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Did You Miss the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week? Here Are the Highlights

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Billboard's Latin Music Week is a wrap!

The immersive experience dedicated to Latin featured back-to-back star-studded panels, including Jennifer Lopez and Maluma's conversation on music and movies to Los Tigres del Norte and Becky G's timely discussion on the importance of voting, in a span of four consecutive days from Oct. 20-23.

Show-stopping performances such Camilo, Guaynaa, Natalia Jimenez and Llane's intimate sets were also part of the lineup. And we can't forget the exhilarating performances by rising Spanish artists including Leyvan, Juanfran and Eli Rosex in The New Sounds from Spain and The Canary Islands showcase.

If you missed Latin Music Week, we've got you covered. Below, check out some highlights from the week and you can also watch every single panel and showcase at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.


The Superstars

Featuring unprecedented mashups, we kicked off with a bang! Anuel AA and Jamie Foxx came together to talk about their new partnership. Foxx will be spearheading Anuel's forthcoming docuseries and a documentary about his rise to fame in the reggaeton world.

J.Lo and Maluma's highly anticipated Q&A didn't disappoint. In their first-ever joint interview, the two superstars spoke with Billboard as they prepare to launch the promotion of the feature film Marry Me. The pair also shared details about their first day on set and the need for Latino representation in Hollywood.

Latin Music’s Path to Hollywood With Maluma and Jennifer Lopez | 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week

Rosalía and Pharrell Williams came together for the highly-anticipated panel Cultural Crossings, where they spoke on transcending culture globally, the new music they're working on together and lifting up Latin women in the music industry.

Brazilian superstar Anitta and producer Ryan Tedder discussed Anitta's forthcoming album, which Tedder is executive producing, as well as representing Brazilian funk on a global scale. “The funk of the streets here [is] really, really heavy,” Anitta explained. “We gotta introduce a little bit, and then a little bit more, and then a little bit more.”

With a record number of Latinos eligible to vote on Nov. 3, Los Tigres del Norte and Becky G talked on the importance of voting and making sure our voices are heard. The also shared anecdotes about their first time voting and what the next president of the United States, whether it's Donald Trump or Joe Biden, needs to understand about the Latino community.

Artists & The Vote With Los Tigres del Norte and Becky G | Billboard Latin Music Week 2020

On the Rise

Part 1 and Part 2 of the On the Rise panel featured candid conversations with nine up-and-coming artists: Camilo, Rauw Alejandro, Cazzu, Sech, Lunay, Nicki Nicole, Natanael Cano, Jhay Cortez and Mariah Angeliq. The diverse group, representing the new generation of hitmakers in the reggaetón, Latin trap and corridus tumbados spaces, spoke about their journey to becoming chart-topping artists, collaborations and what having a record label deal means to their young, but fruitful, career.

On The Rise With Rauw Alejandro, Camilo, Cazzu and Sech | 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week

The Showcases

Spanish artists Leyvan, Victor Pérez and Eli Rosex kicked off our showcases representing the urbano movement that is gaining momentum in the European country. Camilo, Llane and Jiménez all performed intimate sets to wrap up the first and third days. Guaynaa took the club-like stage on the fourth and final day to end on a high note with a can't-miss performance of his tracks "Rompe Rodillas," "Mera" and "Chicharrón."

Billboard Latin Music Week Presents: Camilo | 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week

Getting Down to Business

From Dealmakers to Starmakers, leading executives Noah Assad, Rebeca León, our Latin executive of the year, and Polo Molina talked about launching their own companies, identifying talent and creating new business models.

Superstar Ozuna sat down with Afo Verde, chairman/CEO, Sony Music Latin Iberia, to discuss the intricacies of artist-label relationships, friendship and artistry. They also spoke about they first time they met in person when Ozuna stepped inside Verde's home dressed from head-to-toe in Real Madrid gear. Little did he know Verde is a die-hard fan of rival team Barcelona...

The Super Star & The Super Executive With Ozuna and Afo Verde | 2020 Billboard Latin Music Week

Billboard editorial director Hannah Karp spoke with Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula chairman/CEO Jesús López and UMG marketing EVP Andrew Kronfeld about the new global Latin marketplace. They also touched on the power of Latin music today, Universal's new 360 business model and markets with growth potential for Latin.

Relive all your favorite moments here.

Billboard Latin Music Week