsi – Vida
Fonsi has finally released the album he was readying when he unleashed “Despacito” on the world a full two years ago, which now feels like an eternity. And while Vida (Life) includes “Despacito” in all its incarnations, as well as “Echame la Culpa” and “Calypso,” this is overwhelmingly a more soulful album of R&B-tinged songs (like new single “Sola,” included in English and Spanish) and big ballads (like “Dime Que No Te Irás") that hark back to Fonsi’s earlier hit, “No me doy por vencido.” For Fonsi, reggaetón beats and big melodies can coexist. -- LEILA COBO
Ozuna – “Cama Vacia”
Each Ozuna song tells a story with its music video. And the story of "Cama Vacia” (Empty Bed) will make you re-evaluate what you want in life. The clip tells the story of a woman who is dreaming of having a better life as a ballerina who is attached to her real life as a night dancer. The song follows Ozuna’s roots. Catchy lyrics with reggaeton beats. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Lartiste – “Peligrosa,” feat. Karol G
Karol G joined forces with Lartiste to launch “Peligrosa,” a reggaeton song that surpasses expectations. In the song, the French artist sings his lines in Spanish and Karol G complements him with her unique style, demonstrating the growth of women in the urban genre. -- SF
La Original Banda el Limon – "Y Ahora Te Vas"
La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga dropped their new single "Y Ahora Te Vas," giving their own twist to a timeless classic. The song about a broken heart was originally released in 1988 by Marco Antonio Solis, as a single for Los Bukis. Thirty-one years later, Banda el Limon presents a heartfelt banda version. -- JESSICA ROIZ
Anitta, Kevinho – "Terremoto"
Anitta kicks off 2019 staying true to her roots. The Brazilian superstar released her new collaboration with Brazilian artist Kevinho called "Terremoto," an infectious all-Portuguese funk/pop track. The music video, directed by João Papa, who also directed the three music videos for Anitta's SOLO EP, is a remake of Sean Paul’s “I’m Still in Love.” -- JR
Lenin Ramirez, T3R Elemento & Oscar Cortez - "Hierba de Receta"
The new wave of corridos is here! Regional Mexican singer Lenin Ramirez, the group of the moment T3R Elemento, and up-and-coming artist Oscar Cortez have teamed up to drop the catchy "Hierba de Receta." The song, according to Ramirez in a press statement, is the continuation to the corrido "Rolling One" and comes just in time for their upcoming U.S. tour. Get a taste of their repertoire below. -- JR
Malu Trevejo – "Como Tu Me Quieres"
Two months after releasing her colorful single "Swipe Dat," Malu Trevejo returns with a sultry Spanglish track titled "Como Tu Me Quieres." The single keeps true to Malu's essence of urban melodies fused with catchy Middle Eastern rhythms. In "Como Tu Me Quieres," the young Cuban singer sings about a love she feels strongly about. -- JR